Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Question by : What are some details of Garmin Forerunner 305?
Answer by HERNANDEZ
Dimensions of the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor are 2.7 x 2.1 x 0.7 inches for the wristwatch and 0.5 x 1.4 x 13.7 inches for the heart monitor. The wristwatch weighs 2.72 ounces and the heart monitor weighs 0.74 ounces. The rechargeable lithium ion battery is included.
The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor includes:
•Watch-style GPS receiver featuring high-sensitivity
•1.3 x 0.8-inch gray FSTN customizable display featuring LED backlighting and 160 x 100 pixel resolution
•Heart rate monitor tracks heart rate zones and lap, average, and basic heart rate
•Provides accurate pace, distance, calories burned, and speed data
•Use for sports like running, cycling, windsurfing, and cross-country skiing
•Virtual partner for training against a digital competitor
•Auto pause, auto scroll, auto lap
•Alerts for heart rate, pace, distance, and time
•Multiple lap and pace modes
•Training Center software- download workout data to perform a detailed analysis
•Motionbased delivers route sharing, online mapping, and data analysis
•Can be connected to wireless Garmin bicycle speed and cadence sensor
•9.8-foot heart monitor transmission range
•Submersible in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes
•10-hour battery life on full charge
•Adjustable wrist strap
•User manual and quick start guide
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 7:50 pm
Question by zarindri: Garmin forerunner watches?
What’s the best forerunner watch out currently? Along with a couple others with differences and prices if you can.
also suggestions on the FR 210?
Answer by groch
My vote is the FR 305 – cheap, very reliable, has virtual partner and sync to computer. The cons: bulky and the design is dated. Note that it only looks heavy, but you don’t really feel it when you run.
If you’re looking for something that you can wear everyday, try the Garmin 405, 410 or the newly released 610. But note they are more expensive and the display is not as big (can’t show as many data fields at once). Also the 110 but I don’t think it has virtual partner or computer sync.
See the link below for the complete catalog. You can check any of the watches and click “compare” to see their relative specifications.
Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 7:50 pm
Question by kathy_is_a_nurse: Runners…Have you ever used the “Garmin Forerunner” personal training device? What did you think of it?
Considering it as a present for my elite athlete husband. Is it worth the money ($ 169)?
Answer by Nelson_DeVon
I really like mine. I got the 201 which is the cheapest model. I got it on E Bay for under $ 100. I think you can find some good deals there too. I know exactly how far I have run, I can compare previous workouts, I know the altitude–it’s great. Plus it uses a rechargeable battery so it is light and you don’t have to buy new batteries.
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 7:50 pm
Question by Tonte: Help with Garmin Forerunner 305?
I’ve had this watch now for close to a year and it worked great for a while. Then it started randomly turning off and now it won’t turn on at all. Even when I plug it into my computer, the program won’t work for me to transfer my data. Is there any way to get my data off or get it working again?
Answer by Remember The Name
This is the sport Running board
Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 7:50 pm
Question by : Garmin forerunner vs. Nike Sportband?
I have tried using the Nike Sportband, but it has always been far off on the distance, any tips on this? I am considering a Garmin system, which is better?
Answer by Dedwood
If you can afford it, the Garmin ForeRunner is more accurate and includes more features. I’ve used the Nike+ Sportband and am very pleased with it’s accuracy. You may need to recalibrate the Sportband to match your gait. Instructions to do so are available online at the following link: http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeplus/utility/v1/en_US/help.html
Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Question by blujakx: Can the Garmin Forerunner 201 work for biking and running?
Answer by Jason R
Yes, I use My Garmin Forerunner on my bike all the time you just have to change the settings. Go to settings, select SET UNITS, select PACE/SPEED MODE and change SPEED to BIKING
Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 7:50 pm
Question by : Garmin forerunner 310xt clock?
How do you access the clock function?
Answer by Gpscity
The time is set automatically depending on your location.
Changing Time Settings
1. Press mode > select Settings > System > Time.
2. Select a time format and a time zone.
Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Question by mmcpo29: For the runners, garmin forerunner?
I’d like to buy a garmin forruner to keep track of pace,distance etc. I’m not sure which Garmin Forrunner is the best one, I know the 305 is pricey and it seems to me is for elite runners.
Any good advice???
Answer by David
The Garmin Forerunner 305 is the best GPS based system. If you are not interested in heart rate data then you can also buy the Garmin 205. These units are designed for all runners not just elite. Avoid the 201 and 301 models. They use an older receiver that is not as good. The Garmin 305/205 are well worth their price.
Whether you get the heart rate monitor feature is up to you. Personally, I like having the feature. It is easy to use and is an excellent way to make sure you train at the correct intensity. i.e. easy on easy days, hard but not too hard on hard days. Heart rate data is actually more valuable from a training point of view than speed and distance.
Check the internet. The 305/205 are heavily discounted. List for the 305 may be $ 350 but you can get it for $ 270. I am not affiliated with these sites, but I have have bought from them. Their prices are good and they ship promptly.
Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Question by : Is it worth buying the Garmin 610 or will they come out with a better one soon?
I was thinking about buying the Garmin 610. It is very expensive though, so I was wondering if it is worth it or should I just wait. And how long do you thing it would be? Thanks!
Answer by Apollenaire
Personally, as a runner, I don’t understand the difference between the 301 and everything that has come after it (though I do understand the need for a company to market new products). It costs about 3 times what I paid for my 301 and for what, a touch screen instead of the buttons or to download a performance that I can compare with others online? No matter how many bells and whistles they add to it, after a GPS watch tells you how far you ran, how fast you ran it, how fast your heart beat doing it, if you are on pace doing a run and is able to download this information onto a computer, everything else is marketing.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at 7:50 pm
Question by Dee M: Garmin Forerunner 305 or 405 is better?
Please suggestion me about Forerunner 305 or 405 is better or other brand is a good quality.
Answer by Forest
I think Forerunner 305 is popular than 405 and cheap price. Forerunner 305 is a most accurate, reliable wrist-mounted performance and GPS tracking tool, includes wireless heartrate monitoring and it can also be connected to Garmin’s wireless bicycle speed and cadence sensor. If you don’t need these features, consider the lower-priced Forerunner 205.