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 Post subject: GPS Watch?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:04 am 
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Hi guys and gals!

I'm looking for a GPS watch, mainly so I can load my route into Google maps for fun.
I would like a heart rate monitor too, and altitude meter.

What GPS watches do you use or can recommend?

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Watch?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:59 am 
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Trust in your Finnish friends with the Suunto X10. :thumpsup:

but sadly it is made for zombies with no heart pulse at all.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Watch?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:05 am 
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Kyle Miller wrote:
Trust in your Finnish friends with the Suunto X10. :thumpsup:

but sadly it is made for zombies with no heart pulse at all.


The X10 sure does look nice, but quite pricey. What do you mean with no heart pulse at all?

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Watch?
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Sorry, no heart rate monitor. Its is quite pricey but well worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Watch?
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Kyle Miller wrote:
Sorry, no heart rate monitor. Its is quite pricey but well worth it.


Ahh, do you have one? The heart rate function isn't really a must. I'm not going to use it for pulse training.

I heard from someone that the GPS in the X10 isn't very good.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Watch?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:04 pm 
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I just picked up a Garmin Foretrex 301 and have really been enjoying it. No heart rate monitor or altimeter on board. The gps however does give me the elevation. Pretty basic setup, but I just like knowing all the stats of my trip. Heres a picture of it from a hike out to Blue Lake in the Sabrina Lakes Basin

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Watch?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:32 pm 
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Allannn wrote:
I just picked up a Garmin Foretrex 301 and have really been enjoying it. No heart rate monitor or altimeter on board. The gps however does give me the elevation. Pretty basic setup, but I just like knowing all the stats of my trip. Heres a picture of it from a hike out to Blue Lake in the Sabrina Lakes Basin

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Thats looks pretty sweet. I saw that the Fortrex 401 has an altimeter and it is way cheaper than anything else.

Do you think it is bulky? Does it fit underneath your glove?

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Watch?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:48 pm 
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Swedish-banana wrote:

Thats looks pretty sweet. I saw that the Fortrex 401 has an altimeter and it is way cheaper than anything else.

Do you think it is bulky? Does it fit underneath your glove?


Well I should mention that I got it at a REI used gear sale for $25 b/c it didnt have the wrist strap. That being said, I havent worn it on my wrist at all. Its small enough to just throw in my pants pocket though and doesn't bother me. Even if I had the strap, I couldn't see myself wearing it on my wrist. If you wear gloves with a huge snow gaiter on them then itd probably fit under that. Otherwise Itd just be up there on your wrist.


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 Post subject: Re: GPS Watch?
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i use the garmin 401, its awesome and not as expensive to replace as the sunto(i also have a sunto x-lander military) i the 401 for work and play and it has kept me on track where ever i am and has even been used to call in artillery fire............. it didnt land on me so the gps must work.....


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