Running watch - purchasing suggestions for beginning runners
I'm interested in buying a running watch (with heart-rate monitor).
Can any experienced runners suggest their favorites?
(Nb: I used to own the Polar RS200, but I'm very interested to receive
feedback from currently active and experienced runners.)
From the part of the FAQ Matt Chan quoted:
As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A
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Additionally, from the What kind of questions should I not ask here? section of the FAQ:
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The question's text, which I have directly copied and pasted above, easily falls into both of these categories. It promotes discussion, links to external sites (which lead to link rot), opinionated debate about a product or set of products, it isn't a real, answerable question, and answers to the question will automatically not be supported by facts, references (other than advertising materials), or specific expertise.
receive feedback are automatic flags that go off when I see a question, as well as seeing
purchasing suggestions in the question title. These questions are fine in chat, but do not fit within the defined scope of the site, and will be closed. The shopping recommendations ban applies to all shopping recommendation questions, and will continue to do so.
Models of any device are continuously improved upon. I might link you directly to a page on Amazon selling a Garmin HRM, a Polar HRM, or a Sigma HRM. Then when that specific model goes off the market, the link rots, and all the information, specs, and the rest of my answer on that question is useless.