When researching this product, almost all users detested garmin training center and recommended sporttracks. Sporttracks is free software for charting, mapping and archiving training data from gps sessions. The fr comes with a nice program for downloading exercisetraining continue reading. View and download garmin edge 305 owners manual online. Oct 20, 2011 garmin forerunner 305 gps heart rate monitor now on sale on for only 162. The garmin software was saying the same as the main unit but sporttracks was saying different. Page 1 page 2 product description page 3 design page 4 computer connectivity and software page 5 page 6 page 7 page 8 page 9 page 10 10. While the 301 delivered accurate heart rate monitoring, good performance tracking, and decent gps reception, it didnt quite deliver in the design department. Also, with the garmin software, it seems like all i need to do is plug the forerunner into the computer and it automatically downloads the new workout to its software. Manual name revision revision date part number action.
For over a year now, i have been using a garmin forerunner 305 to track my sport orienteering exploits. Forerunner 305 wont sync garmin express windows mac. Someone mentioned sporttrack software a couple of pages ago, as being better for maps than garmin. Dont let the software tie you down, free yourself and use which works best for you. The 310xt and 910xt are waterproof for swimming and have a better battery life than the 305. You have limited settings for the data recording options. Computer not recognising garmin forerunner 305 runners. Five star online replacement band compatible for garmin forerunner 205 305 watch, silicone quickly release watch bands strap strip for forerunner 205 305 205 gps receiver sports watch.
Deactivation if youd like to deactivate the sync feature some time in the future, go to the sharing page and click the remove button next to the garmin connect service. The software that comes with the 305 is sufficient, however, ive opted to use the premium online montionbased service. I had an issue once where it stopped syncing with the tc software and that turned out to be because the 305 full. I have, however, heard that 405 is not as good as 305.
All in all i think its great, especially the workout and heart rate zone alerts. Data is easily managed on various software from motionbased, sporttracks or training center. Discover hidden garmin forerunner 305 tricks youre missing. Forerunner 305s courses feature lets you compete against previous workouts. Sometimes usb ports just behave oddly for no reason. Of the software ive seen so far, the free ones are just as good as the subscription ones, and none of them are definitive. Itll differentiate between cycling, running and other activities, plot your speed over time or distance. This software should only be uploaded to the unit for which it is intended.
View installation instructions and system requirements. Windows 10 fails to reocgnise garmin 305 drivers microsoft. Amazons choice for garmin forerunner 305 replacement band. There is a program called sporttracks that says it can read garmin 305 data and has a plugin that corrects the elevation of gps tracks using srtm elevation data, which is automatically downloaded from the official srtm download server. But ive only been playing with this toy for a week. The forerunner 305 includes a high sensitivity gps receiver, new courses feature and robust wireless heart rate monitor for optimal performance. Sporttracks will schedule your data to be slurped up some time in the next 24 hours. Forerunner 305 heart rate monitor pdf manual download. Sporttracks by zonefive software is a very interesting program. Since others like it, im sure its that im missing some obvious features. I have a windows 10 laptop to which the cradle is connected via usb.
Ive had my garmin forerunner 305 for 2 weeks now and have been quite pleased with it. Autosync is ultraconvenient, fast, and it just works. The only real differences between the two watches besides color are that the 305 can sync with an included heart rate monitor, an optional footpod acceleromoter for the treadmill, and an optional speed. I use my 305 with the garmin tc software on windows 7 64 bit so it should work ok.
I also use it to record my other sports activities walking, hiking, cycling. I wear a garmin forerunner 305 gps recoding device whenever im out on the trail. I usually run where i have maps with 5m contours and sporttracks usually gives me a climb within 10% of what i get counting contours. I fixed my garmin forerunner 305 heart rate monitor run. I havent been able to find out if there is a way to get sporttracks to do that or not. Garmin 305 forerunner stopped uploading data attackpoint. Every time you step on a garmin index smart scale, your health data will be sent to sporttracks. Talk about a wealth of information this site is the bomb. I have been using the forerunner 305 for over a year, and i find it a useful training device.
Turn on the forerunner and bring it within range 3 meters of the heart rate monitor. Sporttracks provides a seamless autosync feature for all garmin devices. You also can use forerunner 305 to train for your next duathlon or triathlon with multisport workouts, a feature that lets you seamlessly transition between sports without resetting the unit, so you can use it for running, biking and more. Both programs are training logs that allow you to save a gps track together with information such as a speed, pace, heart. The heart rate icon on the timer page changes from flashing to. Every workout you save on your garmin will be automatically loaded into sporttracks. The development is currently being tested with a garmin forerunner 305. I use it with my garmin forerunner 305 fr sport watch and my garmin oregon 400t handheld gps as a backup. Although sporttracks can take some working out use the st forum for guidance, it is a much more powerful and useful tool.
I am surprised that clint did not direct users to sporttracks software. When i download the data and display it using a program called sporttracks, i recreate the hike, and from this virtual journey, i can see and learn a lot that i didnt or couldnt sense during the hike itself. Ten random tips for your garmin forerunner 305 dc rainmaker. Forerunner, edge, fenix, index smart scale, vivoactive, garmin swim. I would like you to do an auto locate on your fr 305. Review of sporttracks for garmin forerunner gps watches. When i first opened the box, i put it on the docking station plugged it into my dc inverter in my car so that it could charge on the way home from rei as i wanted to use it that day and it was supposed to charge for a few hours. Review of garmin forerunner 305 november 26, 2007 by dc rainmaker garmin. Garmin support center united kingdom is where you will find answers to frequently asked questions and resources to help with all of your garmin products. I find sporttracks usually gives a fairly accurate value for the total climb much lower than the garmin software. The garmin software is somehwat flakey and far from reliable in the quality of information given. The 305 s design is a radical departure from garmins previous generation of wrist mounted gps devices, which reached a pinnacle with the garmin forerunner 301. Havent used 305 for a while so decided to fit a new battery but the hr monitor failed to work.
