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Best GPS watch for running under £150

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Clairerandallfraserthe1st Thu 16-Mar-17 15:24:25

Hi everyone, I'm looking for recommendations for a running watch. Alot of people at my running group have the Garmin forerunner but that comes in fairly expensive. Does anyone recommend anything coming in at around £150? Ideally it would conntect to strava and update wirelessly but willing to compromise.

ThursdayLastWeek Thu 16-Mar-17 15:39:29

If you can compromise on the wireless connectivity I can recommend the forerunner 110 that I have. It's been going strong for over two years, reliable and I think I got it for about £60

PickleSarnie Thu 16-Mar-17 18:16:18

I had the forerunner 10. Basic, fairly cheap, did the job. Had to plug into computer to upload runs though. And satellite was fairly crap in central London. So i upgraded to the forerunner 235. Which is bloody brilliant. It's £210 though. But I wish I'd just gone straight for that one instead of buying the cheaper one first and then wanting more. So if you think you'll keep up running and can stretch to a bit more, I think it would be better in the long run tbh.

Clairerandallfraserthe1st Thu 16-Mar-17 21:15:40

Thanks for the input, I think I may try and save up. I have seen the TomTom but not really sure if it will just be a slighly crapper version of the forerunner as its about £150. Hard decision as I want it to last but not spend a small fortune.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Fri 17-Mar-17 22:58:32

Polar M400 is around that league with chest strap. Accuracy good/ reliable (but not used in big cities). Good all round sports/ lifestyle tracking watch. Easy bluetooth connectivity to phone and app connects to strava.

Bumply Fri 17-Mar-17 23:39:38

If you're just running (not needing multisport) and don't need heart monitor or music then the older TomTom runner is less than £100 and you can upload via Bluetooth on your phone to Strava/Runkeeper etc.

emummy Sat 18-Mar-17 11:12:15

I have the basic TomTom runner and it's great. Quick satellite connection, useful features, easy to use.

Clairerandallfraserthe1st Mon 20-Mar-17 15:31:31

I made the decision to go with the garmin forerunner 230 which I got for £154. It seems to have everything I need on it, going to try it out on a run tonight. Thanks for all your recommendations.

PickleSarnie Mon 20-Mar-17 22:17:45

Yay. Good choice. Tbh. I don't think I'd massively miss the heart rate monitor that the 235 comes with. I just have three zones. 1. Can still talk. 2. Can just about talk but want to puke. 3. Almost dead. Don't need watch to tell me that.

Happy running!

Dilligaf81 Mon 20-Mar-17 22:37:27

Ive had fit bits - found them uncomfortable and not very exact with distances, tom tom was good for running but rubbish as a multisport watch currently i have a Garmin Vivoactive and i love it.
You can use it for running, swimming, cycling and golf. Also measures steps and sleep. Updates wirelessly, has an alarm and can be used for indoor or outdoor sports. The newer version does heartrate as well. Can get them for well under £150 and pick up 2nd hand one for under £100.
Its comfy too i wear it constantly.

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