After posting that I didn't need one - I currently use RunKeeper - one of my friends did a sales pitch that told me if I wanted to take running seriously, track my runs accurately and have more stats that I can shake a stick at, then a watch is the way to go !!
I have no clue on budget but would most probably rather buy a used one from ebay etc
I have NO clue what stats I want being all new to this BUT love tracking my routes, calories burned, average pace and times.
Any help or guidance would be great and thanks in advance for your help.
Ps I will still use my phone / runkeeper as well but am open to suggestions.
EDIT : Please can you tell me any brands to avoid etc & Do I need a heart rate monitor ? If so, why ?