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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Product Review: Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Watch

One way of staying healthy is by working out to burn that unwanted fats and calories. But doing such thing excessively may cause an adverse effect to your body. Work out like running should be done regularly at considerable pace depending on the individual’s capability. It is hard to track your pace manually. To make it possible, there is an available advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) - enabled device that will help you in tracking your work out development. It is called the Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Watch.
 A review has made regarding this device. It has pros and cons despite the fact that its specifications are helpful. Well, every device has advantages and disadvantages. Tackling about advantages, as to functionality, it is user-friendly. With its featured dimension, you can easily carry it with you and you can even stay outside for long with its 10-hour battery life. You can even wear it while swimming because it is water-resistant. You can also customize your workout plan by setting up your preferences like your pace and the equivalent distance and the amount of calories you need to burn during the workout using the device. Like what I aforementioned, doing excessive exercise may cause an adverse effect to our body. Thus setting your preferences is helpful since this device will alarmed you once you go beyond your predetermined settings as to number of paces, distance and the required calories. It is indeed, easy to use, simple to set-up and the screen is easy to read. Another added feature was that you can share your data to your friends through the Online Garmin Connect, an online community that was developed by Garmin to analyze, connect and share different data with various Garmin users. Furthermore, they can also use Garmin Connect to contact the customer service department. Indeed, with its rich feature and reliability, this Forerunner GPS device is worth the try.

However, talking about disadvantages, this device has no heart rate monitor and automatic synchronization. Well, given the fact that this watch is worn on the wrist, it is really quite impossible to monitor the heart rate not unless it is specifically designed for that. Regarding its compatibility to the Online Garmin Connect, some users find it hard to connect because of poor signal recovery. It took too long to connect to the satellites and for MAC users, this device is not compatible.

Health monitoring is a personal endeavor. This device is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As for me, in spite of its negative features per review, this is a helpful tool in preventing possible health problems.