I'm new to this forum and I'm also a new and happy user of the GH-625 GPS Watch.
I'm using the watch less than one week - so I don't have much experience up to now.
In the meantime I have read almost all articles in this thread and I'm really astonished
about the excellent support ! I didn't expect this...
For my personal point of view I would like to summarize the features, which should be
optimized in the next firmware:
1. Cummulatice Error in lap function:
I also had this problem in all of my tests up to now. As explained earlier, this can be solved
by a modified calculation suggested by Longjog. Based on the current used formular the
problems increases with higher speed. Today I used the watch in my car, and at the end
of a 45 km trip the clock did show only 42 laps !
2. Memory full handling:
I think the best method for solving the full memory problem is to provide an additional
Setup / Configuration option, which allows to select either to overwrite old data or to
stop saving new data.
3. Heart Rate Monitor:
I didn't test this function very much - however I have the feeling the GH 625 shows a
heart rate, which is somehow higher than expected. I also saw the heart rate slowly
stepping up, when I started the watch with the belt having not an optimum contact.
For these kind of problems, I would suggest to signal the heart beat received by the
watch by a blinking heart symbol.
4. Auto Lap by Position:
I also think a function like lap by postition could by very useful: I often use a track around a
small lake for my running training. And because it's small, I run it several times.
If I could set the Start position as a auto lap position, the lap would be counted automatically
when I pass the start point again. For my personal use in this case the inaccuracy of +/- 15m
are not interesting. Of course the lap should count only once, even when I move slowly
through the +/- 15m area around the start point.
5. Virtual Trainer:
This would be a really great feature ! As said earlier by others, I can imagine to enter a
setpoint in terms of time for 1km, or for a whole distance like 42km and then watch a
virtual partner running 100 or 200m in front of me (or even better: behind me).
I could also imagine to load some old training data (track and times) into the watch
and to use this data to compare to my next training.
I think, the basic tools for such a function are already available in the watch.
It is just a questions of combining them in a rigth way...
6. German language:
As you might have guessed from my strange wording, my native language is German.
And I found that the translation for German menus is sometime not very good !
This applies as well to the watch itself but also to the GS Gym Software.
In the meantime I switched back to the English version in order to understand the
functions better !
Maybe it is possible to post an excel sheet or something similar containing the
English / German terms and some of the forum users have a look at the translation
and try to optimize it. I would also like to help in this job !
Best regards and sorry for writing such a long posting.
I will try to shorten it next time !