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Garmin Edge 305

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1555 reviews of Garmin Edge 305. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Edge 305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Garmin Edge 305 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the size and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Edge 305 Navigation and Trip Computer for Cycles with Heart Rate MonitorGarmin EcoRoute HD AdaptorGarmin Travel Accessory Pack for Widescreen Nuvi

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Garmin Edge 305


alaTest has collected and analyzed 980 user reviews of Garmin Edge 305 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the memory and reliability.

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Edge 305 Bicycle GPS Navigator with Heart Rate Monitor and Speed/Cadence SensorGarmin Edge 305 Waterproof Cycling GPS With Heart Rate MonitorGarmin Edge 1000 Color Touchscreen GPS

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Garmin ecoRoute HD


Garmin's ecoRoute HD ($149.99, list) is a Bluetooth-enabled hardware add-on for select ecoRoute-enhanced nüvi navigation devices. Plug the ecoRoute HD into your car's ODB-II port and pair it wirelessly with your Garmin GPS device, and the latter...

Simple setup. Helps improve driving efficiency. Detects engine codes. Can reset a check engine light

Only works with select Garmin nüvi PNDs. Can track only one car's historic trip performance at a time

The Garmin ecoRoute HD can help save you some cash, and it's a great (and spectacularly geeky) way to learn more about your car's engine, as well as your driving habits.

Apr, 2010

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No Wires: Garmin Edge 305 HR


No lead wires to wheel sensor needed., Easy to switch between bikes, or use for other purposes, such as running., Get a great training log, and chart parameters such as heart rate, just by uploading data., Share map and ride data with friends online.

No moving map display. Not a true navigation aid., Heart rate monitor strap needs significant sweat or electrolyte gel for good contact., Battery life: should recharge after every ride.

I really like having a detailed training log, but I don’t like entering all of the information required to keep a log updated. That's why I was eager to try the Garmin Edge 305 cyclecomputer, which automatically uploads vast amounts of information...

Dec, 2009

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Garmin Edge 305 and 205 Cycling GPS Enabled Personal Trainer Review


Garmin's Edge 205 and 305 are models in Garmin's Edge range of GPS enabled personal trainer and cycle computers which integrate GPS technology and basic navigation. The units come with a mount for attaching to a bike stem or handlebars. Garmin have...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Scott Martin (

Review: Garmin Edge 305 GPS Review


A new review on the Garmin Edge 305 has come out and it's really thorough. The Garmin Edge 305 is a pretty sweet little "fitness computer" that helps you train and track your cycling. The heart of the system is the main computer that you attach to...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin Edge 305 Review


The Garmin Edge 305 is a new GPS-enabled cyclometer. The 305 comes in three models — the 305CAD includes a cadence/speed sensor, the 305HR includes a heart rate monitor, and the 305HR+ comes with both. All the Edge 305 series utilize a barometric...

Feb, 2006

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Garmin Edge 305 GPS bicycle computer and heart rate monitor


Bicycle computer with eight customizable data fields. Compatible with Garmin's speed/cadence sensor. Built-in heart rate monitor. GPS receiver for navigation and tracking your route. Virtual partner function for those cyclists who need someone to race...

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Expert review by: Jim Martin (

Garmin ecoRoute HD


Can this satnav add-on really help make you a more efficient driver? We find out

The price looks high, but this ingenious add-on could end up paying for itself

Apr, 2011

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Garmin EcoRoute HD


Garmin ecoRoute is free software that's included with a software update for your compatible Nüvi satnav. It helps you find more fuel-efficient routes and track your fuel usage.You can select a "less fuel" option as one of your route preferences on your...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Michael F. (

GARMIN Mechanic with ecoRoute HD


Does what it is supposed to do.

No oil pressure gauge.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Donald D. (

Cool Beans


Would be nice if we could pair the nuvi with both the phone and Garmin Mechanic at the same time, and have all three sync information or allow phone calls at the same time. Don't know if later models of nuvi will do that or not. The Garmin Mechanic...

Works great, gives all kinds of information to my Garmin nuvi 3590, like instantaneous mileage, tracking of my mileage via the EcoRoute tool, engine gauges like RPM, Timing Advance, Engine Load, Coolant Temperature,

Do not seem to be able to pair both the phone (for bluetooth call handling and parking location syncing) at the same time as the Garmin Mechanic is paired for engine and fuel economy information. The Garmin Mechanic also uses a Bluetooth connection,...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Take your ride to the next level with the Edge 305 - Garmin's GPS-enabled, personal trainer and cycle computer. From competitive road racing to mountain biking, the cyclist-friendly, lightweight Edge will help you achieve your personal best. With the easy-to-use Edge 305 on your bike, you'll always know where you're going and how far you've gone. For advanced cyclists, the Edge 305 comes packaged with either a heart rate monitor or wireless speed/pedaling cadence sensor to provide valuable feedback. Heart rate and speed cadence are also sold separately as accessories so you can incorporate both features into your training. In addition, the Edge 305 incorporates a barometric altimeter for extremely accurate elevation and vertical profile data. Recreational cyclists looking for the perfect touring companion and fitness partner will love the Edge 305. The Edge 305 with heart rate lets you see whether you are training too hard or not enough. The heart rate monitor uses a robust wireless technology that eliminates cross-talk and interference and sends heart rate data to the Edge via a soft, comfortable chest strap. This data is stored with each track point for post-workout analysis. The Edge 305 with cadence includes a self-calibrating, wireless speed/cadence sensor so you can monitor your pedaling cadence as you ride. Like the heart rate monitor, the speed/cadence sensor uses the same robust wireless technology to measure and report your pedaling strokes per minute. With its waterproof, sleek design, the Edge is the perfect companion on any bike, and attaches to either the stem or handlebars. Its rugged case frames an easy-to-read, large, backlit display that can show up to eight different data fields along with altitude and a map view. Included Training Center software gives you the ability to overlay your ride data onto a course map. It offers interactive analysis tools that measure your speed, distance, climb, and descent against varying terrain, elevation and more. Create and schedule custom workouts or use workout templates and download to the Edge.


Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:128 x 160

Dimensions & Weight



Product Type:Power adapter - car
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Altimeter / Distance / Elevation / Speed/Distance / Elevation / Speed / Altimeter/Distance / Elevation / Speed
Recommended Use:Cycle
Type:GPS receiver


Model:305/305CAD/305HR/Travel Pack
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin/Garmin Edge


CE Product Type:GPS receiver accessory kit
Compatible Mobile Devices:Garmin n
Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:13000/13650
Waypoints per route:100

Power Device

Input Connector Qty:1
Input Connector Type:Automobile cigarette lighter