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Garmin Forerunner 305

Garmin Forerunner 305
alaScore 79

6062 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6062 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and value for money are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the memory.

usability, performance, screen, value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Forerunner 305 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Good but a little big


Large screen, Easy to read, Easy to set up

Acquires satellites slowly, Bulky

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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Enabled Trainer


Garmin's foray into GPS products is pretty well-known. The company has also made developments in the Health and Fitness department and the Forerunner GPS watch is one such device that's aimed at this. The Forerunner 305 has come for a review and as we...

The Forerunner 305 is priced at Rs. 19,392 which is definitely high. It makes a lot of sense for those who are very serious about working out and keeping fit. It's a nice way to keep track of all the work outs that have been done and the calories that...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Watch


The Forerunner is a data delight for outdoor fitness buffs, effortlessly tracking speed, distance, heart rate, and calorie counts, with presets for both running

Easy to set up. Crunches data with more charts and graphs than most PowerPoint presentations. Online MotionBased service lets you compare results with other users, download routes, and conduct virtual races. Rechargeable battery. Heart rate monitor...

Buttons hard to manage. Bulky, ugly


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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Watch Review


The Garmin Forerunner 305 is truly an amazing training tool and racing essential for any serious runner, as well as the weekend workout warrior. Whether you're out pounding the pavement in the

Heart rate monitor ; Large LCD display ; Adequate weight

Large size ; Less than average coverage in cloudy weather

With a price of around$249.99, the Garmin Forerunner 305 provides a complete solution for analyzingand monitoring workout data at a reasonable price. The unit has a variety ofcustomizable features and displays. The ability to upload results to a...

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Budget GPS sports watch


The Garmin Forerunner 305 isn't the smallest or most stylish GPS watch in Garmin's lineup, but experts say it is easily the best value. The GPS-enabled watch includes a host of advanced training features while costing much less than its counterparts....

Excellent value, heart-rate chest strap included, numerous training features

Big and bulky, slow GPS connectivity

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Reviewing the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver


The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS receiver (with heart rate monitor) is designed to be a navigator for joggers. The built-in heart rate monitor lets users keep track of their fitness levels. Built as a watch, this unit is also known as the Garmin...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Review


The Garmin Forerunner 305 Forerunner GPS could prove to be an invaluable addition to the runner's toolkit

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Garmin Forerunner 305 and 205 GPS Fitness Training Aids


Garminâ'"s Forerunner 305 and 205 are wristwatch GPS personal trainers having almost identical specifications. Both units are attractive yet with a â'"sports likeâ' look

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Gadgetell Review: Garmin Forerunner 305 personal GPS


Product: Garmin Forerunner 305 Price: $349.99 Rating: Very Good 8.0/10.0 Pros: GPS tracking, heart rate monitor, reasonably lightweight, large display. Cons: Battery life, size, spotty coverage at times and expensive for most amateur athletes...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 Review


The Garmin Forerunner 305 updates the Forerunner 301, and there are a number of improvements that go beyond the stylish appearance, such as the addition of customizable data screens. But the thing likely to wow everyone is the SiRFSTAR III chipset,...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS sports watch and heart rate monitor


Sports watch for runners and active outdoors people. Built-in heart rate monitor. GPS receiver for navigation and tracking your route. The device monitors heart rate, speed, distance, pace, and calories for efficient training session. Included Training...

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Product Specifications

Form meets function with Garmin's next-generation, sleek and stylish line of personal trainers - the Forerunner 305. Don't let its good look fool you. This taskmaster will continually push you to do your personal best. The Forerunner 305 combines all of the popular features found in the 301 along with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, new courses feature, and robust wireless heart rate monitor for optimal performance. Designed for athletes of all levels, this running partner and personal trainer has one goal in mind - a better you. It continuously monitors your heart rate, speed, distance, pace and calories burned so you can train smarter, more effectively. It tracks your every move with a super-sensitive GPS that even works on tree-covered trails and near tall buildings.


Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:160 x 100

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Distance / Time/date
Recommended Use:Running
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Forerunner


Waterproof: Yes