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Garmin Abroad (Read 708 times)

    It's a bit early, but I've been thinking about getting a garmin forerunner 305 to map out my distances. I'm heading off to Belgium this summer and won't have access to a computer often to figure out my routes. Does Garmin work in other countries?


    Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

      Garmins use the US navigational satellites. I assume that we have a pretty thorough coverage of the planet and would be surprised if they don't work abroad. I've only used mine once, though, and haven't left the country with it yet.

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        I used mine easily and perfectly in Amsterdam, so Belgium should be fine.
        sean


        Gandalf the Grey

          It's a bit early, but I've been thinking about getting a garmin forerunner 305 to map out my distances. I'm heading off to Belgium this summer and won't have access to a computer often to figure out my routes. Does Garmin work in other countries?
          Hi Garmin uses the GPS satellite system which is a global system ... it will work anywhere on the planet where it can see the sky, If you travel more than a few hundred miles from your normal place of running it may take a few minutes to 'lock onto satellites' but it will get there eventually. I have a 205 and it has so far worked in UK, all of Europe (inc Belgium), USA, Mexico, Japan, Australia etc. So, in short, no worries! Neil UK Smile

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            Okay, thanks so much! ... now I just need to figure out how to get one Big grin