Why Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS is so Cool - GPS Review

By: Kim Peter

A GPS depends on radio communication with complicated integrated circuits and a LCD display. These products have flooded the market everywhere and it seems like they are the latest craze in the gizmos arena.

But frankly this craze of ours is not just a love for latest gadgetry as is usually the case, rather I would say that the popularity of these GPS devices is based on the fact that these GPS devices are extremely useful in so many ways

So let's make an attempt to explain it to a technology novice guy about GPS functionality? How does a GPS works? Well to me I would describe it as a group of satellites and a bunch of related ground stations that are communicating with each other and passing information between GPS and this network of space satellites.

This is a simple definition. Other thing that includes a GPS system involves a lot more namely software, hardware circuitry, communication protocols, a process of some kind for assigning addresses and so on but it is out of the scope of this article.

Ok, enough of GPS technology, here's my Garmin 305 review I am going to cover few features of Garmin forerunner 305 and mention some cool uses of this GPs device. Since GPS now a days are going off the road meaning we are using GPS navigational devices for different purpose like hiking in the woods, trekking, on the boats, bike trails and soon. I am pretty sure one of the very popular navigational device which is suited for such outdoor purpose off the beaten path is Garmin's 305 Forerunner. Now take a look at forerunner 305 Garmin features that I really love.

A must have for runners:

Most Runners will love this GPS device simply because the Forerunner 305 provides real-time data to help keep them on track, and on target. Another thing to consider is that it allows them to keep a tab on their heart rate (a useful feature for people with heart problems) speed but also the distance traveled and stuff like calories burned - a really useful feature for weight watchers (very important to some of us.) For the serious users, they may also like feature like customize training for fitness needs and to download training courses, sounds fun to me!

Go more high tech with Garmin's Forerunner 305:

A very important feature technology wise that sets the Forerunner 305 GPS apart from other GPS navigational devices is that it utilizes new technology that enables it to function properly even under heavily covered areas and indoors. This is a cool feature as lot of GPS devices are void of this feature and in my opinion is really helpful feature.

Forerunner 305 makes you competitive and helps in boredom:

To avoid boredom while running and for those who need a little competition you can find some competion with the Garmin's Forerunner 305. You can compare your time with other runners on the same track. Also, you may choose to take part in a virtual race with competitors on the same path without ever seeing their eyes in the shadow of defeat. So it actually serve as a great motivational tool also for novice runners who would love to get some help and provides some real-time competition in order to keep pace.

What about battery life in forerunner 305:

With all new devices comes the issue of battery life. Battery life in forerunner 305 device is up to 10 hrs when excluding the heart rate monitor. What do you think? Because this should be more than sufficient for most runners. I am sure there will not be many who would need more than that. I expect most runners should find it sufficient for several trips or workout. Those who will be charging the device on regular basis should not worry about running out of juice.

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