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The main reason I got a garmin 305 (besides price) was for the mapping features, which the 405 doesn't have.
I guess you would first have to decide which features are of interest to you and pick the brand / model that has those features.
I've only used Polar HRM's.
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On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
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this is all very helpful. one other thing (i thought I read) to consider as I understand the 305 requires calibration on a track and the 405 doesn't?
Aaron - awesome info!
I think the calibration is only for the footpod.
Correct. 305 by itself requires no calibration.
FWIW, I would imagine that the larger display on the 305 would make it easier to work with on the run. I know they've designed the 405 to be an everyday sport watch, but most people already have that covered.
Comes down to form factor and how much you like the idea of wireless syncing.
I'm not sure I would like a sports watch that needs recharging every day. And you're right, I have it covered anyway.
So, how heavy is the 305?
Battery life: 2 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode