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Watches for running with

You can use a smartphone for the tracking of your runs, and it seems that many have.

Alongside the above apps, one can use a dedicated device for recording data. This relieves you of running with a phone in your pocket (or on your arm if you want). I started looking into some options, and while TomTom offered a well regarded device in the Runner/Spark 3, they are getting out of the wearables business, which means that ongoing support for the device is quite limited. After reading a few reviews, Garmin’s devices came up frequently. I then discovered that their Forerunner 235 was half price over Christmas.

The device is designed to track running activities, with an internal GPS and can do wrist-based heart-rate monitoring. It also has support for heart-rate zones, such as these which enables you to target a zone and increase your capacity in a consistent manner.

The setup

Watch fields etc.

My current run fields are:

I have tried:

Using a Garmin

some watches and reviews I considered

  • w/gps Garmin Forerunner 235
  • Garmin vivoactive 3
  • hiking Ambit3 Vertical
  • garmin comparisons https://garminforerunner.com/garmin-forerunner-comparison-chart/
  • and https://www.wareable.com/garmin/best-garmin-watch
  • garmin app display https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/a520cc32-75b2-4b19-a97d-1079b931dc3d#0
  • 235 review http://www.techradar.com/reviews/garmin-forerunner-235/3#article-body
  • 235 review https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/11/garmin-fr230-fr235-review.html
  • 235 review https://garminforerunner.com/reviews/garmin-forerunner-235-review/
  • 235 review https://www.wareable.com/garmin/garmin-forerunner-235-review
  • 235 pricing: https://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-garmin-forerunner-235-price-527736.html
  • va3 review https://www.wareable.com/garmin/garmin-vivoactive-3-review
  • va3 pricing https://www.getprice.com.au/buy-best-garmin-vivoactive-3.htm
  • va3 https://www.harveynorman.com.au/garmin-vivoactive-3-gps-smart-watch-with-activity-tracking-gunmetal-with-black-band.html
  • http://www.rebelsport.com.au/Product/Garmin-Vivoactive-3-Watch/543710?menuFrom=412
  • https://www.ja-gps.com.au/Results.aspx?q=forerunner+235