I'm not sure, if 220 USD is a very competitive price
Calculated with current USD/Euro exchange rate it would be about 165 Euro.
And this is 10 Euro more than an average FR 305 price in Germany ( I didn't look for the cheapest...)
I have some doubts, if this price is competitive enough
Personally I would not compare both models: chipset reasonwise. For instance, FR 305 take some time to connect to satellite where gh-625 will be faster. A feature you can't dismiss. There is other feature as well. I would never change my GH-625 against a garmin 305. A more reasonable comparaison can be done between the GH-505 and the garmin 310xt altought. This garmin triathlon watch is listed about 380$ CAN. From that point, one can list strength and weakness of each watch : what are you getting for your money. And I do think Globalsat will come strong with its GH-505.
This is a copied discussion from another thread, and I think, we should share this with other users here and it would be nice, when some more users give some feedback about this...
Personally I would not compare both models: chipset reasonwise. For instance, FR 305 take some time to connect to satellite where gh-625 will be faster.
Please correct my, but I always thought, that all these models (FR 305 /310XT and GH-625,
GH-505) using the same SiRT StarIII chipset ? Am I wrong ? There should be no differnce !
A more reasonable comparaison can be done between the GH-505 and the garmin 310xt altought.
Yes - I agree. Functionality is more identical. But this is only true, when you look at the
multi sport functions (like water proof and bike cadence) and tri-athlets functions.
Then you are right. But as I said before:
I mainly talk about runners in Germany. It may be different for bikers, tri-athlets
and/or in other countries.
However - I agree, that we should compare the GH-505 more with the Garmin 310XT and this
also in Germany is much more expensive. If if we consider this, then GH-505 has a really good
But I still think, a pure runner will not need water proof (50m) and no bike cadence.
He wants to have a virtual trainer and a interval training feature. And when you compare this
functions, Garmin 305 offers more for a similare price than GH 505.