Garmin Edge 305 Heart Rate Monitors

3.28/5 (36 Reviews)
MSRP : $379.00

Product Description

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.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Deltadawg a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2010

Strengths:    Simple and reliable.

Weaknesses:    None this time around!

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Ride:   A fast one

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   E-bay

Similar Products Used:   polar 300 cad

Bike Setup:   Rossetti Diablesse on Zip 606 tubbies!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Hylands a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2010

Strengths:    lots of info. sharing wiyh other users helpful. getting ride out of town good info.

Weaknesses:    battery life at first ok now seems to be less (4yrs old.)

Bottom Line:   
Ive had this 305 since june of 2006 learning curve on it was some work after that, lots of good info. tracking rides and sharing rides very good.

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Favorite Ride:   PV Hills

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   mavic

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR Carbon, road and two single speeds one road and one track

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ralph plaza a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2010

Strengths:    Great info in details with your performance

Weaknesses:    Sometimes won't communicate with satellites.

Bottom Line:   
Great computer when it works but totally unreliable!!!!! Sometimes won't communicate with satellites.

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Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jon H. Lutz a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2010

Strengths:    Love the concept, especially the heart rate mapped against grade and speed.

Weaknesses:    Totally unreliable. I'm on my third replacement after warrenty and at $90 a pop to have repaired its just not worth it.

Bottom Line:   
All of the bad points made in the other reviews apply.

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Favorite Ride:   Many

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Flight Deck that I use in conjunction with the Edge 305

Bike Setup:   2005 Trek Madrone 5.9

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ddallam a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2010

Strengths:    None that can't also be done with for free.

Weaknesses:    Short battery life, flimsy mount, unreliable PC connection, small display

Bottom Line:   
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?

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Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

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Garmin Edge 305 not pairing speed sensor

I have recently purchase a Garmin Edge 305 head unit only. I currently own a VDO Z2 PC-link bike computer that is Ant+ which has a Heart rate strap and a speed sensor. So before purchasing the Edge 305 I went to [url=]THIS IS ANT - the Wireless Sensor Network Solution[/ ... Read More »

Garmin Edge 305 Question

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 »

Edge 305 seems to have data, but won't download it?

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 »

Garmin edge 305

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 »

Garmin Edge 305 altimeter quit working...

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 »

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