Summary: Don't know what I would do without this watch! The first one I had was the best thing my boyfriend ever bought me! I used it forever so when it finally wore out I just could not see myself running without another one!
Difficulty charging the Garmin Forerunner 205 and can't replace the battery.
Cary Strickland, Amazon
3 December 2011
Summary: You cannot replace the battery which goes bad in a couple years. After about 3 months the Forerunner 205 would not lock into the charging cradle. For awhile I got by with using the strap to keep it locked onto the charging cradle and charging.
Summary: The Forerunner 205 watch is my lifeline, whether I'm doing easy runs, long marathon training runs or speedwork. I love it so much, I bought a 2nd watch when I saw a good price on it around the holidays.
Summary: I have only had the forerunner for one month, but I have used it on every run and I love it. It has never dropped reception, even on my trail runs, and it has been awesome to know exactly how far I ran and what my pace was.
Summary: Bought the 205 for my husband who wants to know how far and how fast he runs. He loves it. Easy to use right out of the box (just have to charge for 10 hours first). I've got the 305 and it's awesome too. It has options for swimming and cycling too. Would definitely recommend the product.
Summary: I started out running with the Nike Plus fitness chip and my iPod but as I increased my distance I found that the mileage was off no matter how often I calibrated the chip so I invested in the Garmin 205. So why the 205 vs. 305 or 405.
Summary: I can't be accused of rushing into technology. I had been a runner for over 25 years without even bothering with a running watch. I would answer (rather over-optimistically, as it turns out) questions as to my running pace and distance with guesses. Still, I wanted to really know: how far did I run?
Summary: I have a 305 and bought the 205 for my girlfriend. They are identical with the 205 just missing the Heart Rate monitor. I had no use for the Heart Rate monitor so the 205 would have been perfect for me, but the price on the 305 was cheaper (sale at the time) than the 205. Anyway...
2 words: GOOGLE EARTH! Much better than 101/201/405 & Polar...
Y. R. Wu "The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare - Juma Ikangaa", Amazon
27 May 2009
Summary: I bought the 201 when it first came out. It was head and shoulders above the Timex product with the remote arm pod and I would have rated it 5 stars back then because it was the best of it's kind. I even used it to go geocaching.