I get the feeling that February could be an expensive month, we have just changed our life insurance to a new provider who give you benefits for being apart of the scheme.

Some of the benefits are

  • Free weekly Starbucks drink
  • Free cinema tickets
  • 50% off Sweatshop and Garmin/Fitbit/Polar/Misfit products

There are many more and the healthier you are the more you benefit and the lower your policy could be.

So with the above in mine I took up one of the offers and ordered a new Garmin, there wasn’t anything wrong with the TomTom sports watch and I still think it is a great product but there was 2 factors that made me want to get the Garmin.

Firstly with the marathon coming up I thought it would be a good idea that my wife and family could track me where I am and how I am doing via the online feature, yes this means having the watch and phone paired during the event but as I will need my phone anyway to make contact when I am finished I thought why not.

Secondly it was the steps counting feature for linking to our insurance account which would then allow us to track our steps, ok so maybe it was also a chance to get a new device that had a few more features and with the added bonus of a heart rate monitor built in.


 I went for the Forerunner 235 which I think has the best balance of features, it doesn’t have the cycling part ( I have purchased another Garmin device that will just stay with the bike Edge 20 which I am also very happy with, the size and functions are perfect for my cycling needs!), but the rest of the features really do make up for it, so I will write a month review but after opening the box and getting the watch on I have to say I am very happy!

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