"Might work great in, oh, a desert"1.5 starson by cormacf
Pros: Not entirely hideous
Cons: Clunky, rarely gets a signal it can hold
Summary: I had this beauty for 48 hours before returning it to the store. In that time, I ran 2 10-mile runs, measured by the Garmin as 12.2 miles and 7.4 miles, respectively, thanks to some seriously flawed connect-the-dots compensation for the 20-30% of my runs I spent outside of a GPS signal.
I live in Los Angeles, and I'm used to a little fuzziness and dropped calls when I'm going through some of the hills or canyons, but this was ridiculous. I lost my signal in all the expected places, but I also dropped it (twice) on Sunset Boulevard in downtown LA without a cloud in the sky or a tree on the horizon. I actually watched it recalibrate my distance traveled in real-time. 6.2 miles. Wait--no! 7.8. Oops. back to 5.9. This thing is useless. Thank you, Sportmart, for accepting returns. I'll just premap my runs on Google Maps and use a stopwatch and some 3rd-grade division.