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05 Aug 2018 12:33 #19926

DominicShields

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www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45035092

I am quite concerned that a movement has got underway without first checking that we are all talking about the same thing or even understanding the exact capabilities of the devices in question. This is what I wrote in an email to various people who have been discussing this.
Reading this article I am even more convinced that before any decisions are made there needs to be an exact definition of what we are seeking to ban.
For example, I know many runners who run to a high standard who are perfectly happy with these Garmin GPS running watches that do not have any form of return to start or following uploaded courses
buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/164366#specs
buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/599130#specs
buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/552962#specs

and the extremely popular Forerunner 235 only claims to have the "back to start" feature which could only ever be described as a safety feature, having used this once I had to slow to a walk to follow it - thus making me question the entire premise even though I accept that one try of something does not make me proficient.
buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/529988#specs

There is another issue that does worry me slightly from my experience with golf - some manufacturers of sporting equipment have been known to undertake litigation against sporting bodies they feel are unfairly penalising their products - I put the likelihood of this here as remote but Garmin have huge resources and might start to worry about precedents being set. For example there is a hardcore belief among some that the UKA rules do not permit devices that assist pacing in races and a strict interpretation would seem to by implication ban anything that tells you what pace you are running at. If this was enforced then I suggest that Garmin would be pretty much forced to act.

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