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Garmin-forerunner-305.5674703
6.8 out of 10

Garmin Forerunner 305

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Overall 8
8.0

Great product, minor caveat.

markldustin, Ebay
2 March 2012
  • 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. She runs triathlons and marathons, the reason she likes the 305 is because it works on her bike with the pedal sensor and wheel sensor accessories. She can easily track cadence, etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

I love to see what the next step will be for Garmin !

rld1113, Ebay
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. It is a blessing - after adding the Garmin 305 - I am able to keep track of so many things at the same time (attaching the Garmin is a snap with the small rubber holder; you really don't need any...
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT 305

WALDO, Amazon
27 April 2011
  • Summary: This is an excellent product! Although it is rather large I would not trade it for a newer model. After reading reviews on all of the other Garmins I dedided to go with the 305. I utilized this for a month and a half training for a marathon and never had an issue with it. Due to the alerts that you can customize to stay on pace I finishe my marathon faster than I had planned fighting the watch to keep my pace for the last 7 miles!
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Overall 8
8.0

It works! And it seems durable.

nagmar74, Ebay
4 September 2010
  • Summary: I've previously owned a Polar 800sd which stopped working after about 18 months of usage. Before that it had problems connecting with the footpod for about 6 months. Another friend of mine had similar problems with his Polar watch, it stopped working after about 10 months. Polar watches are expensive, look cheap, and are obviously not very durable. And the accompanying software is a nightmare for first time users.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does exactly what it says it does

B. Kalish, Amazon
25 August 2010
  • Summary: This is a great watch. I use it for both running and biking. It will pair with ANT configured accessories (HRM, foot pod, cadence monitor etc) and it is fairly accurate. My big complaint has been the time to link up with the satelite and the battery life (thus the 4 stars vice 5). The computer software has been very useful in evaluating workout data and charting progress.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Walmart
22 July 2010
  • Summary: Much larger than anticipated - I have a 19cm wrist and I think it looks pretty big on me. Functions very well and provides a load of valuable data. HR monitor seems to be more "real-time" accurate than the Polar I owned before this. Battery life isn't half of what is advertised (10 hours); this is disappointing, but it may just need a newer battery (product has been in my possession less than one month).
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Walmart
22 July 2010
  • Summary: Much larger than anticipated - I have a 19cm wrist and I think it looks pretty big on me. Functions very well and provides a load of valuable data. HR monitor seems to be more "real-time" accurate than the Polar I owned before this. Battery life isn't half of what is advertised (10 hours); this is disappointing, but it may just need a newer battery (product has been in my possession less than one month).
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Walmart
22 July 2010
  • Summary: Very happey with this. It offers a very detailed breakdown of your running performance. Easy to hook up to the laptop. This is the first of these I have owned so when I compare it to the watch the distance estimate I used to use it is fantastic.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Walmart
22 July 2010
  • Summary: Nice watch -- a bit big -- took a little getting used to -- but once adjusted to it things have been smooth -- remember to turn off watch though after each run .. i forgot to do this a couple of times and the battery dies during the run. Otherwise -- easy to use, easy to read ...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

Walmart
22 July 2010
  • Summary: Nice watch -- a bit big -- took a little getting used to -- but once adjusted to it things have been smooth -- remember to turn off watch though after each run .. i forgot to do this a couple of times and the battery dies during the run. Otherwise -- easy to use, easy to read ...
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