My Next Project: Suunto t3c Running Pack
I already have the shoes, the running wear, and the hydration belt. Only one thing is missing from the collection – the Suunto t3c Running Pack.
Others have asked, why not opt for a Garmin Forerunner? Undoubtedly, that is a good product as well, given that I have seen many runners use it in road races. But upon gathering several second opinions (even a third and a fourth), Suunto became my brand of choice because of the one thing it doesn’t possess: GPS capabilities. According to reliable sources, engaging in a running session with so many tall buildings around you “disrupts” the pace calculator embedded in a watch powered by GPS. My primary running path is enclosed with a few tall buildings, and I feel that I won’t be able to tell my pace well. Then again, I could be wrong, but I just want to make sure.
I want to improve my pace more than anything else – as of the moment I am running between a 7:00 to 7:30 pace. Not bad, of course, but I want to improve it further. Hopefully I can bring it down to 6:30. And I’d want to know whether I’m going slow or fast, in real time. This is why the pedometer comes along with the running pack – it measures your pace more accurately. Just attach the pedometer to your shoe and you’re good to go. =)
In addition, it also comes with a HRM to inform you if you’re going beyond your target heart rate.
The running pack is relatively the same price as the Garmin Forerunner – around 15K locally. Not a bad deal at all. I have to save up for this one. =)