Take your ride to the next level with the Edge 305 - Garmin's GPS-enabled, personal trainer and cycle computer. From competitive road racing to mountain biking, the cyclist-friendly, lightweight Edge will help you achieve your personal best. With the easy-to-use Edge 305 on your bike, you'll always know where you're going and how far you've gone.
For advanced cyclists, the Edge 305 comes packaged with a heart rate monitor and/or wireless speed/pedaling cadence sensor to provide valuable feedback. In addition, the Edge 305 incorporates a barometric altimeter for extremely accurate elevation and vertical profile data. Recreational cyclists looking for the perfect touring companion and fitness partner will love the Edge 205.
The Edge 305 has the ability to measure pedaling cadence, heart rate, speed, distance, time, calories burned, altitude, climb and descent, plus much more.
I had the first one for about 2 months before it decided to take a dump on me; it quit powering up. I sent it to Garmin and they gave me a brand new one - no questions asked. I've had this one now for almost a year and it is rock solid. Everything works great and does exactly what I need it to. It's also great for MTBking because it remembers your course then when you want to do it again or e-mail the course to your friend, he/ she can easily follow it. I'd buy another one if I had to. I have friends with the road map models, but they claim they never use the road maps nor terrain.
Strengths: None that can't also be done with mapmyride.com for free.
Weaknesses: Short battery life, flimsy mount, unreliable PC connection, small display
Worst bike accessory spend ever, and that was with a great deal! The display is too small to read while cycling, the latch that hold the unit onto its mount breaks off easily, and the interconnection to both the Mac and the PC is unreliable and inconsistent. Batteries aren't removable, and the charge doesn't hold for more than one ride. Plus, when compared to others with the same device on the same ride, the mileage distance is inconsistent. How can that happen?
I just purchased a refurbished Garmin Egde 305. Up until this purchase I have only used wired/wireless computers. The unit comes with a cadence/speed mount. I was not going to use this feature. I planned on just letting the GPS unit give me my speed and distance. Just wondering if anyone else j ... Read More »
I have a Garmin Edge 305, and as of the end of september, it stopped downloading new data to Garmin TC or Strava. I can use the edge on the bike just fine, it shows distance and caloriies, etc, and when I connect it, it goes through the whole sequence of downloading. No steps fail or have any prob ... Read More »
My apologies if this has been covered in numerous other threads. I did take a quick glance at other threads and it appears as though people have experienced all sorts of problems with their Garmin computers.
My next-door neighbor has a Garmin Edge 305 and during our rides, his computer often sho ... Read More »
I did a ride today, a route known to be just over 3,300 feet of elevation gain. After the first hill it stopped recording grade, in fact it would show a negative grade when going uphill. I also noticed the total ascent stopped recording, or rather was acting like I wasn't even going uphill.
The hole ... Read More »
Does anyone have one of these or have opinions about them?
I would like something that monitors cadence and heartrate and this looked like an option
I don't know if there is much difference between the 305 and 705 except the 705 is the newer model?
I am not a big techy and I might get confused if ... Read More »