Excerpt: As a runner I need to monitor my hear rate, so when I receive my income or payment in work I bought Heart rate monitor, first I don’t know what kind of heart rate monitor and I saw the Garmin Forerunner 305 a GPS Heart rate monitor.
Summary: The 305 works extremely well. Battery life is good for a metric century biking. Easy to read screen. Only issue us Garmin Connect web site. Very unpredictable as to whether the upload works without multiple tries. Otherwise I'd give it 5 stars.
Summary: I have had this watch for so long that I am going to hate when it bites the dust. There haven't been any problems with it ever. I haven't had to send it in for repair. It finds the satellite in less than a minute unless I go out of state, and even then it doesn't take more than three minutes. I have used this for over 20 marathons and the mileage is within a few tenths which I find remarkable.
Summary: Currently sold in an incredible price because of Garmin's marketing strategy. 3-4 years ago it was "the gadget" for some freaks like me. It really opened a new era for me in doing sports. The only downside or the product is that the battery cannot be replaced, with conventional methods. I have 2 FR305s with dead batteries, hoping to find someday, a way to replace them. My estimation about FR305's operation life is appx. 3.000 hrs. of training. Now I jumped to 910XT.
Summary: I love this watch I really do. This is my first and only GPS watch, so I can't compare it to anything, but I am so happy I bought it about a year and a half ago. It's really terrific. I don't do anything fancy on it. Normally, I just use it to display when I'm running, heart race, pace, distance traveled, and total time elapsed. I do like that for running settings it displays in minutes per mile, and for biking it's miles per hour.
Summary: I bought this for my wife about two years ago. She and I both use it quite frequently, and are very pleased. It does take a couple of minutes to get the lock on the satelites, but after it does- it stays locked on. The navigation through the menu systems takes a little bit of testing to learn, but isn't super complicated. The fact that you can race yourself makes training more fun. The screen is very clear.