Greasylak... 1


Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:16.12.2006



Garmin Edge 205



Delicate, poor reception .

Recommendable No:

Detailed rating:


Ease of Use

Look & Feel

Value for Money

Durability & Robustness

Battery life

Display size

1 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
helpful by (75%):
  1. Julieshobs
  3. stitch99
somewhat helpful by (25%):
  1. LegendaryMrDude

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I'm a keen mountain biker and I live in South Wales.

Having used numerous cycle computers, I decided to go the whole hog and get something that would enable me not only to work out how far I'd been and at what speed, but also enable me to work out how much climbing I'd done, and to plot my route when I got home. So I ordered an Edge 205.

For a month or so all seemed fine. The edge was easy to charge and the comprehensive manual was easy to get through. The functions on the Edge were easy to use, and the display clear. Reception was good, and I was plotting routes like a good un. Then out of the blue, no longer could I download any info' from the Edge onto my Pc. I sent it back, and a month or so later received a replacement.
By now winter had gone and spring was in the air. Leaves were appearing on the trees, but all was not well. As the leaves and buds blossomed, the reception on my "new" edge got worse and worse. Over a typical four hour ride, only two hours of the ride would be recorded on the edge, making it nothing more that an expensive stop watch. As spring moved into summer, reception got even worse, and then on of the selector buttons broke. Leaving for my moring commute at 5am, riding beneath a clear sky, not a tree or leaf in sight, andi t would take about 20 minutes for the edge to get a signal and begin recording. Very frustrating as by then I was half way to work. This would happen every day.
I gave up using it.

As fo Garmins customer service. I sent them an email once, it took them a month to reply, so I didn't bother again.

This product has been a complete and utter waste of money. If you get one that works, then wonderful. But I've had two and neither worked. Very dissapointing.

  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

LegendaryMrDude 22.12.2006 19:43

Sorry to hear about your problems - I'd suggest you update the firmware on the unit. Garmin made some significant improvements to the GPS signal handling over the last year or so. Certainly I've ridden some of the trails at Afan and my Edge305 coped fine with the trees in full leaf during August. IN fact, I've found the GPS so sensitive that it can actually pick up a signal on the ground floor of my house! Sam.

stitch99 22.12.2006 18:36

That was helpful in so much as I don't think I want an Edge, but I would have liked to have read about what the thing is supposed to do. I have a Garmin forerunner 301 and use it for cycling as well as running. Touch wood, I haven't had any problems with it after a year. :-)

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Garmin Edge 305 »

1 to 3 out of 39 similar offers for Garmin Edge 305 Show all similar offers
Vikuiti ARMR220 Screen Protector for Garmin edge 305

Vikuiti ARMR220 Screen Protector for Garmin edge 305

With the new Vikuiti screen protector ARMR220 from 3M, we offer a removable surface for ... more

your display with surface properties that are
equal to or better than those of the original
display. A number of 3M technologies are
conveniently combined in this product to make
valuable devices resistant to environmental
influences. The film is optimised for use on
touchscreens and offers a comfortable feeling for
writing. The surface of the film is scratch-proof
and repels oil and water very much like a coated
cooking pan. This means that fingerprints are no
longer a problem. They can be easily wiped off the
film. The brightness, contrast and readability of
the display are noticeably improved by the matte
surface and true anti-reflective properties. All
these features plus the simple and bubble-free
installation process make Vikuiti screen protector
ARMR220 the ideal protection solution for large
displays as well as notebooks and tablet
PCs.Service: - Free shipping - Ready for Shipment
within 1-2 business days - 30-day return
policyProcessing: - Cut to fit the specific
display perfectly - Contour-precise shapes -
Instructions includedOne package (set) contains:1
Vikuiti screen protector ARMR220 for Garmin Edge
305. For devices with multiple displays, the
package contains one film for each display.

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace electronics
Postage & Packaging:  £0.99
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

Car Charger Garmin Edge 305

Car Charger Garmin Edge 305

Car Charger for Garmin Edge 305match (compatible) for follow types:Garmin Edge ... more

305Productdetails:CE - tested virgincar charger
12/24Vfor use in car / truckconnection at
cigarette lighterintelligent charging
electronicoverload protectionconservation
chargeestablished millionfold in practicefor
original and third-party batteries
developedcorresponds to the highest safety
standardsTOP quality foreign manufacturersContent
of one package:Car Charger Garmin Edge 305

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace electronics
Postage & Packaging:  Free!
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

Product Information »

Manufacturer's product description

Take your ride to the next level with the Edge 305 - Garmin's GPS-enabled, personal trainer and cycle computer. Fro...


MPN 010-00447-01, 010-00447-31, 010-00447-00, 010-00447-21, 900253, 900273, 010-00447-30, GE305CAD, 010-00447-20
Product Type GPS receiver
Recommended Use Cycle


Type LCD - monochrome
Resolution 128 x 160
Display Illumination Yes

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Garmin Edge 305 has been rated:

"helpful" by (75%):

  1. Julieshobs
  3. stitch99

"somewhat helpful" by (25%):

  1. LegendaryMrDude

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Are you the manufacturer / provider of Garmin Edge 305? Click here