I recently mentioned that Mark started running. Being the techie that he is, running bare wristed just wouldn’t do.
Now, he has a Garmin.
Superior stats [to a non-gps Nike+ watch]:
- I love that I can see the elevation changes of my run!
- More accurate than my Nike+ shoe pod.
- I can monitor my heart rate.
- It felt like the longest run ever, since I kept looking down at my stats.
- It’s bulky.
- Takes a while to find a satellite.
Still, it was fun.
Since I’ve had my Nike+ SportsBand, I’ve logged over 1,000 miles, and each one is recorded on the Nike website.
After hearing about all of the features of the new GPS-enabled SportsWatch, and the fact that I’d be able to continue to use the Nike website to log my miles, I decided to go with the Nike over the Garmin.
Mark was originally going to return the Garmin, but when he decided to start running, he realized that the Garmin [and watching the miles add up and reviewing the stats] would be a big motivator for him to keep it up. Plus, he’d have to justify spending that cash.
As for me, I get to pick my new piece of running gear up today from Big Peach Running Company!
I can’t wait to go for my first run with it tonight!!!
Speaking of the Big Peach 5k, the official race photos are now available!