What makes this more crappy then usual is that my new HRM is due to be delivered today. Originally it was supposed to arrive tomorrow so it'll be here a day early, which is nice. Of course, I won't get to play around with it until I get home from work.
Currently I have a Garmin 405CX which suited me just fine, until a couple of months ago when problems began cropping up. The GPS had issues connecting to satellites even outside on a clear sunny day. I could deal with that. But then it started locking up and the only way to fix it was to do a reset which meant losing a lot of data. You changed screens by sliding your finger around the bezel and... well, stopped working. And there were other little problems which just started to become aggravating so I said "enough," and ordered a new one. It's a Garmin 220 Forerunner.
|The old HRM... still woks as a watch
The logistics on how the new one is arriving are rather amusing. It was shipped FedEx Smartpost from Allentown, PA, which is 89 miles, north east, of where I live. It's route took it through Harrisburg (5 miles away) down to St. Martinsburg, WV, which is 91 miles to my south west. It was then transferred to a truck which brought it back to Enola, the suburb in which I live, where it was... put on a truck to take it to the Post Office in Camp Hill, (again about 5 miles away). In Camp Hill, the new HRM was put on a delivery truck which is, as I type, on its way back to Enola. A little convoluted if you ask me.