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Garmin Forerunner 205
5.7 out of 10

Garmin Forerunner 205

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice features, but a bit large for small wrists

mercedeslady, Ebay
5 November 2012
  • Summary: Nice watch, but a bit big for a small wrist. I put a sweatband under it so it doesn't flop around. Nice features. Like the pace and distance alerts. So far it has held up well in the rain. Screen can be a bit had to read at times. Nice watch for the price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product, but does it last?

VTcamski, Amazon
21 July 2010
  • Summary: Just ordered my second Garmin for running (this time I stepped up from 205 to 305, even though I don't routinely use Heart Monitor, because price is currently the same for both models).
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Overall 8
8.0

This is Garmin Rocks!!!

werlin1212, Ebay
20 May 2010
  • Summary: Love it. It's water proof up to 30 meters so you don't have to worry about running in the rain or skiing in the snow! I've used it in the mentioned sports plus mtn. biking. With mtn biking it's a bit annoying to have it on your wrist with all the bumps and jumps so I just turn it on and start it and...
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin GPS Watch

rmpettee, Ebay
23 October 2009
  • Summary: The watch works well, it's light, easy to use and has decent battery life. I should have sprung for the watch with a heart monitor for a few extra bucks, but overal I'm happy with the purchase and the person I bought it from. The watch could use a back-lit screen though, hard to read in the dark.
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Overall 8
8.0

Outstanding Training Tool for every level of Runner

Woluwe Runner, Amazon
25 May 2009
  • Summary: I had the Garmin 201 for many years and loved it. I seriously considered replacing my 201 with another but decided to upgrade to the 205. Pros: the 205 captures and holds the satilite signal better than the 201 and doesn't look as awkward on my wrist as the 201.
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Overall 8
8.0

Wow - this is amazing

S. Jones "sjones301", Amazon
27 February 2007
  • Summary: This thing is amazing. I''ve had the 205 for a few days now and have gotten several runs in with it, although I plan to use it for biking as well. There are obviously lots of cool things you can do with it in building maps of your runs, then taking those runs, turning them into courses, and then...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great improvement over 201 wouldn't run without it

W. Johnson "Bill", Amazon
6 August 2006
  • Summary: I use my device daily. When finished, I press stop and then shut off the device. I place it on the PC interface and that automatically downloads the runs and takes care of charging.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fine Device

Virginia biker, Amazon
5 July 2006
  • Summary: This is my first GPS training device. It generally works well. As long as I have captured the satellites before I begin my run, it keeps tracking me through reasonably heavy overhead tree canopy (C&O Canal Towpath, Maryland; Scotts Run Nature Preserve, McLean, Virginia; Great Falls Park, Virginia).
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Overall 8
8.0

James Bond goes for a run

Roomba, Amazon
26 May 2006
  • Summary: I recently purchased the Garmin Forerunner 205 and entered the world of GPS for the first time. My experience so far has been positive (I've logged 4 runs). The unit, while appearing a bit bulky, is surprisingly comfortable and you easily forget you are wearing it. The 205 is fairly user friendly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works well in the suburbs but mixed results in the city

Amazon Customer, Amazon
15 April 2006
  • Summary: Others have covered most of the features in detail in previous reviews so I'll skip over that because I agree pretty much with what was written. I ran with this in Northern Virginia and had almost no problem with drops, or atleast the smoothing features helped to utilize pace average to accomodate...
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