Garmin Forerunner 305 problems anyone else ?

Anyone esle having a problem with their new forerunner 305

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24/07/2008 at 22:36

II ran 7x0.5 mile intervals today and it worked fine.I might not be using exactly as it is meant to be used.I will contact garmin.

I am using the speed as opposed to heart rate as I am seeking to get a good for age for FLM and I thought that if I can keep up the training times I should be Ok.I have missed my target time for London twice now by less than two minutes. (Buggrit)

21/09/2008 at 10:22
Hi Everyone,
I thought you all might be interested in my story.... I bought a forerunner 305 in dec last year to train for the FLM. All went well and did 3:40. I was really pleased with the 305 and used it to train for the wolverhampton city marathon in sept. However 2 weeks before the marathon the 305 went totally kaput and wouldn't switch on unless in the cradle. I emailed Garmin who advised to do a hard reset (on & mode buttons pressed at the same time). That didn't work, they then advised that I should send it back to them for repair. I sent the 305 back to them and hearing some of the horror stories about garmin customer service on this forum, I waited to see what would happen.....
To my surprise, within a week a received a parcel back from garmin containing what I thought was a replacement 305. On opening the parcel and checking the paperwork, the 305 had been upgraded to a forerunner 405. I don't know whether this is now garmin policy to replace faulty 305's with 405's, but I am one happy teddy at the moment. Hurrah for garmin customer service. Just off out to try my new toy!!!!!!!
21/09/2008 at 21:07

Hubby has Garmin 305- I bought it last Christmas. We all use it turns.

Only prob, would love to ba able to print out stats. Any tips?

22/09/2008 at 13:02
Might be worth signing up to motionbased or similar web-based application then you can print out whatever you want (and motionbased is free as a basic user without all the bells'n whistles).
22/09/2008 at 14:40


Sounds interesting, but how do I go about getting a motionbased thingy whatsit?

22/09/2008 at 16:01
All you have to do is google 'motionbased' and sign up to the site, the biggest bonus is it's free.
P.S. be patient as it can be quite slow....
22/11/2008 at 20:42
Anyone using a 305 with a Mac?
02/05/2009 at 12:15


 I recently decided to bin all my saved courses and start again. Unfortunately when I try to transfer a new course from the history folder I get "Memory Full"

08/12/2010 at 22:34

My girlfriend is going to get me an FR 305 for xmas, but this thread really puts the fear of God in me, is this a product to avoid?


09/12/2010 at 16:43
I've had no problems with mine.. (so far 9 months). There's a natural bias in these sorts of threads. If you haven't a problem, you don't post....
09/12/2010 at 16:59
The only problem I've had with my 305 is that the beeper has gone really quiet. It didn't occur to me to make sure it was dried properly after a run, so the sweat has corroded the piezzo buzzer in the back.
09/12/2010 at 21:24
I bought my 305 from new march 08 and no real problems. Fantastic kit that really transformed my training. A couple of times I have needed to reset it but I didn't lose my data. A couple of months ago I had to delete my data from the watch as the memory had filled up but that was after about 1200 miles clocked. Luckily the data on my pc didn't delete! I wouldn't have been happy!!
09/12/2010 at 21:27
Oooh can I be cheeky and ask for votes in the super six comp?!! Sub 4.00 is where you'll find me!

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