With the included USB charging cable I fill up the thing so first, and look me in parallel times the functions. So the operation is not particularly difficult, the Power button to start the clock, which incidentally is very light and fits snugly on your wrist. The key with the runner symbol starts the stopwatch, but first advance is configured with the arrow keys and confirmed afterwards. Really no problem, there is the internet to read for lazy even videos! Size and weight are adjusted and after confirming the clock automatically searches for satellites and the indicator is green when the GPS is ready! It's fascinating when you run the permanent distance, calories burned, pace and gets displayed elapsed time. At the end of the barrel holding the clock on a button and stores its course. One can compare it with the new / old then runs again. Have you achieved a new personal best, you get it automatically displayed. The display is designed the way, also in color and clearly (not too small). You can freely take intermediate times and display the vibrating alert to this message! So you can while running from time to time quite comfortably quick look at the clock to see where you are compared to the last run to be increased if necessary (in itself route), and where od. Has deteriorated.
In addition, you can try to Garmin Connect Join a community and even to talk with others, among others. Compare times and distances here are only an interesting point. The account is free by the way! There are certainly a lot of interesting features, including an app that you can download and then upload their data via Wi-Fi via Bluetooth. I actually do not own a smartphone, and therefore this is for me "currently" not yet so important. In GPS mode, the fully charged clock has a battery life of 10 hours, I have now about 4 hours behind me and still looks pretty good :) / the battery comes to an end, you get of course also an info to avoid the risk of " run "that you need to cancel the middle of the training! The Standard Edition comes without a heart rate chest strap, which is still for info. Surely this chest is worth considering, but at the moment I'm happy without.
Conclusion: A reliable friend during exercise is very easy to use and will give the ambitious amateur runners certainly a lot of fun. I think the thing and give class in terms of price / performance, the perfect score!