Garmin 305: Top 10 Reasons Why We Love It

We recently did a review of the Garmin Forerunner 305 and we concluded that it was a nice and stylish sports watch for runners that is packed with many advanced functions that is ideal for beginners and professional runners. We went around the office and asked everyone what they loved about the Garmin 305 and complied this list. Here are our top 10 reasons why we love the Garmin Forerunner 305:

Top 10 Reasons To Love The Garmin 305

Garmin 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin Forerunner 305

1. The Style and Look of the Garmin Forerunner 305
The style and look of the Garmin 305 might not to be everyone’s taste and some people might consider it a little bulky but we find the look and style very cool. We think the Garmin 305 looks different from other running sports watches and indeed other Garmin watches in the Forerunner series. In terms of a unique looking sports watch for runners, the Garmin 305 certainty has this.


2. Garmin 305 Screen
The Forerunner 305 is certainly a little bigger than other running watches but you are rewarded with a widescreen display that is clear and easy to see. With a bigger and clearer display screen, runners can easily read data while running under the sun or under trees.

3. Display Layout
The Garmin 305 can capture a lot of running data and displaying such data can be difficult. This is probably why Garmin have designed the 305 display screen slightly larger than other sports watches. With the Garmin 305, you can easily customize the screen to display as much or as little data as you like.

4. Garmin 305 Button Layout
The Garmin 305 button layout is nice and spaced out, which makes it easy to find and navigate. The available buttons consists of the following:

  1. Power
  2. Mode
  3. Lap/Reset
  4. Start/Stop
  5. Enter
  6. Up/Down

5. User-Friendly
The Garmin 305 is easy to use, which makes it ideal for beginners and professional runners.

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6. Vital Running Statistics
The Garmin 305 can record and show various running statistics and data such as heart rate, distance, calories burned, lap and pace. Such data and statistics is important for runners who want to improve and keep track on their progress. Runners can upload their running data to Garmin website, which are presented as graphs. This makes it easy to visually see where your running strengths and weaknesses are.

7. Garmin 305 Accurate GPS Tracking
We really loved the tracking accuracy of the Forerunner 305 as it provided accurate tracking throughout our testing, even while running in a dense area such as trees. Other features such as mapping, marking and routing made tracking our running route a breeze without getting lost.

Garmin Forerunner 305 Virtual Partner

Garmin Forerunner 305 Virtual Partner

8. Virtual Running Partner
The Garmin 305 features a virtual running partner function that allows you to compete against with. Nothing makes the joy of running more fun than competing against someone or something. The virtual running partner feature on the Forerunner 305 is very cool.

9. Waterproof
Like some of us in the office, we enjoy running in the rain and the Garmin 305 is waterproof. So you can happily go out for a run in the rain without worrying if your watch is still going to function.

10. Mini USB Cradle
The Garmin Forerunner 305 comes supplied with a mini USB cradle that allows you to easily charge and dock with your personal computer. So you can upload and transfer between the watch and your computer and also charge the watch with any spare USB port. This is very handy and convenient for runners.

You can find out more about the Garmin Forerunner 305 by reading our Garmin Forerunner 305 Review.

That’s our reasons for loving the Garmin Forerunner 305. What are your reasons? Share your comments below.