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GARMIN Edge 305

Small GPS receiver, designed as personal training assistant and bike computer with high-sensitive SiRFstar III antenna, large, easy to read gray scale display, heart rate monitor, speed and cadence sensor, barometrical altimeter plus USB interface.

As a personal training assistant, the GARMIN Edge 305 records the travelled path (track), the elevation profile, your heart rate, distance, time, computes the calories burned and helps to achieve your personal workout goals. The device is very easy to use, supports multiple languages and has an extremely sensitive antenna. It is the perfect partner for any biking activities. Beside the GPS receiver, the Edge 305 has a barometrical altimeter. The built-in USB interface supports data exchange with a PC

This device is especially well suited to provide information about your outdoor activities (track, speed, maximum speed, distance, elevation profile, time a.s.o.). Use the function "mark waypoint" to get the coordinates of the current location. The device also shows the current location in relation to user defined waypoints or routes.

Der Edge 305 is available in three different versions:

  1. GPS device with heart rate monitor
  2. GPS device with speed and cadence sensor
  3. GPS device with heart rate monitor and speed and cadence sensor

If you get version 1 or 2, you can always order the missing sensor later as an option.

Differences between the various Edge models:

All models provide similar functions; these are the main differences:

Feature / Model Display Touchscreen Shows map Slot for µSD memory card Barometrical altimeter Heart rate, speed/cadence Data fields Price
Edge 205 gray scale
128x160
- - - - - 23 Discontinued
Edge 305 gray scale
128x160
- - - YES YES 32 Discontinued
Edge 500 gray scale
128x160
- - - YES YES 45 Discontinued
Edge 510 color
176x220
YES - - YES YES 84 Discontinued
Edge 520 color
200x265
- - - YES YES 135 From CHF 318
From EUR 278
Edge 605 color
176x220
- YES YES - - 23 Discontinued
Edge 705 color
176x220
- YES YES YES YES 32 Discontinued
Edge 800 color
160x240
YES YES YES YES YES 69 Discontinued
Edge 810 color
160x240
YES YES YES YES YES 84 Discontinued
Edge 1000 color
240x400
YES YES YES YES YES 94 From CHF 558
From EUR 487

Please find a table with detailed technical data in our Buyer's guide.


Contents: Features - Overview - Main Pages - Training Center - Price - Options - Downloads - Order




GARMIN Edge 305

Features:

  • Best suited to be fixed on a bike, robust, very handy
  • Easy to read display with background illumination (128x160 pixels, 4 level gray scale)
  • Multilingual user interface in Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in SiRFstar III antenna
  • Chest belt with heart rate monitor. The chest belt uses a wireless, digitally coded signal, which means, once a heart beat sensor and the GPS have been paired, the GPS will never receive a conflicting signal from another sensor. So you can exercise in close proximity to other sensors without fear of interference.
  • Speed and cadence sensor: Measures the number of revolutions of the back wheel and the crank arm with magnets and a wireless sensor. Like the heart rate monitor, this sensor uses a digitally coded signal. Once paired with the Edge 305, the GPS will never receive a conflicting signal from another sensor. So you can exercise in close proximity to other sensors without fear of interference.
  • Barometrical altimeter for precise elevation recording¹, accuracy ±3 m (10 feet), resolution ±30 cm (1 foot)
  • Powered by built-in, rechargeable battery (lasts about 12 h), battery charger included
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF²: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -20 .. 60°C (-4° .. 140°F)
  • USB interface (connection cable included)
  • Dimensions: 44x94x23 mm (1.75x3.7x0.9 inches)
  • Weight: 88 g (3.1 ounces); Chest belt 21 g (0.74 ounces)
  • Water resistant up to approx. 3 feet (1 meter) for about 30 minutes (IPX7)
  • ¹) Even though a GPS provides accurate elevation information, the value slightly varies continuously. A barometrical altimeter is therefore more accurate, especially when summarizing elevation changes.
  • ²) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the current position is acquired.

Information about your training:

