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mebert72 04-26-10 10:57 AM

Garmin Edge 305 memory capacity
 
I have a new Edge 305 that I want to use for a 4-day trip coming up in August. I have an external battery pack that will charge the unit every night, but I have no way to dump the ride info every night (no computer available). Does anyone know what the memory capacity is for the 305? Would I be able to store four days worth of information (~70-80 miles per day, 6-7 hours per day) without it overwriting old data?

cccorlew 04-26-10 12:25 PM

I did 7 days in Oregon and dumped into my wife's computer every night. When i got home I sent it to my computer and was surprised that it had all the data from the ride, none of it had scrolled out. So you might be OK.

mebert72 04-26-10 12:52 PM

That's good to know. I have about 10 rides in the 305 right now and it hasn't overwritten the old stuff, but these are relatively short rides of 30-40 miles and only 2-4 hours.

dwilbur3 04-26-10 12:59 PM

I have a 305 Forerunner and I've got 90 hours/2000 km on it after 5 months. Stay away from the automatic lap counter and you should have plenty of memory.

dekindy 04-27-10 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by dwilbur3 (Post 10725463)
I have a 305 Forerunner and I've got 90 hours/2000 km on it after 5 months. Stay away from the automatic lap counter and you should have plenty of memory.

How about capacity per ride if you have the data points optimized? I want to do the 160-mile RAIN, which is a single day event. My approximate time would be 10 hours.

dwilbur3 04-27-10 12:32 PM

I have the Forerunner and not the Edge so I can't say for sure, but 160 miles wouldn't be a problem on the Forerunner. But the 10 hours is the listed battery life on a Forerunner. The Edge claims 12 hours so it might be okay.

The big limitation I ran into on the Forerunner is 1000 laps. By not turning on the auto lap, a lap is as long as you tell it to be so for me each ride is a lap. I've never tried a 160 mile lap (I couldn't ride that far before the battery ran out anyway) so I can't say for sure.


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