My phone belongs to work and is a Blackberry so it is shit at this sort of thing!
I would like a watch as I do a bit of running too so it would be useful for that as well.
Just had a look on Google at the 310XT, at £150 it’s way out of my budget. I was thinking more like £50 – £80 if one exists!Posted 4 years agoMackemMembermcnultycopSubscriber
Just over budget, but it (nor any GPS watch as far as I am aware) won’t do live tracking of your segments as you ride. You can do that with a phone, but I’d rather just ride then upload when I get home.Posted 4 years ago
I’m contemplating risking my life by entering the world of Strava! However, I don’t currently have a device capable of facilitating this. All I want a device to do is the following;
– automatically plot rides on a map (presumably the software on the uploaded route will calculate the elevation rather than the device itself);
– measure time taken on segments and overall;
– tell me distance + time ‘live’.
Unless I’ve missed any obvious features I think that’s it. I’m keen to hear any advice and recommendations.
‘Cheap’ is the word!Posted 4 years agoCraigWMember
The Garmin Forerunner 10 is probably the cheapest/simplest GPS watch, about £80. It will tell you time, distance, speed. Works fine for recording a track, then uploading to Strava etc.
Put a bit of pipe lagging around your handlebars, then you can just strap the watch on.Posted 4 years agodarksliderMember
I was going to recommend the Forerunner 10 as well, I am also tight and it’s what I’m saving up for. Definitely get a dedicated GPS watch either way, mobile phones tend to be pants as soon as it comes to trees so you’ll miss out on most segments when mountain biking, fine if you just want it for on the road though.Posted 4 years ago
Can’t install any apps on the Blackberry (even free ones), all blocked by work.
As before, a watch is the ideal solution as I want to use it for running too, I don’t fancy a phone attached to my arm…
I will check out the reviews and the one being sold on the classifieds. At the minute I’m leaning towards a Forerunner 10 (not fussed about heart rates etc).
Thanks all.Posted 4 years agogwaelodMember
Read the rainmaker reView of the 10…tells you everything,
No problem uploading to strava or others.
Strava even sell themPosted 3 years agoakasteveMember
I’ve got a NavRun 500 by Ultrasport off Amazon, they are about £77.Posted 3 years ago
It has all the usual GPS stuff like mapping your run, multiple sports and programmable display, does waypoints etc plus heart rate monitor. The watch is waterproof but the heart rate monitor isn’t but it hasn’t had any sweat ingress yet.
Downside is the software is not Mac compatible and I’ve not tried it on Strava so can’t comment on that.
I think it’s decent.
Right, sorry for dragging this out!
I can get a Forerunner 10 for £75 or a Forerunner 110 for £80.
The main differences appear to be that the 10 looks better to me (in orange!) and is fully waterproofed and battery lasts 5 hours, but the 110 looks more like a normal watch in grey, is not fully waterproofed and the battery lasts 8 hours.
Realistically, I should probably get the 110 due to battery life and the fact that I don’t need it for swimming, but I’m finding the orange 10 quite alluring for some reason.
Are there are obvious differences I should know about? I’m going to buy one tonight.
Another difference is that the 110 can be used with a heart rate monitor, but I’m not really bothered about that.Posted 3 years ago
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