  • Personal profile: Stores personal information such as gender, weight and date of birth (in order to calculate the calories burned)
  • Bike profile: Stores the weight of three different bikes.
  • Stop watch with split times (laps). Records split times either manually by pressing the "lap" key or automatically based on a user defined distance or position.
  • Auto pause: Stops the watch automatically if the current speed drops below a user defined value, e.g. when waiting at a red light or during a short break.
  • Speed alert: Goes off when the current speed exceeds a user defined upper limit or when the current speed drops below a user defined lower limit.
  • Distance alert: Goes off after you have travelled a user defined distance. The alert can be set to go off only once or repetitive.
  • Time alert Goes off after a user defined time period. The alert can be set to go off only once or repetitive.
  • Heart rate alert: Goes off when the current heart rate exceeds a user defined upper limit or when the current heart rate drops below a user defined lower limit. Requires an Edge 305 with a heart rate monitor.
  • Cadence alert: Goes off when the current cadence exceeds a user defined upper limit or when the current cadence drops below a user defined lower limit. Requires an Edge 305 with a speed and cadence sensor.
  • Virtual Partner: This unique feature helps you to achieve certain goals for your workout. Choose one of the following combinations:
    1. Distance & Time: Set the distance for your workout and the time you intend to achieve. Forerunner computes the speed required.
    2. Time & Speed: Set the time and the speed for your workout.
    3. Distance & Speed: Set the distance and the speed for your workout.
    The virtual partner will keep exactly the speed required to achieve the goal you have set. The Edge 305 will constantly measure your current speed and compares it to the virtual partner's speed. It will ask you to speed up or slow down as needed and it shows on the display whether you are ahead or behind your virtual partner.
  • History: The Edge 305 keeps track of your workouts. It stores the date, time, number of laps, duration, distance, average speed, calories burned, average and maximum heart rate on a daily basis. It also provides weekly overviews and running totals for the duration, distance and calories burned.
  • Navigation: Indicates your current location in relation to user defined waypoints. You can create routes with these waypoints. The GPS will guide you from one waypoint to the next indicating current direction and distance. You can save 50 routes.
  • Back to start: This feature helps you to travel all the way back to the starting point of your trip.
  • Stores up to 100 waypoints with name (up to 8 characters) and icon (choice of more than 30 symbols).
  • Stores up to 13'000 trackpoints of the most recent travelled path (tracking) and 1'000 laps.
  • Supports metric and U.S. units.

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GARMIN Edge 305 overview:

Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN Edge 305

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Main pages of the GARMIN Edge 305:

Bike Computer 1 Bike Computer 2 Map Virtual Partner
GARMIN Edge 305 bike computer 1 GARMIN Edge 305 bike computer 2 GARMIN Edge 305 map GARMIN Edge 305 virtual partner
Choose the number of data fields and your preferred value for each of the data fields for both bike computers. For the available values see list below.
In this example, the following values are shown:
  • Duration of this training unit
  • Current speed
  • Travelled distance
  • Current time
  • Calories burned during this training unit
  • Current heart rate
  • Current cadence (number of revolutions per minute of the crank arms)
  • Current elevation
Choose the number of data fields and your preferred value for each of the data fields for both bike computers. For the available values see list below.
In this example, the following values are shown:
  • Duration of this training unit
  • Distance to destination
  • Estimated remaining time to travel until destination
  • Distance to the next waypoint
  • Maximum speed
  • Map with orientation (could be set to either north up or moving direction up)
  • Travelled path as dotted line (track)
  • User defined waypoints ("START", "001")
  • Current position (black triangle)
  • Current scale
  • Duration of this training unit
  • Current speed
  • Travelled distance
  • Distance between you and your virtual partner

 

Compass Navigation Satellites Setup Menu
GARMIN Edge 305 compass GARMIN Edge 305 Navigation GARMIN Edge 305 satellites GARMIN Edge 305 setup menu
  • Distance to final destination
  • Estimated travel time to final destination
  • Direction to the next waypoint or the final destination
  • Save current location as a waypoint
  • Find waypoint
  • Create or activate a route
  • Display informationen about the status of the GPS and the current position of the satellites
  • Status bar with: Battery indicator, GPS status, status of the sensors (speed and cadence sensor, heart rate monitor)
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Current position of the satellites in the sky
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Number of the visible satellites
  • Data fields (number and values)
  • System settings (GPS receiver, language, tones etc)
  • 10 user profiles (gender, date of birth, weight; used to compute the calories burned)
  • 3 bike profiles (weight, sensors, size of wheels and tires)
  • 5 heart rate zones
  • Settings for data recording (track und heart rate)

 

Bike Profile Alerts Interval Workout Heart Rate Zones
GARMIN Edge 305 bike profile GARMIN Edge 305 alerts GARMIN Edge 305 interval workout GARMIN Edge 305 heart rate zone
  • Bike
  • Weight in kg
  • Sensor available (yes/no)
  • Wheel size
  • Tire size
  • Time and distance alerts
  • Speed alerts (lower and upper limit)
  • Heart rate alerts (lower and upper limit)
  • Cadence alerts (lower and upper limit)
Compose simple or complex workouts with the following elements:
  • Distance plus rest time
  • Distance plus rest distance
  • Time plus rest time
  • Time plus rest distance
There are 5 heart rate zones available. The range of each zone is specified either in percent of the maximum heart rate or in absolute values. The effect of the training depends - beside other facts - on what zone your current heart rate is in (from under- to overloading your body).

