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 had purchased my 1st 305 from a local box store because of their warranty. When it could not hold a charge for my entire run, I decided to return it only to discover their warranty wasn't as explained to me initially, and this unit was no longer offered my them.
Summary: The Garmin is everything I expected. Its accurate and has a lot of very helpful functions(most that i'm still trying to play with). It's a little bulky but I also have very small wrists. I wear in on my inner wrist or it'll rub on my bone and become irritated.
Summary: My wife had the 305 and she loved it. Last year running the Chicago Marathon she was hit hard by another runner, knocking the Garmin completely off her wrist, and down a storm drain. She was using the quick detach mount system.
Summary: My only real gripe about this is that it takes quite a long time to acquire satellites... sometimes. Even with no real change in location, it takes (with open sky) anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes to acquire a fix. Kinda lame. Whatever... once she's locked up it's game on.
I love to see what the next step will be for Garmin !
7 January 2012
Summary: My sons gave me a Garmin 205, so I was quite familiar with the use of the 305. The reason I upgraded to the 305, was the capability to monitor the heart rate and the cadence. I recently purchased a Trek road bycle and my friend and I like to ride medium to long distances.
Summary: Got the Garmin Forerunner 305 for training purposes. I bought it a few weeks ago. I decided on it mainly for the quality that was portrayed in the reviews and the price point. If your looking for a quality piece of equipment at a low price... this would be my recommendation.
Summary: The 305 is a superb for those who seek for a good strong GPS combined with heart rate monitor and the entire feature you need for your sport activity. It is very easy to upload your logs to your computer sharing and track your activity.
Summary: I have used this only 4 times so far and each time it seems pretty acurate. It takes only 3-4 minutes to load satellites which is better than my previous one which was hit and miss. It is a little large but I like the convenience of having it on my wrist.
Summary: Let me first say that this watch is great. The only reason why I did not give it 5 stars was the lack of a back light which can be a problem when running in the early morning hours or at night. So with that said on to the review. I just started running pretty frequently about 7 to 8 months ago.