For years I used a basic Timex plus a Mighty for music on my runs and they worked great. Everything went to shit when the Mighty stopped working with Airpods which still baffles me.

Since then I’ve joined Strava and now log my runs there. However, I have to carry my bulky iPhone on every run if I want to track the run / listen to music.

So I’m taking the plunge and going to purchase a smart watch a decade too late.

Based on my limited research, I’m between a Garmin Forerunner 245 and an Apple Watch, but I’m open to anything.

All I want to do is listen to Spotify with my Airpods and upload my runs to Strava.

That’s it.

Runner friends, please, guide me.