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Garmin Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin heart rate monitorGarmin is a powerhouse in the design and manufacture of GPS systems with a wide range of applications. It also makes sports watches that incorporate heart rate monitors, and some of its GPS devices for runners and for cyclists incorporate heart rate monitors.

The best way to learn more is at the Garmin corporate website or the Garmin store at Amazon.com, where you can find special offers and promotions, as well as user reviews and details about new products.

The heart rate monitor devices are as follows:

Sports Watches

* Garmin Forerunner 50
* Garmin FR 60

Forerunner GPS Systems for Runners

* Garmin Forerunner 301 GPS Personal Training Device
* Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor (picture)
* Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Enabled Sports Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
* Garmin Forerunner 405 Wireless GPS-Enabled Sports Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
* Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS Sport Watch with Heart Rate Monitor

Edge GPS Systems for Cyclists

* Garmin Edge 305 Bicycle GPS Navigator with Heart Rate Monitor and Speed/Cadence Sensor
* Garmin Edge 500 Bicycle GPS Unit
* Garmin Edge 705 GPS-Enabled Cycling Computer

Of these, by far the most popular is the Forerunner 305, which has attracted an amazing 1,000+ user reviews at Amazon.com, with an overwhelming number of the reviewers awarding it four or five stars (out of five). You will also easily find numerous favorable reviews on the internet. Indeed, Amazon.com (which is often selling the device at 49% less than the $299.99 list price) has its own independent review, which states:

Just when you thought Garmin had cornered the market on powerful, affordable, and effective wrist-mounted GPS devices, here comes the Forerunner 305. The release of this device is a major achievement from a design and technology perspective. This isn't just marketing-speak; the Forerunner 305 is the most accurate, most reliable wrist-mounted performance and GPS tracking tool we've ever tested. Yes, it's that good.

While no device this compact can do everything (yet), the 305 pushes the boundaries of what is possible from something strapped around your wrist. The 305 model includes wireless heartrate monitoring and it can also be connected to Garmin's wireless bicycle speed and cadence sensor.

* Get the Latest Price on the Forerunner 305 Garmin Heart Rate Monitor.

See also my Guide to Buying the Best Heart Rate Monitor. And check out the heart rate monitor bestseller rankings at Amazon.com to see what people are currently buying.

November 20th, 2009

 

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