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DavidWmBrown DavidWmBrown

One advantage of this device is the availability of accessories. Apart from running, I also use the device when biking (thanks to a handlebar mount) and on a treadmill (thanks to the footpod).

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OleCage OleCage

I would highly recommend this product to anyone interested in tracking their workouts. I'm in the process of training for my third marathon and have found this device to not only keep a detailed record of my progress, but also provide motivation to keep on top of my training regiment....

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vinitsharma vinitsharma

I needed a device to track my running progress and it just fits my needs. Sturdy design and doesn't lose satellite signal. It takes longer to locate signal at startup time.

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dkmullen dkmullen

I love the Garmin 305. I have used the newer 405 on occasion, and while it looks better, the 305 is more readable, easier to use, and the wired USB hookup to the PC or Mac is much faster than the 405's wireless connection. The battery life and GPS Connectivity was very good too. My big...

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navarroc1 navarroc1

Great watch. Excellent for training and more or less does exactly what it's supposed to. Giving a "2" for Start-up Time because on more than one occasion in more than one location, it's taken well over 5 minutes to locate satellites.

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tkwok tkwok

A couple of years ago, the only time I ran was if they were about to lock the door when Dairy Queen was closing (gotta love those Blizzards). My lady friend took a Running Room "Learn To Run" course and talked me into giving running a try. She is a bit of a gadget geekette and had a...

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CRLuis CRLuis

I love it!! This GPS watch has joined me on my wildest MTB rides in the mountains of Costa Rica. I think you can't get anything better on this price range. I'm using it with a bike mount to the handlebar which is pretty good and also connected to a cadence sensor. It gives me all the information...

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hartjc hartjc

A great tool in it's day. I can now do pretty much all of the stuff I needed with iPhone apps and Nike+. OK, so I'm yet to find an HR monitor for the iPhone but I was never really bothered by all that. Having said all that, if you're looking to get serious about fitness, this...

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