Key Features: Long battery life; Virtual partner; Touchscreen; Customisable display; Location marking

Manufacturer: Garmin

Quick Glance
Live Services Garmin Connect
Battery life 8
Physical Specifications
Battery life 8
Live Services Garmin Connect
Screen Size (inches) 1


June 2, 2011, 1:47 pm

Another option for runners on a budget is the Garmin Forerunner 305. It's a bit older and a bit bigger, but it does almost everything the newer watches do and it's under £120 at Amazon including a heart rate strap.


June 2, 2011, 4:41 pm

Good point Tim. The 305 is a bit of a beast to wear, however, and would look out of place as a regular watch. You could argue a running app would do the same for free, but then you'd miss out on the Garmin Connect service. It depends how seduced you are by the latest improvements and style, which of course come at a high price. Do you need it? No. Has that stopped you buying tech in the past? ...

Garmin Forerunner 610

June 13, 2011, 5:46 pm

This could be a good alternative for the runners to have this gps sport. It's really helpful and useful for them to archieve the target. Nice and cool for this gps!


September 6, 2012, 1:35 pm

I just want to compare features of different Garmin watches. is there a site that shows that

Brandon Frye

June 21, 2013, 2:06 pm

I LOVE the 310XT! This watch has served me well over the last couple of months that I've had it. The battery life is phenomenal and plus its waterproof! I can use it for over 2 weeks without charging, and that's running over 30 miles a week. It isn't exactly the prettiest watch, but the orange is kind of cool. Here's a review if that helps:
A friend of mine also recommended the 305 for me but I didn't like the reviews on the satellite loading times. The 210, 410, and 610 look more sleek and casual, but really I kind of like the look of a small computer on my arm, lol. I'm sort of a geek, so that's a plus for me. I have also heard of complaints about the sensitivity of the bezels on these devices. I would recommend that people look at their budgets and needs before purchasing a GPS watch. These watches can get pretty expensive. But, then again, running is probably the cheapest sport around.

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