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									Garmin Forerunner 305 Review

What So Special About Garmin Forerunner

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                                                              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                                                             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.                                                              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

11. Interval Workout Function of Garmin 305

Garmin 305 Workout Function                                                             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.

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