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 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.