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    Training watch

    Hi all,

    I've bought a variety of second hand watches from SC for training but none has really hit the spot. They're either too flimsy or too big. Or they're in a dayglo colour.

    I need a lightweight attractive watch that can be worn for training and also doesn't look too bad under a shirt cuff that offers the following:

    - basic running tracking (distance covered and average speed should be enough)

    - able to withstand shallow diving with a snorkel to around three or four metres

    - must have good battery life (ideally capable of full function for 12 hours without a recharge)

    - between 38 and 42mm

    - ideally a few hundred pounds max

    What would you go for?

    TIA

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    Last gen Apple Watch? I only say last gen as it will keep the cost down a bit.

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    ^Hadn't thought of that.

    I like that idea - I use an Android phone so it wasn't on my radar but I suppose there's nothing to stop me. I didn't actually know they had location tracking.

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    I just upgraded to a Fitbit Charge 5. OLED screen and does all you want - can have constant screen or switch it off - its up to you. Battery lasts upto 7 days (or at least 3-4 days) between charges. Has built in GPS and can tap-and-pay (not tried that yet). Can be worn in the pool / showers. I got 30% off via my private health scheme - even without that it fits your budget.
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    Fantastic, thanks Martyn.

    I really had no idea Fitbits had that functionality.

    I think that with these two options alone, you've both managed to provide better ideas than I had.

    I was just about to fork out for another Suunto.

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    All done. Thanks. Wish I'd posted earlier.

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    I would look at the Withings range. The Scanwatch looks good.

    https://www.withings.com/uk/en/scanwatch

    There is even a new ltd edition https://www.withings.com/uk/en/scanwatch-horizon

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    Thanks wileeeeeey they look great too - and it has an ECG!

    I paid for one of those in order to enter an event once and I think it was quite expensive.

    They look good too and they're 38mm. Oh-oh sounds like I may need more than one.

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    Garmin 45S. In my experience you can't go wrong with a Garmin for a sports watch. They just work....

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/68...n/010-02156-12

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