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Garmin forerunner 50

Put in on your right wrist then the buttons won't get pressed by your wrist flexing

I've got one and it's fine thanks


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    bunongbunong Posts: 49
    I'd just like to say don't buy one.

    It's my first HRM and I have been using it for about 9 months. It does all the technical stuff really well including downloading the data etc... HOWEVER it seems that on every hard run or bike -today was a classic, left home at 10:00 rain p###ing down so I had to be in all my wet weather gear - the watch decides to stop the stopwatch all on its own. 2 1/2hours later I pour myself off the bike and into the garage to see that all that effort and the bloody thing stopped recording 7mins 30secs into the ride - how pi##ed off am I... It did the same a few weeks ago when we were in South Devon. I went on some really tough runs (zone 4-5 type hills). I wanted to down load and check my HR and nothing bar 10 mins at the very beginning.

    If I could afford to bin it and buy a different one I would, but I can't, so I am going to have to carry on getting annoyed. As I said earlier in this rant the watch works well; if you don't touch it. The problem is the start/stop button is very sensitive and is exactly where your cuffs or bent wrist are. Any contact from cuff or wrist to button and it stops - how poor is that; didn't they test it in cold or wet weather[:@][:@][:@][:@]

    DON'T BUY ONE... you have been warned
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    GHarvGHarv Posts: 456
    Mines been great too.

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    treefrogtreefrog Posts: 1,242
    Slightly off topic but do Garmin have good back up and are they user friendly as I might buy a Garmin stat nav
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    bunongbunong Posts: 49
    Watches on the rigfht wist feel really wierd, BUT I guess I have no choice... Hopefully after a few goes it may feel okay. Thanks for the tip, so simple I don't know why I didn't think of it[&:]
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