Garmin Forerunner 305

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Steven Hopper
Reviewed: 13 October 2013

After using for 10-12 runs, long walks the device fails to locate the satellite - Overpriced by a country mi

Stopwatch is OK
Bulky, cumsersome, and as I've listed in a nutshell - fails to contact the satellites after bout 10-12 uses on walks and runs. I've got the watch out in the street now - yesterday it was out there for 25 minutes - no satellites - done the upgrade and the factory reset. Without the satellite entry this is just a pricy stopwatch.
Garmin not very customer friendly when you part with a not inconsiderable sum of money for a device that tracks your mileage on 10-12 outings then goes AWOL - that's more than a tenner+ an outing!! Overpriced, overhyped junk.
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Steven Hopper would not recommend this product
paul lucas 5
Reviewed: 27 June 2012

this device is brilliant!

Robust, clear display, multi sport usage, waterproof, idiot proof, lower in price
slightly larger than others on market
I bought this primarily to wear when out on my mountain bike either round my wrist or strapped to the cross bar. I fell off numerous times going down hills and mountains and its still going. It has also had its fair use in the rain (...and puddles).

Recently started training for the BUPA Great South Run 2012 and continue to wear it to track my progress as I love uploading the data to the Garmin Software it comes with and onto the Garmin Connect website.

Yes its bigger than other watches on the market but you completely forget about its size when your running and in the zone.

It came with a heart monitor as standard and feels extremely comfortable to wear.

I would recommend this device to anyone and everyone as it can be used across multiple sports (by strapping it on via the watch strap or by purchasing a bike adapter) and is at a very good price.

Buy it now. You will not be disappointed!!!
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5.0
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Value:
5.0

paul lucas 5 would recommend this product
Nick Stone 3
Reviewed: 21 September 2011

Good value considering what you pay for it now amd very accurate with clear display and comfortble.

Very good value productwhich has benn highly recommended by numerous other runners.Display is very clear and easy to read and can be adjusted to what you want displayed or not.It may look big but once on your rist it is very comfortable and easy to run with.Battery life excellent.
Can take a while in some overcast and cloudy weather conditions to pick up satalite signal.
Would highly recommend this product even though newer versions are out there but are far more expensive.
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Set-Up:
4.0
Functionality:
4.0
Accuracy:
5.0
Features:
4.0
Value:
5.0

Nick Stone 3 would recommend this product
Steve Cohn
Reviewed: 01 September 2011

Garmin Forerunner 305, wrist GPS for low price that offers everything you need for good training

Since it is older model price went down big time! And if you don't need this kind of device to showoff around, and if you read reviews and available features (you can read them here http://garmin-305-review.com/)you will see that Garmin 305 has all you need for well controlled and planned training.
It looks little bulky at first.
Great product that stayed around for some time and with god reason. It has been tested for some time and proved to be reliable. And, As said, it is much cheaper that similar products. You can't bit Garmin 305 when it comes to what you get for your money.
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Set-Up:
4.0
Functionality:
5.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Features:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Steve Cohn would recommend this product
Andy Karran
Reviewed: 29 August 2011

it's quite chunky but really cheap right now and does a gret job

it does exactly what it says!

it always picks up a signal even where i live surrounded by quite tall buildings

battery life is good even if you are out for a long run/walk/hike

although big it sits comfortably and you will get used to it after a run or two
big - young children think that you are james bond and stop you in the street to try to get you to fire a laser out of your watch

as with all gps i guess, the accuracy goes off a bit when you are surrounded by buildings

the software that comes with it is crap, but you can use loads of other free resources - recommend "garmin connect" website where you can upload / analyse / share your runs
i love it! if you have always wanted one but couldn't justify spending 200+ quid on the latest and greatest model, take advantage of the low price now while the later model is drawing the attention of bigger spenders. it does everything you will ever want and it does it very well.
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Set-Up:
4.0
Functionality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Features:
4.0
Value:
5.0

Andy Karran would recommend this product
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