Monday, May 11, 2009

Garmin Forerunner 305 - Out of the Box Impressions

First of all, Amazon.com and FedEx teamed up to send the Forerunner 540 miles over 6 days. Can anyone say Pony Express? At the end of the 6th day the Forerunner was handed off to USPS, who needed exactly 8 hours to move it 170 miles.

Amazon and FedEx team up for one of the most ungreen deliveries I've ever witnessed. And Amazon, is it really necessary to pack a 6"x6"x6" box in a 12"x8"x6" box with all that synthetic packing material?

I'm so finished with Amazon I won't even link to it's website, but a reminder.

But on to better business...the Garmin Forerunner 305, just out of the box:

  • This thing isn't so big, and it looks kinda cool
  • The shade of red is one of my favs
  • I've never seen a USB plug straight into a wall socket, but I'm up for trying new stuff
  • Everything snaps together, no need to read the instructions
  • Software and driver download = smooth
  • And an unexpected bonus, the 305 uses the same USB connector as my digital camera

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