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Garmin-forerunner-205.5674717
6.6 out of 10

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 4
4.0

Use a Treadmill

Frank C, pcRUSH.com
22 December 2008
  • Summary: Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205: It might be good for finding the way along a trail, but for tracking distance and calories it's ridiculous. The device works well, and may be fine for walking, but you're much better off on a soft treadmill than running around on a hard trail. Your knees will thank you.
  • Pros: Accurate, Reliable Reception
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Overall 4
4.0

not at all accurate

kas123, epinions.com
10 June 2008
  • Excerpt: I tried using this product twice, but had to return it because it was way off.
  • Pros: theoretically great, lots of cool features
  • Cons: completely useless because distance was inaccurate
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Overall 3
3.0

"Good product. Poor Support"

ebassham, CNET
9 June 2008
  • Pros: Lots of the features that I wanted
  • Cons: Tech Support will not respond
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Overall 3
3.0

"Cool features - but unreliable."

krisciunas, CNET
29 August 2006
  • Pros: Auto lap at distance or time intervals; customizable screens
  • Cons: Takes too long to find satellites; Horrible reliabilty -- 2 broke within 75 days
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

L. Lyter "Runner, Commuter, Dietitian with a ..., Amazon
4 August 2006
  • Summary: This is my first Garmin, although I've used bigger Magellans for hiking. Advantages: *tracks total ascent and descent of your run or hike on the training partner. This is a great training feature. *You can set any distance as a lap and compare your rate on the training Center. I also set it to beep at the mile mark (my lap). *Rarely loses signal. Dense tree cover doesn't phase it. I only lose signal beside a steep bank or hill for a long time (1/2 mile or so).
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

LRD "LRD", Amazon
10 July 2006
  • Summary: It does a few more tasks than the 201, however: Wrist strap is not as comfortable or as easy to use. Internal battery does not last as long. It does not lock on satellites any faster. The readout is not as readable, particularly the details such as the last run statistics.
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