Please read my (mildly) entertaining story about my pre-GPS watch running life.
I currently own, and operate, a Garmin Forerunner 410. Sounds fancy, huh? It is. It really, really is. It is my favorite running accoutrement (that’s a fancy French word for accessory). This piece of machinery has completely changed my running life.
One of the things I like most about the sport of running is: I can do it anywhere. When I am in training, however, and needing to run a certain mileage, the simplicity of heading out the door for a run, is challenged. Unless, of course, one owns a GPS watch, which I now do! I can now run anywhere and track mileage, heart rate, and so much more.
The watch itself is large, which I like. I am a “big watch” fan. If you’re not, maybe this watch will change your mind? Compared to some other GPS watches, I think this watch is attractive. I even find myself wearing it when I am not running. It can be a bit tricky to set up and get the hang of using (the bezel needs to be touched in certain spots to change functions), but not a problem once familiarized.
The additional chest strap is a great feature, which I had never used before. I have been having fun wearing it even when I am not running to see what my heart rate is. It’s great having access to all the features a runner needs, time, pace, distance, and heart rate, while out on the run. Not only do I have the time, pace, and distance details of my run on my wrist while I am running, but the watch also links to my computer to give even more detailed info. Here is an example of the information the user can retrieve for a specific run. I am still discovering new features!
I have been more than pleased with my Garmin 410. I feel so lucky to have this amazing tool, which does so much. How did I even run without it? I guess I really didn’t. I owe all my success to my Garmin watch.