The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor is this manufacturer’s best personal training product in this niche. The Garmin forerunner 305 is a dependable wrist mount GPS tracking and performance monitoring tool. It has a compact design and plenty of features that make it capable of controlling the path and the intensity of your workout. The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor will give you GPS access when your routine involves running through dense trees or if you are around tall buildings. This is courtesy of the Garmin’s Forerunner 305 high sensitivity SiRFstar III GPS receiver, which after an initial charge, gives users the ability to track speed and distance with GPS satellites within 3 minutes. The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor allows you to easily design and tailor your workout routine – the advantage of this is you can later assess how well you are meeting your fitness goals by monitoring you’re performance levels.
Garmin has smartly given its latest product a simple button layout. The left side of this wrist mounted tool has the power button, backlight button, and a mode button; while the right side has the menu selection and enter button. As the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with vascular monitor, is not built to be a full GPS navigation device, it is capable of waypoint checking, rudimentary mapping, and basic routing. That said, it will allow you to route back to the starting location of your workout regime or to any defined waypoint markers that you have saved.
Where the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor really excels is in its supported training functions. It can display data on calories burnt, distance travelled, elevation, heading, pace, speed, heart rate, lap heart rate, and many more. It would not be useful if you had to wade through all the data at a go, hence it allows you to select only those functions that are important to you during your workout regime. For instance you can select lap heart rate and speed, and it will track only these functions.
Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver withcardio monitoring comes bundled with the manufacturer’s Training Center Software that allows you to transform the data from your workout regime, such as pace, heart rate, distance, elevation, into graphs which you can later analyze and see where you have come from to where you are going in your workout regime. In addition, the software allows you to overlay this data onto a map so that you can target specific terrain areas and see how factors such as elevation affect your performance.