I’m in a relationship, and it’s uncomplicated. He’s my running buddy, keeping track of how fast and far I run. In return, I’ve promised to take care of him and never beat him up.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Kiko:
Yes, I finally went and got myself a Garmin. I get to map out my runs and compute my average pace only after the fact when I input my data into Log Your Run, but wanted to have this data on the fly to help me train better and pace myself. I’m a natural speedster, which is disastrous for longer runs because I burn out before the end.
Mr. F got himself a Garmin Forerunner 310XT from his friend Mark Tan at Navco, the distributor for Garmin here in the Philippines. When I mentioned that I was saving up for the GF305 and intended to purchase one later this year, Mr. F introduced me to Mark — and that’s how I hooked up with Kiko so quickly.
It’s not as low-priced as the Garmins I see being sold on the Takbo.ph forum, but buying mine from the distributor means better customer and product support. Well, that’s my mentality anyway. Ü
So far, Kiko’s been a lovable companion; straight out of the box I took him for a 2-kilometer run inside Fort so I could see how Kiko tracks distance and pace in real-time. A quick browse of my manual alerted me to additional functions, which I plan to look into in detail when my schedule frees up for training runs.
I’m in love!
Garmin units supplied by official distributor Navco are now available at SecondWind Running Stores, and will be available soon at R.O.X., Watch Republic, and The North Face. For more information, visit the Navco official website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garmin showroom is at 2nd Floor JG Building, C. Raymundo Ave., Rosario, Pasig City.