Which Garmin watches are allowed that dont have the GPS tracking feature?
GPS devices capable of following a track or assisting navigation more than speed and distance are strictly prohibited. There are some GPS cycling computers and running watches do not have any navigation capabilities and are therefore permitted.
Examples of some devices that are allowed include:
Garmin Forerunner 45 running watch
Garmin Forerunner 55 running watch
Garmin Forerunner 245 running watch
Garmin Vivo Running watches
Suunto 9 G1 running watch
XOSS G+ Cycling Computer
Garmin Edge 500 (no longer in production) - no new Garmin Edge devices are permitted
CYCPLUS M2 Bike Computer
iGPSSport iGS50E Cycling Computer
Cyclometer gps 100
Examples of some devices that are STRICTLY PROHIBITED:
Garmin Edge 100 series
Garmin Edge 800 series
Garmin Edge 1000 series
All Wahoo Devices
All Garmin Fenix watches
All Garmin Instinct watches
Garmin Forerunner 735
Garmin Forerunner 935
Most Suunto devices
Please note we still recommend using a wheel odometer, even if you are also using one of the permitted devices below as these all require charging and you will find yourself in trouble if battery dies (sometimes due to charging malfunction).
If you are planning on using a device that is not on the above list then please double check this with Race Office as being caught with a navigation enabled device will result in instant disqualification, even if it has no tracks loaded on it.
Garmin offers a wide range of watches with various features, including models without GPS tracking. Here are a few Garmin watches that do not have built-in GPS:
Garmin Vivosmart 4: This fitness tracker focuses on activity tracking, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking. It does not have GPS functionality.
Garmin Vivosport: The Vivosport is another fitness tracker that offers features like heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, and stress tracking. It does not include GPS.
Garmin Vivofit Jr.: Designed for kids, the Vivofit Jr. focuses on activity tracking, sleep tracking, and motivating children to stay active. It does not have GPS capabilities.
Garmin Forerunner 35: While most Forerunner models come with GPS, the Forerunner 35 is an exception. It offers basic running features like heart rate monitoring, pace tracking, and activity tracking, but does not include GPS.
It's important to note that the absence of GPS means that these watches rely on other methods to estimate distance, such as step count or accelerometer data. If GPS tracking is a critical feature for your needs as pay for assignment to be done, consider other Garmin models that offer GPS functionality.