Here's my new friend Minnie, she arrived yesterday. I wish I'd bought one ages ago, I'm so impressed so far! Some of you might remember I was worried about being allergic to the metal parts of the back, but that's not going to be a problem as they are all recessed. I'm not sure about the buckle as yet, but I think I could tuck a tissue or a bit of cotton wool under it if makes me itch. I will only wear her when I'm running anyway, so it might take a while to cause a reaction. I was also concerned about reading something so small, well that's OK too in the sunlight, and she even has a back light although I doubt I'll ever run after dark.
I've done one run so far, and she found the satellite straight away. I enjoyed seeing the KMs tick up as I went, much nicer than RK yelling in my ear every so often. I can see from the upload she is far far more accurate than RK, no cutting corners here! I do know though from reading posts here that that might not always be the case! Once I've really got the hang of it I will leave RK far behind.....don't get me wrong RK is brilliant for a free app, but I've done an awful lot of fiddling with it recently.
It feels really sturdy and proper and reliable. I had a watch for pool swimming, obviously it didn't work on GPS but a bit like a pedometer, and that was rubbish frankly. That was another reason I dithered for so long before I bought Minnie. Oh, and she's pretty too!
I did have one problem though - I managed to set the alarm for midnight and being a bit deaf didn't hear a thing - Baldy did though lol!
Two questions I need help with please - what do I do if I want to start her after my warm up walk? I've read sometimes it can take a while to find the satellite so I wouldn't want to wait until I'm ready to run before I switch on. Should I find the satellite and hope she will keep hold of it, then press run when I'm ready?
Second question - I recorded my run in KMs but it has uploaded in miles, any suggestions on how to change that please?