I’ve had my new Garmin Forerunner 305 for a few weeks and absolutely love it (I loved my 301, but now I love my 305 absolutely – I even sleep with it under my pillow.)
I had trouble getting my GPS signal yesterday for the first time on my run in Paris. It eventually found the signal and worked fine, tracking my run distance correctly. However, I was perplexed since the 305 is supposed to have a substantially stronger GPS capability than the 301.
This morning, I stumbled on superb advice on the 205/305 from John Sun. The simple answer is that the 205/305 picks up its initial signal much more easily if it’s stable when searching for the signal. So – get the signal before you start running and you are all set. Thanks John!