One major drawback people should be considering here
Nate C, Amazon
28 April 2009
Summary: I love this watch despite one major downside. A non-user replaceable battery pack. This watch uses a proprietary lithium ion battery which you cannot replace. If it dies or starts losing life (occurs after only about a year of good use) you have to send it into Garmin, thereby losing precious...
Summary: As a few reviewers mentioned, the Forerunner 305 may have a tendency not to turn on at all and there is nothing in the small owner's manual that explains it. If this should happen to you, before you go to garmin or consider purchasing another as I was about to do, first take the following steps to...
Great watch...until it stops working (I'm not the only one)
28 April 2009
Summary: If I had written this review within the first 2 years of buying this watch, my review would have 5 stars and nothing negative to say other than it's a little bulky and oversized. I used it frequently for running and biking, and it was handled with normal care.
Summary: I really wanted to love my Garmin 305. It had all the features that I was looking for and the versatility use it to track a number of activities. But a recurring conflict between the Garmin USB drivers and Windows 7 (64 bit) - which Garmin refuses to acknowledge as a widespread problem - means that...
Summary: I've used the Forerunner for a couple of weeks now and am just about getting the hang of it. Once you've got used to it it is a superb training aid. However, to really get the most out of it you need to hook it up to a PC.
Summary: Ormai il FR 305 è in commercio da un po' di anni, nel frattempo sono usciti prodotti forse tecnologicamente più aggiornati e accattivanti, ma nell'immaginario collettivo è uno dei must per il podista "che fa sul serio".
Pros: molte funzioni (ma non tutte valide e precise)
Cons: chi l'ha progettato non ha mai corso in vita sua !