New toy in for the holidays!!!
I just received the Garmin 305 with HR and Cadence! Even though I haven't even taken it out for it's maiden voyage I must say I'm more impressed than I'd thought I'd be with its capabilities. I've already charged it up and set up the displays and entered the customized information for my profiles.
The setup is very easy and intuitive and there are an endless number of options for the display. It appears you can have up to 8 fields of data on the display at a time with a very long pick list of various items to choose from. You can program up to 3 different bikes which fits my needs perfectly.
The displays I'm starting with are:
Bike 1-The bike I do my rides around my house on will be set up with the HR, Cadence, Speed, Distance, Time of Day and Time of Ride-pretty basic stuff.
Bike 2-The same data for the bike I use in the mountains plus I'm going to add elevation and grade.
Bike 3-I have not completely decided how to set up the Time Trial bike but will probably have cadence, speed, HR, distance and then some information around laps.
I'll have wireless cadence sensors mounted for all 3 bikes so I'll just need to move the monitor from bike to bike.
If you don't care for the information this thing is not for you. If you like data all I can say is Oh My........I'm already drooling just thinking about downloading the ride profiles and analyzing the charts!!!!
Any observations from other owners that already have some experience with this thing??