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3.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit, 4 Mar 2009
This review is from: Garmin Forerunner 305 Wrist-Worn GPS Personal Training Device with Heart Rate Monitor (Sports)
I'm really enjoying using the Forerunner; this is the first running computer I have owned so I can't make comparisons to other models. I've found that the pace can be a bit variable while running but seems to level out to sensible values once it's uploaded onto the computer. The digits that are used for the heartrate could do with being a little larger too. It's very hard to read them while running especially on tracks. I was away last weekend in Amsterdam and it was fantastic knowing that I could run for an hour and the forerunner would be able to tell me how to get back to the hotel. Linux support out of the box would be a bonus, I managed to get it connected to my NetBook but it took a lot of effort to work out how to set it up.
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Initial post: 18 Mar 2009 10:38:06 GMT
J. Lock says:
You can customize the screen so you can see a larger display of your heartrate.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jun 2010 17:34:25 BDT
Carol Martin says:
I'd like to know the answer to this too! Use the HRM alot but can't see what it actually is when I am actually running.

Posted on 4 Jun 2011 09:18:35 BDT
C. Darby says:
Is this any good for a blind person. Any audible signals?

Posted on 27 Aug 2011 11:51:50 BDT
Maxadolf says:
"...it was fantastic knowing that I could run for an hour and the forerunner would be able to tell me how to get back to the hotel." This needs some explanation! Are you saying that it has GPS tracking? Also does it tell the time?

Posted on 30 Oct 2011 18:41:32 GMT
GOG says:
battery wont last more than three years...

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2012 22:44:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Feb 2012 22:46:06 GMT
D. J. Jones says:
Hi, I can't seem to get a larger heart rate reading on my 305 watch probably being thick but can you explain how to do this please ?
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