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

Okay, I think I'll stick with the Garmin Forerunner...especially after reading other posts that indicate Garmin makes the GPS for Timex!
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To: sherman
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 11:06 AM
Subject: RE: [RC] GPS - Garmin Forerunner 201 VS Timex Bodylink

I got a forerunner from Amazon.com for $114.00 free shipping. GPS 's are not accurate in the timber because they cannot "see' the satellite. So when it losses you then picks you back up it draws a straight line from the points and puts that in as the mileage. So you have always gone father then it says you have.
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From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of sherman
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 12:55 PM
To: ridecamp
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.(:>)
Grass Valley, CA