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GPS watch?

So several months ago (beginning of February, I think) I bought a Polar FT7...mainly for heart rate training, calories, just the basic workout measurements.  I also started running around that time.  And I am really starting to love running.  I now want to get a GPS watch for running.  I do use map my run on my iphone, but would rather take my ipod touch with me outside (it is my work iphone) and blah blah blah...long story short, I want a GPS watch. 

At work, I do have a fitness center, and they have regular competitions, challenges, etc.  We just wrapped up a 6 month challenge and I managed to score enough points ot fall in the top tier of rewards.  So, I have $250 I can put towards a GPS sport watch. I like my Polar, but seems like a lot of people like Garmins.  I bought my husband a Garmin 910XT for Christmas...but obviously not what I need since it is more for tri training. 

Thoughts?  Recommendations?

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  • Hey lady!

    I have the Garmin Forerunner 305. I've been using it for 2.5 years now and I have no complaints. It's a little bulky, but I'm used to it. If I was buying one today, I'd probably go with the 410, only because it's lighter and usually sells for the same price on amazon.

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  • I don't know why I didn't just ask you in the first place!  How are you doing?  Any baby yet?
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  • I love Garmin depending on the watch!  My favorite was the 110.  I also had the 405 and it was too much for me.  I really like the 10 because it's cheaper and has everything I need on it and it's smaller than the other bulky ones!!
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    I have the Garmin 110 and LOVE it!

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  • image Sunidaze:
    I don't know why I didn't just ask you in the first place!  How are you doing?  Any baby yet?

    No baby yet. I'm preparing myself for a week overdue. Clearly, I won't be able to walk it out, if running hasn't gotten things going yet :)

    I do like the 110, stylistically, but I use the heck out of my interval timer and I was under the impression that the 110 didn't have as much flexibility with that. If I'm wrong I'll definitely be getting one when my 305 bites the dust!

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    I have a Garmin 610 and love it.  Previously had a 305, but it was so big on my wrist, so I upgraded and gave my other one to DH. :)
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    I have the Garmin 210.  I love it.  It doesn't have a ton of functions, but all I wanted was distance, time and pace.  You can upload your data to the computer for more information.  It is about $200.  I've had it since November and still love it.  Before that I had the 410, which was bulkier, but gave me altitude as well.
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  • I did end up selecting the 210 and adding in a heart monitor.  I talked to a few people and right now, with the level I'm at, this one makes the most sense for me.
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    image Sunidaze:
    I did end up selecting the 210 and adding in a heart monitor.  I talked to a few people and right now, with the level I'm at, this one makes the most sense for me.

    Good choice.  FWIW, I'm a serious runner (marathons and ultra stuff) and the 210 is perfect for my needs.

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