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Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor

Garmin Forerunner 205

Item #GAR102
MSRP:$199.99

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GARMIN® FORERUNNER® 205 :: Check out the new, sleeker design of the always reliable and powerful Garmin7reg; Forerunner® 205 digital trainer. Includes a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to track speed and distance in any terrain. Monitor calories burned, pace lap times and more. The Garmin® Forerunner® 205 also includes a USB cable to upload data to your PC for analysis.

  • New! Sleek, stylish, lightweight design that "wraps" the GPS antenna around part of the wrist for a better view of the sky, improving reception during training
  • New! High sensitivity GPS receiver provides faster acquisition times and improves tracking under trees and near tall buildings
  • New! Customizable screens let you view up to 12 data fields on 3 data screens for immediate feedback on the information you need most when training
  • Multi-sport™ capability lets you seamlessly transition between sports without resetting the unit, so you can use it for running, biking, and more
  • Easy to use - no calibration required. Just turn it on and go
Customize your Forerunner 205 to get the most out of your training. To help you achieve your personal best, the Forerunner 205 includes the following smart features:
  • New! Courses feature lets you download recorded courses and compete against previous workouts
  • Auto Pause® pauses and resumes training timer based on a specified speed so you never have to start or stop the timer
  • Auto Lap® records lap data when you reach a specified time, distance or position so you never have to punch the lap button
  • Virtual Partner™ lets you train against a digital person at specified time, distance or pace goals
  • AutoScroll™ cycles through data pages during a workout
Included Garmin Training Center software helps you tailor workouts to meet specific goals and objectives. Create your own workouts or use workout templates included on the CD. Interactive analysis tools let you chart performance overlaid on a map.

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Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor
 
4.5

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5.0

Great product, while ...

By David

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Great product, while others writers tell us that they can catch the satellite where ever they go real fast, i can tell you that i've to wait a little bit more than just a minute in Argentina, but it really worked great and it help me a lot during the marathon.

 
5.0

This is an outstanding ...

By THOMAS

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

This is an outstanding watch, and an excellent value. Both the watch and the desktop software are extremely easy to set up, with user-friendly options all the way, and yet the results are detailed, accurate, and tailorable. This watch has restored confidence and accuracy to my training program, which was suffering due to constant changes in the fitness path that goes around a site where a hospital is under construction. Now they can place all the detours they want, and I will still know the distance and the pace that I'm following.

 
5.0

Just a great running ...

By Brenda

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Just a great running tool. It really helps track one's progress and provides a great 'reality check' when it comes to how you are doing mid-run. I love knowing the distance I'm running and it also tracks other great stuff, like one's pace (this is a great feature). Plus, it saves all of your data: very insightful to see your progress (or not...) over time. Love this device!

 
5.0

Great product. Wife and I ...

By Chris

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Great product. Wife and I both use them everytime we run outside. Aquires the signal within 60 seconds no matter where we are located. Have used it in Germany, Helsinki, Finland (Marathon), Ukraine, North Dakota and Nevada at each time picks up signal very quickly. Back light is nice during early morning runs before it is light out.

 
5.0

Exactly what I expected. ...

By JLW

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Exactly what I expected. I usually get coverage within 1min and the data I can play with is pretty schnazzy. Very cool running/biking toy.

 
2.0

I am not sure how to rate ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

I am not sure how to rate this toy...I think the things that it does are fun. I just don't know if any of the info is accurate. I tried it on a track workout and it seems to be a min. of 10% off. I am wondering if anyone has tried this for accuracy. I am a slow runner, so I just wonder...For as long as I have been running, I think time is a better indicator of how far and fast I run. I also can tell where I am slow or fast. So, I am thinking of returning it.

 
5.0

Run with this device ...

By Drew

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Run with this device everday. It is a lifesaver. Rather than go out and run and guess the miles I ran, I get the accurate distance and pace. Garmin exudes quality and pride in their products. This watch will not dissapoint

 
5.0

Great product. It does ...

By edaubert

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Great product. It does the obvious time, distance, and pace measurements, but you can program a course into it and also set alerts to keep you running a certain pace. The software it comes with could be better but the unit itself can be set up for biking too, and has way more options than I will ever use.

 
4.0

Great GPS. This is my 2nd ...