Forerunner 305 sports a unique design that wraps the gps antenna around part of the wrist for a better view of the sky, and its high sensitivity gps receiver provides highly accurate speed and distance data, as well as improved tracking under trees and near tall buildings. Jan 14, 2008 also, with the garmin software, it seems like all i need to do is plug the forerunner into the computer and it automatically downloads the new workout to its software. The two current models are the forerunner 305 the red one in the picture above and the forerunner 205 the blue one in the picture above. Unusually, for an electronic device, the manual isnt massive, can be read in an hour or two and the 305 is sufficiently intuitive that i didnt need to refer to it thereafter. The amount of 3rd party software for the forerunner 305 is growing all the time with each being better then the last. Forerunner 305 sports a unique design that wraps the gps antenna around part of the wrist for a better view of the sky, and its high sensitivity gps receiver provides.
For example, the amazing sporttracks free software. You can change what is showing about the individual run stats to make it show things like individual lap splits by clicking the little arrow button on the. Garmin forerunner 305 old site musings of captain justice. The correct category is just about getting more and better answers. Never let the battery run down completely, it seems to damage the battery if it does. I very quickly became disenchanted with the garmins software training center tc. I wish there is a single software that combine all the strength of them. When i put the unit on the cradle it always charges, but doesnt sync. Oct 06, 2010 use sporttracks software for the garmin, it rocks. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. These upgrades are specific to the specific gps units and software versions listed. Sporttracks is a little hard to figure out sometimes. Update the chipset software, very few people knows about this.
Garmin forerunner 305 soft hard master reset stuff to. I also have edge 305 on my bike, which is, essentially, the same device in a different body. Google earth even works now so you can share your route if you like with friends and family. The forerunner 305 and 910xt use a similar menu structure to the 310xt. Wrap the strap around your chest and attach it to the other side of the heart rate monitor. Then, i run sporttracks to capture the data and have a look of my splits. Dear mark, thank you for contacting garmin international. I found that if i tried to import the data direct into sporttracks prior to importing it into the garmin trashware then i got the same problem. Its multisport feature lets you seamlessly transition between sports such as running and biking without resetting it. Discover hidden garmin forerunner 305 tricks youre.
It was a little confusing to learn to use it as a trail mapper. The aim of this project is to assist in reading the raw data directly off your garmin device. The garmin forerunner 305 can hold 50 routes, each containing up to 250 turns or stops. Importar datos desde garmin forerunner 305 a sporttracks 3. The fr comes with a nice program for downloading exercisetraining logs garmin training center but sporttracks st is far more detailed and flexible. This download area offers free firmware upgrades for select garmin units. The 910xt has special pool swimming metrics whereas the 310xt can just be used in water with gps. I made a decision early on based upon research done online to use a program called sporttracks instead of the software that comes packaged with the garmin devices. I actually use the heart rate monitor much more than the gps function. Using sporttracks program for exercise analysis old. I spent a fair bit of time looking at webbased and desktop alternatives to garmin training center and sporttracks is the best i found.
May 27, 2008 when i download the data from a run from my garmin forerunner 305, i get markedly different results for the climb depending on which program i use. I believe the default setup of sporttracks has the run listing weekmonthday on the top, the individual run map on the bottom right and the individual run stats on the bottom left. Relying on advice from more experienced users, i began using freeware called sporttracks st for storing and analyzing my gps tracks. Download sporttracks and then you can transfer all your training data into it and see your run on a map. A full reset fixed it, but youve tried that so not the same issue. Although the forerunner 305 was released back in 2006, it shouldnt be that difficult to create a windows 10 compatible usb driver. Anyone using a garmin gps like the forerunner 205 305 edgewhatever should also consider checking out sporttracks, which is free windows software to store and analyze the resulting gps track data. Expertgps lets you build up long routes quickly just click waypoints onebyone on the map to connect them into a route for your garmin forerunner 305. The garmin forerunner 305 comes with an adaptor for the bike and it can be used in water check here how to swim with your garmin forerunner gps and have a look at the pictures below.
View and download garmin forerunner 305 quick start online. Ive been happily using and syncing a forerunner 225 for a while, but recently got my old 305 out again to use for its cycling mode. Updating the software using the garmin connect app 18 manually syncing data with garmin connect 18 starting a. It is a seperate update and not the same as the firmware. Jul 22, 2006 garmin forerunner 305 warrior 15 april, 2010 the amount of 3rd party software for the forerunner 305 is growing all the time with each being better then the last. The garmin forerunner 305 is likely to be the best wristmounted gps tracking device for runners and bikers, and according to many even better than its successor, the 405. I cannot confirm that since i do not own 405, but please do your research before you decide which one to buy. For example, sporttracks said i climbed 82 m on a run, and the garmin training center indicated i had an ascent of 287 m.1061 1442 1286 794 714 1438 493 1394 1491 1237 690 288 26 200 143 1367 1082 620 560 1409 639 1034 83 995 98 252 249 483 1204 309 576 517 641 1452