Jump to content

Anyone use a handheld for running?

Followers 0

Recommended Posts

I'm just curious how many here use a handheld GPS for running/walking/jogging.


Yup. Oregon 300 with the carrabina clip on a belt loop. I doesn't bounce around too much - but then I'm more of a walker than a runner. If running I usually unclip it, and hold it.


Thinking of getting a forerunner 310XT though (see my blog post on the subject)

Link to comment

I tote my 60CSx along on all trail races/marathons/ultras. Either clip it to the belt (and also 'biner it - don't underestimate the need for this as the screw-in insert for the GPSr that allows it to be clipped can and will come out - just happened to me at a race this past Saturday - glad to have the 'biner for backup!), or pop it into the top of the pack and let the antenna poke out the top.

Link to comment

I take my Vista HCx with me if I'm wanting to scout out a new route for my morning walk so I can see the distance I'm walking. It works real good and when I go back and double check the distances by resetting the trip odometer on my car and then driving the route it's spot on according to my car odometer.


The only thing I don't like about using it while I'm walking is that I find the fastest speed I've walked to be off. I'd like to think I'm slowly improving in the speed area, but there's no way I'm walking 6 miles per hour like the fastest speed reading frequently says. To walk 6 miles takes me I think around 1 hour and 25 minutees so there's no way that's accurate. The only thing I can guess is that it may have something to do with the speed my arms swing while walking.


So basically I find it very useful for calculating distances, very accurate on the average MPH walked but not accurate at all on the fastest speed I've walked during a particular walk.

Link to comment

Over the years, I've been running with the eTrex Vista, GPSmap 60 CSx and Colorado 300.


But now when I also have the Forerunner 301, I use that one only, unless reception is an issue and/or I need mapping capability as well.

I usually run with my Forerunner 305. For the last two weeks I was in Canada on vacation and used the Oregon 400t with Canadian Topo Maps loaded in addition. It was really fun. I used the heart rate monitor on both devices simultanously. For these "exploring" runs in an unknown territory it was great to have the Oregon. For runs at home I will stick with the Forerunner.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Followers 0
  • Create New...