What's my gadget solution?
April 13, 2010 9:55 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend a device that measures pace, distance and (I guess) GPS for use while running? I'm most interested in tracking my pace and distance. And, if affordable, saving whatever routes I've run and uploading them to my computer.
posted by Rudy Gerner to health & fitness (22 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I am a recreational runner but when I do 10k's and 15k's I follow training programs in which pace, time and distance are important both for during the actual workout (I don't want only an average pace, I want to be able to tell how my pace is changing as it changes) and for record keeping afterward. I also am away from my home environs enough in places that are not easily trackable using MapMyRun or Gmaps Pedometer. My solution is to get something I can wear on my wrist (with either a footpod or chest strap, I guess?) that will tell me (and keep/save) my pace and distance. Heart rate and route would be useful, too. Nike+ is out because I found it to be inaccurate if I ran at any pace other than what I calibrated it at. I don't need HUGE amounts of functionality nor do I need to track every little thing--I'm not an elite competitor here, just a runner who wants to improve. Plus I'm a little gadgety and into data logging. What can you all recommend?
I have looked at relevant threads but they seemed old enough that it seemed useful and worthwhile to ask again.