My Birthday Wish List (Part 1)

Thursday, 23 April 2009  |  Gear + Gadgets

In a couple of weeks, I’m turning another year older.  But, I’m not complaining.  Who cares about more white hair, weaker memory, or signs of tiny wrinkles on the face?  As long as I get the items on my birthday wish list—specifically number one—I will be one happy, old running woman:


Introducing, the Garmin for triathletes…


When I chanced upon the Garmin ad in Runner’s World a couple of weeks ago, I wasted no time in doing my research.  I sat in front of my computer, browsed the web for more info, wiped the drool off my face, and positioned the laptop in front of our bedroom door so that when my hubby came home from work, I asked in the most lovable voice ever “Can you get this for me on my birthday?”  He said yes!  (As of presstime, I haven’t decided if I’m truly going to make this purchase. Unfortunately, my conscience tapped my shoulder and asked if I was really going to spend $400 for a running watch.  Shut up, conscience.) 

– waterproof up to 50 meters 
– sleeker and slimmer look
– can be mounted on the bike
– four viewing windows
– up to 20-hours battery life
– option for footpod (slimmer design) for indoor workouts
– option for heart rate monitor
– GPS-based

– cannot be used as a watch like the 405

– $349.99 
– $399.00 with heart rate monitor

RELEASE: June 2009

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Part 2 of my birthday wish list tomorrow…