I had my first ride with the Garmin Forerunner 301 today. I am very excited about the potential this little unit has. On its own it is a very nice HR monitor/GPS/Cyclo computer. But pair it up with some various software programs and it becomes incredible. Click the images to get a bigger view.
The MotionBased.com summary screen
My ride exported to Google Earth
Apparently I climbed a 35% grade at some point
It must have been this killer. I rode it out though
I was rewarded with some sweet mini BMX action
I can not wait to get some big fat epic rides done with this GPS unit. Can you imagine what The E100 will look like mapped out in Google Earth?
I realize that some of this could probably be classified as “gee whiz” data. But the TC software is really pretty useful. You can get your speed, pace, distance, elevation, and HR for any point during any ride. All the data is graphed out and can be customized with different data options. It will really come in handy when I get multiple rides on the same course mapped out.
For any of you that are numbers and map geeks, this gear will really get you excited.
Jeff KerkoveMarch 4, 2006
We just sold one of those to a guy here in town for his ultra sweet custom Co-Motion touring bike.