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If you're looking for an upgrade from a basic stopwatch but don't want to spend your entire run tripping on sidewalks as you toggle between screens trying to improve your vertical oscillation, don't worry. GPS watches don't have to make you so oblivious to everything but data that it completely obscures the act of just going out for a run. Garmin's Forerunner 25 Bundle strikes an ideal balance in information and price, offering data that can help you build on your training without weighing you down. Its simplified interface also includes a few new features that were previously only seen in Garmin's pricier models.
When you head outside for a run, the watch will display your pace, distance, and total time using its built-in GPS capabilities; when you wear the included heart rate strap, it will also keep track of heart rate and calorie consumption throughout your run. On the days when you need to log your miles indoors, the watch's built-in accelerometer can track your distance on indoor tracks and treadmills without requiring you to use a compatible foot pod. This feature, as well as the included virtual pacer and personal record notifications, are new for a watch in this price range for Garmin.
Once you're done with a workout, the watch can stay in activity tracking mode for up to ten weeks if fully charged, providing feedback on everything from your sleeping habits to how many steps you take per day. As with all Garmin watches, you'll have the option to upload and store your workouts on Garmin Connect, which allows you to track your progress over time and share your workouts on social media.
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I love the simplicity of this GPS watch. All I really care about is time, pace and mile splits and it does just that. It fits nice and it's not too big. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because it can only store 7 runs. I recently updated to the Garmin Forerunner 235 and I love how much history it stores. I didn't realize how nice of a feature that is. But, if you are looking for a less expensive, good starter GPS, I definitely recommend this one.