For those of you like me that take a break from running in the winter months; it’s time to dust off the running shoes and get back into the swing of things. Spring is right around the corner. For the last two years I’ve used my iPhone with some type of running app to track my distance, pace and overall time. That tends to get frustrating at times because I would sometimes hit the screen while running which would stop the app, I would just get sick of holding the damn thing while running or if it started to rain that would pose an issue.
This year I have potentially solved that issue by purchasing a Garmin Forerunner 10. This is more or less an entry level running watch which is fine with me. I don’t need all the fancy features. All I personally want to keep track of is distance and pace. The Garmin Forerunner 10 does just that; keeps it simple.
When you turn the watch on for the first time the time and date automatically set based on your GPS location. It’s extremely easy to navigate through the settings to set your weight and preferred distance metrics (I chose miles).