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Soleus FIT GPS Watch

I’ve reviewed both the Soleus 1.0 and 2.0 GPS watches, and while the basic watch functionality is good, I found the 2.0 software horrible.  Thus, I only agreed to review the new downloable Soleus FIT watch if they addressed the software platform (dumped it in the ocean).  Thus, look for a review in January…

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Soleus FIT GPS Watch

I’ve reviewed both the Soleus 1.0 and 2.0 GPS watches, and while the basic watch functionality is good, I found the 2.0 software horrible.  Thus, I only agreed to review the new downloable Soleus FIT watch if they addressed the software platform (dumped it in the ocean).  Thus, look for a review in January…

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Soleus FIT GPS Watch

I’ve reviewed both the Soleus 1.0 and 2.0 GPS watches, and while the basic watch functionality is good, I found the 2.0 software horrible.  Thus, I only agreed to review the new downloable Soleus FIT watch if they addressed the software platform (dumped it in the ocean).  Thus, look for a review in January…

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Soleus FIT GPS Watch

I’ve reviewed both the Soleus 1.0 and 2.0 GPS watches, and while the basic watch functionality is good, I found the 2.0 software horrible.  Thus, I only agreed to review the new downloable Soleus FIT watch if they addressed the software platform (dumped it in the ocean).  Thus, look for a review in January…

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Soleus FIT GPS Watch

I’ve reviewed both the Soleus 1.0 and 2.0 GPS watches, and while the basic watch functionality is good, I found the 2.0 software horrible.  Thus, I only agreed to review the new downloable Soleus FIT watch if they addressed the software platform (dumped it in the ocean).  Thus, look for a review in January…

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Soleus FIT GPS Watch

I’ve reviewed both the Soleus 1.0 and 2.0 GPS watches, and while the basic watch functionality is good, I found the 2.0 software horrible.  Thus, I only agreed to review the new downloable Soleus FIT watch if they addressed the software platform (dumped it in the ocean).  Thus, look for a review in January…

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5 Comments

  1. Joshua

    Dear DC Rainmaker,

    I very much enjoy reading all of your reviews!! I recently received some Christmas money from the wife and kids that they have “authorized” me to use on a GPS watch of my choosing. I really want the most watch for my money, and running will be the primary use, with biking (possibly hiking) as second, and all though I am getting into triathlons a little bit nowadays, I am fine throwing it in the swim cap for the swim part then making the transfer. It’s not as big of a priority as the running is. In addition, I want to be able to sport it as a normal watch.

    Based (in no small part) on your extensive reviews and some other research and testing I’ve done on my own, I’m leaning heavily towards the Forerunner 610. Two things give me pause:

    1. Soleus often gives you quite a few features for your money – is this a decent enough GPS running watch in your time with it so far that you recommend I hold off for your in-depth review before I purchase a 610?
    2. The 610 has been out for some time. While this does lead to competitive pricing, especially if you’re willing to buy used or a store’s display model (which would still have a good warranty), I am wondering if Garmin has a magical new model they are about to release and if I should hold off. Getting a watch like the 610 that keeps everything the same but simply adds waterproofing would be significant enough to me to warrant some extra dollars.

    Again, I thank you for all your great reviews and knowledge, and hope you have a little insight to help me out.

    And Merry Christmas!!

    Joshua

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  2. Brandon

    Did you ever get a chance to try the Fit? Not sure if it is worth a slight premium over the Fit 1.0 or not.

    Thanks!

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  3. Niamh

    Have you seen the Soleus GPS mini watch? It looks great and is good value.
    It has a much longer battery life than the FR10 and so is suitable for a slow marathon.
    (My main aim is to finish my first one and make the cutoff of 6 hours)
    I was wondering did you have an opinion on it.

    I think your website is great and your reviews are informative and funny too!
    Best wishes
    Niamh

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    • Rainmaker replied

      I haven’t played with it, though do have one sitting here. It’s a tiny bit smaller than the main Soleus line. Ultimately, if you’re looking for pacing related items – you’ll probably want to pick a watch that has some pacing capability within it.

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    • Niamh replied

      Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
      I just want my miles marked off and my average speed, I think.
      A run/walk feature would be nice too. Everything else is a bonus.

      Reply

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