Used to replace a failing/half-working original cradle from my Garmin Forerunner 305. This new one fits perfect (no fitment issues that other reviewers had) and works just fine. No more intermittent charging and twiddling the unit on the cradle to get it to download or charge right.
I purhcased this because it was brand new. The charging cradle looks and feels just like original. However, the manufacturing specs are not quite right though. The clips to hold the watch in place are about 1mm off. This does sound like much, but it prevents the watch from locking in place. This cradle requires a rubber band or other fastener to hold down the watch in cradle so it will charge. Don't buy this. You are better off buying a used one so you know it works.
My original Garmin Cradle suffered a career ending injury and this was purchased to replace it. Shipping took a bit longer than I anticipated, but was still here within the window it was promised in. This new part came right off the bench and into the game to fill in perfectly!
My original charging cradle would no longer charge my Forerunner 305 as the prongs tend to bend down and lose contact after several years of use. This was a simple solution to the charging problem and my 305 now charges and syncs every time I connect my 305 with the new cradle.
works just fine. I lost my other base but had the usb cable. I've tested with other standard usb cables and it works also. I'm guessing that's not the manufacture recommendation but haven't seen any difference. Kind of expensive but way cheaper than buying a new watch.
I was worried after reading the reviews that it wasn't a garmin item and that it wouldn't fit. The one I got is a garmin and it fits perfectly like the original that came with the unit. Now I have one at work and one at home and I'm happy.
Plain and simple. I opened it. I plugged it in. It worked. It doesn't come with a cord, but you can use ANY mini-USB/USB cord. It's the same cord you would use with a Kindle and lots of different phones. I have a few of them around.