Originally Posted by DebSmith
I want to get the Garmin 305 with heart rate monitor. As we progress, I would like to watch my time and distance as well as heart rate. Anybody have experience with them? Pros/Cons?
I don't personally have a 305, but it will be the next one I get after my current 205 gives up (which better not be for a long time!). From what I have heard from others, you do need some kind of conversion kit, but its pretty simple to set up.
Personally, I ride with a v-max heart rate monitor, which was graciously donated as a prize by roger rittenhouse to the OD ride several years ago. He is a wealth of information about all things heart monitor! He recently retired and sold his business to the nice lady who runs the distance depot (see here
for info). I would certainly recommend that brand.