Summary: I really liked my Garmin - for as long as it lasted. I paid $159 in October 2009, so I got 2 years out of it. During that time, I had about 4-5 incidents where the watch apparently just shut off in the middle of a run. Yes, it was fully charged and I could never find a reason for the malfunction.
Summary: This is my third Garmin Forerunner. The first two, 201 and 301 are very similar to the 305, so I really did not review any of the instructions for this device. My biggest complaint with this is that I do not feel it is made for a woman.
Summary: I bought this unit primarily to use on hiking trails but found that its GPS is not well suited to that task. Seems like it might be handy otherwise although I found it a bit hard to navigate and it didn't seem able to calucalte the calories which was my number 2 priority.