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6/5/09 5:02 P

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Wongerchi you always come up with good points to consider
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John



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6/5/09 4:51 P

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He started as a runner and cyclist....and is now doing triathlons. He has the Forerunner 205 and a separate HRM...and wants an all-in-one (considering his current HRM is from 1998!). So he is going to wait for the 310. It is going to be quite a bit more expensive than the 305, though.

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6/5/09 4:42 P

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John:
I've used the 301 and 305 series in monsoons before and they've been fine. The waterproof thing means that it's rated for being totally submerged in water (like when you swim).

I had a long chat with the Garmin rep a couple of weeks ago and I'm still not convinced of the relative merits of the 310 vs. the 305. I can do the "one button sport change" thing on my 301 and I know it can be done on the 305. Apart from the submergence thing, the only other major difference between the 305 and the 310 is calculating HR zones (8-10 instead of 5) and calories (now takes into account HR, but I have major concerns about that too).

Multisporters should definitely stay away from the 405, that's running only.

Edited by: WONGERCHI at: 6/5/2009 (16:44)
In God we trust, all others bring data.
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If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
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Specificity, specificity, specificity.
-Andy Coggan

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
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FREEDOMSTAR's Photo FREEDOMSTAR Posts: 13,857
6/5/09 4:33 P

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Is he a Tri athelete? I dont know I will be doing that, but I plan to tri a duathalon down the road

the waterproof could come in handy if I get caught in the rain and keep running it wont damage the garmin

JOHN

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6/5/09 4:27 P

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Yeah - the 310XT is waterproof. Also, you can set it up so just hitting the lap button changes from swim to cycle to run. It also adds calculating calories based on HR.

My husband is in the market for a new HRM and is a huge Garmin supporter....so he will be first in line for the 310XT.

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FREEDOMSTAR's Photo FREEDOMSTAR Posts: 13,857
6/5/09 4:24 P

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Cool is that the waterproof one?

I know the 405 came out with a new one 405CX the only difference is the carolrie burn based on Heart Rate

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6/5/09 4:17 P

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I have the 305 and love it for both cycling and running. I have heard/read horrible things about the form factor for the 405. Personally, I think it would be a little hard to read on the bike (assuming you have it mounted on the handlebars) anyway.

If you don't need it right away, Garmin is coming out with a new version similar to the 305 but more triathlon friendly in July (I believe). It is the 310XT and has gotten AMAZING pre-reviews.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=
142&pID=27335

Big wins over the 305 is a slightly smaller form factor but still large enough to see clearly, one button switch from sport to sport and it is waterproof.

Good luck!

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5/27/09 12:47 P

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John:
Don't you have a Forerunner 305 already? If not, get that. Best in the business for multisport. Add a cadence/speed sensor for the bike and you're set.

I don't think the 405 does multisport, right?

In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings

If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
-P.Z. Pearce

Specificity, specificity, specificity.
-Andy Coggan

The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
- Frank Kotsonis


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FREEDOMSTAR's Photo FREEDOMSTAR Posts: 13,857
5/26/09 11:29 P

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Whats the best gps hrm for cycling garmin 305 or 405?

I bought a Topeak Panoram V12 12 function cycle computer waterproof just to track how much distance my new bike will have on it

but I need to buy a forunner for my running/cycling
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