Running watches through the years!

4.5 years of running, 8 watches 🤭🤫 That math doesn’t add up 🤣 I will admit I’m a gadgets gal. I love new gadget toys. SO, let’s do the run down!

1️⃣ Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire Rose Gold edition. Loved this big baby. Old school now… was like having a pink razr phone in high school (which I didn’t have). The coolest. Overall just too big, too blingy for my style, and too expensive to recommend to my followers (I was lucky to get mine off eBay). But it did all the functional things!

Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire Rose Gold edition

2️⃣ Garmin Forerunner 35. SOLID affordable watch! I still always recommend this one. Won’t break the bank and does everything you need. Battery life is 9 days / 13 hours GPS and it even has built in HR. All for about $100. Lightweight, stylish.

Garmin Forerunner 35

3️⃣ Garmin Forerunner 235. CLASSIC. You know someone’s a runner when you see that teal band, right? I couldn’t NOT have this watch at some point. It was cool. Too teal for me. I’m not a teal gal. Good, practical, functional watch. Large face, very lightweight, sporty look.

Garmin Forerunner 235

4️⃣ Garmin Forerunner 645 Music. One of my favorites. Smaller watch face compared to the others, which I like. Classy, stylish for all day wear. Has all the high end Garmin functions like training status, etc. & decent battery life. My 2nd favorite after my current watch.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Muisc

5️⃣ COROS Pace. The original COROS watch! I was lucky enough to get to test it out and provide my feedback! Super cool that they listen to heir customers. These are really amazing watches. Perfect for data geeks! Lots of stats, great battery life, bright screen, nice sporty look. I gave this watch to my dad and he still loves it. (I have a rule that I only keep 1 watch at a time. I can only wear 1…)


6️⃣ Garmin Forerunner 935. THE MVP. This watch is functionally the best watch I’ve ever had. The battery life is INSANE. I’d run 50 miles a week and barely remember ever charging it. 24 hour GPS battery. I used this watch for a longgg time. There’s nothing else you need. Overall, it’s just bulky and boyish for me. I like to wear my watch 24/7 and was just ready for a shiny new thing. Gave this one to my husband and he still loves it.

Garmin Forerunner 935

7️⃣ Garmin Fenix 6s. Beautiful watch. Not nearly as bulky as the old school Fenix 3 Sapphire. Don’t really know why I moved on from this one. Great battery life, full functionality. Looking back, it’s a little heavier than my current watch. I like lightweight, simple. Would definitely recommend this watch if it’s in your budget.

Garmin Fenix 6s

8️⃣ Garmin Forerunner 245 Music. Current watch today! I love this one. It’s a great middle-ground between everything I’ve tried. It does ALL the things, yet it’s lightweight, not too blingy (just my taste), on the smaller side, simple & stylish for every day wear. I know looks shouldn’t matter, but these days ALL watches are pretty good, so – it’s a factor.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

There you go! Random information/my thoughts on each watch I’ve ever had since I started running in 2016! (Congratulations to me for remembering all these names! With a little help from Google…)

Have you had one of these watches? What’s your favorite running watch?

2 thoughts on “Running watches through the years!

  1. This is really amazing, Jenna. I have only had 2 watches. The one I currently use is the Garmin Forerunner 235. I’m not into a lot of data and this is all I need. I also have a Suunto Spartan Sport. This is my favoutite of the 2 watches because I love all the activities you can choose from. I’m very old school and don’t have media on my phone. When Suunto got rid of the computer app and went mobile app only I could no longer use it.


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