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Garmin Edge 305

Take your ride to the next level with the Edge 305 - Garmin's GPS-enabled, personal trainer and cycle computer. From competitive road racing to mounta...

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Review of "Garmin Edge 305"

published 25/02/2007 | herrenrad
Member since : 21/02/2007
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Pro Training data, lots of features
Cons Price

"Garmin edge 205 (like 305 without HRM)"

I bought the 205 second hand due to the steep price when it's new. I think I've been quite lucky and it's been hardly used by the previous owner. Battery seems to last well over 7 - 8 hours between charges. The sattelite reception is good but sometimes takes a few minutes when finding reception. It's been a great motivation having it on the bike. It's great to have a mount on the commuting bike and one on the weekend bike. The map on the trainig centre software is poor, but you can download the sport tracks software free and that ties in with google maps. Haven't even tries all the feature yet (such as the virtual training partner). Had a problem first that it stopped recording a lap when I stopped and it should have gone into auto pause mode and then continue to record, but after updating the software from the garmin site it's been all working well.

Since people suggested that the review is a bit short for their liking I thought I add some more useful information. Yes, I tried to keep it short because quite a few reviews I read on ciao just ramble on and put me to sleep. Anyway, I had the garmin a bit longer now and can judge better on the useful features, I think. To upload courses from online (free!!) services such as course creator is absolutely brilliant. You can have your own sat nav on the bike. Whereas the map feature itself is pretty bad (you only see your own track but no other features), the uploaded course definitely directs you into the right direction. It shsows the direction to take at every stored waypoint and gives you an overview of the part of the route you are on and where in relation to the route you are. I went from Glasgow to Edinburgh (city centre, and I don't know Edinburgh) following my route without any hitches. Brilliant.

The virtual training partner is good fun and to create workouts by time/distance etc. is good if you are doing intervals and the like. The only thing I actually regret is not having bought the 305 with HRM instead. Of course you can wear a seperate one, which I do, but it would be great to have as the software integrates this into the graphs.

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  • x-staz-x published 26/02/2007
    as below staz x
  • donf18 published 26/02/2007
    as below
  • Lizamabug published 26/02/2007
    Apologies for the low rating but this review is far too short. Elle x.
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Product Information : Garmin Edge 305

Manufacturer's product description

Take your ride to the next level with the Edge 305 - Garmin's GPS-enabled, personal trainer and cycle computer. From competitive road racing to mountain biking, the cyclist-friendly, lightweight Edge will help you achieve your personal best. With the easy-to-use Edge 305 on your bike, you'll always know where you're going and how far you've gone. For advanced cyclists, the Edge 305 comes packaged with either a heart rate monitor or wireless speed/pedaling cadence sensor to provide valuable feedback. Heart rate and speed cadence are also sold separately as accessories so you can incorporate both features into your training. In addition, the Edge 305 incorporates a barometric altimeter for extremely accurate elevation and vertical profile data. Recreational cyclists looking for the perfect touring companion and fitness partner will love the Edge 305. The Edge 305 with cadence includes a self-calibrating, wireless speed/cadence sensor so you can monitor your pedaling cadence as you ride. Like the heart rate monitor, the speed/cadence sensor uses the same robust wireless technology to measure and report your pedaling strokes per minute. With its waterproof, sleek design, the Edge is the perfect companion on any bike, and attaches to either the stem or handlebars. Its rugged case frames an easy-to-read, large, backlit display that can show up to eight different data fields along with altitude and a map view.

Product Details

Product Description: Garmin Edge 305 - CAD - GPS receiver, Garmin Edge 305 - Bundle - GPS receiver, Garmin Edge 305 - GPS receiver, Garmin Edge 305 - HR - GPS receiver

Product Type: GPS receiver

Display: Monochrome - 128 x 160, Monochrome

Recommended Use: Cycle

Interface: USB

Functions & Services: Distance, elevation, speed, altimeter

Included Software: Garmin Training Center

Protection: Waterproof

Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.4 cm x 2.3 cm x 9.4 cm

Weight: 88 g, 99 g

Localisation: Europe

Receiver: 12 channel

Manufacturer: Garmin

Long Name: Edge 305 HR, Edge 305

Type: Camping Accessories, Health Monitor

Genre: GPS

EAN: 0753759051716

Power Source: Rechargeable


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

Interface: USB

Functions & Services: Distance, elevation, speed, altimeter

Included Software: Garmin Training Center

Aerial: Built-in

Features: Barometric altimeter, alarm, AutoLap, AutoPause, Virtual Partner, ANT+Sport wireless technology

Receiver: 12 channel

Update Rate: 1/second

Accuracy: Position - 10 m ¦ Velocity - 0.05 m/sec

Compatible Software: MapSource MetroGuide


Type: LCD - monochrome

Resolution: 128 x 160

Display Illumination: Yes


Waypoints: 100

Routes: 50

Trip Computer: Average speed, maximum speed, trip timer, trip distance

Tracklog Points: 13000, 13650

Waypoints per route: 100


Interfaces: USB


Type: Lithium Ion

Included Qty: 1

Run Time (Up To): 12 hours


Design Features: Rugged case

Protection: Waterproof

Waterproof Standard: IPX7

Included Accessories: AC power adaptor, bike mount, USB cable, speed/cadence sensor

Localisation: Europe

Body Material: Plastic

Colour: Grey, black

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 4.4 cm

Depth: 2.3 cm

Height: 9.4 cm

Weight: 88 g, 99 g

Acquisition Times

Warm: 38 sec

Cold: 45 sec

Hot: 1sec

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 60 °C

Min Operating Temperature: -20 °C


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