This cycle computer delivers on many levels, from looks, build quality and ease of set up to the accuracy of the GPS estimated by users as to within 15 feet, which is very impressive. The Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer is nice looking too, and at about the size of the average smartphone doesnt get in the way when attached to the handlebars of your bike.
The Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer is so simple to fit that all you need to do is attach the mount with the ties provided, clip on the unit and wait for it to find the satellite signal and you’re done. The Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer measures everything you would need; heart rate, speed, distance, altitude etc but also can provide compass bearing and a scrolling map. If you need a bit of incentive on a ride, you can also add a virtual competitor to the screen, which is fun but also useful if you need that competitive buzz to really get going. All of these options on the Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer are easy to access (although for more on the buttons, see below). Downloading the data after the race is easy and if you are a Mac user there is a software download which means you can still use your Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer data to help you train an all too rare facility.
Generally, the Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer is excellent in use and also robust (I have the bruises, the Garmin Edge 305 GPS doesnt have a scratch!). The buttons are fiddly to use when you are riding, though – see above about the bruises – so changing between screens on the go is not that easy. This is a bit of a design fault with the Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer that could do with being addressed. The battery life seems okay so far, which is quite a plus with a GPS enabled device and it gets a signal under trees, or at least so far in my experience. All of the parameters seem to be quite accurate and I have heard that the GPS of the Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer is accurate to within a matter of feet, which is a comfort on a ride you dont know. Im not a serious trainer in that I mull over my past data, but the download is quite easy to do, although what it delivers is quite basic. All in all the Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer is a nice unit at a reasonable price.
Do You Need One?
Yes. You dont need to be a real training nut or a boffin to get a lot out of a Garmin Edge 305 GPS Enabled Cycle Computer and as an easy to set up, easy to use unit, it is well worth buying.