Ken Duncan, a Landscape photographer uses Garmin GPS which is 'a must' when it comes to including it in his equipment. "In the Australian Outback a GPS really helps in exploration. Often there are little tracks all over the place and it’s easy to get lost, with the Garmin you can easily retrace your steps to be able to get back out. If you did get lost in some locations you could easily run out of fuel or water and be in all sorts of trouble. Just recently I was up in remote Arnhem land and the Topo facility on my Nuvi 500 was so cool it helped me weave my way through some very difficult terrain. There was no track so we had to make our own and the GPS was a real life saver".
For charity rally driver Wayne Ames when it comes to choosing Satellite Navigation it’s all about finding a product that will go the distance – after all, every completed race means valuable funds for those in need. So it’s understandable that when it came to fitting his 1976 ZH Fairlane with a new Sat-Nav system he couldn’t go past the Garmin nuvi series. The latest system from Garmin promise superior performance and Wayne admits there’re second to none when it comes to enduring the “ordinary” tracks of The Great Endeavour rallies. “The rally starts in Longreach and heads to Baradine via Kalgoolie,” Wayne said. “The nuvi series are remarkable and can certainly handle the terrain and tougher conditions, especially the dust we encounter every day on the rally – we’ve been really impressed by it’s durability.” A licensed mechanic, Wayne has heavily modified the vehicle to cope with the punishment it receives in the rallies, but says the Garmin Sat-Nav provide reliability when it comes to navigating the Great Endeavour tracks in outback Australia. “The Garmin system definitely performs in all the harsh environments that we encounter and has never failed us in over 25000kms of rallying –I’m thrilled to have found a product that performs so well.> More Info
Leon Griffin, World Duathlon and Ironman 70.3 winner admits "the Garmin products I use have helped me make the transition over from shorter length triathlon's (up to 2 hour events i.e Olympic distance) to longer ones like half and full Ironman events. The 310XT and Edge 500 have assisted me in understanding how to better pace myself and conserve energy to run out the longer trips and have enough left in the tank to be in contention right till the finish".
Guy Leech favours Garmin fitness products in general as it they are simple to use with an abundance of functions which keep training easy and effective. Winning the first ever professional ironman race in the world - The Coolangatta Gold ironman race in 1984 was one of my most memorable achievements. Currently my goal is to get Australia healthy by educating & motivating people through my multi media platform that connects with over 3 million people a week.> More Info
Tim Berkel, Ironman Western Australia winner says, "the Forerunner is an incredible training tool. Prior to having the Garmin, I used the typical sports watch, with timing features like lap timing, stopwatch, etc. but since none of these watches include GPS information, as you go, the information, and data that I collected was only accessible after my workout. Furthermore, it required me to have several standard routes that I would drive in my car, and memorised the various mile marker. Having a watch with GPS data, is indispensable once you have used it once. I can see my running pace in live time, and not only is this valuable information for training, but it has even greater value in racing".
"The Garmin GPS running products have been the best technological advancement for running training" says Courtney Atkinson, Australian Olympian, 4 x Australian Triathlon Champion, 2 x Noosa Triathlon winner. "The ability to know, analyse and compare my paces, distances, heart rates all together regardless of terrain or location has directly improved my run training effectiveness and in turn my running performances have followed. My Forerunner 310XT and 405CX lock in their GPS position fast. My favourite feature of the 310XT is the amount of data I can look at while running at one time. The 405CX is a running computer on your wrist, with the look and comfort of a normal watch that you can wear all day".> More Info
"The Garmin devices have enabled me to get better use out of my power meter by integrating it with my other performance data (like heart-rate, speed and cadence) by integrating my training data in one place", says the 2008 Paralympic Champion 500m time trial, 2009 UCI Paracycling road race world champion, 2009 UCI Paracycling road time trial world champion. "My coach who lives in a different city to me has the opportunity to get a full picture of my training sessions through viewing GPS data as well as my performance data. The devices are incredibly easy to use. Installing third party Ant + components like my power meter was a breeze. I really like the flexibility to set the fields that can be shown on the display. This means that I can focus on the important performance metrics when I'm training. There's no need to change screens as I can choose what data I see. In fact, I would've purchased the Garmin Edge for this reason alone.> More Info
Michael Hepburn, Gold medal winner in the Team Pursuit at the 2010 World Track Championships has been using the Edge 705 now for over a year. “I have become dependent on this incredible training tool. The amount of information at my disposal at any one time is so comprehensive that there is absolutely no need for me to use any other device. The Edge 705 accurately displays my power output as well as other crucial data that the AIS and Team Jayco-Skins use for measuring performance and my body's response to training. I spend a lot of time travelling to and from Europe with the AIS and Team Jayco-Skins so the City Navigator maps for Europe ensure no matter where I am riding my bike, I always know where I am going and more importantly how to get back”.> More Info
Emma Carney raced her first triathlon in 1993, competed in her first International Triathlon at the World Championships in 1994 and won that race by the largest margin in the history of the sport. During 1995, 1996 and 1997 Emma won all but three races and took Triathlon to a new level of speed, power and athleticism, coupled with feminine grace. Emma became a 2 time World Champion, 4 time world number 1 & 9 time Australian Champion.> More Info
"When I talk about training smarter, it means to know exactly what I'm doing in real time, 100% of the time", says the bronze medal winner at the Noosa Triathlon in 2009. "Whilst the real time GPS feature rules in terms of my love for Garmin, a close second would be the ability Garmin gives me to study my sessions post-workout with Garmin Connect, to see trends, performance and improvement as they are happening, and over time".> More Info
Robert Torelli, 7 times Australian Spearfishing Champion, Film maker and Abalone Diver says, “l have just purchased the magnificent Garmin 750 S GPS/sounder combo for my new charter and abalone diving vessel. What an amazing piece of electronics! I love the simplicity of it and the great touch screen function. The BlueChart g2 Vision card provides premium features like high resolution satellite imagery, auto guidance, aerial reference photos and amazing true 3D visual map perspective with both MarineEye and FishEye views. This has made my spearfishing, chartering and abalone diving so much easier”.> More Info