I have a had time running and not wearing my 305. Had to do a hard reset one time. It kept beeping. Couldn't shut it off without the hard reset. Worked great before and after that day. I'm sure you will love your 305, but it is addictive.
current weight: 167.2
Fitness Minutes: (10,963) Posts: 43 10/29/12 4:04 P
I've been wanting a Garmin or Polar or Nike+ for a while. So I went to Ebay today and bought a Garmin Forerunner 405. Can't wait to get it. I've been using RunKeeper app on my phone as a GPS tracker, but not only does GPS on my phone burn through battery, but it also burns through data. I'm sure I'll be back to ask questions once it arrives.
current weight: 165.2
Fitness Minutes: (85,788) Posts: 1,018 10/17/12 1:44 P
I love mine too. I do about 90% of my running with it and miss it when I don't have it. It takes 30 s to 5 min to acquire satellites but is pretty stable after that. My friend uses an app on his iPhone and we usually compare the mapmyrun.com distance, his distance and mine. His is usually off while mine is usually within 0.1 mile of MMR.
I bought it when I was training for a marathon a few years ago and it really helped to keep me on track.
I did not use it much for a couple years, but I have been running more lately and have been using it regularly again for the past year and a half. I have 1,500 miles on it and have not had any issues. My brother-in-law has one with about 6,000 miles on it and he has never had problems either.
We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. Archilochus, Greek Soldier, Poet, c. 650 BC
current weight: 9.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (18,075) Posts: 1,260 9/3/12 6:35 P
You will wonder how you got along without it once you start using that Garmin 305. My 305 has worked flawlessly since I got it a year ago.
Take the time to become familiar with all of the features. You probably will not use everything that is available, but it's nice to know what it can do. I particularly like the Virtual Partner feature.
Unlike Jeckie, my Garmin has always been very quick to acquire satellites, even when I am in the house.
You'll love it. Congrats.
Fitness Minutes: (57,085) Posts: 4,493 8/14/12 10:33 P
You're gonna love it. I saved for my 305 for over a year and it is one of the best investments I ever made. I take it on every run and for most of my fitness classes just to guage how hard I am working out and my calorie burn. Love it, love it, love it!
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
current weight: 33.4 over
Fitness Minutes: (86,992) Posts: 6,848 7/18/12 3:34 P
I am another one that would be lost without my garmin! Seriously! I was in a rush a couple weeks ago when I headed out to a race and forgot my garmin in the car.
I realized then how much I love that thing and how I totally rely on it. I have had mine for almost 2 years now. I have lots of miles on it. It's up there on my list of must have running gadgets. I have the Garmin 305. Purchased it on Amazon.
I think you would love having it.
Pounds lost: 43.5
Fitness Minutes: (76,830) Posts: 1,443 7/18/12 1:55 P
I've a Garmin FR60W for about a year. It's put in about 621 miles and numerous ST workouts. I use the heart rate monitor during my ST to gauge intensity/calorie burn. I think I've only used the heartrate monitor for running a couple times. It seemed like sweat interfered with accuracy and I keep a pretty steady pace so I really don't need it on runs. I use the footpod instead when I run to gauge mileage. Overall, I love having it, but I do leave it home every once in a while to get away from the numbers.
I would be lost without my Garmin! I, too, have a 305 I purchased on Amazon and it works great. The only annoying thing is that it takes FOREVER to locate satellites. I turn it on and put it in a window before I go to dress.
Jeckie (aka. Sarah) - Lowell, MA - EST Half Fanatic #3032
I have no "goal weight". MY goal is to be as healthy, strong and active as I can be. This isn't about my relationship with the scale but my relationship with the world.
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I have a Garmin 305. I bought it on Amazon, MUCH cheaper than the running store. Unfortunately, it died less than 3 months after purchase. The good news is, Garmin customer support was very supportive. I did have to mail the defective unit to them, but I rec'd a new unit back within a week. This one has worked so far for over a year. I have not used the HRM function, but it does everything I need. I don't want to go on a workout without it.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If i quit, however, it lasts forever..That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me" Lance Armstrong
"It doesn't get easier, you get better."
current weight: 212.8
Fitness Minutes: (86,992) Posts: 6,848 7/18/12 1:16 P
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