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5 Tips for Running in the Winter

It can be hard to stay motivated to go running in good weather. And when the temperature plummets, it becomes that much harder to get motivated to run outside. These 5 tips for running in the cold weather will help you run strong all winter long! ...

7 Ways Your Garmin Can Prevent Injuries

Did you know that the average runner misses 5-10% of their workouts every year due to injury? Most runners can relate. There's nothing worse than feeling a twinge mid-run. Or waking up in the morning with shooting pain in your heel. Or hobbling ...

fenix 3 vs fenix 5: The Ultimate Garmin fenix 5 Comparison Guide

The fenix 3 and fenix 5 are two of the most robust GPS watches Garmin ever created. With their classic, sport watch style, the fenix watches look just as good in the office as they do on your adventures. They capable of tracking tons of activities ...

Garmin 230 vs 235

The Forerunner 230 and 235 are Garmin's two most popular GPS running watches. With simple controls, good battery-life, and numerous features, it's not surprising they are our two favorite running watches in 2017. While nearly identical in many ...

Best Budget GPS Watches in 2021

  Ready to upgrade to a full-fledged GPS watch? We've gathered the best budget GPS watches on the market right now. Besides increased accuracy, a GPS watch is easier than a smartphone to take on your run. Plus they're more durable and ...

6 GPS Watch Tips and Tricks

A GPS watch might be the most maligned, yet indispensable piece of training gear a runner owns. Purists scoff at knowing your pace at any given moment. New runners have trouble getting it to work. Road race participants complain race course ...

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 ...

The Wired Runner