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Father’s Day Gift Suggestion: Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor

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Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor

Overview: The Garmin Forerunner 305 might look like just a stylish digital sports wrist watch from afar but don’t be fooled. In fact, it is not really even a watch — it is GPS receiver and a heart rate monitor, which will bound to please the athletic-minded dad come Father’s Day.

Your dad doesn’t have to be an obsessive world-class aging athlete to reap the benefits of this gadget. Not only can your dad track his own heart rate and monitor his distance, time, and resting periods. but he can also set his own custom-designed fitness goals. Regardless of your skill level, when you radically over exert yourself, the heart rate soars and the benefits of your work out consequently decline. The American Heart Rate suggests that athletes should stay within the 50% to 85% range of the maximum heart rate; thus owning an effective, reliable heart rate monitor like the Gamin will help dad keep track of such essential information.

In terms of the GPS system, this model provides a quite accurate read on exact location and positioning. The model provides basic maps, routing capabilities, and marking functionality; there is also a “go to location” feature which directs the runner back to the starting point. Let’s say you are worried about your dad getting lost during the midst of a run, it is nice to know that he can always figure out his way back.

Overall, the interface is quite user-friendly and intuitive, as we understand that when you are huffing and puffing mid-workout, you don’t want to be bothered fiddling with technology. The information is displayed on an easy-to-read data screen. We should also note that this model is designed to sit pretty darn comfortably on your wrist; weighing only 2.7 ounces it will not oppressively lug the runner down in the middle of a workout. Best of all, if you surprise your dad with this gem, now he will really have no excuses to forgo a cardiovascular workout routine.

Price Range: Medium

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