Runner 2 - worth it over Polar RC3GPS ?
I run pretty much every day - 5 and 7 days a week I run with my 2 dogs for about 45 minutes 1st thing in the morning. I do try to get out without the dogs for a longer/faster run at the weekends for 5 - 1 5 Kms but at worst we all go out for a bit of a longer run.
In 2014 I ran a 1/2 marathon and would love to get the time to target a few 10k+ races again but not sure when that will be.
My main activity used to be cycling but around 4 years ago the lack of time meant that running took over and in 2014 my wife bought me a Polar RC3GPS. I didn't feel I needed a fancy running watch as I was using Sports Tracker on my phone but the Polar has been great.
18 months ago I was given a Runner 2 Cardio w/music but at the time I felt a replacement for the Polar wasn't needed so it stayed in the box. It is still there ! I now need to either sell it or unbox it and use the thing.
Is it the sort of watch that people might wear 24x7 - for me that would mean I could ditch my crappy £5 watch that I is my weekday watch.
As a running watch I've felt the RC3GPS is great: accurate (I think) GPS, reliable HRM, doesn't need charging too often and is ok at picking up GPS signal - that can sometimes take 60 seconds or so which can be a little frustrating but it does always manage it after a while.
I've been aware of issues with both the responsiveness/accuracy of the Runner's optical hrm and it's GPS tracking - obviously my Polar uses the strap which would be nice to do away with although I'm not normally bothered by it - occasionally it slips during use but if I am careful about placement then it's fine.
My Runner was probably manufactured in 2015 so it's firmware will be well out of date - does the current version provide accuracy for distance/hrm or is this still an issue for some ?
Any feedback would be appreciated.