Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by negative zero, Jun 28, 2008.
Thinking of picking a Forerunner 205 or 305 up. Just curious if anyone has one and if they like it.
a lot of the people i run with use them and seem to be quite happy with them
I've had a 205 for about a year and a half and love it. It's great when you're running to know your actual distance and how fast you're going.
There's some good aftermarket software out there plus this:
I picked up a 305 off of craigslist for $100 a while back, best running related purchase i've bought besides shoes. If you do end up with one, check out the software http://www.zonefivesoftware.com/SportTracks/
Its comfortable, easy to use, and not *that* big (compared to the 201). Takes a few seconds for it to pick up an initial signal, but no complaints besides that.
edit: I use it for both running and cycling; very accurate and consistent for both
Thanks for the input. Is there any reason to get the 305 if I do not care about the heart monitor?
Nope, that's the only difference.
now I just gotta find a good price on it.
didn't know this existed...very cool
The 205 is the size of a hockey puck.
It's hard to tell from the pics I've seen. No one locally carries them. I am tempted to go ahead and order one though.
REI here has them
i have a garmin edge for my bike... it's pretty awesome
I used one for a few years when I would jog outside, and I loved it. I could take different trails and still know how many miles I've ran, pace, time, etc.
I can't think of a single complaint that I had about it.
i wonder how the timex holds up to this in comparison?
I found one oneline for ~148 w/free shipping yesterday. Went back to the site a few minutes ago and they aren't even listed on the site.
Anyone kow of a good deal on one or maybe an online coupon for a store that sells them?
Nah, not that big. Close though...
It's only about 1.5" square but it's about a half inch thick.