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.