Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Watches

Watches

Welcome to the Running in Cork store for GPS and Heart Rate Monitor Watches...

Below, you will find a selection of watches which can be purchased via Amazon in the UK. If you buy any of the watches here by clicking on the links, Amazon.co.uk pay a small commission which helps offset the running costs of this website. It doesn't cost you anything extra. In fact, Amazon pay a commission for any products bought during the session which starts here.....even if they are non-running related items.

So if you are buying anything from Amazon.co.uk then you might consider starting here first.....click on one of the product links......which then starts a session......and then purchase whatever you want.

Note : If they have the watches in stock, they are usually delivered in a matter of days to your house.

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Updated 24th Sept 2016

Garmin Forerunner 10.....The Garmin Forerunner 10 is a basic entry level GPS watch. While it doesn't have a heart rate monitor, it does the basics like pace, seeing how far you've run, uploading your workouts, etc. If you just want a basic GPS watch without spending too much then this is one to consider.

It comes in a variety of colours as shown below...


Some of the key features of the Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Running Watch

Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:    Violet/White: 1.58” x 2.05” x 0.62” (4.01 cm x 5.22 cm x 1.57 cm)
Display size, WxH: Violet/White: 0.81” x 0.77” (2.1 cm x 2.0 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 55 x 32 pixels
Weight:    Violet/White: 36 g (1.3 oz)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 5 weeks in power save mode; 5 hours in training mode
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyse, categorize and share data): yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): no
Heart rate-based calorie computation: no
Additional: Virtual Pacer™ (compares current running pace to target): yes
Personal Records: yes
Run/walk feature: yes (handy for beginners)

Note: The Black & Orange models are slightly larger and have a slightly larger display. Charging is done via the supplied USB cable which plugs into a laptop/PC. There is no mains charger.

To purchase and to see what options are available, click on the links below

  

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Updated 24th Sept 2016

Garmin Forerunner 15.....The Garmin Forerunner 15 is an entry level GPS watch. It is similar in most aspects to the Forerunner 10 except for the following key features...
a) There is an optional Heart Rate chest strap to monitor your heart rate. See the purchase options.
b) The battery is slightly bigger in that it lasts for 8 hours when used in training mode as opposed to 5 hours for the Forerunner 10.
c) It acts as an activity tracker if you are interested in that function.

It comes in a variety of colours as shown below...


Note: Charging is done via the supplied USB cable which plugs into a laptop/PC. There is no mains charger.

To purchase and to see what options are available, click on the links below






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Notes for the 210 and 410....
From Garmin.....Get in the zone with heart rate training

The Forerunner 410 and Forerunner 210 bundles feature Garmin’s premium soft strap heart rate monitor for the most comfortable fit possible. Each of these new watches has five heart rate zones, which you can customize based on your exact zones. Forerunner 410 and Forerunner 210 provide heart rate-based calorie computations so you can more accurately track your calories burned.

Store, share and analyze with Garmin Connect...Because Forerunner 410 and Forerunner 210 store and display hundreds of hours of saved history, runners can see their totals even when they haven’t had a chance to upload to Garmin Connect. But once at Garmin Connect (http://garminconnect.com), users can quickly and easily log their workouts, track their totals, set goals, share workouts with friends and family and participate in an online fitness community of more than 40 million activities around the world. Garmin Connect displays metrics such as time, distance, speed, elevation and heart rate. This information is shown through charts, illustrations, reports and a variety of map representations including street, photo, topographic, and elevation maps as well as the popular Google Earth application.

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Forerunner 210........Considered an intermediate model.

From Garmin.......As easy to use as the popular Forerunner 110, Garmin’s new Forerunner 210 is ideal for runners who simply want to step outside, acquire satellites and start their workout. Forerunner 210 provides real-time data such as pace, distance and time by using a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with Garmin’s HotFix® technology to quickly acquire and sustain satellite reception. For runners who want more training capabilities, Forerunner 210 lets you create customized interval sessions and see your pace for each interval. You can also set up heart rate alerts to notify you when you are above or below your targets. If you’re using the 210 with Garmin’s featherweight foot pod (perfect for running indoors or out), you will later be able to see your running cadence, or steps per minute, when you upload your data to Garmin Connect. Available in a stylish glossy black-on-black design.
Lasting up to 8 hours in GPS/training mode and up to three weeks in power-save mode, Forerunner 210 can be an everyday watch even on an off day of training. Users can save time by charging the battery and uploading workout data to Garmin Connect™ at the same time through an easy-to-use USB connection, which also is used to upload free software updates.

To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...


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Forerunner 410........Considered to be an advanced model.

From Garmin......Sleek and streamlined, Forerunner 410 introduces an enhanced touch bezel, a premium soft-strap heart rate monitor and new software features evolving from the revolutionary Forerunner 405.
In addition to the enhanced touch bezel that lets runners quickly scroll and select features on the run – in all types of weather – Forerunner 410 alerts runners before transitioning into power-save mode and allows users to manually shut down the power in preparation for long breaks in training. The new touch bezel provides unmatched reliability in sweaty, rainy conditions, and it processes information even faster than before. When your workout’s done, Forerunner 410 keeps working by wirelessly uploading data to the Garmin Connect™ online training community when in range of your computer. It works via ANT+™ wireless technology and the USB stick that comes with your watch. No wires, no manual uploads, no sweat.
Forerunner 410 lets you customize up to three training pages with more than 30 different types of data. You can even determine how many data fields are shown on each screen — whether you see one big field, two or three smaller fields. To get the most information during a run, you can set up your training pages to display and automatically scroll through the data you want, then lock the bezel before you take off. And when you set up advanced workouts on Forerunner 410, your running watch becomes your running coach by displaying detailed training plans and workouts while you’re on the run.

