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jollyboysmum Mon 10-Mar-14 11:28:04

I've started running seriously since Jan and have a 10 mile event in April. I really want a watch that will give me the distance while I'm out training, so I can push myself. The clip-on pedometers seem a bit frail and unreliable on distances measured, and I don't want to have to wait until I get home to download the info on my lap top. Can anyone recommend a device they use? Thanks!

EauRouge Mon 10-Mar-14 11:33:28

I've got a Garmin Forerunner 10, the most cheap and cheerful one. It does distance, pace, time and calories on the watch itself and when you upload it all to the website it has graphs, splits and a map of where you went. If you're just looking for something basic then that's probably your best bet.

CMOTDibbler Mon 10-Mar-14 11:37:28

I have the Forerunner 10 too, and really like it

jollyboysmum Mon 10-Mar-14 11:53:07

brilliant! thanks for your advice, I have been online to look at customer reviews and they are very positive. have either of you used it for swimming?

EauRouge Mon 10-Mar-14 12:07:14

I don't think it's waterproof enough for swimming.

CMOTDibbler Mon 10-Mar-14 12:10:50

No, I was thinking of using it as a timer for swimming, but just go by the pool clock atm. Used it yesterday for cycling tho.

When I got mine, it was cheapest in lime green from John Lewis

AmberNectarine Mon 10-Mar-14 19:36:10

I've got a Garmin 110, which is much like the 10, but can link up with a HRM. I'm really pleased with it.

BikeRunSki Mon 10-Mar-14 19:38:14

Do you use an iPod?
Nano 7s and later can do all that.

AmberNectarine Mon 10-Mar-14 20:36:16

I was using my iPhone with the nike+ sensor but it was grossly overestimating distances - adding on about a km for every 7 so I gave up on that.

BikeRunSki Mon 10-Mar-14 22:26:44

Can you calibrate it? With the iPod you can calibrate it to your pace when you run a known distance.

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