Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS Running Watch and Activity Tracker, Small - Teal/White
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My initial test of this watch was a 6 mile test run at the local running club, it didn't go too well that morning as it took over 2 miles before it managed to get a signal, which clearly wasn't ideal. I later realised this was probably down to an update that morning which would have cleared the GPS data (of where satellites are) and while it doesn't hold a weeks’ worth of this data like the more expensive watches, it was probably why it took a long time to get a lock. Having used it in the same location since, it worked, but I'm still wary after that experience so try to arrive a bit earlier and let it locate satellites but cancel the run which seems to enable it to lock on sooner.
As someone who's recently started running I've found it helpful for checking distance, time and crucially pace, although you can't display all 3 at once, but it's not too tricky to scroll. I'm still working out the best set up for display but usually have it set on time and distance, and as I...
- Tracks distance, pace, and calories
- Activity Tracking - Counts steps and calories and reminds you when it's time to move.
- Compatible with Foot Pod (not included with this model) - For recording distance indoors.
- Battery Life - Up to 8 hours with GPS activated or 5 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode.
- Garmin ConnectTM - Online community where you analyse, categorise and share data.
Description : The Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS Running Watch captures essential stats from your run like time, distance and pace. When paired with a heart rate strap (not included with this model), it also records your heart rate and heart rate zone so you'll know when you hit your target. Monitor Your Activity Between Runs Want to track the steps you take throughout your day when you're not working out? Now you can, without wearing a separate activity tracking device. Forerunner 15 counts your steps and the calories you burn all day. When you upload your data to Garmin Connect, this allows you to monitor your progress toward fitness goals and see overall fitness trends. The watch also reminds you when it's time to move if you've been sitting for more than an hour. When you get that cue to move, just walk for a couple of minutes to reset the inactivity indicator. Motivation by the Mile The Forerunner 15 has an auto lap function that automatically alerts you when you complete each mile, giving you a friendly beep and a backlit screen that flashes your time for that mile. When you complete your run and save it, you'll see a summary of how you did, including your total time, distance, average pace and calories. The watch even lets you know when you achieve a personal record, for example when you run your fastest mile or longest distance to date. Train Indoors or Out For outdoor runs, Forerunner 15 uses GPS to accurately record your time, pace and distance. To track distance and pace when you hit the treadmill or an indoor track, just pair Forerunner 15 with an optional foot pod (not included with this model), which attaches to the laces of your shoe. Wear it All Day The rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode or 8 hours when using it with GPS on your outdoor runs. Forerunner 15 has a water rating of 5 ATM (50 meters), which means it resists rain and sweat and can even join you for a swim. Get Connected With a simple connection to your Mac? or PC