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: 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.
L. Lyter "Runner, Commuter, Dietitian with a passion for U.S. History.", 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.
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.
Summary: I know I'm gonna get slated for this, but here goes.... with so many positive reviews, this is a great product for most people. it is already clear from other reviewers that this product has many different functions, is accurate, and helps a lot of people with their running.
Summary: Ich hatte diesen Laufcomputer bereits zum dritten mal. Die Eigenschaften sind sehr gut. Den Punkteabzug gibt es, weil der Laufcomputer grundsätzlich nach 2 Jahren schrott ist. Es gibt immer irgend ein Problem mit der Batterie (Akku), der nicht tauschbar ist.
Summary: Plus: Es kann, was jede Stoppuhr kann, das ist also nicht bemerkenswert. Die satellitengestützten Streckenangaben scheinen ziemlich genau zu sein. Sie stimmen mit Google Earth und meinem Fahrradtacho überein.