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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Watch + HRM £97.99 @Amazon

£97.99 @ Amazon
Under £100 at last! Sold by SAI Sales, £99.66 if you want to buy from amazon EDIT - now £99.65 from amazon.co.uk!
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Under £100 at last!
Sold by SAI Sales, £99.66 if you want to buy from amazon

EDIT - now £99.65 from amazon.co.uk!
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#1
really cool idea - I want one!
but.....the size of this thing?? gotta have pretty big ballz to walk down the street with one of these on your arm

http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page/fore305-1-sm.jpg
#2
It's for serious athletes, like myself.
Not for everyday use
#3
I have been really tempted with one of these (as I run a lot) but even at this great price can't justify it - I use my iphone when running with Run Keeper Pro to give me feedback - just wish there was a good wrist strap for the iphone
#4
I have the 310xt and it is a superb piece of equipment. This is a fantastic price for the 305 and not sure why it is cold. Have some heat.
#5
Good price and heat added,BUT surely you're better paying an extra £1.67 to buy direct from Amazon.
#6
jeczap
really cool idea - I want one!
but.....the size of this thing?? gotta have pretty big ballz to walk down the street with one of these on your arm

http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page/fore305-1-sm.jpg


Why would you be walking? This is for running. Just about to head out of the door with mine. It's raining so wouldn't fancy take a phone, plus touch screens do not work too well with gloves on.
#7
Wow! Awesome price. Partner has one and it is excellent. That picture is misleading as it isn't as muckle looking as it seems in that picture. Heat added!
#8
I thought about getting one of these but I'm also thinking about the new Nike running watch that arrives soon...
#9
oneeyedvic
I have been really tempted with one of these (as I run a lot) but even at this great price can't justify it - I use my iphone when running with Run Keeper Pro to give me feedback - just wish there was a good wrist strap for the iphone


Whats wrong with using double sided sticky tape? :p
#10
The app on my HTC desire works wonders, plus you can see where u are on google map and at th end of it all upload it to facebook etc
#11
vornstar13
jeczap
really cool idea - I want one!
but.....the size of this thing?? gotta have pretty big ballz to walk down the street with one of these on your arm

http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page/fore305-1-sm.jpg


Why would you be walking? This is for running. Just about to head out of the door with mine. It's raining so wouldn't fancy take a phone, plus touch screens do not work too well with gloves on.


Spot on, I run and gloves and phone dont mix.

This is outstanding value for an awesome piece of kit.

People dont appreciate the technology and achievement in making a device which can give GPS into a watch which is accurate.

Completely outstanding..
#12
I have one and would recommend it to anyone who takes running seriously.
The training features are amazing. I would also recommend the SportsTrack software to get the most out of the watch
1 Like #13
To be fair, once I start the app, I don't need to touch it until I stop (and take my gloves off). I have also used phones when running / cycling in all weathers (in a protective sleeve) with no problems
2 Likes #14
Great bit of kit. It also includes a heart rate monitor strap that is useful for monitoring how hard you are working - your heart rate doesn't lie, your perception of exertion can be different, and the HR keeps you honest.

The accuracy of tracking is definitely superior to phone tracking (I use an iPhone 4 on some runs).

It has a backlight which works well in the dark.

You can customise the information displayed. There are 3 "screens", one that is common to all activities, and 2 per activity (Running, Biking, , Other). Each screen can show up to 4 bits of information.

And yes, it is a bit big, so be careful of helicopters trying to land on it.
#15
For those that want to use their iphone without taking off their gloves, you can get a pair to the North Face ETIP Gloves, see http://www.blacks.co.uk/product/012766.html

If you want to enable your existing gloves to do this, you need to use some conductive thread. See http://www.ebay.co.uk/Conductive-Thread-for-diy-north-face-etip-Gloves-e-tip_W0QQitemZ270711550880QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=216946723292&rvr_id=216946723292&cguid=a3f85b9c12e0a0aa12d5e245fff738ef

Hope this helps someone!

Edited By: SomebodE on Mar 11, 2011 08:12
#16
Paid £105 off Amazon last week, and so far thoroughly impressed. It is big, but it isn't particularly heavy. I wore it with the HRM for a badminton match and it didn't get in the way.

It's great for running, but I use it for cycling, and it allows you to set up pre-set profiles for both sports and quickly switch between them.. Very useful.

(For cycling, you can also buy the cadence sensor....)

HOT at this price.
#17
An amazing price for an astonishing piece of kit. If you run or cycle regularly this really helps. Super accurate and reliable. I have the 205 and have worn it every run and bike for years. It never fails or misses a beat. Can be linked to free web based training programmes like http://www.runningfreeonline.com for analysis of run, including accurate mapping.

