Monday, January 20, 2014

Garmin vs. TIMEX- Which one is for you?

Are you in the market for a GPS watch? Two of the most popular brands are Garmin and TIMEX. We often get asked the question “What’s the difference?” So today I’m going to compare the most popular models (for running) from each brand against one another so that you can make an educated decision when you buy your next watch.
Garmin- Forerunner 10
TIMEX- Easy Trainer
·         Tracks pace, distance, calories burned
·         Virtual Pacer
·         Identifies personal records
·         Auto Pause
·         Auto Lap
·         50-meter water-resistant
·         Can upload workouts to Garmin Connect
·         5 hour battery life in full GPS mode
·         Rechargeable Battery
·         Price: $130
·         Tracks pace, distance, calories burned
·         30-workout memory to review details after your workout
·         Quickly acquires and retains the GPS signal with SiRFstarIV technology
·         Hands-free auto-split and interval timer
·         50-meter water-resistant sports watch with INDIGLO night-light
·         8 hour battery life in full GPS mode
·         Rechargeable Battery
·         Price: $100

                               




Garmin- Forerunner 220
TIMEX- Run Trainer
·         Tracks pace, distance, calories burned
·         Heart Rate Monitor
·         Customizable screens
·         High-resolution color display
·         Automatic (wireless) uploads to Garmin Connect
·         Live tracking and social media sharing
·         Training plan support
·         Auto Lap and Pause
·         Identifies personal records
·         Compatible with free training plans from Garmin Connect
·         Water-Resistant in 50 meters
·         11-hour battery life in full GPS mode
·         Price: $250
·         Tracks pace, distance, calories burned
·         Heart Rate Monitor
·         Customizable display with up to 4 data lines
·         15-workout downloadable memory with data summary
·         Five interval timers with optional warm up/cool down
·         Alerts for Heart Rate, Pace, and More
·         Hydration and Nutrition reminders
·         Recovery Heart Rate Timer
·         Five Alarms and Countdown Timer
·         8-hour battery life in full GPS mode
·         Water-Resistant to 50 Meters
·         INDIGLO Night-Light
·         Price: $230






  







Garmin Forerunner 620
·         Tracks pace, distance, calories burned
·         Color Touchscreen
·         Recovery advisor
·         Race predictor
·         VO2 max predictor
·         HRM-Run Monitor—adds feedback on running form by showing your cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation, or degree of bounce
·         Virtual Partner, Virtual Racer, Auto Lap, Auto Pause 
·         Automatic uploads to Garmin Connect
·         Live tracking and social media sharing
·         Free training plans from Garmin Connect
·         50m water resistant
·         11-hour battery life in full GPS mode
·         Price: $450




Happy Running! 

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