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April 17, 2017

bookofjoe's Favorite Thing: Garmin Forerunner 35 Watch

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As any fool can plainly see I bought this watch two months ago.

It's close to perfect.

Things I like:

• Easy to figure out how to use it, and for this TechnoDolt©® that's a really big deal. The manual was way too complex for me so I just noodled around until I had the knack

• Super-soft and comfortable band made of stretchy rubber, way better than the thick rigid plastic one on the Garmin Forerunner 305 I used for the past 10 years or so

• Simple clear display customizable to show just the things I want to see while I'm racing or training: distance covered/elapsed time/pace

• Battery easily lasts for a half-marathon, the longest distance I run; my 305 sometimes pooped out toward the end

• Built-in heart rate monitor, which I only use when I'm chilling (current low = 49), works quite well 

• Light: 1.3 oz., less than half the 2.72 oz. of my old 305

Thing I don't like:

• Sometimes it takes way too long to pick up GPS satellites: I've had to start races while it's still searching

$194.50.

April 17, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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