In prep for the Lulu Half Marathon in August I started the Couch to 5K running program last week. I know it's a very ambitious goal but I am going to give it my best. My husband has been running several months now and has come to prefer his Garmin heart rate monitor/GPS over his Polar HRM. He has both the FR60, primarily for the heart rate info (he had a lot of trouble with the Polar strap and/or sensor dropping his heart rate a lot) and a Garmin Forerunner 310XT which he raves about (he loves the vibrating alerts). As my Valentine's Day present my husband got me an FR60, which he said I could start using now. The heart rate data is so much more comprehensive than my Polar FT60. The Polar only gives me a min and max for any workout, I can't see how it changes instantaneously over time. The Garmin gives you a graph over the duration of your workout. The Couch to 5K has you start running 60 seconds and then walking for 90 seconds over a period of 20 minutes and then ramping up the running durations on a weekly basis. I've been looking at the watch on my Polar to time myself but the Garmin will beep at me. I can't wait to give it a try.