By Quebec Libre

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Great GPS. This is my 2nd Garmin. First was Forerunner 301. The new antenna is a lot more sensitive than old models. Even under foliage, I keep satellite signals. Cons: could be lighter.

 
5.0

Very good!!! Paulo Brazil

By Paulo

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Very good!!! Paulo Brazil

 
4.0

I am training for my ...

By Susan

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

I am training for my first marathon and I have to say I love the Forerunner. It is really helping me train better. The only bit of annoyance is the length of time it takes before acquiring the satellite signal. It can take up to 10 minutes sometimes.Other than that, a great tool!

 
5.0

If you don't have one of ...

By JC

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

If you don't have one of these, you need one! It works great! If you hold it stationary (or set it down) while it tracks the satellites, it will lock on in 30 seconds. If you have it on your arm and move around while it's tracking, it can take it a few minutes. This GPS does not lose the signal like older GPS units. It works under trees, and will even lock on to satellites from inside my house. Now I never have to guess how far I've run, plus it gives you so much more information. I love the virtual partner setting.

 
3.0

Overall this device ...

By Romy

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Overall this device provides some very useful stats and is easy to use. However, it takes a couple minutes before acquiring a satellite (surpising since it is a Garmin). The displays are adequate; unless, like me you need reading glasses. Of course if you limit the data display to two fields the text would be large enough to read without glasses. It would be nice if it had a thermometer. I seem to want to know just how cold it is during my winter runs. Overall, a descent device to have and makes running a more enjoyable.

 
5.0

I love this little gps ...

By Ed

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

I love this little gps computer. Here in Arizona with wide open skies it acquires satellites in less than 30 seconds and has never lost a signal. It is light weight and comfortable to wear - basically the same as wearing a watch. Displays can be customized - I have set mine to record time, distance, and average pace. Data can be downloaded to your computer, or you can bring up history on the unit itself - I believe its memory holds the last thousand runs - easy to bring up cumulative miles run in the past week or month with just the touch of a button. I love it. Highly recommended.

 
5.0

The Garmin has given me ...

By Deborah

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

The Garmin has given me so much freedom on my runs! I can change up my route at any time and know that my mileage will be recorded. I like to be able to log my pace as well, to see where my slow spots are and when I am feeling faster. It is just an awesome tool for training.

 
5.0

This is an excellent ...

By Steve

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

This is an excellent running GPS. I have always had a problem logging my milage. It was an added choir to the hobby that I enjoyed so much. This makes the logging easy. I have only lost GPS signal 2 or 3 times out of the 300 miles that I've ran with it. It picked up within a quarter mile and accounted for the distance. The Garmin software is great but also try the free program, SportTracks, for additional reports, better graphs, and built-in Google Map overlays.

 
4.0

Forgot the score the ...

By Patrickrunner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Garmin Forerunner 205 Monitor:

