After reading Marci's post yesterday about coveting the fancy new Garmin 310XT, I jokingly commented that I've been secretly hoping for my 205 to die so I can trade it in for this beauty.
Well, wouldn't you know...
I set out for my run yesterday and the thing kept shutting itself off. It was driving me crazy and I had to keep turning it back on to continue recording my run. I found myself staring at it constantly to make sure it was still recording, which made it impossible to get into any kind of rhythm. I ended up having a crummy run, almost quitting several times, but finally finished up the 14K I had planned - reluctantly!
I discovered the problem back at the car - the face plate is coming loose from the base. I can press it back into place, but the slightest movement and it loses power. I'm going to try to MacGyver it with some duct tape until I figure out what to do about replacing it.
Yes, I really want the new model, but I can't really justify spending $439 on a new watch right now. Then again, it's hardly worth it to invest in another 205 when I'm only going to want to replace it soon.
I think I have to do some negotiating with the hubby... I do have a Birthday coming up (....in three months).
[All comments left on this post will be counted as signatures on a petition. Tell him that I reeeeeally neeeeeed it!]
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