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Garmin Forerunner 205

Garmin Forerunner 205
alaScore 72

2072 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2072 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 205. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Forerunner 205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 205

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 205 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Forerunner 205 Wrist Worn GPS Personal Training Device

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 205

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1475 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 205 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.com.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver and Sports Watch (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver and Sports WatchGarmin Forerunner 205 Wrist-Mounted GPS Fitness Computer

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Review: Garmin Forerunner 205 Review by GPS Lodge

 

Garmin introduced the Forerunner 205 and Forerunner 305 this past January at the CES show, as a big improvement to the category changing Forerunner 101, 201 and 301 personal training aids. With the Forerunner 201 and Forerunner 301 on the market, one...

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Garmin Forerunner 205 Review

 

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Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS wrist sports watch

 

Wrist-mounted sports watch with GPS navigation and training software. Monitors speed, distance, pace, and calorie consumption for making your exercise more efficient. The Training Center software for PCs allows you to analyze your workout. Weight: 2.72...

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Every runner on a tight budget should buy this watch

 

This product overall is a must buy for any runner on a budget. I don't know how I ran outside ever without it. It is like treadmill running without the treadmill. It keeps my pace time distance and when I should finish.

Once I have recieved the signal I have not lost it while running ; Will tell you really fast when you got lost on a premade course ; Keeps me motivated by following my progess on the computer ; Big screen easy to read ; Virtual runner is amazing

there is no heart rate monitor ; You cannot use a foot pod ; not wireless like the 405

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Good product. Poor Support

 

The Forerunner 205 wants to access the registry in Windows Vista and Vista will not let it. Tech Support will not respond with a fix for this problem. As a result, I cannot use the Training Center.

Lots of the features that I wanted

Tech Support will not respond

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One of the more disappointing products I've owned

 

Lots of functionality, run, bike, other sports, navigation

Battery often dead, doesn''t work under trees, slow boot

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Cool features - but unreliable.

 

The Forerunner 205 is a great concept, but I seems more like a prototype than a released product. The functionality is very good - tracking courses, distance, pace, time, speed, laps... about 20 parameters logged. Its got multiple training and history...

Auto lap at distance or time intervals; customizable screens

Takes too long to find satellites; Horrible reliabilty -- 2 broke within 75 days

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Cool features - but unreliable.

 

The Forerunner 205 is a great concept, but I seems more like a prototype than a released product. The functionality is very good - tracking courses, distance, pace, time, speed, laps... about 20 parameters logged. Its got multiple training and history...

Auto lap at distance or time intervals; customizable screens

Takes too long to find satellites; Horrible reliabilty -- 2 broke within 75 days

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Awesome device that will aide you on your journey

 

Well I never really wanted a GPS or any other kind of device to give me feed back.. Until I had a running buddy that had one. I found myself always asking pace, time per mile, and so on. I quickly became dependent on this information. It will aide...

Great for getting on the fly information

Still loses signal from time to time

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Awesome device that will aide you on your journey

 

Well I never really wanted a GPS or any other kind of device to give me feed back.. Until I had a running buddy that had one. I found myself always asking pace, time per mile, and so on. I quickly became dependent on this information. It will aide you...

Great for getting on the fly information

Still loses signal from time to time

Product Specifications

Form meets function with Garmin's next-generation, sleek and stylish personal trainer, the Forerunner 205. Don't let its good looks fool you. This taskmaster will continually push you to do your personal best. In addition to its new look, the Forerunner 205 includes a high sensitivity GPS receiver and new courses feature 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 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. Receive a detailed post-workout analysis on the PC with included Training Center software.

Battery

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

Built-in Display

Resolution:100 x 160

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.7in
Height:0.7in
Weight:2.7oz
Width:2.1in

GPS System

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:205
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Forerunner

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:50
Waypoints:100

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Reference Guide
Title:ForeRunner 205/305
Type:Pocket guide/User manual
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