Summary: The Garmin web site has no support for my primary computer, which runs Ubuntu; they only support Windows and Mac. Attempting to install the software on my Windows 7 laptop, the driver installation fails. Other than the heart rate monitor, this device is almost useless to me, compared with, say, "Map My Ride" available for my Android phone.
Summary: i bought this garmin for my husband, he loves to bike long distances. I loved the fact that it was waterproof, so he can use it even with unpredictable weather. Garmin is a very good brand and i couldnt be any happier with the quality.
Summary: Add me to the list. This is my 3rd season with the unit. Season 1, the unit would occasionally turn itself off. It happened rarely, once every 10 rides or so. When I powered it back up, everything was fine. I figured it was a minor inconvenience, so I did not complain to Garmin about it. Midway thru Season 2, it began to happen with more frequency, like once every 3 rides.
Summary: By removing the product from the box and follow the recommendations of the instruction manual, I realized that the device did not care and also did not carry the battery, or does not work. And until this day did not work. So I can not include an review of the product.
Summary: This was a gift for a family member who is a serious mountain bike rider. He rides his bike 25 to 50 miles per day in very rough terrian. He loves it and I am sure that anyone who reads this and purchases a like or the same item will be more than pleased with its performance. Makes me almost wanting to become a serious bike rider myself. I purchased this item from Amazon and I am 100% satisfied with the cost the quality and the fast shipping that I experienced.
Summary: For most of us, all we really want are interesting numbers and the Edge 305 delivers in spades! The screen is adjustable to make it easy to read, backlit for night use and it collects more data than can be displayed during the ride. The Training Center software works well and collecting that data can be useful in certain situations. The company however has terrible customer service.
Summary: Works well but has several shortcomings. It is difficult to read due to small font and also difficult to see whether the HR and cadence monitors are connected and functioning. Battery doesnt last very long and almost ran out on a century ride ( 6 hrs). logistics of getting to ride information is inferior as there is no separate button like the 705 has. Good value for the money however.
Summary: A good product, but there are some problems with this device that are not advertised. Though the manual states that it will store 2 years or 1000 laps worth of data, this is NOT entirely true. It only stores the total distance ridden; no heart rate, cadence, altitude or speed and map data is saved.