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Best GPS Watch for Women Runners

Updated on July 28, 2013

Useful Tips to Help You Select The Best GPS Watch for Women Runners

I love to run and and until recently I have always struggled to keep my running log up to date to let me check my progress over time.

Now all of the hassle is behind me because I have just become the proud owner of a Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch and now it does all of the work for me and I can see every detail that I want to at a glance.

I would highly recommend a GPS watch to anyone who, like me, enjoys running to stay fit. They really make it more fun and interesting and considering the amazing technology they contain, they are not overly expensive.

The one I chose is a good all rounder and suits me perfectly, but to help me decide what to buy I carried out a lot of research into a wide range of options and I want to share my findings with you.

If you do purchase one, please let me know what you think about it.

Here are my thoughts to help you select the best GPS watch for women runners like you.

Garmin Forerunner 110 Pink
Garmin Forerunner 110 Pink

Garmin Forerunner 10

Voted "Best Gadget" by readers of Runners World Magazine

This really is a great all rounder with an impressive list of features for the price.

The technical bit:

Case Size: 1.58" x 2.05" x 0.62"

Display Size: 0.81" x 0.77"

Battery Life: 5 weeks in power save mode; 5 hours in training mode

Water resistant: Yes

What I like about it:

Attractive appearance

Thin and light on the wrist

Great range of features for the price

Easy to use

4 colour choices

What I don't like about it:

No Heart Rate Monitor

Depending on location can be slow to find satellite

Cannot display time, distance and pace on the same screen

Summary: Excellent value for money

The only reason that I didn't go for this is that it doesn't include a Heart Rate Monitor but it was my second choice.

Garmin Forerunner 110 Pink
Garmin Forerunner 110 Pink

Garmin Forerunner 110

My top choice

I chose this after doing extensive research and can highly recommend it.

The technical bit:

Case Size: 1.8" x 2.7" x 0.6"

Display Size: 1.0" x 1.0"

Battery Life: 3 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode

Water resistant: Yes

What I like about it:

Streamline appearance

Heat Rate Monitor compatible

Thin and light on the wrist

Great range of features for the price

2 clicks to get started

What I don't like about it:

Depending on location can be slow to find satellite

Summary: Excellent entry level device.

I love it and it has made my running so much more interesting.

Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch (Green/White)
Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch (Green/White)

If you're not into Pink, this is a more neutral colour option.

 

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      Klinetka 4 years ago

      Nice watches. I have one that is a bitold now, so I need to replace it. Mybe with one that you wrote about:-)

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      SusanAston 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Good to hear - they make running a lot more interesting.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is great. I never thought about using one of these. Definitely something I will consider!

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      SusanAston 4 years ago

      @happynutritionist: I use mine for keeping my time and distance and PBs. There are some very sophisticated mapping programs available but I am not an expert on these. Thank you for having a look at my lens - still finding my feet around Squidoo.

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      I know I can use my car Garmin GPS in a walking setting, but wow, this seems a lot easier! Wait..hmm, I guess these don't tell you where to go or show where you are but track distance? Still very nice!