Sunday, September 24, 2006

Gadget girl strikes again...

Those of you who have been following this blog know that about this time last year, I was tickled pink with a new gadget - my Polar F4 Heart Rate Monitor.

We are gadget people in our family. And this is one thing I definitely have in common with the men in the family. If it can make us say, "Oh, cool!" then it's all good.

My Polar F4 is now what I wear as my everyday watch and the HR monitor has been with me through many a workout.

Today, I graduated.

Or, you could say I "pulled a Z." (Z. is my friend who "accidentally" buys things like art, cars, houses and pianos... Well, OK, there was only one piano...)

But this wasn't accidental... I've been tossing it around in my head for months... It was calculated... saved for... coveted. I have been quietly waiting for exactly the right moment.

Today that arrived when A. e-mailed me to say, "On sale...".

I went. I looked. I drooled.

I ordered:

For those non-runner types out there, it's a Garmin Forerunner 305... measures distance, time, pace and even heart rate.

I've been comparison shopping for months... Waiting for sales. Even checking e-Bay (which for this particular item seems surprisingly useless, once you factor in shipping and duty.)

And the 305 models never seem to go on sale in Canada.

Until now.

Thus (finally) my tax refund for this year is officially exhausted! (She says... anxiously sitting by her mailbox praying for happy knees so she can actually use the new gadget when it arrives...)

PS: Furnace is working great now. I think the heat went to my head and made me dizzy, forcing me into impulse shopping. Yeah... that's it.


robtherunner said...

I just upgraded to a watch!

I hope the Garmin is all you hope for. Girls with gadgets are sexy.

backofpack said...

Cool! I'm going to look and see if it's on sale here. Glad your furnace is working again - and I'm sure it was the heat that did it.

Anvilcloud said...

Gadgets are great. Hope you get a lot of use out of this one.

Turtle Guy said...

Now that's some intense shopping! Dick Tracy would be proud.

Sarah said...

Sweet! I've had the 201 for a couple of years and love it (although I use it less now that I run more on trails). Hope you like your top of the line model!

Janice said...

Hi Sarah,

My husband is the gagit King! His nick-name at work is officialy Inspector Gagit! SO we got a lot of eletronic junk around here, and I have to learn to use it too. Luckily I am somewhat eletronically/mechanically inclined, and importantly I can learn.

Good luck with your new gagit, and I too hope you have happy knees, and feet and what ever body part you will need for it!