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11 months ago
I Bought the Garmin Forerunner 35 and It's Made Running Even Better

This is a watch for skeptics like me, a guy who joined the first running boom in Chuck Taylors because really–a sneaker’s a sneaker, right? Or who wore the same basic Casio watch for decades. GPS? Heart rate? Please. I just need to know how long I’ve been running. I know my usual routes and can do the math. And my heart’s fine.

Then I bought the Garmin Forerunner 35 ($159, Buy It Here). I’ll admit I’d been jealous of friends who ran wherever the hell they wanted, then afterward instantly knew: How far, how fast, whether they sped up or slowed down. They’d log it on their computer and compare. It was appealing. My grumpy purist act was wearing thin.

I picked the Garmin for typically boring, practical reasons: It looks acceptable in basic black for everyday use, and the display is big and clear. Buttons are easy to push. Simple is good, especially when you’re tired, sweaty, and moving at a decent clip.

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The learning curve was minimal, and I don’t mind waiting for it to find satellite signals. Now it’s a great running buddy, letting me know my pace, how good or crappy my splits are, and how the ol’ heart is doing (still fine). It also appeals to my ego, showing my reassuringly slow heart rate whenever I want a reminder.

This sense of delight makes longtime GPS users roll their eyes. But they never made it clear the coolest thing about these watches: They’re fun.

$159, Buy It Here

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