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  • Decathlon Geonaute GPS. Is it any good ?
  • http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/keymaze-300-74768596/
    I've been lending my Garmin Edge 305 to the missus so she can log her running, but it would be handier if she had something of her own.
    We saw these in Decathlon yesterday and at £80, it's around half the price of a 205.
    No HRM, limited route and waypoint storage, but for simply checking the distance run and displaying it on Google Earth, it looks like it would do the job.
    Anyone got any experience with one ?

    Premier Icon munkster
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    We saw these in Decathlon yesterday and at £80, it's around half the price of a 205.

    205s do come up second hand in the £80 region; I paid around that for mine second hand and no regrets.

    We've only just started looking the last few days.
    There's a few Buy it Now 205s at around £150 and 305s at around £200 on ebay.
    I'm watching a couple of auctions now and I was going to wait until they end to get an idea of what they go for second hand before I bid on one.
    I think I'd rather take my chances with a second hand Garmin than a new Geonaute if they're around the same price unless someone gives the Geonaute a good review.

    Premier Icon munkster
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    I meant on the STW classified actually, doubt you'd get a 205 for that on eBay…

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    It looks a lot like the Forerunner 201.
    maybe a bit agricultural looking, but should be fine.

    Premier Icon allthepies
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    If you only want to record data and then download to PC then how about the following

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=227620

    No display so can't check stats mid-run but it's just under £40.

    Thanks for the advice.
    That Maplin one looks like the cheapest option, but we want a display screen so she can see how far she's run while running.
    Handtec do overhauled Garmins.
    http://www.handtec.co.uk/section/91/1/garmin-forerunner?gclid=CMzd9u-mlKACFZJr4wodHWCbeQ
    101s at £55 and 201s at £65.
    I've read the specs and downloaded the manuals and I can't see any mention of connecting a 101 to a PC to view tracks on Google Earth or Memory map.
    If that's the case, then I think the 201 is worth the extra tenner, especially with the internal Lithium-Ion battery.
    I'm watching a few 201s on ebay now.
    I'll see what they go for, then either bid on one or get a recon unit from Habdtec.
    Any opinions on the 201 before I buy ?

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