Running Watches


First of all, I’d been using a Garmin Forerunner 405 on my runs for several years. I really liked that watch – but it had many bells and whistles on it that I really never used. The perfect running watch for me would be one that simply kept how far I had run (so I could know when to turn around if I was running out and back and how fast I had run each mile). In addition, I did like to know what my overall pace was for my run. I’m a simple runner – and I wanted a more simple watch.

The Garmin Forerunner 10 seemed to fit that bill perfectly. My prior Forerunner was a little larger was a little bulky for me. I do have a smaller wrist – and sometimes the bulkiness of the watch annoyed me. The Forerunner 10 is smaller – but the numbers are still easy to read. (For those of us that are a little older).

Another thing that I really like about the smaller Garmin Forerunner 10 is that it uses button instead of the touch bezel face of the prior Garmins. The bezel would need to be locked when running if it was raining or was extremely humid. I like the ease and simplicity of button punching to the screen that I need.

If you are using the run/walk/run method in your training – you will especially like this Garmin. You can set the intervals the way that you want them set up for your workout. It will let you know when to walk and when to start running again. That way you don’t have to keep watching your watch.

The only downside that I’ve found is that sometimes the satellites take a few minutes to find me before I start my run. Other times it will pick me right up. I’m not sure why – but it probably has something to do with the atmosphere. Not a major thing – just a sometimes annoyance.