Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pulling the Trigger - Garmin Forerunner 305

Guilty, I finally did it. After months of contemplating, researching and pondering I ordered the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Heart Rate monitor and all around training buddy.

A fitness-y friend recommended one several months ago and was such a proponent of the device it spurred my techno-geek-fitness-enthusiast within. But…just wasn’t worth the 300 clam price tag. Yesterday, on a whim, I found one for a bill-sixty-eight on Amazon. Sold!

Now for the challenge…put this thing through its paces and determine its worth. Just wrist candy or worth the extra weight and bulk? Questions I’ll answer.

Starting the review I must fully disclose. I'm cynical.

The thing only comes in RED. Come on Garmin, can't you at least offer it in blue without making me step down a model? Shades of silver/greyscale/black would work, too. Geez...I have to buy all new outfits to match the 305! (kidding)

It appears to be HUGE. Could it be confused with a law enforcement wrist monitoring unit?

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