Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Garmin Forerunner GPS Watch

Holy cow I love my life. I was recently asked to test drive the new Garmin Forerunner GPS watch. It is the coolest running toy and a great motivator. Especially if you are into numbers.

The Garmin Forerunner links to the satellites and measures your speed and distance from above. No more driving in the car and measuring how far you went. No more pacing problems. The Forerunner gives you your pace while you run so there is no way to run too fast. Well, unless you just run too fast!

There is also a feature that is allows you to train against a "buddy". You set the pace for the buddy and keep up to it while you run. A great way to motivate yourself on those grueling gray days.

It is very easy to use and even downloads your data to your computer. For those that are into mapping features, you can even see your course on a satellite map!

It is on the top of my favorite things list and a great present for a runner or walker.

Happy Trails,

Coach Jenny