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Troubleshooting Your GPS Watch

At some point your GPS watch is going to encounter a problem. It might freeze, not start, or die mid-run. My new Garmin likes to auto-update, which freezes the screen (tip: hold the power button for 15 seconds, then push it again!). Keep reading ...

Garmin’s Running Dynamics: Ground Contact and Vertical Oscillation

GARMIN'S RUNNING DYNAMICS EXPLAINED Back in 2014 with the release of the Forerunner 620, Garmin introduced the running community to new metrics not available on any other GPS watch. Collectively, they called it Running Dynamics. The idea was that ...

Smartphone vs. GPS Watch

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD (AND 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT) USE YOUR SMARTPHONE INSTEAD OF A GPS WATCH Chances are you have a smartphone in your pocket or bag at this very moment. Smartphones are the 21st century Swiss army knife, part phone, ...

Training Without a GPS Watch

  TIPS, TRICKS, AND WORKAROUNDS: 6 WAYS TO TRAIN LIKE YOU OWN A GPS WATCH (WITHOUT BUYING ONE) On May 6th, 1954, Roger Bannister toed the starting line at the Iffley Road Track in Oxford, England. A wind-whipped and stormy day suddenly ...

Garmin’s Virtual Training Aids

  THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VIRTUAL PACER, PARTNER, RACER, AND COURSES Have you ever considered ways to motivate yourself run faster? The solution might actually exist on your wrist. There's evidence that simulated training partners can ...

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