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Garmin Forerunner 305

Dec
11
2005

MobileMag has written about the new Garmin Forerunner 305 and writes about the new look:

The [Garmin Forerunner] 305 actually looks more like a watch, albeit still harkening back to the 1980s and calculator watches.

I agree, the older Forerunners looked more like a personal game device. Other improvements in the antenna reception were also noted:

One of the other changes to this model may be the placement of the antenna on the angled bottom half of the watch, addressing the complaints of signal loss found in older versions of the GPS watch. The waterproof Garmin 305 not only provides you with GPS information, but will also keep track of your heart rate, speed, distance, pace, and calories burned.

Garmin Forerunner @ beso.

4 Responses


  1. Great Concept if garmin can make it work properly.

    ISSUES:
    • Calorie calculator is completely wrong – I tried communicating with customer support – they emailed this absurd answer about not resetting the workout.
    • Actual Speed (running and bike) is inaccurate. I have a few times done a 3 mile run on a track at 7mpm, 7:30 and 8:00 mpm. Without exception my speed during the run was wrong although all quarter mile times were constant. Interestingly enough the pace for every mile was only off approximately 10 seconds. Same issue with biking.
    • In case you are training for ironman, do not expect the battery to last for more than six hours. HR data the most irregular I have ever seen.
    • Best of luck trying to reach support by phone or email. “May the Force be with you”
    • I am returning mine asap.

    walther ramos - May 25th, 2006
  2. […] The Garmin Foot Pod has been announced as an accessory to the Garmin Forerunner 305. The Foot Pod provides a way for athletes to monitor their workout on their 305 when a GPS signal isn’t available (like working out indoors.) The Garmin Food Pod wirelessly communicates with your Garmin Forerunner 305 to measure distance and speed. […]

    Garmin Foot Pod GPS Review - August 10th, 2006
  3. interesting point about the calorie counter..one of my patients asked me about this after using 4000 plus calories on a 16 mile run. I said i would look into it for him and came across the above…why bother making this stuff if it doesn’t work?,,,,,,just rediculous… Richard.

    Richard xerri - November 21st, 2006
  4. If the 305 and 405 has the best gps chip (SIRC..) then the whole product group is pretty useless on a major part of the earth.
    Im using my 305 in Copenhagen. Speed/pace varies a lot, even when running in an open field. Pace varies +- 20 secs per kilometer, which is +- 10%. Final distance, route and time is acceptable – and that the only use i have of it

    Morten Holm - June 15th, 2010



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