Getting the Garmin Forerunner

Monday, June 25, 2007

Launching this site means that I am getting a new toy: the Garmin Forerunner 305. I was talking with my friend Duncan about it when I saw him in Vancouver at the Web Directions North after party last February and he convinced me that I should get it (see his post Fitness 2.0 to see why).

Add to that what I’ve seen from Greg Collett ‘s experiences with his, and I’m pretty much ready to get one. Hopefully one of my next posts will be a review of the unit and how it performs. After that, a post on how we integrated the GPS data into this site. We wanted to create and use our own solution rather than rely on 3rd party sites like Why? Because we wanted the map data directly as part of this blog, rather than having to go to a completely different site to view the data. And with all of the data here, we can slice it and dice it however we like, and that is appealing, especially for a geek like me.

Derek Featherstone
Derek Featherstone
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