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Running watch recommendations


I am considering getting a GPS running watch, not to expensive. I would be interested to hear what others recommend please.

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Depends on what your requirements are. Garmin and Suunto are the best makes certainly. The Garmin Forerunner 10 is a popular first choice and does pretty much everything you need.without getting into fancy bells and whistles.

ErinsjoyGraduate in reply to Rignold

Thank you, I will check it out.


I really like my Polar M400. It's an older model and there is a new one coming out this summer so maybe the M400 will get cheaper then.


My Garmin f10 does everything I could want. And the big plus for me is just how easy it is to operate.😊


I've got a garmin forerunner 110. Got it from cex online. Cheaper than eBay plus a two year guarantee. Only paid £22 plus delivery. Really happy with it.


I have an F10 and it does what I need 🙂


My wife has a Garmin F10 which she likes and does all she wants and more..

I have a Garmin forerunner 410 and absolutely love it. Especially like the little virtual pacer function that tells me how far or behind a previous run or set pace I am. Got it for £32.50 on eBay.

Failing that I was going to copy Sookie23 and get either a 110 or 210 from CEX.

I really like focusing on the input rather than the output, so for me a HRM was preferable over mileage and velocity-indicators. One of the more budget watches with integrated HRM (so without running with an annoying extra strap) is the TomTom Runner/Spark 2 Cardio. Happy running! :)


TomTom Spark 3 is a wonderful watch. I swear by it.

I have a Garmin Forerunner 25 which I chose over the 10 mainly because it's Bluetooth enabled. I have an ancient laptop so uploading to the Garmin website would've taken ages if I'd bought the 10 whereas the 25 syncs really quickly. with the Garmin app on my iPhone.

I've got the forerunner 25. They do it in small and large and it's about £90. It feeds my stats to the app on my phone via Bluetooth also you can set it to receive texts but it's not a feature I use. Has other handy features like virtual pacer and run/walk modes. Great for what I need.

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