UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For a current alternative, check out the Garmin Edge 500.
The Garmin Edge 305 is a new GPS-enabled cyclometer. The 305 comes in three models — the 305CAD includes a cadence/speed sensor, the 305HR includes a heart rate monitor, and the 305HR+ comes with both. All the Edge 305 series utilize a barometric altimeter.
The more basic Edge 205 offers neither the cadence/speed sensor nor heart rate monitor, and elevation data is based on GPS readings. All the Edge units, be they the 205 or 305, include the SiRFSTARIII chipset, which has been getting rave reviews for acquisition time and awesome coverage under canopy, in urban canyons and even indoors!
More Garmin Edge 305 reviews
- Arena Red has an excellent, in-depth Garmin Edge 305 review.
- Pocket GPS World has posted their Edge 305 review.
- Several consumers have posted about their experience with the Edge at Amazon. Here are their Edge 305HR reviews.
- Swaits.com posts this Garmin Edge 305 review.
- Consumers are also starting to post Edge 305 reviews at CNet.
- Business Week has also posted a Garmin Edge 305 review.
- Here’s a good, detailed Garmin Edge 305 review listing pros and cons.
- 2 Speed has a brief Edge 305 review.
- O’Grady’s PowerPage posts a Garmin Edge 305 review, complete with screenshots.
- The Suitcase of Courage has posted a Garmin Edge 305 review.
- RoadBikeRider.com gave a 4 out of 5 star rating in their Garmin Edge 305HR review.
- Sprenzy reviews the Garmin Edge 305 in tandem with MotionBased.
- Singletracks.com posts an Edge 305 review.
- Here is a Garmin Edge 305 review with a few screenshots
- K-Man posts screenshots in his an Garmin Edge 305 review too.
- Cat/Dev/Random has also posted an Edge 305 review.
- Here’s a UK mountain biker’s Garmin Edge 305 review.
- Cycling in S.A. reviews the Garmin Edge 305.
- Daily Spin News has posted a Garmin Edge 305 review.
- About.com reviews the Garmin Edge 305 HR, giving it a 3-1/2 out of 5 star rating.
- Top Ten Reviews looks at the Garmin Edge 305.
- A brief Garmin Edge 305 review.
- MTB Path reviews the Edge 305.
- Life and Bikes has posted their own Garmin Edge 305 review
- The Rotor reviews the Edge 305
I’ll be posting more hands-on reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Additional Garmin Edge 305 resources
- A PDF version of the Edge 305 owners manual.
- Want to see how the Edge 305 stacks up against other units? Use this handy Garmin GPS comparison tool.
- Over at Yahoo there is a Forerunner, Foretrex and Edge message forum.
- How to transfer race plans and workouts to your Edge.
- The official Garmin Edge 305 web page.
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- Check the current Edge 305 price at Amazon.com.
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