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Garmin Forerunner 205

The Forerunner 205 sports a unique design that wraps the GPS ant Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Forerunner 205

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Overall 2
2.0

Photo of item is that of a Forerunner 205 - not the Foretrex 205

Ralph, Amazon
16 February 2011
  • Summary: The features of this particular item number/seller are mis-represented as a Foretrex 205, but as you look at the item's photograph the word Forerunner is clearly visible. Garmin GPS FORETREX 205 Wrist Wearable Personal Navigator - 010-00361-00 THe two designs have very different purposes. The actual Foretrex models are for designed for self-location in a rural/rugged environemnt such as would require camping gear, hiking boots, etc...
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't plug it into USB or else

sportyguy, epinions.com
4 April 2009
  • Summary: Be sure to recharge the Forerunner 205 with its own power supply before connecting it to a computer for downloading.
  • Pros: Tracks well. Syncs up with satellites quickly.
  • Cons: Has the ability to destroy capacitors on computer motherboards.
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Overall 2
2.0

Quality issues

Tech Runner, Amazon
21 June 2006
  • Summary: I had the 201 for a while, and love it; but I lost the charger, so I thought this would be a good time to upgrade, and get better reception in the trees. In my limited trials, it delivers as promised, and I have never lost signal. It is a great device except... I received the 205 and charged it up; then went through the set-up, and lost power a few times.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very poor replacement for the 201

tobor "8th Man", Amazon
26 March 2006
  • Summary: The Forerunner 205 is touted in the sales literature as an upgrade from the 201. Specifically it is supposed to have a superior GPS chipset as well as a better design. Unfortunately, this "update" falls well short of the intended goal. I own the Forerunner 201, as do a number of my friends. THAT unit has been very dependable and accurate.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Not Mac friendly.....software for this watch"

videophooba, CNET
24 February 2006
  • Pros: nice styling and features
  • Cons: Nor Mac Friendly software
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Overall 2
2.0

Over priced and incomplete

C. M. Stephenson "Christine", Amazon
16 August 2012
Overall 2
2.0

Garmin Forerunner 205

Anonyme, Comment Ça Marche
29 November 2009
  • Pros: bonne accroche
  • Cons: logiciel buggé; altitude fausse; heure décalée; affichage qui change sans arrêt et sans logique, peu paramétrable
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