Tag Archives: Garmin

Polar M400 GPS Running Watch

Since the first wearable appeared in 1961 , these little gadgets have had a fair number of ups and downs before entering the mainstream, truly, in 2015 (the so-called “The Year of the Wearable”). Us runners, on the other hand, have been dabbling since 1982 (with biometrics) and even more so since 2003 (with the introduction of GPS tracking). As such, years later, we have a near dazzling array on offer. But while sub-$100 and $500+ options are offered by some GPS watch companies, most…

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Garmin Trail Challenge – 鹿堀坪越野探險健走 (14k)

Sunday, June 21st, saw the first Edition of the Garmin Trail challenge, held along the Lu Ku Ping Historical Trail (鹿堀坪古道) near Wanli (萬里). Organizers offered runners the choice of 14k, 8.5k and 5.3k. Shuttle buses were also provided leaving Taipei Main Station at 4:30 am for the 7 am start at Da Ping Elementary school (大坪國小). The Course This simple course follows an ancient trail connecting the DaPing county farmland with the rich grasslands of Yangmingshan. Leading from Wanli, it follows a ridge and…

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