Garmin Forerunner 305

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AweSimon
Reviewed: 18 July 2011

Where would I be without this?

- Distance tracker
- Visual breakdown of performance available on PC / Mac
- HRM
- Host of other features
- slightly dated now
- a little on the chunky side
- bit restricted what you can and can't do on the results (zoom function anyone?!)
Extremely happy with this product, which I picked-up online for £105! Advanced my running level by leaps and bounds in a matter of weeks....
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Set-Up:
5.0
Functionality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Features:
5.0
Value:
5.0

AweSimon would recommend this product
Mybad
Reviewed: 08 July 2011

Great product, perfect for running, an ideal accompaniment.

Light to wear, easy to turn on and wait for it to find satellite and then just push one button and go! It has a far more accurate gps tracker than my mobile phone so I am able to get more accurate times/distances. I also like to monitor my heart rate so I can see how much time is spent at 90%+ of Max heart rate.
Screen can be busy, I need reading glasses but I can't wear them whilst running as I can't see with them on, only need them for reading. So there is a lot of information on the watch that I am unable to see until I get back home.
Great deal online which is what tempted me to buy it, no regrets. Analogies to describe it: I could hand wash all my clothes, but I bought an automatic washing machine. I could cook all my food over a fire in my back garden, but I chose to buy a gas cooker. I could work out my route, time and distance for myself, but I bought a Garmin 305 and it does it for me.
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Set-Up:
5.0
Functionality:
5.0
Accuracy:
5.0
Features:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Mybad would recommend this product
Neil Benson 3
Reviewed: 01 June 2011

Really pleased with the 305 as my first GPS watch

Plenty of advanced features; good battery life; waterproof (but I wouldn't swim with it; picks up satellites fairly quickly; good online site (Garmin Connect).
If you aren't used to running with a watch, it feels big. Very big.
I got my Forerunner 305 through Amazon where it was on special offer as this watch has now been superseded by newer models (310XT if you're a triathelete, or 410/610 if you want touchscreen). Bargain.
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Set-Up:
5.0
Functionality:
5.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Features:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Neil Benson 3 would recommend this product
william peter mitchell
Reviewed: 30 May 2011

Garmin 210 misting is a problem

Not to big and simple to use
watches suffer from misting had exchanged three times and each one misted up after 20 mins running
Could be a good product, Garmin need to solve this problem rather than saying it is the dampness in the atmosphere, no other watch I have bought suffers this, was asked to send in a report with my last watch, but Garmin did not bother to respond.so I must say I am not very impressed with this watch.
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Set-Up:
4.0
Functionality:
1.0
Accuracy:
2.0
Features:
4.0
Value:
1.0

william peter mitchell would not recommend this product
Greg Meakin
Reviewed: 29 May 2011

RUNNING GADGET HEAVEN....

Easy to use, does everything you want it to.
I bought mine for new just under £120 on Amazon
Have not found any so far
The 305 has improved my pacing and in-race strategy with great results.
Score breakdown



Set-Up:
4.0
Functionality:
5.0
Accuracy:
5.0
Features:
4.0
Value:
5.0

Greg Meakin would recommend this product
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