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5138 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2010 10:25 AM by sassigrass
dlb1972 Rookie 4 posts since
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Feb 6, 2010 6:47 AM

Garmin 305 Forerunner

Just purchased foot pod for 305 foot runner, my owners manual says nothing on hoe to calibrate. any help would be appreciated.

  • Achmed1 Pro 74 posts since
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    2. Feb 8, 2010 5:06 AM (in response to dlb1972)
    Re: Garmin 305 Forerunner

    GPS?  Sorry.  I am not being good at electronic things.  Check website?  Call service number?





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  • Run Coach Robert Legend 782 posts since
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    3. Feb 9, 2010 2:23 PM (in response to dlb1972)
    Re: Garmin 305 Forerunner

    I have a stupid question. Why do you need a foot pod with the 305? I have a 305 and the GPS is in the wrist device. I do have the cadence meter for my bike also.





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  • silvereagle Legend 1,159 posts since
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    4. Feb 9, 2010 2:33 PM (in response to Run Coach Robert)
    Re: Garmin 305 Forerunner

    Hardcore,

    You can use it on a treadmill and since you dont move on a treadmill while running the gps part dont work....

     

     

    Dennis





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  • Achmed1 Pro 74 posts since
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    5. Feb 11, 2010 10:36 AM (in response to silvereagle)
    Re: Garmin 305 Forerunner

    I also have stupid question.  Why use Garmin on treadmill?  Most treadmill have data display that tell kilometers, heart rate etc.





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  • Run Coach Robert Legend 782 posts since
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    6. Feb 11, 2010 11:55 AM (in response to Achmed1)
    Re: Garmin 305 Forerunner

    Achmed1 wrote:

     

    I also have stupid question.  Why use Garmin on treadmill?  Most treadmill have data display that tell kilometers, heart rate etc.

    That would have been my next stupid question. Thanks for the help.





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  • Achmed1 Pro 74 posts since
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    7. Feb 12, 2010 9:08 AM (in response to Run Coach Robert)
    Re: Garmin 305 Forerunner

    I am thinking people like to play with electronic toys like people like to talk on complicated cell phones like blackberry.  Not remember or know what it is like to walk from home to village phone to make call or measure kilometers with friends car and then carry stopwatch to measure pace.  People get complex and worry about next electronic thing and measure themselves against others.  Worry about you and do best you can and be healthy.  Simple is easy and less stress.  Running should be fun not stress and complex.





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  • silvereagle Legend 1,159 posts since
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    8. Feb 16, 2010 2:07 PM (in response to Achmed1)
    Re: Garmin 305 Forerunner

    Sorry I missed this question I would guess just to track your all your distance runner during your training whether on the road or on a treadmill. Garmin offer free software and you upload it to your computer so you can look at it..... I have a foot pad to use my garmin on a treadmill but very shortly after getting it i quit running on a treadmill and stuck to outside

     

     

    Hope this helps

    Dennis





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  • sassigrass Rookie 3 posts since
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    9. Jul 28, 2010 10:25 AM (in response to Achmed1)
    Re: Garmin 305 Forerunner

    You would want to use your Garmin on the treadmill so you can download the info into the Garmin Training Center program that charts out your data.

     

    I haven't tried the foot pod yet though since I'm doing all my running outdoors, but I'll probably give it a try when the wet winter weather comes

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