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Hello TT I am trying to solve the problem of logging lap times at the track when im by myself. I just wanted to know if anyone has any information about GPS watches for this purpose, specifically, the Garmin forerunner 235 which is fairly cheap near me at the moment. Is this watch going to be able to do what i want it to do? or is it a glorified heart rate monitor. The idea of logging heart rate data is some what useful to me but its primary use would be for logging lap times. Im not a fan of mounting my phone to my bike but if people have done this feel free to let me know your experience. any advice on this topic is appreciated Thanks
OLATHE, KS – April 11, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the rugged zūmo 396 LMT-S, a GPS designed specifically for motorcyclists that want to turn their routes into thrilling experiences. The rugged navigator offers a glove-friendly, 4.3-inch display in a new embodiment and packs a diverse feature-set ranging from clear, turn-by-turn directions, free real-time services1, built-in Wi-Fi®, preloaded TripAdvisor®points of interest, and for the thrill seekers – twisty adventurous routing options to enhance every ride. “Over the years, our customers have come to rely on the zūmo’s ability to provide easy motorcycle-dedicated navigation,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Now, with the zūmo 396, riders can confidently venture out on the road, staying informed of the things that matter most, including updates for live traffic and weather conditions that could significantly impact their journey.” Staying connected is simple with the zūmo 396. Using the Garmin Smartphone link app, owners can wirelessly pair their Bluetooth®-enabled smartphones to the zūmo for access to a suite of free live services1, including traffic conditions and weather updates. Riders can safely store away their smartphones for convenient hands-free calling, in addition to receiving key Smartphone Link1features such as smart notifications, and LiveTrack – a feature that gives riders the option to share their locations with friends who want to track their adventures. Built-in Wi-Fi® allows riders to easily keep maps, software, and points of interest up-to-date on the navigator without the need for a computer. The zūmo 396 also simplifies the planning, sharing, and tracking of routes by making it easy for riders to swiftly export GPX files1 – files containing preferred routes – from their mobile devices to the zūmo for solo or group rides. The zūmo 396 enhances the adventure with convenient on-screen controls for music2 and media sourced from a rider’s Bluetooth-enabled phone or media player. To make the most of their adventures, riders can choose their route preferences using the Garmin Adventurous Routing™ settings to limit major highways and discover those hidden, winding, hilly roads. What’s more, the zūmo includes detailed maps of North America3, millions of Foursquare® POIs and new TripAdvisor® ratings for restaurants, hotels, and attractions along a route or near a destination. The zūmo 396 is equipped with new Automatic Incident Notifications1 — if an incident occurs, the zūmo can automatically send a text notification with GPS location information to a predetermined contact. The navigator also encourages rider awareness and safer driving by providing helpful rider alerts4 for upcoming sharp curves, railroad crossings, state helmet laws, red light/speed cameras, and more. Built to withstand the elements, the zūmo 396 is resistant to fuel vapors, UV rays and harsh weather.5 The zūmo 396 LMT-S has a suggested retail price of $399.99, and is expected to be available in April. For more information, visit garmin.com/zumo. The zūmo 396 LMT-S is the latest from the consumer automotive segment of Garmin, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. The company’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving. For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, advancements with camera solutions, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin. 1To receive live services or smart notifications on your navigator you must download the free Smartphone Link app. Visit Garmin.com/SPL for details. Some features require Bluetooth-compatible helmet/headset and GPS and Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately). User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. 2Music and media control work with iPhone® 4S or later and iPod touch® 2ndGeneration or later. Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately). See garmin.com for details. 3Map coverage includes preloaded street maps for the United States, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bahamas. 4Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions. Helmet law warnings available in the U.S. only. Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions. 5IPX7 water rating; see garmin.com/waterrating for details.