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. I bought a refurb and have had no problems so far. Have used it in many races.
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 put it in my back pack then stop it and turn it off when I return to my start point. The software for the computer is easy to use and overlays where you went on a map.
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.
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. It also has the option to charge on either 110 or 220V which is great if you ever travel outside of the States.
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 racing against yourself later.
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. If I don't shut it off, it continues tracking satellites which sometimes works indoors, a testimonial to its great sensitivity. I don't get a good charge though if I have left it on and then placed it on the charger.