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Posted:  24 Jan 2010 21:04   Last Edited By: robert
I got myself my first Garmin. I found a used Garmin 205 on a classifieds website. I really enjoy having the GPS distance calculation - I've never had this "luxury" before, believe it or not.

They only drawback would be the battery life isn't very long, but I will get used to charging it after every run, I think.

I like it, and would absolutely recommend it if you want a watch that keeps track of how far you run, and you don't need heart rate functionality.

Update:

My 205 broke, so I got one of these instead - http://amzn.to/1letC9h

Really nice features on it.
Posted:  31 Jan 2010 09:11
I have a 305 and don't know how I survived without it. I'm almost 60 and use the heart monitor to help me keep my rate at optimum to lose weight and keep healthy.
Posted:  24 Mar 2011 13:44   Last Edited By: robert
The problem with the 205 is that it's so uncomfortable for longer runs. After a 2 hour run, my wrist is sore. The issue is the watch is so "plasticky" with fairly sharp edges where it sits on your arm. I think I will upgrade to a newer more comfortable Garmin.