Watch for Running/Jogging

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  1. Montblanc

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    Hi Runners!

    What watch do you use to when running or jogging?
    I'm planning on getting one.
     
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    got a gamin Forerunner 305
     
  4. Montblanc

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    Nice watches!

    Do they sell those in Manila? Or just order online only?
     
  5. Montblanc

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    I just checked the price of Garmin here. Garmin 405 is 28k! Too expensive for recreational running. I think it's overpriced pa.
     
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    timex? casio? just want a simple stopwatch.
     
  7. Montblanc

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    Since i'm just a beginner in running (started this week) and will be doing interval training (run/walk), I think Casio is a good option.

    I'll just get Garmin when I can run long periods of time. :)
     
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    you might want to consider a basic heart rate monitor. lots of options from polar, from many local sports stores.

    you are likely to achieve the best results if you train methodically, or at least attempt to. "interval training" entails more than just alternating runs and walk--which is so 70s. ;) lots of information on the internet for heart rate zone training, interval training, etc. for starters, google "heart rate monitor running". have fun!
     
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    If you intend to do long-distance runs eventually, then its best to get the Garmin on the outset. You can set training modules with it and progress into the long-distance runner you want to be. Plus, getting it now will be cheaper than getting it later.

    There are other sources of the Garmin GPS monitors but its best to order straight from abroad for best prices.
     
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    I have a Timex, Nike Triax Fury and a Garmin Forerunner 305. The Garmin is my favorite, of course but for intervals (time) I'd always use the Timex, and for fun runs, I'd always use the Nike Triax because it could store times (personal records) in the watch.

    I only got the Garmin for about 8,500 sincce I ordered from Amazon and had it shipped to a relative in the US.
     
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    i have a nike triax
     
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    The promise of a better model is here https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=27335
    Lets just wait for firmware update first. I've gone to 3 garmin 305 replacements, last one being stripped out buttons. Hmmm, heavy user and its really not the fault of the watch.
     
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    Nice one, Al! Good price for the GF 305! I got mine just recently from one of the guys at Takbo.ph. Its the best price I could get without using my credit card (maxed out from shoes and other running gear!;))

    I hope to start using the GF soon. Have to read through the user's manual muna!

    OT: Now I'm reading a book "Ultramarathon Man" by Dean Karnazes, the guy who ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days! There's also a movie-docu of that feat. The book is a great read. Found it in Fully Booked Rockwell so I snapped it up right away before losing it forever...

    Hirap nito: adik na sa running, adik pa sa reading! :p
     
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    a simple casio g-shock that has timer.
     
  15. Montblanc

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    What if running is done on a treadmill? will those watches be useful still?
     
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    the ones with hrm (heart rate monitors) would still be useful even on a treadmill
     
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    woohoo, myk! how has it been, bro? sa totals ko sa watch since i got it, i've ran 253.3km, for 30:30:03 and have burned 25462 calories already.

    love the watch!
     
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    @bagwis:

    I just started running again 2 weeks ago, at less than ideal 3x a week. So, my mileage is way low.

    My total mileage though when you count all the runs I've logged in my Nike+ account is up to 435+km and I've burned up 31,218 calories!

    I'm just enjoying running now; mostly time-based instead of distance.
     
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    i'm using suunto x10. i chose it over garmin since i can use it even if i am not running. i would have wanted to buy garmin 450 but i read that it is not durable. i also considered polar but you still have to buy a separate gps monitor and it is bulky. the only downside of the suunto x10 is that it does not have a heart rate monitor.

    so far, i am happy with the suunto.
     
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    Wow! Layo na nun Myk! I'm glad you're back.

    The garmin motivated me to run more thus the added distance and burned calories. :) its very easy and simple to use, plus the info it provides me with is just awesome!

    As you said, if one no longer enjoys it, why still do it? I couldn't care less about those PRs (though I try and document them). When I join runs, my main goal is to finish and have fun.

    Back to regular programming.
     

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