Garmin Forerunner 305 Wrist-Worn GPS Personal Training Device with Heart Rate Monitor @ Amazon for £102.19 - HotUKDeals
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These are great if looks aren't that important. I've got have the 205, no heart rate monitor, and use it all the time for running & cycling & simple navigation (geocaching)

Sleek wrist-mounted sports performance trainer with high-sensitivity GPS receiver and heart rate monitor
Monitors heart rate, speed, distance, pace, and calories burned for smarter, more effective conditioning
Powerful GPS navigator provides faster acquisition times and improves tracking under trees and near buildings
Delivers detailed post-workout analysis on bundled Training Center PC software (connects to PC via USB)
Includes rechargeable lithium-ion battery; measures 2.1 x 0.7 x 2.7 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
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#1
This is a fantastic price, HOT!!
#2
Apart from looks, whats the difference between this and the 405cx?
#3
cheapo
Apart from looks, whats the difference between this and the 405cx?

Garmin websites allows comparisons, hopefully this is a direct link:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=142&compareProduct=349&compareProduct=31859
#4
Great piece of kit, have used mine loads since buying it a few months ago. The ability to run against a 'virtual partner' at a set pace or your previous run along a set course is a great training aid. Was invaluable at Saturday's Great Winter Run.
2 Likes #5
Oops double post.

Thanks for the link.

Looks like the most important thing is improved looks and connectivity.

I am so tempted to pull the trigger on this...

Its just massive!

http://colinjong.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/big_watch_01.jpg


Edited By: cheapo on Jan 12, 2011 17:39: double post
#6
oOoO
#7
you can get the exact same thing for most smart phones for free, apart from the heart rate monitor. in fact the iphone equivalent will use the gps system and maps to show you your running route. also easier to update.

cold
4 Likes #8
I havve tried using my iphone app and garmin at same time and comparing data. The iphone data was junk. besides iphones are to big to use when running.
#9
It will be interesting to see how this new NMike one is. They have teamed up with tomtom and it's supposed to be amazing! It's supposed to be out in April but there is no news on the cost just that it will be competative!

I have the 305 and I love it but the software end is a bit poo. I suspect nike and tomtom's will be much better!
#10
I got the 405 from Santa and it's fab but was very expensive so this looks like a bargain, hot from me!!
#11
this is the ****! Excellent price! hot hot hot!
#12
this really is a much better solution than smartphones...yeah, it's kinda bigger than the more expensive models - but you look much less of a tool than you would running along staring at your phone the whole time...
#14
PsychoSonny
you can get the exact same thing for most smart phones for free, apart from the heart rate monitor. in fact the iphone equivalent will use the gps system and maps to show you your running route. also easier to update.
cold


....provided you have a smart phone + contract AND don't mind risking it when you're out in the wind/rain on a run / cycle...(I don't & wouldnt respectively).

A friend had one of these & loved it - he paid a LOT more a while back too.

Looks a good price to me (£105.55 at Amazon a few mins ago)
1 Like #15
I have one of these and am really impressed. Easy to use and set-up. When it comes out of the box it looks huge, but it fits nicely on the wrist and doesn't weigh much. Not a fashion statement but a great bit of kit.
#16
Halfords have got these garmins and satnavs good price too
#17
This tells you how far you've gone but not how much you've climbed. Is that right?

Also, without a map, it doesn't tell you where you are? I suppose it gives you your map coords?
#18
I bought this a few weeks ago to replace me older Forerunner 301... is great.. use it on my bike and running.. It also handles multisports much better... hot!
1 Like #19
First you need a smart phone, so not exactly free is it?
Second this is far more accurate, smart phone GPS aren't that great.
Third, as you say no, heart rate monitor or cadence monitor available.
Why would you want to update it? The data it produces is superimposed over the maps so it's only the map data that needs updating, which aren't stored on the watch.

Have you ever tried to check a phone whilst running? It's far easier to look at your wrist than you shoulder or belt?

So can you really get the exact same thing for smart phones?

Thanks for the cold vote though your logic is exemplary

PsychoSonny
you can get the exact same thing for most smart phones for free, apart from the heart rate monitor. in fact the iphone equivalent will use the gps system and maps to show you your running route. also easier to update.cold
#20
I am awaiting the delivery of a 110
#21
GDB2222
This tells you how far you've gone but not how much you've climbed. Is that right?

Also, without a map, it doesn't tell you where you are? I suppose it gives you your map coords?


IIRC they do calculate climbs / descents & ultimately display these on graphs. The height computation is less accurate then position IIRC.
#22
It does provide height data as GPS is a three dimensional reference, but only from an initial start point, so it'll provide height climbed / lost.