A separate bike mount is available: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/garmin-wrist-and-bike-mount-forerunner-305/

This enables swift transition from bike to run if partaking in triathlon.

Mat
#18
Smashing bit of kit. Had mine for last three years. Brilliant at this price!
1 Like #19
Had mine of a couple of years now and I originally paid £130 from Amazon.

In the 2 years I've had it it''s done 2600 miles of running and 15'600 miles of cycling (not commuting).

It is a great bit of equipment and has tons of features. I originally bought mine to start marathon training. You can set a pace in the watch and "compete" against a virtual partner - The watch will picture two runners/cyclists (you v computer) and tell you how far ahead/behind you are versus your virtual partner.

TBH if there was one bit of kit I would recommend to anyone starting running/biking I would say buy this. It's also a great motivational tool and if I went for a run/bike ride without it, it would feel as though I have lost my right arm.

My only criticism of it would be minor things like I wish the watch would sit 90 degrees on your wrist instead of flat as it's easier to see the face of the watch without twisting your wrist around (especially on a bike ride). Also, as with any other GPS device it takes a couple of minutes to find the sats. I usually switch mine on then leave it on the window sill whilst I put my running shoes on then go back to it.

BTW One other great feature is the ability to upload routes through third party websites like "mapmyride/mapmyrun" etc. You can plot your own route out and upload it to the watch. You then follow the compass needle. It then tells you how far into the route you are and how long left to go. If you deviate off course it points you in the right direction to get you back on the route. I used this feature on a 67 mile sportive a couple of weeks back. It's handy to have as it confirms you are going in the right direction.
#20
This is an amazing bit of kit. I have had my for 3 years now and it does everything you need, is robust and reliable. The size can be helpful when running making the screen easier to read and it is light on the wrist.

I can't imagine wanting to hold my phone to constantly check my pace, heart rate etc.

I have also worn mine for walking etc so I can record my route, distance etc.
#21
Great bit of kit - had mine for a couple of months now (paid £103 from Amazon) & wouldn't be without it - if it broke I would literally replace it with the same model immediately. Use mine mostly for cycling (used several times daily) - fantastic to get back & upload your details (route on map, HR, Speeds, etc).

It IS bulky but not in any way too bulky. I have used this in all weathers with no issues.
Customising the screens is really good. I tend to keep it on my wrist when cycling (have a cycle computer for speed), but I have also attached to the handlebars with a bit of foam - works just as well as the cycle equivalents, but its more flexible (and cheaper).

I did a lot of research & this was the sweet spot between functionality & price.

Tips:

- Mine picks up satellites quicker if it is stationary - takes a bit longer if it's on your wrist.
- The Bundled client software is RUBBISH - don't bother installing it.
- GarminConnect (online version) is really good, free & uploads directly from device.
- SportTracks is a great application if you want more than the simple graphs.

My next purchase will be a cadence sensor - which should connect to this device wirelessly just like the HR belt.
#22
I've had the Forerunner 50 for the past 3 years.

http://www.discount-supplements.co.uk/supplement-images-187x221/garmin-forerunner-50-and-pod.jpg

Tempted to upgrade but the above does the job. It's compact so I can easily wear it as an everyday sports watch. Tracks my speed and distance very accurately and that's all I need.
banned#23
bought one for my BF couple of months ago fo £107. it is an AMAZING device for people who love running. Good Deal!
#24
A brilliant bit of kit. It's seen me through 4 marathons so far and I have no complaints. Seeing how fast you are going and your average pace for the run or lap are excellent ways of motivating you to go that little bit faster.
#25
Bought this for £105 from Amazon a couple of months back and am glad I did as it's a fantastic piece of kit. Whilst I'm sure iPhones et al do an acceptable job - this is designed specifically for the purpose intended, i.e. it's not a 'jack of all trades, master of none'. The heart rate monitor inclusion means that at this price you can't go wrong.

Whilst it is larger than your usual watch, I'm sure the picture in one of the original posts is actually oversized digitally - I would presume in an effort to ward people off..... It's not really that big! I've been doing runs anywhere between 3, 7 & 10 miles and I simply forget I'm wearing it.

Great product. Awesome price. Heat added.
#26
i have the 405
its smaller
lighter
has more features
but is pretty useless when the non replaceable rechargeable battery only lasts an hour after 14 months. might have just copped for a bad un but got it changed via garmin. just hope my new one lasts else i will buy one of these.
#27
Hey - this is a great price for this. I can't believe it's under £100.

You probably can't, but I'll ask - can you load routes in it?
#28
GreenSaints
Hey - this is a great price for this. I can't believe it's under £100. You probably can't, but I'll ask - can you load routes in it?

You can enter routes by entering a series of waypoints either live of download from pc. It has no mapping as such, so you would be using the compass readings to navigate from 1 waypoint to the next.
#29
price has gone up now.

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