"Buy it if you are sick of carrying your phone!"
I waffled on buying this gear for several days before I took the plunge. Yes this is a very expensive piece of gear, but it has all of the features that make this an every day item. Firstly, this watch is very stylish and I do wear it every day. It is nice to always have it so that when I want to cruise out for a run during lunch I am ready to go. This watch syncs with the satellites very quickly. I am able to get all sorts of relevant info to crunch my running data. It also syncs with myfitnesspal and also mapmyrun. Garmin connect is super awesome too. I love this and it was well worth the investment if you are serious about becoming a better runner, hiker, and robot.
I bought this watch as a gift to my mother-in-law for watching my kid as often as she does. She has been a runner for a long time and always hopped in her car after a new run to map out the distance. This woman is not the type of person to use advanced features so she did not need an Ambit2 like I have. This watch also has a big, bold face that would be hard to misinterpret. She wanted a basic model that will tell her how far she ran and in what time. This watch does a bunch more than that but she doesn’t care. She tells me that it works well in showing her how far she ran and in what amount of time.
"Awesome and worth the money compared to other GPS running watches out there"
First off, let me start by saying I had been using mapmyrun and runkeeper to track my runs. My problem was that it ate my phone's battery and memory as I used my phone to also listen to music.This watch is awesome as it can connect via Bluetooth to sync to the app on your phone. No more cords! If you compare other GPS watches out there at this prize point this one is have the most bang to the buck. I used to have the Garmin Forerunner from about 4 years ago. It used to take a good 3 minutes to locale satellites. This takes 5 seconds max. It connected to satellites instantateously. It also has an autopause mode if you stop moving for a while.Other pluses is that this watch is comfortable. I have big wrists, but it was comfy and stylish.The screen is also nice as it is in color.I highly recommend this watch!!!