Garmin Forerunner 305 Personal Trainer GPS Receiver w/ Heart Rate Monitor Review

Posted by reviewer on December 7th, 2010 in GPS | No Comments

Staying healthy has been one of the main goals that everyone shares at this point, especially with all the health risks that are surrounding an individual in today’s society. Thus, it is very important to lead an active lifestyle and get one’s self involved with regular exercise to ensure that you stay in top shape. For this purpose, you can get yourself a Garmin Forerunner 305 Personal Trainer GPS Receiver w/ Heart Rate Monitor that is available for an estimated price tag of $128.90. But what can you get for that price?

Garmin Forerunner 305 Personal Trainer GPS Receiver w/ Heart Rate Monitor is a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that you can also use as a one-piece training assistant. Athletes have been using this device as their own personal trainer wherein they can adjust the speed, precision, and pace of their exercise according to their own needs and skill level. Garmin has been known in the industry for producing excellent GPS receiver devices and heart rate monitor, and just when you thought they have introduced the best in the market, they come up with yet another impressive one.

Garmin Forerunner 305 Personal Trainer GPS Receiver w/ Heart Rate Monitor measures at 0.7 x 2.1 x 2.7 inches in dimension for the wristwatch, while the heart rate monitor measures at 1.4 x 13.7 x 0.5 inches. When you buy this product, here are what you can expect from the package: one unit of the GPS unit, heart rate monitor, wrist strap, AC charger, quick-start guide, user’s manual, USB cable, docking cradle, and the Training Center CD-ROM.

The design for Garmin Forerunner 305 Personal Trainer GPS Receiver w/ Heart Rate Monitor is a major departure from the previous releases, wherein this new one is now made to be waterproof. It is also equipped with a curved casing such that it is easy for the antenna to receive signals while facing the sun as you do your training. In terms of its performance, this unit is equipped with high-sensitivity SiRFstar III GPS receiver such that it has improved ability to lock in on your current position. As soon as you put the device on, the GPS satellites can track you down within the first 3 minutes. Because this product is billed for its GPS functionality, it is equipped with the waypoint marking, mapping, and other routing features.

Pro’s of Garmin Forerunner 305 Personal Trainer GPS Receiver w/ Heart Rate Monitor

*It has excellent signal reception as a GPS unit;

*The product is equipped with excellent training functions;

*You can get a software training CD-ROM for better monitoring of your training;

*Connecting it to your PC is such a breeze;

*It comes with a more efficient design.

Con’s of Garmin Forerunner 305 Personal Trainer GPS Receiver w/ Heart Rate Monitor

*It is apparently bigger than previous Garmin devices, but it does make up for the improved performance.

The Bottom Line

Garmin Forerunner 305 Personal Trainer GPS Receiver w/ Heart Rate Monitor is the ideal combination of form and function. Also, it has integrated all features that individually perform their best such that you can squeeze a lot of value for its worth.

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