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Garmin Indoor Foot Pod Accessory for Forerunner 305

by Garmin

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  • Now you can take your Forerunner 305 indoors
  • Unit attaches to your shoelaces and accurately measures speed and distance
  • Runs on one replaceable AAA battery; offers 70 hours of run time
  • Measures 2.9 x 1.6 x 0.98 inches (WxHxD); weighs 1.41 ounces
  • Note that compatibility with the Forerunner 305 requires an update to software version 2.5
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 ounces
Product Dimensions8.7 x 4.7 x 1.2 inches
Item model number010-10818-00
  
Additional Information
ASINB000HZDNZ2
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
  
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Product Description

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Amazon.com Product Description The Garmin Forerunner 305 is a vital training tool for runners and other outdoor athletes. But its speed and distance calculations rely on a a GPS signal from the skies above, leaving those who want to run or train indoors, well, out in the cold.


The Foot Pod uses a tiny ANT Sport transmitter to communicate with the Forerunner 305.
Garmin has solved this problem with the innovative Forerunner 305 Foot Pod. This shoe-mounted accessory will provide accurate pace and distance to the Forerunner 305 when GPS reception is unavailable, such as when you're training on treadmills or indoor tracks. Speed and distance information is calculated in the Foot Pod and transferred to the Forerunner, where information from the Foot Pod is automatically displayed and stored.

Dynastream Technology
The Foot Pod is built on Dynastream technology, which solves the challenge of accurately measuring a user's speed and distance in real time. The system was designed to measure each stride via a patented accelerometer, which measures all parameters of each foot stride, computes that data, then wirelessly transmits speed and distance information to the Forerunner 305 wrist unit via a 2.4 GHz signal. To date, Dynastream technology is the first and only commercially viable, accurate stride analysis technology that can be used outside the laboratory environment.


Simple to Use



Dynastream technology accurately measures your stride--whether you're walking, running, or sprinting--using a patented accelerometer.
Once the Foot Pod is turned on, the Forerunner 305 recognizes its wireless signal and asks if you wish to train using the Foot Pod instead of with the Forerunner's built-in GPS. Once confirmed, the Forerunner 305 deactivates the GPS and the Foot Pod begins measuring the workout. The Foot Pod communicates to the wrist unit using Dynastream's ANT Sport wireless technology, a commonly available platform for connectivity and interoperability between sports accessories and equipment. The unit features a simple and secure lace-mounted attachment, and runs on a single AAA battery that offers 70 hours of typical use. The Foot Pod is 97 percent accurate out of the box and 99 accurate percent when calibrated. It can also be worn in tandem with the Forerunner 305's wireless heart rate monitor.

Note: The Forerunner 305 needs to be updated to software version 2.5 before it will be compatible with the Foot Pod. You can download the software update at garmin.com/support.

