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Product review of the Garmin Forerunner 305 sports and fitness GPS watch

The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with heart rate monitor is not just a heart rate monitor but also GPS tracker.

The watch has an extremely sensitive GPS receiver which provides accurate speed and distance data. Because the Garmin Forerunner 305 has a very sensitive GPS receiver it can track your route even when you exercise in dense forests, urban areas with high buildings or in bad weather.

The heart rate monitor function works like a workout diary because it stores data of your burned calories, speed, time, and heart rate for the last sessions so you can compare with your previous workouts. Since you can store and analyze your workout data, you can get progress graphs by using the Garmin Training Centre software installed on your computer (comes for free with the watch). The software can help you in optimizing your cardio exercise. There is also an online website which provides training guidance according to your condition, body type and preferences.

A GPS watch with a low price

The relatively low price of the GPS watch means that it is not only suitable for professionals. Joggers and recreational athletes could also benefit from the use of this watch. Lately the Forerunner watch has been heavily discounted on Amazon.com. Because the running watch is very accurate and easy to operate I would highly recommend the Forerunner 305 for any runner of any experience level.

The forerunner watch has wide screen monitor and big and simple buttons that do not get accidentally pushed when you train.

You can get your Garmin 305 Forerunner from a conventional sports shop, but I found that the best deal is to buy it at Amazon.com.

The Forerunner a very useful tool.

Anyone interested in improving their fitness level, training for a race, losing weight toning up their body, will find the Garmin Forerunner a very useful tool. You can also use the Garmin sports watch to motivate yourself if you are about to take up a new sport. I have used it with great results since I took up running 6 months ago. The more information and data you have on how much you improve the more likely you are to stick with your training plan or exercise routine in the long term and the Garmin forerunner 305 is in my opinion one of the most exciting tools in the market today!

If you want to know more about what this watch can do for you read what other users have said in consumer reviews at Amazon or read my review of the GPS watch.

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One Response to Product review of the Garmin Forerunner 305 sports and fitness GPS watch

  1. June 25, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Yes, there is an indoor mode that you can use to just track the time and heart rate motionr, no GPS. And yes, when the watch starts to search for satellites, you can move past that part and it will go into Use Indoor mode and stop searching for satellites to use.

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