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limewave2010-07-06 23:02:20 +0000 #1
Just a quick question: Do you wear your Garmin or GPS watch during a race? I was planning on wearing it to help my pacing, but I've heard that they can be inaccurate during a race from interference and other people's gps.

Thoughts?
Veronica2010-07-06 23:08:20 +0000 #2
Mine has been accurate in race situations.

Veronica
OakLeaf2010-07-06 23:50:02 +0000 #3
I've never had interference on mine. Once it pairs with your HRM, footpod, cadence sensor, whatever, it won't pair with anyone else's.

I REALLY value it for pacing, especially my first race at a given distance.

If yours has a vibrating alarm, it would be polite to turn the sound off. If not, I don't think it's a big problem. I hear other people's and it doesn't bother me.

If you have a footpod, calibrate it and set the watch to display pace from the footpod, since instantaneous pace is more accurate from the footpod than from GPS.

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