Data fields on pages with customer selectable values:

Value Explanation
Cadence Revolutions of the crank arm per minute
Cadence - Average Average revolutions of the crank arm per minute for this training unit
Cadence - Lap Average revolutions of the crank arm per minute for the current lap
Calories Amount of calories burned during this training unit
Distance Distance traveled during this training unit
Distance - Lap Distance traveled in the current lap
Distance - Last Lap Distance of last completed lap
Distance - Paused Distance covered while timer in auto pause mode
Elevation Distance above sea level
GPS Accuracy Accuracy of current position information
Grade Inclination or declination, calculation based on distance and elevation gain or loss
Heading Current direction of movement
Heart Rate Current heart rate (heart beats per minute, bpm)
Heart Rate - Average Average heart rate during this training unit
Heart Rate - Lap Average heart rate during current lap
Heart Rate Zone Current heart rate zone (the Edge 305 computes 5 heart rate zones based on the user profile)
Laps Number of completed laps during this training unit
Speed Current speed
Speed - Average Average speed during this training unit
Speed - Lap Average speed during this lap
Speed - Maximum Maximum speed during this training unit
Speed Zone Current speed zone (based on user defined speed zones, rsp. on the current training program)
Sunrise Time of the theoretical sunrise at the current location
Sunset Time of the theoretical sunset at the current location
Time Elapsed time since the start of the current training unit
Time - Average Lap Average time to complete the laps so far
Time - Lap Elapsed time since the start of the current lap
Time - Last Lap Time to complete the last completed lap
Time - Paused Time elapsed while timer in auto pause mode
Time of day Current time
Total Ascent Total elevation gain during this training unit
Total Descent Total elevation lost during this training unit

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Training Center:

A CDrom with the program "Training Center" is included with the Edge 205. The software requires a PC with Windows 2000, XP or Vista, a CDrom drive and a USB connector or an Intel-based Mac or PowerPC (G3 or newer) running OS X 10.4 or later with a CDrom drive and a USB connector. Training Center provides the following features:

Examples:

Hint: Click on the images for an enlargement

Training Center user profile Training Center overview graphics Training Center overview graphics
User profile Overview graphics Overview graphics
Username, gender, weight, date of birth, heart rate, heart rate zones, speed zones etc. Calendar, logs, track, graphical representation for heart rate, elevation and pace Calendar, logs, track, graphical representation for heart rate, grade and speed
Training Center overview totals Training Center graph heart rate over distance Training Center graph speed over time
Overview values Graph heart rate over distance Graph speed over time
Calendar, logs, totals, graphical representation Graphical representation heart rate over distance Graphical representation speed over time
Training Center graph heart rate and pace over distance Training Center graph heart rate and elevation over distance Training Center detailed map
Graph heart rate and pace over distance Graph heart rate and elevation over distance Detailed map with track
Graphical representation heart rate and pace over distance Graphical representation heart rate and elevation over distance (heart rate in precent of the maximum heart rate) If you own a map with detailed information (e.g MapSource MetroGuide or Swiss Topo), you can display the track on these maps as well
Training Center training schedule Training Center workout Training Center workout
Training schedule Workout (example 1) Workout (example 2)
The Training Center helps you to manage work outs and training schedules.

Hint: Click on the images for an enlargement

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Price:

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Options:

Power supply without USB cable Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 / EUR 19 [Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange and power supply
(One such cable comes with the Edge 305)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 / EUR 13 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 / EUR 34 [Picture and details]
Belt for heart rate monitor Add item to shopping basket CHF 16 / EUR 14 [Picture and details]
Premium chest belt with heart rate monitor (soft fabric strap for more comfort) Add item to shopping basket CHF 79 / EUR 69 [Picture and details]
Belt for premium heart rate monitor Add item to shopping basket CHF 65 / EUR 57 [Picture and details]
Speed and cadence sensor
(Such a speed and cadence sensor comes with the Edge 305 with speed and cadence sensor and with the Edge 305 with heart rate monitor and speed and cadence sensor)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 68 / EUR 59 [Picture and details]
Additional mounting kit
(Such a mounting kit comes with the Edge 305)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 17 / EUR 15 [Picture and details]
Soft case Add item to shopping basket CHF 28 / EUR 24 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN Edge 305 in detail.

MapSource, various CDroms with world or country map (requires a Windows PC and a cable for data exchange)

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Downloads:

Here we provide additional documentation and software updates related to the Edge 305.

Get Acrobat Reader If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download and install it for free.

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Order:

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