GPS Watches: Friend or Foe?
I recently invested in a GPS watch because I was starting to become frustrated with the inaccuracy of the GPS on my iPhone apps. No matter how many apps I tried, they all had a tendency to show me running into the sea, smashing through beach huts or, on one occasion, running at super human pace.
So far, I have to admit that I am pretty happy with my new Garmin 110. The GPS seems accurate enough and the feedback it provides is helpful both during and after each workout. However, there is another side to this whole GPS watch thing which I hadn’t really thought about before, and this video certainly provides some food for thought:
So, what do you think? How useful are GPS watches to runners? How do you feel when they go wrong? And (I have to admit that I find this next question more than just a wee bit a bit scary) if you run with one, how would you feel about doing your next run without it?
Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments.