I really am bad with shopping, both at physical shops and online. And sometimes, when excitement takes over and I made a hasty decision on a certain purchase thinking it was a good deal, I made the wrong purchase and buy something that doesn't really suit me.
So, I received an e-mail about a Timex promotion, I jumped at it because my Nike+ Sportband is acting up on me and can't be recharged. I had been mulling over getting a new running watch for sometime now so when I got that e-mail I was pretty excited. Too excited perhaps that I didn't read and do proper research on the watches being offered.
Got my new watch delivered to me 4 days after ordering and after twiddling at it, I realised this watch has no distance calculation. It has pretty nifty features such as target time pacer that I like but without knowing how far I've run it would be difficult for me to gauge my distance. Oh dear.
I call up the shop over at Menara Keck Seng and asked whether I can pay the difference for a more expensive model that would suit me better (i.e. with pedometer and stuff) and unfortunately they said I can't. Boohoo. There goes my RM268.00. I know it's not much to you guys with a GPS-enabled running watches out there but I can't afford such watches just yet!
Moral of the story - it's bad for me to shop online. It's just so easy to click on the wrong stuff while not making an informed decision about it and spend money.
The watch itself isn't all bad though, that I have to say. It's just that it's a bummer that I may need to buy another running watch or get myself a gadget to calculate my running distance.
Now, if I have an iPhone I wouldn't have this issue right? Since iPhone have Runmeter apps. heh heh