Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Product of the Week: Garmin Forerunner 220

Today's Workout:
Easy paced 8 mile run

So, my Garmin Forerunner 310xt finally kicked the bucket after several years of wear and tear. She was good to me and she endured many miles, rain showers and drops of sweat. Needless to say, I had to buy another Garmin watch. My coach suggested that I buy the Garmin Forerunner 220 (click here to see image and more information Garmin Forerunner 220 - White/Violet) because it's light weight and easy to use.

Here's why I love my new watch:

a) It has auto pause. This means that the watch stops when you stop. It may seem like a silly feature, but believe me, it's a good one. If the watch doesn't stop, then your times will get altered because the watch will think you're running really slow when in fact you're actually stopped.

b) You can get a free training plan through Garmin Connect. What's cool about that is the fact that you can get real-time coaching on pace, time and distance. You could also track all of your workouts and you could share your progress with friends.

c) It keeps track of your personal best records. The watch will let you know when you've hit your best times.

d) It's light weight.

e) It's a simple watch without any added complexities. It has the essentials: it calculates the overall time of your run, the lap time, the overall pace, the lap pace, your running history, etc.

If you're interested in this watch and you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a message. Here's where I bought my watch: Garmin Forerunner 220 - White/Violet.

That's my Garmin Forerunner 220

Which watch do you use to run?

I am grateful for watches
that keep track of my numbers.

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  1. Why would use auto pause? The race clock doesnt stop when you do.

    1. Hi Junie. The auto pause feature is merely a good tool for training purposes. For example, if you're doing a workout and you stop to cross a street, the watch will pause instead of continuing the time.

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