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Economical running watches that do almost everything: comparing Polar’s M400 and Garmin’s Forerunner 15

Two economical watches that offer a full range of features for runners have recently come onto the market. These are Polar’s M400 (with HRM) and Garmin’s Forerunner 15 (with HRM). These watches appeal to a wide range of consumers because … Continue reading

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The middle-aged athlete part two: being a guinea pig for heart rate experiments

Sometimes I like treating myself like a guinea pig. My recent experiments on myself involved using a heart rate monitor watch for the first time. I learned about the physiological basis of running training decades ago, but as an elite … Continue reading

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Sport watches part II: Is there really a coach inside the watch?

I finally broke down and bought my first GPS watch, a Garmin Forerunner 10, after 38 years of running successfully (for much of that time at an elite level) with nothing more sophisticated than a Timex chronograph watch. Recently I’ve … Continue reading

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