Garmin Forerunner 305

4.67 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

The watch is equipped with a replaceable battery which solves many problems regarding charging. The watch is very accurate is determining the runner’s position and the path taken during the run. It precisely measures the time, distance and pace and displays them conveniently.

The display is completely customizable which enables users to see only what they want. The buttons are easier to operate on the go, and one can toggle between three screens with four different information items on each of them.

The GPS signals are very strong, which enables tracking on cloudy days; now one can run on covered terrains knowing this watch will still locate and record every activity in detail.

This Garmin watch weighs no more than a regular watch, in spite of the fact it has a relatively large display which clearly shows all the needed details. This watch also has a great “auto pause” feature, it will stop counting time recorded for laps when the runner is still, either sitting for a rest or waiting for the traffic signal to go green!

Now you will never be lost on long runs on unfamiliar terrains, as you can easily mark locations with time and distance, this will greatly help anyone who wants to find the way back home! The wrist and chest straps are very comfortable to wear which makes it better than its competitors.

The watch also supports downloading data to third party softwares enabling you to keep track of your fitness with whatever program you want!


The watch has a weight of 77grams approx. with a display of 1.5 inches. The watch is equipped with a battery which offers 10 hours operation time. The Garmin is offering 1 year warranty for this watch like GPS receiver. The package includes Training Centre software enabling users to download workout data to analyse it using many third party softwares.

The dynamic training assistant can be used for multiple sports like cycling, skiing and windsurfing. You can improve your performance by comparing past activity data with the present one. The heart rate monitor is worn as a chest strap which enables the user to see heart performance on the wrist display during exercise.


The watch does not come with a power saving mode. Neither has it offered automatic power off feature, which means the battery will drain no matter if it is in use or not. You have to manually turn the power off to save the battery.

The watch is not reliable beyond few years and can show erratic behaviour even when taken care of in a proper manner. The data uploading fails sometimes with complete data getting wiped out without any warning. The heart rate on the display can be difficult to read when on the move. [/wptab]


  • High-Sensitivity, Watch-Like GPS Receiver That Provides Exceptional Signal Reception
  • 1 Piece Training Assistant That Provides Athletes With Precise Speed, Distance & Pace Data
  • Includes Training Center Software, Which Allows Users To Download Workout Data
  • For A Detailed Analysis
  • Used For Multiple Sports Such As Cycling, Cross- Country Skiing & Windsurfing
  • Data Acquired May Also Be Analyzed With Motionbased, Which Provides Online
  • Mapping & Route Sharing
  • Item Weight 2.7 ounces
  • Product Dimensions 0.7 x 2.1 x 2.7 inches
  • Item model number 010-00467-00
  • Display Size 1.5 inches
  • Display Resolution 160 x 100
  • Warranty 1 year warranty
  • Battery Life 10 hours

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