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Cycling Watch

Old 06-29-15, 08:50 AM
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Cycling Watch

I have computers on all my bikes. ! w/ altimeter, 2 without. I'd like to get a watch that would track altitude gain to use w/ the 2 w/out altimeter and for running, skiing. Any one have good recommendations. I've been considering the Suuntos or Casio pathfinder protrek. Any ideas?
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I have a Garmin Fenix 3 GPS/ABC watch. It's a very nice piece of kit, works great for sports other than cycling, and it's nicer in some ways than Garmin's older bike-specific units. Obviously it's dead simple to switch between bikes and also there when I go hiking, swimming, etc.

I'd look into the Suunto units or the Polar v800 though as they seem more accurate.
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I've been looking for the same. G-shocks are another one to consider. My big problem is I have small wrists (6.5" circumference) and most watches of this style look enormous.
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I have a Garmin runners watch. Without heart rate, I think they currently run about $125. It works great for route and elevation tracking when running and cycling. I don't use it for anything else, but I imagine it will do what you need. Do not use it for swimming. It's water resistant, but not waterproof.
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