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Simon Pieman
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« on: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 15:06:55 »

Not for me obviously  Cheesy

A colleague in my team i leaving and is into walking, running, cycling and swimming. Did a triathlon last year etc.

Can a decent GPS fitness watch with good and meaningful tracking stats be had for under 200?
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 15:33:02 »

Yes, definitely. Polar M430 or if you want music onboard the M600. I have an M600 and I love it - ugly but does the job really well and it's waterproof for swimming which is handy for triathletes.

Amazon have the M600 for 170 if you don't mind a white wristband or 195 if you want it in black. They have the M430 for around 150

TomTom running watches are cheaper but discontinued so support may start to phase out and while the watches themselves are decent the supporting ecosystem (app, website etc) are crap. Whereas Polar's are really good. Garmin are the most popular running watches but not so good value as Polar IMO

There's a good review of what's available here:
https://the5krunner.com/2017/02/20/best-running-watch/
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 16:02:54 »

Thanks Paul!
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« Reply #3 on: Friday, May 25, 2018, 08:34:52 »

Garmin Forerunner 35

Excellent for the price and you can get them on Amazon for around 130
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« Reply #4 on: Friday, May 25, 2018, 08:56:56 »

Garmin Forerunner 35

Excellent for the price and you can get them on Amazon for around 130

Is that waterproof?

Do like my Garmin Fenix 3, use it for pool swimming, running and cycling. But its outside budget.
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« Reply #5 on: Friday, May 25, 2018, 09:54:41 »

It says online that's it is to 5ATM

Why you need an underwater cashpoint in beyond me  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:04:14 »

Ah sorry, the site I went to didn't mention it (doh!).
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