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Garmin on a tight budget

ForestGrump63
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I’m looking for a new watch to replace my Fitbit Blaze but I’m on a really tight budget. I just want a basic model, no whistles and bells needed. I’ve seen a Garmin Forerunner 35 for £90 . What’s everyone’s opinion?

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orangeguy
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I've just ordered a Garmin Forerunner 35 as an upgrade to my Forerunner 25 which I've had for a couple of years. The Forerunner 25 has been brilliant so I've no doubt the 35 will be the same, I think you're pretty safe buying a Garmin.

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to orangeguy

Fab thanks x where did you order from?

orangeguy
orangeguyGraduate10 in reply to ForestGrump63

Amazon, it was £119, I wanted a black one, prices vary depending on the different colour it seems.

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to orangeguy

Yeah I think I misread the £90 cos I can’t find it now 😂 £99 on Amazon with Prime delivery or £99 from Garmin website 3-5 day delivery. I’m drawn to the blue 😍 but whatever is cheapest tbh 😂 thanks for your advice, I’m hitting the buy now button 👍

damienair
damienairModerator

I have a Garmin Forerunner 35. I love it. I bought mine on an Amazon Prime sale for £80. You’ll also pick them up on eBay perhaps a little cheaper.

The Forerunner 35 is A great running watch. Does everything I need from a running watch, it’s accurate, and is a nice size. I wear mine 24/7.

Damien

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to damienair

Fab thanks 😊

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to ForestGrump63

Just checked, there is a brand new one on eBay for £45. You’ll pick them up second hand also for between £40 to £60. My last running watch was a Garmin Forerunner 15 which I bought on eBay second hand for £20. It came in the original box and was like new. And it worked perfectly.

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to damienair

Bugger I’ve ordered one off amazon it’s coming tomorrow

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to damienair

Thanks for looking though x

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate

Ordered. The £90 one was a refurb so I got a new blue one 👍

damienair
damienairModerator in reply to ForestGrump63

Congratulations, you’ll love it. They are great. I wore mine on a rune this morning in torrential rain. The roads were like a river. The Forerunner 35 had no issues getting soaked. The App on the phone Garmin Connect is great too and the watch links wirelessly via Bluetooth so as to upload your runs. Enjoy.

Damien

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to damienair

👍

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate10 in reply to ForestGrump63

If you use strava you can get the Garmin software to push the runs through to that as well.

GTFC
GTFC in reply to ForestGrump63

youtu.be/_Hy0mxZCW14

GTFC
GTFC in reply to damienair

You are tempting me too my friend!!

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to GTFC

Go for it. You deserve a reward x

GTFC
GTFC in reply to ForestGrump63

Bought one 🙈

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to GTFC

We’re getting a bit of a club going 😂

GTFC
GTFC in reply to ForestGrump63

I know...and it's ace! 😁😁

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to GTFC

You've got it already? Did you go to a brick shop? How quaint

GTFC
GTFC in reply to ForestGrump63

Ordered from Amazon and will come tomorrow!! Then we'll have to set it up 🙈🙈

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to GTFC

Aah same here 👍 I can't remember the last time I went into a shop that wasn't the local co op

GTFC
GTFC in reply to ForestGrump63

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Buddy34
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I bought my Garmin forerunner 35 last July and I love it. Easy to use , easy to pair with your phone when you install the garmin connect app. 👍👍

Grannyhugs
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Love my garmin forerunner 35 and just recommended it to a friend. Happy running 🤗

ForestGrump63
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I’m so pleased and excited that it’s coming tomorrow 😊👍

Speedy60
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Well, what you all need is lovely family to club together and buy you a swanky rose gold Garmin watch with music and aftershokz headphones for your birthday! 😄🎁🥳

ForestGrump63
ForestGrump6360minGraduate in reply to Speedy60

Would be nice but I’ve only got my daughter and son in law x

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate10 in reply to ForestGrump63

I did some research and asked for a forerunner 35. It looked like it would do everything I needed and comes with some good reviews. Enjoy! 👍

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

I’ve been using a 35 for 12 months... and it’s done everything that I needed it to... very reliable, great app for retrieving data, shares with Strava, Nike and others automatically. Highly recommended

I had a swanky Fitbit Ionic that died and I've replaced it with the Forerunner 35 (the blue one). I love it. It's simple and easy to use. I've been using it cycling to work too

Congratulations! I’ve looked at the YouTube video and am so tempted!

I use the NRC app for guided runs - does it sync with NRC?

I’ve got the 30 and I love it. Does everything I want it to

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