Soleus GPS Fit 1.0 Watch
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Here is an In Depth Review.
I don’t want to step on toes, but that review is for an older version GPS 1.0. The watch sold here is the GPS FIT 1.0.
Notice the watch here has four buttons and the one reviewed has six.
The biggest practical difference is the GPS Fit 1.0 does upload the data and works seamlessly with Strava. The one reviewed specifically mentions that the data is NOT upload able.
I own a GPS Fit 1.0. It is not perfect. The biggest complaint (and the reason I ended up with it from my wife) is that the learning curve is higher than a comparable Garmin (the Forerunner 10). However, after using it regularly, it took just about a week to be very comfortable with it.
However, the Garmin is about twice as much as the Fit 1.0 is being offered for here, and the Garmin only display two pieces of data on the screen, either distance and time OR pace and calories.
The Soleus displays three lines, so I am able to see distance, time, and pace all on one screen.
But when you upload, it shows calories burned as well? Do you program it using a computer (with your height/stride length, weight etc.) or do you have to do all that directly on the watch?
Thanks for the helpful input, I was actually looking at the Forerunner series, even though I’m just a walker. But I’m tired of having to lug a phone with me and I’m going to have to upgrade soon which will mean an even larger phone.
Solid post. Thanks for the info.
The weight and gender are input on the watch itself, as is choosing what the three lines of data are. There is no need to input stride, as the watch uses GPS to track distances.
The data uploaded is time, distance, and map data. It is nice, just like the Garmin, you can see each mile and your pace at literally any point on your route.
It does NOT, however, upload calories, though that is visible on the watch itself. My wife has the Forerunner 10, and it also does not upload calories.
If you are looking at both and want ease of use, the Garmin is a hands down winner. My wife LOVES it after using this for several weeks.
If you want budget, a higher learning curve, but three lines of data, this is not a bad choice.
One note about the three lines of data. Other than a high learning curve (to choose what you want tot see), there was something my wife or I had not considered. The Garmin is smaller (make no mistake, this Soleus is small for a GPS watch watch, but the Garmin is almost petite in comparison. However, despite the smaller size, my wife finds the Garmin easier to read since it only has two lines and the print is therefore larger.
Any other questions, feel free to ask… I just got back from a morning run with this…
Thank you for all the information! I’m looking to replace my Fitbit Flex. Thanks to your great review, I may look at the Garmin. -Di
Calories burned on these things are pretty inaccurate anyway.
My question is…is this compatible with any heart rate chest straps?
I have been looking for a replacement for my old Garmin Forerunner 305…battery is crapping out and I may just get the battery replaced…but am not scared of a little change.
When you download your run, does it show on a map where you were running? I’m looking to replace my Nike+ watch.
You get that data in Strava, and it can be converted to a GPX file to see on Google Earth. While cool, the maps on Strava are fine.
Bummer, though, looks like this sold out.
No heart rate strap compatibility… Nor is the Forerunner 10.
The Forerunner 15, however, does support heart rate straps.
Funny you mention the Forerunner 305 and battery issues. We got the Soleus and Forerunner 10 to replace an older 205 with the same battery issue… I guess they are all at that age.