I’ve had the watch for about 6 weeks now and it works great. The only hiccup i had was that it lost a bunch of steps one day. It only happened once – not to worried about it since i haven’t had a problem with the watch.
If you are looking for a very simple and small-ish gps watch, give this one a try. My husband bought a fancy garmin watch, and i bought this one (refurbished for an even better price). I find it so easy to get out, start running, record my run on my computer via usb, and that’s it. He is always fidgeting and playing with his, it has too much information. Mine connects, gets the job done, and then is quiet the rest of the day. When i run, i see my total time, and my total mileage. You can click a button for a little more information. At the end, it tells me my total distance, time, average pace, calories burned, and then details how fast i ran each mile. I love it, because i don’t check my watch at all when i run, and i really want less information. When i get home, i connect it to the computer, and the garmin connect site gives me way more details, which is better, because i don’t want all that while i am running.
I like this watch so much besides one major flaw: it takes forever to connect to gps outside. There have been times where i have to try connecting to gps a good 10 minutes before i can actually start running. When i do long distance running with my club team sometimes i’m a whole mile behind them because the gps only connected a mile into my 14 mile run. Other than the gps connection everything else is pretty much exactly what i wanted in a running watch. Tells you average pace after you complete each mile, face is super large and easy to read, very easy to use and understand, and battery life is not the best but not horrible either.
I love that it’s easy to use. But make sure you hit run mode at least 30 minutes before you need it.
Had to have this watch for a running camp and the only one we could find was second hand and purple. But it works great and does the job.
It’s a great basic running watch if you just want the straight-forward technology to track your run. I got it because i didn’t want to spend $200+ on a running watch (because i was not a super serious runner). This watch is good to start off on or if you just don’t want to spend too much. I love the gps part because it let’s you know your distance and pace on the run and when you sync it to your phone, it maps out your run. My only issues were: it felt a little cheapy (especially compared to my polar watch), and before i returned it, the gps signal started taking a long time to get a connection. That could have been because the watch is refurbished and towards the end, i did not used the gps function as often. I would recommend this watch still. You can always return it if you notice a defect.
So far this is a great watch. I haven’t hooked it up to my computer yet to sync it but it works great as just a pedometer and watch. I am looking forward to sitting down with it when i have a minute to connect it to my phone and my computer to get even more use out of it.
I like how uncomplicated this is. I wanted a device simply to log my runs. Time, distance, pace and calories. I like the hr monitor option. What i like least is sometimes it takes several minutes searching for a gps before it connects.
I bought this watch after my garmin 410 gave up unexpectedly and i needed a replacement quickly. At first i was very disappointed since it only has a fraction of the functions my old watch had. But meanwhile, even though my 410 is working again, i continued to use the 25. It really has everything you need to log a run and keep track of your workouts. Two things, however did cost it star #5:it is not possible to pause a workout for an extended time. It auto saves after a certain time if you do not continually hit cancel. With the 410 i could even turn it off and continue days later (not sure where the point to that is, but a 15 minute running break for some core workout should be possible). And two: if running on a 400m track the mileage is way off (around +10%). Not sure why, since any other time it is pretty accurate.
Love my garmin which i am using to train for a half marathon i am running in june. Tracks everything i need to keep my training on track.
I bought this watch to replace my old garmin forerunner 110. I cannot say enough good things about it. It is so easy to use and very accurate. My wrist is small and it fits perfectly. I also find the garmin connect feature helpful in keeping up with my activities.
My daughter loves her running watch. Running club, 5ks, reading time, step counts.
If you want a garmin, try to choose a newest version. Here are the specifications for the Amazon Renewed Garmin Forerunner 25:
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- COMPACT – Forerunner 25 provides a larger display in a thinner watch with a 32% larger active display area than the Forerunner 15.
- CONNECTED FEATURES – Instantly share runs and activity tracking progress with friends, family and the world via social media by pairing a compatible device with Garmin Connect TM Mobile.
- GPS – Acquire satellites quickly to track how far, how fast and where you run – even under tree cover.
- LONG BATTERY LIFE – Up to 10 hours of battery life in training mode or 10 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode (Large versions). Up to 8 hours of battery life in training mode or 8 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode (Small versions).
I took this watch for my first run and was able to quickly connect to a satellite, i was able to hit my fastest miles today using it. Overall the watch was amazing and i would definitely recommend it.
Great value, one thing that could be better is the time it takes to connect to gps.
Wear this every day while at work and while i’m out and about. I do not have a smart phone and i love the fact that i can plug into my computer and see the route i take along with steps and everything else. This is a very affordable devise that anyone who is thinking of buying will not regret buying it.
Good product, i recommend it .
Reviews from purchasers :
- Perfect because it is simple!
- Great watch for running
- Good basic running watch