Forerunner 305 Features Overview
This model is an upgraded version of the Forerunner 301, it is better in comfort, style and performance. It weighs slightly higher than 2.5 ounces and comfortable on the wrist. Just like many heart rate monitors, it provides athletes with real time data on session statistics. It is also very easy to use, just like its predecessor. With features such as bundled training and time alerts, it is designed to help athletes to train smarter and better.
The 305’s heart rate monitor is worn as chest strap during the training sessions and it reads and sends the heart rate data to the Forerunner where the results are displayed. This can help you gauge if you have been training well enough or you if still have more work to do. The available alerts – time, pace, distance and heart rate – will keep you on toss to make sure you don’t beyond or below your heart rate target zone.
The device has a course feature that allows you to compete against your earlier runs. This enables you to set new maximum and improve your performance. You can also use this feature to in analyse your pace and heart rate
The previous model, 301, had a larger display but was cumbersome to use. This upgraded version has a smooth, stylish and integrated easy-to-read 1.3-inch display. The design, which positions in optimal-performance position, is a perfect fit for athletes. According to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards, its case is water resistant. It can withstand water of a depth of up to 1m for half an hour.
Accuracy is one of the major concerns for athletes when choosing heart rate monitors. The Garmin Forerunner 305 is very accurate owing to the effective GPS antennae and receiver. Both the receiver and the antennae use the SiRF chip to offer fast satellite acquisition. This also makes the device effective in places where there are tall buildings or trees. These places are often known to be troublesome as far as GPS functionalities are concerned. In addition, the 305 GPS automatically picks up the satellite signals track your movements. There is no need to calibrate it.
You could also use the Forerunner as your navigator. Using the plotter display, it consistently shows your marked starting point and so it is easy to trace back where you started. You just follow the trail.
The device has a USB data connection which allows users to connect with their PCs. Since it is only able to store up 1,000 lap histories, you need to download the data to the Garmin’s Training Center PC software for in-depth analysis. The software is also essential in scheduling your workouts.
Garmin has partnered with the best analysis providers, MotionBased, that may help you comprehend your training or fitness data. The MotionBased software gives better analytical aspects of the data, may add a new dimension to your training or fitness programme and is a lot more compelling and fun to use. The web-based application automatically calculates the necessary elements such as distance, time, speed, elevation, and heart rate.
The results are then presented in analytical charts and graphs. Also, comprehensive reports and maps of the routes accompany results. The partnership of Garmin and MotionBased also allows you to race against the virtual members of the community, or run of the same route and compare results.
Garmin Forerunner 305 is packed with tons of features more than what an athlete can need. Its performance is exceptional compared to what it costs. Even though there are a few instances when the might take a while to lock, this product is top of its class.
- High-Sensitivity, Watch-Like GPS Receiver That Provides Exceptional Signal Reception
- 1 Piece Training Assistant That Provides Athletes With Precise Speed, Distance & Pace Data
- Includes Training Center Software, Which Allows Users To Download Workout Data
- For A Detailed Analysis
- Used For Multiple Sports Such As Cycling, Cross- Country Skiing & Windsurfing
- Data Acquired May Also Be Analyzed With Motionbased, Which Provides Online
- Mapping & Route Sharing
- Item Weight 2.7 ounces
- Product Dimensions 0.7 x 2.1 x 2.7 inches
- Item model number 010-00467-00
- Display Size 1.5 inches
- Display Resolution 160 x 100
- Warranty 1 year warranty
- Battery Life 10 hours