I previously blogged on my Garmin 610. Another bug bear came up last weekend. Although it’s not well publicized, the 610 has a biking mode. I went for a bike ride. And the lap button is positioned such that when you’re biking, the angle of your wrist results in it getting pushed by accident. So I did 3 laps. It’s not the end of the world, and definitely better it be the lap button than the stop button. But it’s not ideal.
So, I have a Garmin Forerunner 610 running watch. Overall pretty happy. For those not familiar with it, review from DCRainmaker (best running gadget reviewer) here: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/04/garmin-forerunner-610-in-depth-review.html
There’s one main problem I find. It has a touch screen, and you swipe left or right to page through the data pages. Problem is, it also pages left if you just tap it. There are about 5 pages of data, but there are two I use a lot. So I want to page left, then page right again. Paging left is easy, a tap or a left swipe works. Paging right isn’t easy. About half the time it recognises my swipe as a tap, and goes left instead of right. And now I’m two pages away, so I try to swipe again. And maybe I get a tap, maybe a swipe. If I get too far away, it’s easier to just start tapping and go all the way round. It’d be nice to have a setting that turns off the tap, so that a swipe left and a swipe right are about as reliable as each other.