1.18.2008

Christmas Boost

As most of us already know, we're all geeks...TriGeeks. And part of being a nerd is gear, check out the newest addition to the arsenal:


That's right, you are looking at the proud papa of a Garmin 301, compliments of Mrs. TV. So far the weather has been a freezing 40-50 degrees in the morning and evenings. And this toasty bottom hasn't ventured out into the cold. So I've just been testing this thing out on the cycle trainer. I just set it to one of the preset works outs based on heart rate/zone and time and I'm off. I feel more and more like a hamster but hey, what's a guy to do...get cold. I don't think so.

I love this thing, much better than my Mio. But it did the job as long as I wasn't working too hard. Trying to keep your arms steady while getting the sensors to read on the "strapless" heart rate. More to come as I do more tests. I have noticed that it takes a couple of minutes for the satellite to acquire.

4 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I love my Garmin, I have one without the HR monitor, though, because I already had a HR monitor and didn't feel like paying extra for that feature in the Garmin.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Hey, nice gear. And congrats on graduating!

Wes said...

That's an excellent training tool! You will really like it. What's this about being cold?

Kris said...

I just got the Garmin 205 and love it..but you are right it does unfortunately take a couple of minutes to acquire satellites.