Note that the Forerunner 410 is usually available with or without the Heart Rate Monitor. Make sure you purchase the one that you want. If the Heart Rate Monitor does not come bundled with the watch then you have the option of buying it separately.

To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...


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Forerunner 610...The Forerunner 610 was released in the spring of 2011. It features a touch sensitive screen as well as vibration alerts. Considered as an advanced model.

From Garmin...Touchscreen GPS running watch that records your pace, distance, GPS position, calories and more; optional HRM.
Race against previous bests and compete with a virtual partner over a set distance/time; plus view, replay and share your workout for free online at Garmin Connect
Vibration alerts, customisable for time, distance, calories or cadence
HotFix satellite prediction finds satellites quickly so you can start running straight away
Waterproof (IPX 7)
Technical Details

Product type: GPS running watch
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.57 x 6.35 x 1.42 centimetres
Display size: 2.54 centimetres diameter
Weight: 72 grams
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 8 hours in training mode, 4 weeks in power save mode
IPX7 water-resistant


Note that the Forerunner 610 is usually available with or without the Heart Rate Monitor. Make sure you purchase the one that you want. If the Heart Rate Monitor does not come bundled with the watch then you have the option of buying it separately.

To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...




To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...


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Garmin Forerunner 405.........Garmin introduced the 405 in 2008 and was significantly smaller than its predecessors, only slightly outsizing a typical wristwatch. The 405 also featured improved satellite discovery and connection.




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Polar FT1 Heart Rate Monitor

Product Features
Shows heart rate on large and easy-to-read display
Helps improve your fitness with manual heart rate target zone
Displays a summary of your latest workout
Offers one-button functionality and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk
Average and maximum heart rate of training
Heart rate-bpm
HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
Manual target zone - bpm
Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) - coded transmission
HeartTouch - button-free operation of wrist unit
Backlight
Date and weekday indicator
Weight: 34g
Water resistance: 30m


To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...



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Polar FT2 Heart Rate Monitor

Product Features
Heart rate (bpm) - Heart rate is the measurement of the work your heart does. Heart rate can be expressed as the number of beats per minute or as percentage of your maximum heart rate. Heart rate can also be expressed as a percentage of your heart rate reserve, meaning the difference between your resting heart rate and maximum heart rate (HRR = HRmax - HRrest)
Heart rate-based target zones with visual and audible alarm - You can define your target zones for a training session based on heart rate to help define the right intensity
Manual target zone (bpm) - This feature enables you to define the target zone as you want and is suitable for your training. You can set the target zone for your training as beats per minute (bpm), as a percentage of your maximum heart rate, or as a percentage of your heart rate reserve (HRR%).
Polar OwnCode (5kHz) Coded Transmission - Coded heart rate transmission automatically locks in a code to transmit your heart rate to the training computer. The training computer picks up your heart rate from your transmitter only. Coding prevents interference from other training computers.
Recording Features - Training files (with summaries) = 1


To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...



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Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor
Product Features
Shows when you're improving fitness based on your heart rate
Displays calories burned
Comes with comfortable textile transmitter and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk
Automatic age-based target zone - bpm
Average and maximum heart rate of training
Heart rate-bpm
HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
Manual target zone - bpm
Polar OwnCal® - calorie expenditure
Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) - coded transmission
Graphical target zone indicator
HeartTouch - button-free operation of wrist unit
Backlight
Date and weekday indicator
Weight: 34g
Water resistance: 30m


To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...



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Polar FT7 Heart Rate Voucher

Product Features
The EnergyPointer tells you if the main effect of your training is fitness improvement or fat burning
Displays calories burned
Comes with comfortable textile transmitter and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk
Average and maximum heart rate of training
Heart rate-bpm
HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
Manual target zone - bpm
Polar EnergyPointer
Polar OwnCal® - calorie expenditure
Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) - coded transmission
Graphical target zone indicator
HeartTouch - button-free operation of wrist unit
Backlight
Date and weekday indicator
Water resistance: 50m

To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...



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Polar RS100 Running Computer Watch

Body measurement features
Automatic age-based target zone – bpm / %
Average and maximum heart rate of each lap
Average and maximum heart rate of training
Heart rate – bpm / %
HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
HRmax (age-based)
HRmax (user set)
Manual target zone – bpm / %
Polar OwnCal® – calorie expenditure
Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) – coded transmission
Polar OwnZone® – personal heart rate zone
Data transfer
Recording features
Training features
HeartTouch – button-free operation of wrist unit
Number of laps – 99
User configurable displays – top line
Watch features
Backlight
Date and weekday indicator
Display text in English
KeyLock
Low battery indicator
Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze
Water resistant – 50m


To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...



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Polar RS300X Heart Rate Monitor

Product Features
Automatic age-based target zone - bpm / %
Average and maximum heart rate of each lap
Polar Fitness Test
Polar OwnCal® - calorie expenditure
Polar OwnCode® (5kHz) - coded transmission
Polar OwnZone® - personal heart rate zone
Polar sport zones
Training files (with summaries) - 16
Graphical target zone indicator
HeartTouch - button-free operation of wrist unit
Interval trainer guided workouts - heart rate / pace / distance
ZoneLock
ZonePointer
StopWatch
Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze
Weight: 41g


To check prices, to purchase or to get more info, click on the product links below...

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