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Garmin Forunner 305 specs vs Garmin Forerunner 405 specs

 

Garmin Forerunner 305 specs

Garmin Forerunner 405 specs

Basemap: no no
Ability to add maps: no no
Accepts data cards: no no
Lap history: 1000 laps 1000 laps
Waypoints/favorites/locations:

100

100

Routes:

50

0

Heart rate monitor: yes yes (some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor: yes (some versions) yes (optional)
Foot pod: yes (optional) yes (optional)
Courses (compete against previous activities): yes yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): yes yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): yes yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): yes yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button): yes no
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts): yes yes
Simple workouts (input time, distance and calorie goals): yes yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace): yes yes (for advanced workouts only)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): yes yes (for advanced workouts only)
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert): no no
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): yes yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation: no no
Customizable screen(s): yes yes
Barometric altimeter: no no
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): no yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): no no
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride): no no
Sport watch: no yes
Training effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness): no no
Virtual racer™ (compete against other activities): no no
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): yes yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer): no yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes yes
Garmin Training Center® software compatible: yes yes
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.1″ x 2.7″ x 0.7″ (5.33 x 6.86 x 1.78 cm) 1.88″ x 2.78″ x 0.646″ (4.8 x 7.1 x 1.6 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.3″ x 0.8″ (3.3 x 2.0 cm) 1.06″ (2.7 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 100 pixels 124 x 95 pixels
Touchscreen: no no
Weight: 2.72 oz (77 g) 2.11 oz (60 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion rechargeable lithium-ion
Batterylife: 10 hours, typical 2 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode
GPS-enabled: yes yes
Water resistant: yes (IPX7) yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes yes
Additional: NA Garmin Connect andGarminTrainingCenterare compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Intel-based Mac running OS 10.4.11 or later with Safari. Watch functions include dual time, date and alarm.

 

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