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08-28-2008, 02:12
hello everyone!
i wanna buy a GPS. i donno much about the market of it. i found some stores with a variety of products. i want some recommendations about one which is new and suffisticated.. on which GPS do u recommend?.
this is the link to the first store:
http://www.partners2create.com/home.php?cat=286 (http://www.partners2create.com/home.php?cat=286)

this is the link for the second store:
Garmin Forerunner 305 Wrist-Mounted GPS Fitness Computer with Heart Rate Monitor » GadgetGrid (http://www.gadgetgrid.com/2008/01/27/garmin-forerunner-305-wrist-mounted-gps-fitness-computer-with-heart-rate-monitor/)

i hope you can help me to make the right choice.
thank alot for your help,

08-28-2008, 23:23
I'd go to a store that sells them and play around with them, try them out, before buying one.

08-29-2008, 06:00
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Jack Hammer
08-29-2008, 12:50
I just ordered a Garmin forerunner 305 with heart rate monitor a few days ago for $200 off Amazon. I should have it next week some time. I have quite a few friends who have used them and they all rave about the 305, except for it being a little on the large side. The only person I've talked to who has used the newer model forerunner 405 said it was difficult to read the tiny numbers while running and the touch bezel didn't work when he got sweaty or it was wet out. (he had the 305 before, so I think he was used to the larger screen on it)

I have been using a Timex Ironman speed and distance 100 gps watch. I bought it on a closeout for $70 with the watch and arm or hip mounted gps sensor a few years ago. It has worked fine until recently. A bad battery caused some corrosion to start inside the sensor and it will turn off intermittently. It takes 5 minutes to regain a signal, so the data gets skewed.