Casio Introduces New GPS Watch: GPR
Standard alarm.The Casio GPR-100 isn't cheap. It goes for 54,000 yen, or about $467.00, as of today. I can see paying that much for a high-end training watch, but frankly, they're going to have to extend the battery life significantly. In case you can't wait for Casio to get around to shipping this watch to the US, check out the Garmin Forerunner 205 (they claim a battery life of 10 hours). I've used its predecessor, the Forerunner 101, pretty extensively, and it's a pretty decent training watch, so I'm anxious to get my hands on the 205. Pace verification. Since the watch knows how fast and how far you're going, it can give you feedback on your pace and let you know whether you need to speed up or slow down. Countdown timer. Rechargeable battery (recharging cradle is included). Unfortunately, the battery only lasts about 2 hours in "normal" mode, and 4.3 hours in "low power" mode (if you are in good enough shape to run longer than that, you'll have to stick to more conventional training methods). The Casio GPR-100 takes about 3 hours to fully recharge.