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Garmin Forerunner 305 – Distance Test

The last couple weekends I wore my new Garmin Forerunner 305 along the same route and wanted to see if it would display consistent distance. The route contained a couple fairly straight roads as well as a 1.25 mile oval loop around a park.

Weekend 1 Garmin reading: 5.50 miles

Weekend 2 Garmin reading: 5.49 miles

A cross check with Map My Run displayed this same route at 5.49 miles.

This may not be the most scientific approach to determine the Garmin’s accuracy but it works for me.

What a fun tool!

Happy Training!

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David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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