Summary: Fast, safe, 100% recommended. I use the foot pod when running on the treadmill. You will get speed, distance and cadence information that is in the same format as when using the GPS. The foot pod will also give you cadence when are using the GPS outdoors.
like the quick release kit (optional) for switching between run ...
tim doyle, Amazon
18 August 2014
Summary: my 305 finally died so i replaced it with this. quicker startup and smaller. like the quick release kit (optional) for switching between run and bike... don't like that i can't put 2 user profiles in it like i could with the 305. also can't seem to figure out how to have it save my settings when i switch to different data field options. i don't always use the hr sensor. but overall i would recommend this unit.
Works well, need cadence and speed sensor for full funcionality on bike
25 July 2014
Summary: Update/edit to previous post: Once I got the cadence and speed sensor and mounted on my bike I had access to all functions and am much more satisfied. It's a bit tricky to program different bikes and running and keep the field correct for each; it would be nice to be able to go directly to each bike's settings (I use 3 different bikes and prefer slightly different fields for each). It's easy to get lost in where you are while programming and biking/running.
Summary: My husband started training for a 1/2 marathon and after lots of research chose this watch as being the best watch for the price. He has used it for 6 months and it was done a good job. Mainly uses it to track his pace and to monitor his heart rate. There were some issues with the heart rate monitor not working properly but he called customer service and they swapped it out for a new one with no hassle. He's been happy with the purchase.
Summary: Have had the forerunner 305 for many years and both of them quit. Bought this model and I am very pleased. My only complaint is the software for Mac cannot be down loaded because of my OS so I can only review my workouts online.
Summary: This is a great sports watch for running or biking. It has a good display, is fairly accurate in terms of distance and is easy to program. I would recommend it to anyone who walks, runs, or bikes. A good value for the price.
Summary: The company originally sent me a smaller Garmin ANT nub saying that it is the latest technology. I would lose the smaller one and it was not what I ordered. They eventually sent me the bigger ANT stick with the cover. It works very well.
Summary: Strap works well. Basically identical to the first one I bought. Only difference was the little strap holder didn't have the metal insert. It is all rubbery plastic and the lack of stiffness makes the loose end of the strap a little harder to push though to hold it. Doesn't affect the performance at all though. Easy installation as well.