g145-0118-main.jpgTechnology is beautiful, isn’t it? PCs allowed us to accomplish work at a faster rate. Modern applications let us edit word documents, photos, videos and whatnot in easier and better ways. The Internet broke boundaries and allowed for an unprecedented level of communication between people coming from different sides on the globe. GPS assisted those among us who didn’t have the best sense of direction. Needless to say, technology is a gift that constantly changes the way we live.

The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Navigator and Personal Trainer is but another one of these potentially life-changing devices. Not to exaggerate things mind you, but with this handy gadget that snugly fits around the wrist, what we are presented with is an opportunity to lead healthier lives more than anything else. You have to admit, with the way we lead our lives nowadays, we are getting less and less exercise. You can consider the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Navigator and Personal Trainer as a digitized version of your high school coach who will assist you in keeping fit. Thankfully though, this coach will never shout or yell at you.

The Garmin Forerunner 305 continues Garmin’s excellent line of personal trainers. Combining form with function, The Garmin Forerunner lets you do your workout in style. The challenge never stops with this device as it will continue to push you to jump higher, run faster and achieve higher levels of performance. With a highly sensitive GPS receiver and a new “Courses” feature, you’ll be able to download recorded courses and compete against previous workouts without having to worry about signal jamming from trees and tall buildings. On the same note, the Virtual Partner system is another noteworthy feature, which lets you train against a digital person with specified time, distance and pace goals.

You will continually be pushing yourself to one-up your personal bests as the Garmin GPS Navigator and Personal Trainer tracks your heart rate, speed, distance, pace and calories burned in a simultaneous manner. Viewing all this information is very easy thanks to the trainer’s customizable screens, which allow you to view up to 12 data fields on three data screens. Tracking your progress is quick and effortless with the Forerunner 305, allowing you to resume your work out immediately. After you are done with your exercise routine, you can then view a full post-workout report on your PC with included Garmin Training Center software.

The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Navigator and Personal Trainer is very elegantly designed and has a form factor that won’t bog you down. It looks suave and trendy, and also very lightweight, allowing you to fully concentrate on your work-out. Most important of all, no matter what kind of athlete you are and no matter how much you are capable of exerting, the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Navigator and Personal Trainer will be able to help you. Its robust set of features and attractive form make it one of the best digital trainers around.

By Daniel Gonzales
Staff Technology Reviewer

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