This refurbished Garmin works well as a backup to my main Garmin Forerunner watch. It connected to my phone with ease. Garmin Connect works well with it and instantly uploads all of my workouts. Although this watch has a backlight, the notifications are still a bit hard to read (if you have poor vision like me). Speaking of notifications, there was no problem syncing my Samsung galaxy 7 with the watch.
Having tried every fitbit out there and having nothing but problems - with either the device falling apart or wrist pain (with the newer wrist-based HR devices), I was cautiously optimistic. I had a Garmin YEARS ago and loved it. This forerunner has been awesome. No pain. Holds a charge for a long time. The chest strap HR works better than my wrist-based devices and seems to give much more accurate readings. And the GPS on this watch is super fast and on target. It's a simple watch. It isn't touch screen. And I like that. It has all I could ever want/need in a fitness watch. If you're looking for a fitness/running watch, look no further. If you are looking for a fancy, flashy smart watch, get an apple.
I'm a little over halfway through training for a half marathon. Wish I would've gotten this sooner! Easy to set up, works perfectly, and provides all of the accurate information that I need and more!
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