Saturday, March 24, 2007

Yielding to Itch

Garmin Forerunner 305
I have been eying this toy right from the day Shahid introduced me to it. I am happy to report that I yielded to the itch and now a proud owner Garmin Forerunner 305. Will be testing it out tomorrow.. in the ChennaiRunners weekly run..


  1. Hey Ram,

    Cool,what was the damage?

  2. Hari
    It is a cool toy.. used it yesterday..

    cost USD269 on Amazon with USD50 mail-in rebate..

  3. Ram,

    Nice to hear about it. It should be of great advantage of professional runners like you. How nice it could be if it is available for a cheaper price.

  4. Balaji
    Yes.. I do like this new toy.. I like the fact that 1) it is GPS enabled 2) can monitor my heartrate more closely 3)load it to Google Maps and get a blow by blow account of my run..

    About the price.. relatively speaking, USD 220 is nominal.. I paid USD 150 for just a polar heart rate monitor couple of years back..

  5. Ram, you are a marketer's delight. Marketing is the art of converting something a person may or may not need into something he desperately wants.

    We marketers love people like you who yield to the itch!

  6. Raj
    Yup and I fell for it.. used to do it lot more when I was in US. now its kind of limited due to logistics issues..
    so what that means is.., you guys (marketers) will have to make me 'itch severely' to warrant me to get it somehow from somewhere..

  7. Hi I would like to buy one too. Please let me know how to order it.