Summary: I just received this product and love it! I cannot believe all of the features, routes, workout schedules, heart monitor, GPS, and downloadable CD to track and sync with the unit. The charger is easy to use and charges completely in 2 hours. I'm running a marathon in two weeks, and plan to have this on my arm every step of the way.
A great GPS watch for competitive runners who like to track lots of data.
7 July 2011
Summary: I love this for running. The display is clear and easy to read. The watch is lightweight and fits nicely on my wrist. There are many great features and lots of data to track...current pace, average pace, best pace, lap data. I love the virtual partner when I want to do a tempo run. I set the pace and distance or pace and time and take off. It does not have a heart rate monitor.
Summary: I have only been using this GPS for a couple of weeks but so far, I am very happy with it. I use it for Running and Horseback Riding (not crazy about the "Other" icon, but oh well...). I am just starting to run again and find that the constant feedback really helps me stay motivated and focused. The flexibility of being able to modify the data fields is great. I can see what I want, when I want.
Summary: The Forerunner 205 watch is my lifeline, whether I'm doing easy runs, long marathon training runs or speedwork. I love it so much, I bought a 2nd watch when I saw a good price on it around the holidays. The 1st watch has lasted 4 years and is still going strong, although the battery life has drained enough where I must keep it on the charger between runs. For me, it's not too bulky like some people claim.
Summary: The Forerunner 205 has been a perfect training companion. I am a competitive runner and love being to tell at a glance what my current and overall pace per mile is. I went with the 205 rather than the smaller 405 model because I can set up 4 screens of data at a glance (previous 2 mentioned along with total time and number of miles) without having to mess with changing the settings while I am running.
Summary: I have only had the forerunner for one month, but I have used it on every run and I love it. It has never dropped reception, even on my trail runs, and it has been awesome to know exactly how far I ran and what my pace was. I have not used all of the features yet, such as the virtual partner, but the features I have used are great.
Summary: Bought the 205 for my husband who wants to know how far and how fast he runs. He loves it. Easy to use right out of the box (just have to charge for 10 hours first). I've got the 305 and it's awesome too. It has options for swimming and cycling too. Would definitely recommend the product. I've had mine for 3 years now and have had zero problems with it.
Summary: I love my Forerunner GPS watch. It has not only helped my better maintain a steady pace while training for 1/2 and full marathons, but it tracks everything. I get home and can see elevation, mile splits/pace and so much more. I coach Middle School Cross Country and this product has been great for track mileage, even in densely wooded parks where we practice. Battery life is great and the antenna has never lost signal for me. I would highly recommend this product!