Garmin Forerunner 205 vs 305

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Comparison chart of product specifications and features between Garmin Forerunner 205 and 305

Garmin Sports / Running GPS
Forerunner 205
Forerunner 305
Forerunner 205
Forerunner 205 (Discontinued model. But this model may still be available in the market)
Forerunner 305
Forerunner 305
View the latest priceGarmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver and Sports Watch Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor
What's Difference
Heart rate monitor: no yes
Bike speed/cadence sensor: no yes (some versions)
Foot pod: no yes (optional)
What's Common
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.1" x 2.7" x 0.7" (5.33 x 6.86 x 1.78 cm) 2.1" x 2.7" x 0.7" (5.33 x 6.86 x 1.78 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.3" x 0.8" (3.3 x 2.0 cm) 1.3" x 0.8" (3.3 x 2.0 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 100 pixels 160 x 100 pixels
Weight: 2.72 oz (77 g) 2.72 oz (77 g)
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: 10 hours, typical 10 hours, typical
GPS-enabled: yes yes
Water resistant: yes (IPX7) yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes yes
Lap history: 1000 laps 1000 laps
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 100100
Routes: 5050
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes yes
Garmin Training Center® software compatible: yes yes
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): yes yes
Courses (compete against previous activities): yes yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): yes yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): yes yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): yes yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button): yes yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts): yes yes
Simple workouts (input time, distance and calorie goals): yes yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace): yes yes
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): yes yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): yes yes
Customizable screen(s): yes yes
What's Unavailable
Training effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness): no no
Virtual racer™ (compete against other activities): no no
Touchscreen: no no
Basemap: no no
Ability to add maps: no no
Accepts data cards: no no
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer): no no
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert): no no
Heart rate-based calorie computation: no no
Barometric altimeter: no no
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): no no
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): no no
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride): no no
Sport watch: no no
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Demo Video
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Price Check
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