Edge 305 Maiden Voyage
I've had my 305 for a couple of months and played with it here and there but didnt do anthing worthy of overlaying my route on Google Maps or Google Earth. Well this weekend I did a big loop around the Difficult Run and Colvin Run trails by using the W&OD Rail Trail to connect the two. In all it was about 9miles. I really liked how the 305 can track my heart rate along my ride and then in Garmin Training Center graphs it so i can see where my heart rate is at any given point on the ride. I then used MotionBased to import my route to really see where I went. One thing that I found interesting is when I looked at my route how deep or not deep the woods are. In most places it feels like I was tucked back away from civilization when really a few hundred yards to my left or right are neighborhoods.
Gotta love it!!!
Its amazing technology...
I recently had my first 305 start having the dreaded "turn off" syndrome. The unit turns itself off after hitting a large bump, this happens to the unit as the spring contacts get weak with age. I found a fix short of sending it back to garmin (and paying $99 bucks) on a forum where you open up the unit and bend the springs back, that didnt work for me so I tried the second fix of directly soldering the power leads to the circuit board, this worked however when I sealed the unit up, somehow glue got into the USB plug and I wasnt able to charge or download data from the unit. I was amazed at how much I missed all the info available from the unit, so I purchased another 305 from Amazon.com for $225 with HR monitor, I was thinking of springing for the 705 but $600+ is too steep. Anyway, I recomend mounting your egde on the rubber strip they give you (if you havent already) to reduce vibration to the unit. Enjoy!
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23.28 mi (10.62 mi uphill, 9.50 mi downhill, 3.12 mi flat)
3774 ft total ascent (3752 ft descent) - 9.9 % uphill grade, 15.3 % downhill grade
3:53:57 total time (3:10:11 moving, 0:43:46 stopped)
0:08:09 pace (7.3 mph average speed, 35.9 mph max speed)
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Originally Posted by slocaus