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(based on 3 ratings)
Brand: Garmin
Located in: Fitness GPS
Form meets function with Garmin's high-performance line of personal trainers - the Forerunner 305, 405 and 205. The Forerunner 305 includes a high sensitivity GPS receiver, new courses feature and robust wireless heart rate monitor for optimal performance.

Lock On to Satellite Signals
Forerunner 305 sports a unique design that wraps the GPS antenna around part of the wrist for a better view of the sky, and its high sensitivity GPS receiver provides improved tracking under trees and near tall buildings. Forerunner 305 also sports a robust ANT wireless heart rate monitor with softer, more comfortable chest strap and superior battery life. It eliminates cross-talk with other devices to reliably measure and send heart rate data, and it helps you train in your optimal heart rate zone.

Take It to the Next Level
Forerunner 305's courses feature lets you compete against previous workouts: you can compare your pace and heart rate to your past performance over the same run. You can also use Forerunner 305 to train for your next duathlon or triathlon with multi-sport workouts, a feature that lets you seamlessly transition between sports without resetting the unit, so you can use it for running, biking and more.

Train indoors and still track your distance, pace and calories burned with the optional Foot Pod accessory. This wireless sensor attaches to your running shoe and transmits distance and pace data to your Forerunner 305 so you can still use it when GPS reception is unavailable.

Get the Data You Need
You can customize any of Forerunner 305's three main data screens - up to twelve data fields give you instant feedback on your workout. And, as with every Forerunner, each workout is stored in memory so you can review and analyze the data and see how you've improved over time.

Track Your Progress
As an added benefit, you can plan, analyze and store data from your workouts using free Garmin Training Center software, which lets you analyze data with interactive graphs that chart your pace, time, distance and heart rate. Overlay your run on a map so you can pinpoint specific areas and see how elevation and other factors affect your performance. Or, upload your workout data to MotionBased.com, Garmin's web-based application that provides in-depth analysis of your workouts, online mapping and route sharing that will take your training to the next level. Endurance athletes can also use the Forerunner with TrainingPeaks.com, an easy-to-use web-based training system designed to help athletes train for any event.

Forerunner 305: You'll like the results.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
3 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
67% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
 
HElp!! Too complicated
By BunkyVerified Purchaser from Scottsdale,AZ. on 11/30/2010
Pros:
Compact Design
Cons:
Uncomfortable
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Personal Trainer:

Is there a way to do all the settings on the computer then down load to the Unit?Very frustrating doing settings on unit.I walk only and just to track,distance,time,and Hr.

 
Great motivator
By Kari JohnsonVerified Reviewer from Guatemala, Guatemala on 3/18/2009
Pros:
Accurate, Easy To Use, Gives A Quick Reading
Cons:
Bulky Design, Uncomfortable
Best Uses:
Running, Weight Loss
Describe Yourself:
Conditioning Exerciser
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Personal Trainer:

I used this product consistently for 8 mos. while I was running. I live in central america and the readings were very accurate. Sometimes it took awhile for the GPS to respond so I just stretched while I was waiting. After 8 mos. of use my battery will no longer recharge - I am unsure if it is a fixable problem but when I return to the states this summer I will have it checked out.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great MOTIVATOR!!
By DogmomVerified Purchaser from Denver, CO on 8/18/2008
Pros:
Accurate, Easy To Use, HR Monitor, Loads of data, Many features avl, Personalize it, Versatile, Virtual run buddy
Cons:
Are cals accurate, Bulky Design, Sl big not huge, Time to find sats
Best Uses:
Running, Training, Walking, Weight Loss
Describe Yourself:
Gym Rat
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Garmin Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Personal Trainer:

I bought this to track my mileage while walking dogs in the dog park. Happily, my usual route was further than I expected! I found that the Forerunner 305 is a really motivating tool. I can accurately add a little distance, increase pace, and monitor my HR during each outing. Keeping the pace, HR and mileage on the screen helps me meet my goals.

When turning it on, it takes a few minutes to find the sattelites. However, that is not a huge issue. The features that are available are boggling, for a person new to walking/running. This is my first training accessory. The ability to download all the info, use the software and jump on to the Garmin site are excellent. I am just exploring all the functions in this little package. Amazing!

It has been a great motivator for me, and tracking my progress is a great boost.

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