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5.8 out of 10

Garmin Forerunner 205

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

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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

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

Ralph, Amazon
30 May 2007
  • 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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2.0

Quality issues

Tech Runner, Amazon
30 May 2007
  • 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

I bought this device as a tool for training mainly…

Dom Ankers (guest), Trailspace.com
15 May 2006
  • Excerpt: I bought this device as a tool for training mainly on trails. On power up, the 205 picks up a signal and location within a few seconds. In clear conditions the device performed well giving accurate pace and distance data. However under full or marginal cover from trees the pace information was way off (e.g. often reading 10mins/mile following a previous clear reading of 7mins/mile).
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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 2
2.0

cheap

longtail, Amazon
1 August 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Over priced and incomplete

C. M. Stephenson "Christine", Amazon
16 August 2012
  • Summary: The accessory let is a piece of moulded plastic and 2 cable clips. To use as described you also need an alternative watch strap( not included) The theory is that it's an alternative to having a separate bike computer if you already have a garmin. My recommendation would be to buy a good cycle computer around the price of this accessory kit!
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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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