Saturday, June 18, 2016
Garmin Vivofit HR GPS Watch Review from the Sidelines
I tried on the Garmin Vivofit HR GPS watch this week, but only because my husband got a new one. He said that one of the best features is that he can use it when he runs, bikes, swims, skis, snowboards, golfs, rows and paddle boards. He only runs and bikes, but if he ever wanted to do the other activities, he could track it. You never know when you just may take up golf, rowing or paddle boarding.
The watch also tracks your sitting. It's annoying when you're watching a movie, though. "Move!" flashed across the watch screen after he had been sitting for 30 minutes. I'm sure he fixed that setting right away.
Compared to the last Garmin watch I had, the Garmin Forerunner 220 (dead battery since Christmas Day 2015, kind of sad!), the Vivofit band is uncomfortable. That's too bad, but I might be tempted to get one just because it would be so much easier to use the watch for my emails than it is to have to look at my phone for them.
I'm really not too jealous. I'm glad that he has a new watch. There's nothing like a new GPS watch to make you want to get out there and run, snowboard or even ski. You never know when it might snow here in Houston.
My Workouts This Week
Sunday: 14 mile run @ 10:57 mi. ave. pace, PM: 15 min. strength training, real feel temps: 86-94 - humid and warm!
Monday: 30 min. bike ride, 8 mile easy run w/8 strides, 20 min. strength training
Tuesday: 15 min. bike ride, 15 min. strength training
Wednesday: 5 mile progression run
Thursday: 5 mile easy run w/5 strides
Friday: 45 min. bike ride, 20 min. strength training: Identifying Movement Imbalances
Saturday: 8 mile run w/8 flights of stairs at finish (sunny and humid, I could not have done one more flight of stairs even if you tried to bribe me with some of those chocolate teff pancakes that Ryan and Sara Hall eat everyday)
Running miles: 40
Time on the bike: 90 min.
Strength training days: 3
Links I Liked This Week
Sabrina Little Places 2nd at 50 Mile Trail Race
Interview of US 50 Mile Trail Championships Winner, Corrine Malcolm, Who Finished in 8:18
Coach Calum Neff Shares Benefits of High Mileage for Runners