GPS device technology is based on radio navigation system circuitry with complicated integrated circuits and a display panel. These products have flooded the market and malls everywhere and it seems like they are the latest craze in the gizmos arena.

But frankly this craze of ours is not just a craze for latest gadgetry as is usually the case, rather it’s quite accurate to assume the popularity of these GPS devices is based on the fact that these devices works wonderfully when it comes to providing real time help.

So let’s make an attempt to explain it to a layman about GPS functionality? How does a GPS device Functions? In its simplest form, the underlying technology is several satellites in space and a group of related ground stations that are communicating with each other and exchanging information between GPS and this network of satellites.

This is a simple definition. The actual method involves a lot more namely communication software, hardwares, a set of communication protocol, a process of some kind for assigning addresses and so on but it is for more technically inclined people.

Ok, Now lets start my Garmin forerunner 305 review I am going to cover few features of Garmin forerunner 305 and cool usability of Garmin Forerunner 305. Since GPS now a days are going off the road meaning we are using GPS navigational devices for different purpose like hiking in the woods, trekking, on the boats, bike trails and soon. I am pretty sure one of the very popular navigational device which is suited for such outdoor purpose off the beaten path is my favorite the Forerunner 305 by Garmin. Here are few things about the forerunner 305 Garmin functionality that I liked most.

Runners Please Pay attention here:

Runners will love this GPS device due to the the fact that the Forerunner 305 provides real-time data to help keep them on track, and on target. Another cool feature is that it allows them to keep a tab on their heart rate speed but also how far they traveled and stuff like calories burned – a really useful feature for weight watchers (very important to some of us.) For the serious users, they may also like feature like customize training for fitness needs and to download training courses, sounds fun to me!

A very useful Feature in Garmin’s Forerunner 305:

A very important feature technology wise that sets the Garmin’s Forerunner 305 GPS apart from other GPS devices is that it make use of new technology that enables it to function properly without losing connection even under heavily covered areas and indoors. This is a cool feature as lot of GPS devices are void of this feature and in my opinion is really helpful feature.

Getting bored while running, no problem with forerunner 305:

To avoid boredom while running and for those who are having a little difficulty staying up motivated you can find some competion with the Garmin’s Forerunner 305. You can compare your performance with other runners on the same track. Also, you may choose to take part in a virtual race with competitors on the same path without ever seeing their eyes in the shadow of defeat. So Garmin’s forerunner 305 actually is your motivational tool also for beginners who would love to get some help and gives you some real-time competition in order to keep pace.

Battery Life – one of the most important feature in any gadget:

With all latest gadgets comes the issue of battery life. Battery life in forerunner 305 device is up to 10 hrs when excluding the heart rate monitor. What do you think? Because this should be sufficient for most power users. I am sure there will not be many who would need battery life more than that. I expect most runners should be able to use it for several trips or workout. For those who will be charging the device on regular basis should not worry about running out of juice.