The Garmin Forerunner 305 Ranked the Best Wrist-Mounted GPS by Professional and Amateur Athletes

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Despite being released over two years ago, the Garmin Forerunner 305 remains a consistent best seller on and has received the highest ranking of any wrist-mounted GPS available on the site.

Wrist mounted GPS devices allow athletes to add location data to traditional training metrics and display the results on street maps and satellite images of earth. This new way of training has only been made possible through advances in GPS technology that have made GPS devices small enough to be worn on a person.

Early wrist mounted GPS devices were bulky and cumbersome at best, and looked almost like a vehicle mounted GPS strapped to the wearers arm. Leave it to Garmin, the industry leader in GPS navigation devices, to bring to market a smaller, more practical wrist mounted GPS for outdoor athletes. The Garmin Forerunner 305 was released in 2006 and although the company has since released a newer, smaller Forerunner 405, wrist mounted GPS fans still prefer the Forerunner 305., ranked the #1 Consumer Electronics Website by Keynote Competitive Research, lists the Garmin Forerunner 305 as a best-seller in its' Electronics category. It's easy to see why has a hard time keeping the Forerunner 305 in stock when you read some of the customer reviews of the product. Outdoor athletes rate the product as a "4.5 out of 5 stars" in 663 reviews.

The features that make the Forerunner 305 stand out above other models include: large, high resolution, customizable display along with fast satellite acquisition time, ease of use out of the box, compact size and comfortable fit.

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