Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS


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A watch-sized personal trainer to push you to your personal best. Functions include extensive training data so you can run anywhere and still get accurate performance readings. Customize the screen by choosing from up to 37 data types.

  • Training data displays training time, pace, distance, lap pace, lap time, lap distance, elevation, calories burned, and average and best pace.
  • Lap History automatically records up to 1000 laps by day or week and stores approximately two years of data.
  • The Training Assistant downloads recorded courses and lets you compete against previous workouts.
  • Auto Pause® automatically pauses the training timer when you slow down below a specified resting pace and resumes when you start running again.
  • Auto Lap® automatically triggers a lap when you reach a specified distance or location.
  • Auto Scroll cycles through the data pages during a workout.
  • Multi-Sport sets up profiles for running, biking, and one other sport.
  • Download histories to your PC using the software included.

Tech specs

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IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.


Waypoints consist of a standard set of coordinates (two for land, three for air or space) that identify a specific physical location. A route is navigated between two or more waypoints.

Display type 4-level grey LCD
Batteries Lithium-ion (included)
Routes 50
Interface USB
Unit to unit transfer

Shares data wirelessly between compatible units.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Data card Not accepted
Virtual partner

Allows user to monitor training goals with either a virtual partner or alarms.

Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

Pause timer

Pauses the timer when slowing or stopping, and automatically resumes when moving again.

Garmin Connect

An online community where members upload, analyze and share activity data.

Pace alarm

An alarm that notifies you if you vary from a pre-set pace.

Add maps capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

New lap auto start

Automatically triggers a new lap after reaching a specified difference.

Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Not compatible
ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

Battery life 10 h
Distance/time alarm Yes
Wireless sync No
Interval training Yes
Made in Taiwan