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Re: [RC] GPS - Garmin Forerunner 201 VS Timex Bodylink - sherman

I have found out that both Garmin & Timex have 12 channels to receive signals from the 12 sattelites that are in the sky, so you'd think they'd both work the same. Don't know why C-NET rated the Timex better for GPS. Could  Timex's technology actually be superior in some way? Does anyone know?
 
Kathy 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 11:21 AM
Subject: RE: [RC] GPS - Garmin Forerunner 201 VS Timex Bodylink

Hi Kathy,
I do have the Timex Ironman with GPS, and it's fun to watch the readout.  I can tell how far we've gone, what our average speed was,, current speed, etc.  But I also get a "low signal" message when we pass under trees, so I don't imagine it's any more accurate than any other GPS.
 
Nancy Sturm
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: sherman
Sent: 9/29/2004 10:56:51 AM
Subject: [RC] GPS - Garmin Forerunner 201 VS Timex Bodylink

I was going to order the Forerunner today and in checking for a best price came across a C-NET review which indicated if you're using it under the trees, you won't get accurate results and the Timex Ironman Triathlon Bodylink was recommended instead. Does anyone use the Timex? I found it for $175 (speed & distance only model), quite a bit more than the forerunner, but if it will work under the trees, then it may be worth the price. Let me know what you think. The family's getting it for my birthday which is coming right up. Of course, my hubby & son plan on sharing it for the biking as well.(:>)
 
Kathy
Grass Valley, CA
 
 

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RE: [RC] GPS - Garmin Forerunner 201 VS Timex Bodylink, Nancy Sturm