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Garmin Forerunner 205

Garmin Forerunner 205
alaScore 71

1946 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1946 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 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 205 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches on

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

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

May, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1445 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 205 from 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

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

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May, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Martin (

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...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

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Mar, 2006

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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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Consumer review by: Kevin (

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

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

GARMIN Forerunner 205 1.5" GPS Receiver


I really enjoy the actual physical functions of the GPS unit itself, but the software and website could use a bit of work.

Great device, easy to use. Battery seems to last long enough for everything I've thrown at it. Would probably run down if I took it hiking for a few days. Accurate to an almost-creepy level

Occasional problem sending data to my computer, as well as the garmin.connect website. I wish that the garmin.connect website was a little bit easier to use and had some features found in the Nike+ web site. Also, the data from the device is a large...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: forcebwitme (

great deal & received it in 3 days


I've had the Forerunner 305 for a little more than 2 years and have never had any problems with my unit, and absolutely love it. Got the 205 for my wife because she didn't care for the heartrate monitor functions, and she loves it. It's great for...

Great for logging miles/times/pace, etc. if you are training. Love that you can see your runs on a Google Map via Garmin Connect, and also see stats broken down on charts


Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: LOGAN2X1 (

A good buy


It pushes me to go beyond my limits and just when i think i reached my limit it motivates me to go farther

The workout program software has a bit of a learning curve but it's quite handy especially mapping the route you took during your workout

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: wyota (

Great workout


Took a little adjustment from the the 101 I used before hand, but once I knew the nuances, I love this gizmo. Works great for all my runs, and being able to see chart my entire run for speed trends has improved my running. The included software alone...

Long battery life, firmware upgades, loads runs into Google Earth!

Wish you would get distance alerts while using virtual buddy

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Allen (

GPS for all


This is helping me push myself a little harder when hiking trying to beat my previous times.

Excellent for keeping track of your workouts be it hiking, biking or jogging.

A lot slower to pick up the satellite signal than advertised but once it does, it holds it.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Oregon Runner (



Overall a great product.

Great signal strength - even in treed areas. Great features and display options. Freedom to run anywhere and know how far you went and your place over different parts of your run.

A little uncomfortable to wear. Buttons could be more responsive.

Aug, 2007

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.


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

Built-in Display

Resolution:100 x 160

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



Reference Resource

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