Forgot the score the product

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1.    David rated this product 5 stars
Tue, November 18,2008:
Great product, while others writers tell us that they can catch the satellite where ever they go real fast, i can tell you that i've to wait a little bit more than just a minute in Argentina, but it really worked great and it help me a lot during the marathon.
2.    THOMAS rated this product 5 stars
Mon, August 18,2008:
This is an outstanding watch, and an excellent value. Both the watch and the desktop software are extremely easy to set up, with user-friendly options all the way, and yet the results are detailed, accurate, and tailorable. This watch has restored confidence and accuracy to my training program, which was suffering due to constant changes in the fitness path that goes around a site where a hospital is under construction. Now they can place all the detours they want, and I will still know the distance and the pace that I'm following.
3.    Brenda rated this product 5 stars
Thu, July 03,2008:
Just a great running tool. It really helps track one's progress and provides a great 'reality check' when it comes to how you are doing mid-run. I love knowing the distance I'm running and it also tracks other great stuff, like one's pace (this is a great feature). Plus, it saves all of your data: very insightful to see your progress (or not...) over time. Love this device!
4.    Chris rated this product 5 stars
Tue, March 18,2008:
Great product. Wife and I both use them everytime we run outside. Aquires the signal within 60 seconds no matter where we are located. Have used it in Germany, Helsinki, Finland (Marathon), Ukraine, North Dakota and Nevada at each time picks up signal very quickly. Back light is nice during early morning runs before it is light out.
5.    JLW rated this product 5 stars
Mon, November 12,2007:
Exactly what I expected. I usually get coverage within 1min and the data I can play with is pretty schnazzy. Very cool running/biking toy.
6.    Anonymous rated this product 2 stars
Sun, September 09,2007:
I am not sure how to rate this toy...I think the things that it does are fun. I just don't know if any of the info is accurate. I tried it on a track workout and it seems to be a min. of 10% off. I am wondering if anyone has tried this for accuracy. I am a slow runner, so I just wonder...For as long as I have been running, I think time is a better indicator of how far and fast I run. I also can tell where I am slow or fast. So, I am thinking of returning it.
7.    Paulo rated this product 5 stars
Sat, July 14,2007:
Very good!!! Paulo Brazil
8.    Quebec Libre rated this product 4 stars
Tue, July 10,2007:
Great GPS. This is my 2nd Garmin. First was Forerunner 301. The new antenna is a lot more sensitive than old models. Even under foliage, I keep satellite signals. Cons: could be lighter.
9.    Drew rated this product 5 stars
Thu, June 21,2007:
Run with this device everday. It is a lifesaver. Rather than go out and run and guess the miles I ran, I get the accurate distance and pace. Garmin exudes quality and pride in their products. This watch will not dissapoint
10.    JC rated this product 5 stars
Wed, May 23,2007:
If you don't have one of these, you need one! It works great! If you hold it stationary (or set it down) while it tracks the satellites, it will lock on in 30 seconds. If you have it on your arm and move around while it's tracking, it can take it a few minutes. This GPS does not lose the signal like older GPS units. It works under trees, and will even lock on to satellites from inside my house. Now I never have to guess how far I've run, plus it gives you so much more information. I love the virtual partner setting.
11.    Susan rated this product 4 stars
Wed, May 23,2007:
I am training for my first marathon and I have to say I love the Forerunner. It is really helping me train better. The only bit of annoyance is the length of time it takes before acquiring the satellite signal. It can take up to 10 minutes sometimes.Other than that, a great tool!
12.    edaubert rated this product 5 stars
Sun, April 15,2007:
Great product. It does the obvious time, distance, and pace measurements, but you can program a course into it and also set alerts to keep you running a certain pace. The software it comes with could be better but the unit itself can be set up for biking too, and has way more options than I will ever use.
13.    Ed rated this product 5 stars
Tue, January 09,2007:
I love this little gps computer. Here in Arizona with wide open skies it acquires satellites in less than 30 seconds and has never lost a signal. It is light weight and comfortable to wear - basically the same as wearing a watch. Displays can be customized - I have set mine to record time, distance, and average pace. Data can be downloaded to your computer, or you can bring up history on the unit itself - I believe its memory holds the last thousand runs - easy to bring up cumulative miles run in the past week or month with just the touch of a button. I love it. Highly recommended.
14.    Romy rated this product 3 stars
Mon, January 08,2007:
Overall this device provides some very useful stats and is easy to use. However, it takes a couple minutes before acquiring a satellite (surpising since it is a Garmin). The displays are adequate; unless, like me you need reading glasses. Of course if you limit the data display to two fields the text would be large enough to read without glasses. It would be nice if it had a thermometer. I seem to want to know just how cold it is during my winter runs. Overall, a descent device to have and makes running a more enjoyable.
15.    Deborah rated this product 5 stars
Mon, November 27,2006:
The Garmin has given me so much freedom on my runs! I can change up my route at any time and know that my mileage will be recorded. I like to be able to log my pace as well, to see where my slow spots are and when I am feeling faster. It is just an awesome tool for training.
16.    Steve rated this product 5 stars
Fri, September 29,2006:
This is an excellent running GPS. I have always had a problem logging my milage. It was an added choir to the hobby that I enjoyed so much. This makes the logging easy. I have only lost GPS signal 2 or 3 times out of the 300 miles that I've ran with it. It picked up within a quarter mile and accounted for the distance. The Garmin software is great but also try the free program, SportTracks, for additional reports, better graphs, and built-in Google Map overlays.
17.    Patrickrunner rated this product 4 stars
Mon, June 05,2006:
Forgot the score the product