It doesn’t have the Garmin 910XT’s swim- and cycling-data-tracking capabilities, but the Timex Run Trainer is probably the best heart-rate-monitoring watch on the market for budget-conscious runners. You can create your own interval workouts, and a motion sensor automatically pauses the recording and tracking functions—while you’re waiting at a crosswalk, for example—so pit stops don’t screw up your results. Back home, Timex links the watch to Training Peaks’ excellent online log. And unlike most GPS watches, the Run Trainer is stylish and low-profile enough for everyday use.
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