Dear Garmin Forerunner 405….

My Garmin and I met about 3 1/2 years ago. It was love at first sight. Oh sure, he’s a bit bulkier than I was used to and not the type of watch I’m normally attracted to, but what he’s lacking in appearance he makes up for in personality. He’s been a faithful companion since day one and I can say with pure honesty that I love my Garmin Forerunner 405.

Garmin Forerunner 405

But I have a confession to make.

My Garmin was becoming a pain in my butt. He was getting a bit testy. Running in the summer heat makes me sweat…buckets, and he didn’t like that. So he would change screens or sometimes just shut off and I was getting annoyed. And there were the tan lines. The obvious, ‘oh she wears a Garmin’ white line around the wrist of my otherwise tan arm. It was getting ugly.

I know, I should have given him some warning. I should have talked to him about it but it all happened so fast.

MacGyver rides a bike and he first suggested it, after realizing that I ALWAYS take my phone on runs with me. He said I could run faster without all the bulk. He said I could simplify. It’s mostly his fault. So I’m partially blaming him.

I’m sorry Garmin, but I’ve been cheating. And his name is SportyPal.


I know he doesn’t have all of your personality. He’s not the most advanced thing out there, but he makes things so easy. He tracks my time and distance, my calories burned and he’s pretty accurate, and I can also listen to my music or take phone calls without disturbing my workout….and I can do it all without tan lines. I know he can’t do all of the things that you can do and I still want to see you occasionally, but I think we need a little break. It may just be a phase that I’m going through but only time will tell.

I hope you understand. It’s not you, it’s me.

Are you still in love with your Garmin? Do you use an app?