Garmin Forerunner 305 Review What So Special About Garmin Forerunner 305? Garmin Forerunner 305 Many people have been asking me why I bought the Garmin 305? What so good about this Forerunner 305? There are simply too many reasons that made me fall in love with this Garmin 305 (aka Forerunner 305), namely its cool look, supreme functionalities and superb performance. Anyway, I have come out with a list of 13 reasons why this Forerunner 305 has become my beloved running partner. 13 Reasons Why I Love My Garmin Forerunner 305 1. The Look of Garmin Forerunner 305 I like the look of Garmin 305. I find it so cool as it looks different from the ordinary runners watches or other Garmin running watch. I like things with look that is UNIQUE and DIFFERENT! And Garmin 305 has this sleek look. 2. The Display Screen of Garmin 305 http://www.runningmetronome.com/ Page 1 Forerunner 305 Display Garmin 305 is slightly bigger than a traditional running watch, because it has a widescreen display. Together with the high resolution, it is very easy to read the data off the widescreen even when I am running under a densely shaded path. Before having this Forerunner 305, I found difficulty reading the data off my watch even while running under the bright sunny sky, because the screen was small and the resolution was low. By the way, though Garmin 305 is bigger than normal sport watch, it rests comfortably on my wrist. It is not bulky or heavy. 3. Layout of Buttons on Garmin 305 There are 7 buttons on Garmin 305. The frequently used are the “Start/Stop” & “Lap/Reset” buttons which are conveniently seated at the front. The remaining 5 buttons are located at both sides of the watch. I hate sport watches with so many buttons clustered at the surface of the watch, it looks messy and confusing. Forerunner 305 is neat. 4. Power Charging & Data Transfer Function of Garmin 305 http://www.runningmetronome.com/ Page 2 Garmin Forerunner 305 comes with a small cradle housed with a mini-USB port. This USB port can be used for transfer my running data to my PC. The cool thing is it can also be used to charge the Garmin 305 connecting via this USB connection from the PC. That means I need not to look for another power point. 5. Tracking Function of Garmin Forerunner 305 As I have mentioned couple of times, I was rather pleased and glad that even when I was running under densely shaded path, Garmin 305 could still track accurately and remain “lock-on”. Most of my runs are trail running across different arena and parts of it are densely shaded by tall and big trees. If Forerunner 305′s tracking system could not function well under this type of condition, it would not be very useful to me then. I am glad it does and does very well. 6. GPS Function of Garmin 305 Garmin 305 GPS Function Garmin 305 has the mapping, waypoint marking, and routing capabilities. I can use it to mark locations alone my running route. And with the “Go To Location” feature, I can go back to the location I desire, thus I will not get lost. Now, I am dared to venture into unfamiliar route without the fear of losing my way back. 7. Data Capturing Function of Garmin 305 Garmin 305 can capture and display a lot of data including calories burned, distance, elevation, grade, and heading, as well as multiple lap and pace. Garmin 305 can also track heart-rate, lap heart-rate, average heart-rate, and heart-rate zones via the included coded heart-rate chest strap. Forerunner 305 can be used for tracking bike performance too via a wireless cadence and speed meter. I have yet to try that. http://www.runningmetronome.com/ Page 3 8. Data Display Function of Garmin 305 As mentioned in my previous point, Garmin 305 can capture so much data, displaying such among of data on the screen can be a challenge, but Garmin 305 does a beautiful job by allowing you to easily define how much or how little data you want to view. I love the customization of display to my liking. 9. Heart Rate Monitoring Function of Garmin Forerunner 305 Garmin 305 not only tracks my heart rate, it also allows me to set the target zones and alerts, so that I would know when to slow down and when to pick up my pace. Thus, minimizing the risk. 10. Virtual Partner function of Garmin 305 Garmin 305 Virtual Partner I am a lone runner. I prefer to run by myself so that I could set my own pace, time and running route though once in a while I enjoy running in a group. With this function, I could set up a virtual running partner to compete against me. This is kind of cool. If you are a cyclist or biker, you can set it up as a virtual biking companion to compete against you. 11. Interval Workout Function of Garmin 305 Garmin 305 Workout Function http://www.runningmetronome.com/ Page 4 Just like my Gymboss Interval Timer, Garmin 305 allows me to set my Run-Walk-Run training. Thus with Forerunner 305, I need not to carry my Gymboss Interval Timer anymore. Well, the less than $20 Gymboss Interval Timer had served me well before 305 came into my life. Good and faithful servant. 12. Performance Analysis Function of Garmin 305 This is something that can be very addictive. After each run, I upload all the data to Garmin website and all my performance graphs are produced. With this analysis, I could tell where are my strength and weaknesses of my run and thus I know how to plan to improve my next run. After every run, I just can’t wait to upload all my running data to the Net. Yes, I mentioned this can be addictive, didn’t I? 13. Garmin Forerunner 305 is Waterproof & Easy to Use Garmin 305 is waterproof and easy to use. Some of the more advanced and complicated functions require more time to study and set up, but it should not be a too difficult a task. I have yet to explore and use all the function. Will come to that one day. Buy Garmin Forerunner 305 Okay, that’s all the reason why I like the Garmin Forerunner 305. Because of popular request, I have written a proper review, click to read my Garmin Forerunner 305 Review. If you are interested, click to read how I first discovered Garmin Forerunner 305. Okay, I gonna get ready and go for my run now …… with my Garmin Virtual Partner from the Garmin Forerunner 305. Seeya. No related posts. Garmin Forerunner, Garmin Forerunner 305 http://www.runningmetronome.com/ Page 5
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