I am also a big fan of the Garmin 305. I purchased one for my wife a couple of years ago and it is still going strong. At the time, we tested multiple brands including Polar, Suunto, and the Garmin 405. We purchased the 305 because we really didn't like the stupid bezel on the 405 and preferred buttons. Why would Garmin get rid of buttons and replace it with a touch interface that doesn't like moisture? Big problem when it comes to sweating/rain.
Originally Posted by raisindot
Anyways, the 305 is big and clunky and not a fashion statement. But it works really well and is probably really cheap since it's discontinued and an older model (if you can find it).
Please don't tempt me to buy anymore.