Summary: Whereas the 305 was full of promise, the battery died on me in under a year of fairly regular use. And guess what. Being a sealed unit, the only remedy was to send the product back to Garmin in the States for a new battery, the price of which, combined with courier charges exceeded the value of a...
Summary: The Edge 305 isn't great. I can't get it to download data on a Vista-running PC. The heart rate measuring feature packed up after about four training rides and the GPS signal fluctuates wildly if you're riding under trees, even tree-lined roads - which means the speedo reading will vary by 4kph in...
Summary: I've had mine for 3 years now although I haven't used it for over a year as the battery on it is completely dead. I found it to be a great item when training for the London Triathlon - the race-against-yourself feature was a real motivation.
Great, When it works. When it doesn't, Garmin couldn't care less
J. Roberts "J Roberts", Amazon
28 April 2009
Summary: I recieved an Edge 305 as a present from my girlfriend in March 2008, after the purchase of a couple of cadence sensors I continued my training for the Etape du tour last summer. After a couple of months, the HR started to over read hugely, reporting max HR of well over 200.
Summary: I got my 305 a week ago. I had been using a Polar CS200 until recently, and am finding the 305 has a lot more to offer. The HR monitor seems to be more reliable, and ease of use is great - you just stick the 305 on the mount provided and once it has picked up a sattelite signal, it starts giving you...
Summary: Love my Garmin Edge 305. Just used it to navigate me from John O'Groats to Land's End. Fantastic. Also gives a tonne of great data on your performance. HOWEVER, Garmin Training Centre software has been increadibly problematic.
Summary: I bought the Edge305 in preparation for tackling the Lands End to John o' Groats cycle ride. I had been told that the use of a GPS would make navigation easier. Having read the reviews on the Edge705 I thought that the 305 would be the better bet (and it was cheaper!
Summary: Was a wee bit sceptical on buying this due to number of issues with reliability, battery issues etc..glad i took the plunge mine has worked flawlessly and gives approx 12hrs life between charges.
For a turbo trainer, this rocks - with GPS? Bonus!!
Mr. Thomas Mclaren, Amazon
22 October 2008
Summary: I bought the 305 mainly because I wanted wireless Cadence and a Heart Rate Monitor on the same machine, to keep me inline with training goals over the winter. Set-up of the gear was easy, it does what it says during training, and the analysis options on the provided software allow you to track and...
Summary: Although I have not had anything replaced yet (I have HRM and cadence sensor) I have the same problems as described by Martin Berry, the charge time in particular is really annoying and the battery life for my unit is six hours (maximum) after a full charge - not really long enough for cyclists.