Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Garmin Update..

Just really quick wanted to say the Garmin is da bomb! OK, setting it up and learning all the different functions is a little pain in the butt. Once you set your zones and then name that what ever you want.. this is done for the running, biking, and "other" event you want pick, duhh, Swimming. Then you can even have a check box that allows you to track transition times mph so when you start the race you click start, then just hit your lap times for in/out and later it somehow separates the splits and shows your T times.

Ok, So I have heard others say that the Garmin 305 is not to be used in the water, not sure if that goes for the 301, 205, etc.. but the specs actually state that it can be in water for up to 30 mins if submerged up to 3 feet, I think it is. So let me ask, does flailing your arms over and over again about 1 1/2 feet under water constitute submerged? I don't think so and others say it works fine, I hope so!

So after my 3 mile run today I got home plugged everything in and there is my route along with HR avg, max, elevation ascent/descent, pace/mile, speed mph, grade %, number of times you stopped, total running time along with Non-moving time like when I stopped to get a drink of water it knows you stopped and records it, then it gives actually moving pace and pace with the non-moving time included, current time, temps, humidity, wind, GPS signal quality, freakin` laps splits which I did for each mile and then it breaks it down pace/mile and avg and max HR for each lap along with.. are you ready.. calories/energy used per lap!!!! Holy Crap freakn awesome for dis geek freak!

I still have to tweak it a little to get it totally dialed in but I'm loven` it..!

rockon`

10 comments:

Myles said...

Ok, so it sounds like you have learned a Garmin trick that I do not know, the whole transition time deal...I need to look into that.

I am freakin paranoid about wearing my Garmin on the swim. I'll be interested to see what you discover.

JohnnyTri said...

Myles, Im with ya on the swim part! my buddy JD wears his and so far after about 10 swims no problems....hummm...

rockon`

1HappyAthlete said...

I've never worn mine in the water - let us know how it works.....

Ken Schulz said...

How's the Garmin Software. I use the Timex BodyLink and the software is a bit behind the times. Also, can you export to Google Earth?

momo said...

i knew you'd love it! :-)

JohnnyTri said...

The Garmin software does export to google earth or if you sign up for MotionBase.com which is free it automatically uses google earth/maps.

Not sure I want to try it in the water tho... makes me nervous costing that much, but JD has used his for 4 week now and no problems. My luck something will cave on it.

I like the Garmin software that comes with it but the Motionbased.com has more bells and whistels.

Molly said...

I'm with you on the swimming - if I had "a precious" like that it would not get near the water...except when I miss my mouth trying to drink while I run.

So excited you like it - it will be the numero uno item on my Christmas Wish List!

Take Care
Molly

Andra Sue said...

Jealous, so jealous...

:)

Sarah said...

I don't use mine on the swim, mainly because it's heavy enough that I don't want it on my arm while I'm freestyling. I turn it on pre-race, strap it on my bike, and start it when I get on the bike.

SkiRough said...

Dinofeet? Did I miss something? I'll have to go back and read your old posts.

Way to geek out on the Garmin, dork ;)