Product Description

Have you always wanted to use your Forerunner to calculate speed and distance when training indoors? Well now you can! This shoe-mounted accessory will provide pace and distance to the Forerunner 305 when GPS reception is unavailable. Speed and distance information is calculated in the Foot Pod and transferred to the Forerunner. The information from the Foot Pod will be automatically displayed and stored. This item runs on AAA battery power and provides approximately 65 hours of use. The Forerunner 305 needs to be updated to software version 2.5 before it will be compatible with the Foot Pod. The Forerunner 305 used with the Foot Pod accessory will provide the complete package for the indoor and outdoor runner.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I need to change about once every 4 months.
W. Walsh
The only downside I have for it is it would be nice if there was a quick way to get the pod off of my shoe when I don't need it.
Bill Black
A very nice add-on to the Garmin Forerunner 305.
Thomas Rudey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Jose P. Marquina Almela on May 16, 2007
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Great product, it's almost everything I expected from it. Its size is not bad, even a little smaller than the Polar S-625X's foot piece and also runs on a AAA battery that seems to last at least as much as the S-625X's. Its precision is very good as long as you calibrate it correctly, "fine tune" it carefully through the first 5 to 10 runs, and then keep your pace somewhat steady. I should clarify that the only other inertial sensor I have used before is the previously mentioned Polar S625X which behaves very similarly, that is, it accumulates some error if you change your pace or inclination (climb or downhill) significantly. One drawback is that in order to attach Garmin's Foot Pod to the shoe, you have to almost completely remove the shoelace. This is because unlike Polar's sensor, it's all one piece; this makes it very impractical to move from one pair of shoes to the other, if like me, you have 4 or 5 pairs of running shoes which you "rotate" during the week. What I did was chose one pair to always use indoors. Lastly, I want to comment, that it would be VERY VERY nice if you could use the Forerunner 305's GPS functionality to calibrate the Foot Pod and not having to run a known distance on a track or somewhere else. Since the Forerunner 305 is so precise and reliable, why not automatically use its distance information for calibration? As a matter of fact, when I calibrated mine, what I did is use my Forerunner 305 to mark an 800m track and then ran it again while calibrating the Foot Pod. Why not do it automatically? That would have saved me a run! Well, those are my 2˘ worth... Pablo
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Carman on January 25, 2008
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I love my Garmin Forerunner 305, and like many people, I was saddened when winter rolled around and the weather forced me onto the dreadmill for many of my runs. I felt like I wasn't getting "credit" for my runs since they weren't showing up in my totals on the Garmin Forerunner or on my PC software. I had priced the footpods before, but I wasn't really ready to pay another $100+ for one (the 305 with heart rate monitor was already a bit pricey), so I just gave up on buying a footpod.

Then one day I was reading a forum post where a user was raving about the new smaller version of the Garmin footpod that came out recently. I decided to do some more research on the footpods and I found that the newer version has basically two advantages--it clips onto the shoe (rather than lacing-in) and it is smaller. The clip-on feature is nice if you want to change shoes or just don't want the footpod permanently attached to your shoe. It also saves you the hassle of ever lacing it in in the first place. And with gadgets, smaller is usually better, right?

Well, I quickly found that the price of the older, lace-in version had plummeted since the introduction of the new pod. I decided that for ~$30, I could live with the bulkier lace-in footpod, so I ordered this unit from Amazon. What's the worst that could happen? If it wasn't my cup of tea, I'm only out $30. On to the actual review...

The pod works exactly as intended--I didn't need to calibrate it at all. When I'm using the footpod indoors, my Garmin 305 usually shows me within +/- .03 miles at every mile on the treadmill. Treadmills themselves are not always accurate, so I'm not going to calibrate the Garmin to the treadmill.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Cushman on January 8, 2008
item is a little bulky for this type of device (compared to nike+ pod) but you really do no notice when running.

instructions were fairly clear with one exception...when trying to sync the pod to your watch, you must shake the pod as if simulating walking/running. once i figured that our it worked flawlessly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jack Sparrow on October 4, 2007
I bought the footpod so I can train on the treadmill in winter using my 305 and still be able to upload my speed and distance data to the PC and web. It works great. The 305 recognizes when the footpod is on, and asks you if you want to turn off the GPS. As far as accuracy goes, it does not display the same level of accuracy across a range of different running speeds. So if you walk 2 miles (8 laps) and then run 2 miles (8 laps), you would not get the same distance readings for the two activities. But it's accurate enough for me, to give it a 5-star rating. I have not seen a bad product from Garmin yet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RCC on December 17, 2007
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The foot pod sometimes is balky in its handshake with the watch. When this happens the prompt to use inddors pops up a minute or so after you pust the start button. I have found that you can minimize or eliminate this if you make certain to shut down the watch before you shut down the footpod, and then next time start the footpod before turning on the watch.

The calibration process should be able to use the GPS mode,instead of running a known distance.

The lacing system stinks! Should have a clip-type system so you do not have to completely unlace your shoe to install or uninstall.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Vanderbilt on June 5, 2007
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I finally purchased this to add to my ForeRunner set and am very happy with it. Although there is a slight error factor (as mentioned on the Garmin site with information on calibration), the data is perfect for my needs.
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