It will not tell you where you are other than a grid reference, but it can have way points input manually or via PC and provide a basic navigation to them via a direction arrow, like a compass. It can also navigate back to a start point if it's set when you leave a point.

I've used mine to find Geocahes (www.geocahce.com) that ive also tried to find with my iPhone. the phone got donw to about a 50m radius which was useless to find a cache. The watch got it down to 5m, which was much more manageable.

GDB2222
This tells you how far you've gone but not how much you've climbed. Is that right?Also, without a map, it doesn't tell you where you are? I suppose it gives you your map coords?
#23
Avezius
....provided you have a smart phone + contract AND don't mind risking it when you're out in the wind/rain on a run / cycle...(I don't & wouldnt respectively).


As well as, sweat can also be an issue when running. I'd imagine that your average smartphone isn't too well insulated.
1 Like #24
I can't speak highly enough about my 305. I know the model is 3 or 4 years old now but it does an excellent job. I actually chose the 305 over the 405 because the display is bigger, it's pretty easy to see the stats as you hurtle (in my case plod) along. Cracking bit of kit, cracking price ...
1 Like #25
Also Garmins support is amazing - Any issues call them and they answer striaght away. If they say there is a problem with watch just send it back and they replace it no questions asked.

Amazing service!
#26
Very good bit of kit. The altitude recording isn't brilliant because there's no barometric sensor but the Garmin Connect site allows you to override that with topographical map data. Seems to work well.

Regards,
Mark.
#27
Been using one of these for years. Use the free SportTracks instead of the Garmin software and it's truly excellent.
#28
Gazbert
Been using one of these for years. Use the free SportTracks instead of the Garmin software and it's truly excellent.


I have tried the free version but the (Google Satellite?) maps don't seem to be working. Anyone else have this problem?
#29
This is a good device, which I bought last time. Its not as big as people say.
I have a load of useful links on a couple of posts of a previous thread (which i will keep updated as I find more).
You can useful see useful thread here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/garmin-forerunner-305-now-97-80-wit/786233/#post9784495
#30
Gazbert
Been using one of these for years. Use the free SportTracks instead of the Garmin software and it's truly excellent.

I will second that - SportTracks is far better!
#31
Hmmmm, just getting back into my running and could be tempted by this. Thanks for posting! :)
#32
You cannot seriously day in day out wind, rain, snow consider using a smart phone for this job. The 305 is light and fits well on the wrist. It gives great stats and these can be put onto google earth to show your route.

While the software is not very attractive it also does it's job well and is designed with training in mind. I have had this watch a few years now and can look back at my routes times and stats for that whole period with great ease as well as designing training runs that allow the watch to guide my pace from warm up to cool down. This watch is so well liked in the running community you can find lots of advice, resources and software if you have specialist needs.

I considered the 405 for connectivity, however as you just drop this watch on a dock to charge and transfer data I see no need for the wireless abilities. I also would not like to go for a smaller screen. As checking your status on the move is one of the strengths of this tool.

This is an excellent price for a brilliant bit of kit that reliably does everything you want it to.
#33
PsychoSonny
you can get the exact same thing for most smart phones for free, apart from the heart rate monitor. in fact the iphone equivalent will use the gps system and maps to show you your running route. also easier to update.

cold


I don't think I'd ever want to go running with my phone on me. Also, you can't really compare an Apple iPhone to a Garmin running watch.
#34
I've wanted one of these for so long, just can't afford it this month :(
#35
Really good price. I have the 205 which is the same minus the heart rate monitor. Much more accurate than my smart phone and easier to read when you are running (yeah plodding for me also) along. The my garmin site uploads the data into a nice map, I also updated mine when I got it via USB and the garmin softare. voted hot :)
#36
Chris Type R
[quote=Avezius]
As well as, sweat can also be an issue when running. I'd imagine that your average smartphone isn't too well insulated.


Sweat's the least of my worries...some of the offroad races I do have water up to your chest - wouldn't fancy an iPhone's chance of survival. Garmin's still going strong, though... :)
#37
I used SportsTracks, far better than the garmin software. The 305 is bigger than the 405 sure, but some people prefer the bigger display. I'm not sure about the new 405 bezel either..
It's a fantastic price, get one!
#38
i have a 205 too and really like it, but i have a question about it .....can it show pace and speed at the same time ?? or is it just one or the other ??
thanks
lee
#39
PsychoSonny
you can get the exact same thing for most smart phones for free, apart from the heart rate monitor. in fact the iphone equivalent will use the gps system and maps to show you your running route. also easier to update.

cold


Is it just me or are people round here these days really getting more stupid??

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