Longtime readers will recall I have been running with a Garmin 110 since my 305 changed his name to Phil and joined an obscure cult in Pennsylvania. They just don’t make cults like they used to.
How do you like it? you ask. I like it a lot. I reply.
I’m not a bells and whistle guy. I just want my GPS to tell me time, distance and pace. I don’t need bread crumbs or virtual pacers or bike and swim options. I just want to punch start and stop. That’s exactly what the 110 does. It’s the perfect running companion. It’s small (I can wear it to work without looking like The Running Nerd) and the battery lasts forever if you’re just using it as a watch. It picks up satellites instantly and never loses them. It just shows time, distance and what my current mile pace is.
Which leads to my only complaint about the 110.
The average pace function will not go below 10-minute miles.
I find this very frustrating. I run like a maniac. 10-minute mile. I hyperventilate. Still 10. Downhill. Tailwind. 10. 10. It may just be a defect in this particular watch, but it’s frustrating nonetheless.
I desperately want to get to the point where I’m running sub-10 miles, but clearly I’m being held back by this watch.
Maybe that’s why it’s named 110? It’s only good for one 10-minute mile? In that case, I eagerly await the Garmin 208.
Until then, I guess we muddle on. One 10-minute mile at a time. Damn technology …