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Runners Watch - Recommendation


Now I’ve graduated I want to treat myself to a new watch - potential birthday present. Any recommendations of a good watch (no more than £200) to track my running progress easily and help improve my pace over time. Also where is best place to buy one ? Thanks in advance, Steve

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At that price point (and maybe up to £400) I’d go for the Garmin 235 and the best price I can see for a new one at the moment is here

It’s just being replaced by the 245 which does the same job and is £250 or £300 for the music version. There’s no massive difference between the two.


I recently bought a garmin forerunner 35 . Once I had it for just over week I now how to work it. It gives pace , distance ,heart rate , steps , miles/km and lots more . I would recommend 😊 Argos sell it for £130

UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Buddy34

£99.99 at currys at the moment too.

Buddy34Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Yes You need to shop around first

UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Buddy34

I love my 35... looking for a second device though too now. I’m thinking a Garmin fitness tracker for non running days... and some of those scales they do... not addicted though.

Buddy34Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

No, doesn't look like it😂😂


Garmin 235...Amazon UK..£165.00

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Oldfloss

I love mine!


Garmin vivoactive 3 here. Going from £150 on Amazon. GPS is good. Can control the music app on your phone/ipod by Bluetooth. Looks like a watch rather than a fitbit.

Does everything I need it to and more.


Love my Garmin forerunner 35. It’s much cheaper now that they’ve brought out the 45.


I also like the Garmin 235 which I've only had a short time since my faithful old Fitbit died. For me its only downside is it doesn't have a specific walking option - you can track walks but they are just classed as 'other'. (You can still get specific walking stats by a workaround involving Strava.) But when it comes to running the Garmin is very, very good so if you want something that's wholly or mainly for running in the price range you're talking about it's a great option.

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