over £50 on the excellent Garmin Forerunner
305 GPS watch at Amazon.co.uk
Don't be put off by the apparent
bulk of the Garmin Forerunner 305 because underneath
is a device that is packed with a myriad of excellent
features. Whilst it is not as dinky as your standard
watch it real does feel comfortable on your wrist with
its smooth, curving form factor. Best of all, runners can now
save over £50 on the Forerunner 305 at Amazon
The 305 is a marked improvement
upon the Garmin 301 in terms of design and readability
with it's smaller but crisp, clear screen. The GPS
antenna is cleverly encased in the thumb-side curve of
the case which ensures that it is always facing
skyward when you run.
button layout on the 305 is simple but effective with
menu selection on the right-hand side and power/mode on
the left. The 305 also comes with a USB cradle so that
you can connect and transfer your running data to your
PC and integrates directly with Training Centre so that
you can define running plans on your PC and then upload
them straght to your GPS device ready for your next run.
This gives you a great overall view of your running
progress and your increasing fitness. You can also
charge the lithium-ion battery via the USB connection or
alternatively via the AC adapter that comes included
performance is greatly improved over previous models and
tests show that the 305 can really deliver consistency
when tracking and locking your position whether you are
running or even cycling.
Forerunner 305 makes a fantastic data collection and
training tool and it really comes into it's own when you
start to navigate the real-time data screens. The 305
can display a wealth of information such as distance
covered, elevation, calories burned, pace, and
direction. The included chest strap adds the ability to
track average heart rate, lap heart rate and track heart
rate. The real winner is the ability to customise the
data view for your workout so that you have just the
numbers you actually want to see, and the great thing is
the relative ease in setting this up.
305 also comes with customisable workout functionality
with the ability to set any combination of interval or
intensity training using the the three options in the
workout menu: Quick, Interval and Advanced workout.
There is also a Virtual Partner that can act as your
constant competition to motivate and squeeze that next
personal best out of you!
you're convinced by the excellent features of the
Forerunner 305 then head on over to Amazon where
you can take advantage of this fantastic discount.
Out of the box functionality, fantastic accuracy in
most areas, customisable and easy to use training
Some might find it bulky but for all those
features it's a small price to pay. Sometimes has
trouble finding a signal in built up
areas - but this is common for GPS devices. No MAC
compatibility as yet.
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