- GPS watches: Relative sizes IRL
So, I’m considering a GPS watch. I’ve pretty much done my research and I’m not particularly interested in recommendations for brand and model at this point.
Size, on the other hand, is a thing. The models with the better run-times are at or around 51mm and the pictures online look **** mahoosive, like someone strapped a can of fish to their wrist. But, if I stick a ruler across my venerable G-Shock, 51mm doesn’t look particularly large at all, about the same. I don’t have skinny wrists though.
Are these things actual behemoths or are they actually ‘just’ about the size of a typical chunky G-Shock?Posted 2 months ago
Some might be, but some aren’t. I’ve just got a Garmin Forerunner 645 and it’s just a little smaller than a Casio ‘tough solar’ watch I’ve got for circuit training (as the tough solar watch has better interval timers than any of the reasonably priced g-shocks). I’d say the Casio I’ve got is similar to g-shock size – maybe a little smaller.
I’ve also had a Lezyne gps watch – that wasn’t huge in terms of circumference – but it did stick out from your wrist a long way and was a bit clunky.Posted 2 months agonukeSubscriber
Just sat here measuring my gshocks and garmin instinct…none of which seem to bulky looking and its seems 45mm is my limit before looking too big on my wrist. 51mm doesn’t sound much bigger than 45mm but then 29er wheels don’t measure much bigger than smaller sizes but its amazing how they look much bigger!Posted 2 months ago
I give up – how do you link an image on here now?! Used to use imgur, but they’ve made it awkward on mobile by ceasing their mobile site and I can’t get the app to work in the same way.
Just tried to use Flickr for the first time but can’t work out how to get an image pulling through…..Posted 2 months agopetecMember
i have a 51mm garmin
it’s big, no getting away from it. But you do get used to it. Just remember to put your shirt on before the watch…
One of the reasons I went for the sapphire screen was the fear of bashing a deep watch (not necessarily the diameter). But even then I’ve not bashed it too muchPosted 2 months agoJermSubscriber
I got a Garmin Foreunner 35. I have skinny wrists. I think it’s great. It’s watch size unlike most of the others. It has GPS and heart rate. It links to the phone for notifications and messages. It’s also one of the cheapest you can get – Under £100. I’m sure it must be missing lots of features the others have but as I haven’t had any others, I’m not missing out. Only annoyance I’ve found so far is that although it will control the Apple music app on an iphone it doesn’t work with Spotify and Audible.Posted 2 months ago
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