I own 2 of the 110's, and swap them out so that I always have one charged... here's some things I think you should know:
1. (as previously pointed out) not waterproof. Do not swim with it, it CAN get wet (like rain) and a quick drop in a puddle but that's it.
2. The battery runs down quickly. If you keep it charged, not a problem.
3. For the price on this thread, DO get the heart rate monitor. It is an ANT+ based chest strap which means it may also work with OTHER fitness equipment. The HR monitor is a small adder on this deal.
4. Corollary to #3- if you own this watch, or not sure you want the HR monitor, you can BUY a non-Garmin ANT+ HR monitor later and it will probably work with this watch. I personally use a CycleOps HR monitor with this watch no problem.
5. The size and comfort of this what is great. I hate having a brick on my wrist (I also have the 305).
6. Sometimes it is slow to acquire GPS... seems normal to me.
7. If this chronograph doesn't start immediately upon pressing the "Start" button, you have to many events logged in the memory, and you need to clear them out. Very annoying bug/feature.
The "non-HR" watch still has the ANT+ receiver in it- both watches I have are the "non-HR" package. Unless they've changed the design (and I doubt it) you'll be getting an ANT+ receiver in the 110 either way.
Note that Dynastream, the Canadian company that created the ANT radio protocol used by this watch, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin (bought in 2006). So, I think ANT+ will be around for a while...
Last edited by antennahead; 12-04-2012 at 10:40 PM..
I have one of these watches, my only complaint is that the buttons are too easy to push. when running with short sleeves and no gloves it's not a problem, but when wearing gloves and long sleeves the buttons are highly susceptible to being activated against your will.
while trail running: activate watch, start run. look at watch twenty minutes later it has paused. restart, has happened a lot.
I am past my return date so I am learning to live with it, other than that it's a great watch.
I own this, and it is a great beginner GPS watch. One thing to consider is that it does not give instant pace. The pace shown is an average for the last mile, so if you need that feature, you're out of luck. Amazon has the 405CX for $130 right now.
Would this watch be able to give a solid location if I were to get injured and need to call for assistance when I'm out on a trail by myself on the other side of BFE?
you'll need some kind of off-road garmin gps w/ map support for what you want. these running watches in general just track latitude/longitude/altitude internally for you to upload later to see where you ran and how much you ran. i'm pretty sure you dont see any map or positional information (look at how small the screen is).
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