So I have become increasingly frustrated with my Nike + over the past couple of months. It tends to stop in the middle of my run, fail to sync with the Nike website and not post my workouts to facebook like it is set up to do. The last time it stopped on me was during the 5 mile race I did in Putnam, my home town. It really got me off my game, having to stop running to try to figure out what the heck was wrong with it.
I have been thinking about buying a Garmin Forerunner 110.
It seems to have a lot of the bells and whistles that I am looking for and I have seen it for as low as $189. I am looking at the model that has a heart rate strap with it. I think that a heart rate monitor could be beneficial to my training. It also has the capability to do interval training. Now that I am following Jeff Galloway's Run Walk Run model I need a way to keep track of when I should run and when I should walk. On his website he does sell a vibrating timer for this function for $19.99.
I am trying to weigh my options. I don't want to spend $189 needlessly. But I am also getting to the end of my rope with the buggy Nike+. What do you all think about the Garmin? I have seen mixed reviews about them. I have heard some people say they die after a couple months. Is this a good investment?