Just really quick wanted to say the Garmin is da bomb! OK, setting it up and learning all the different functions is a little pain in the butt. Once you set your zones and then name that what ever you want.. this is done for the running, biking, and "other" event you want pick, duhh, Swimming. Then you can even have a check box that allows you to track transition times mph so when you start the race you click start, then just hit your lap times for in/out and later it somehow separates the splits and shows your T times.
Ok, So I have heard others say that the Garmin 305 is not to be used in the water, not sure if that goes for the 301, 205, etc.. but the specs actually state that it can be in water for up to 30 mins if submerged up to 3 feet, I think it is. So let me ask, does flailing your arms over and over again about 1 1/2 feet under water constitute submerged? I don't think so and others say it works fine, I hope so!
So after my 3 mile run today I got home plugged everything in and there is my route along with HR avg, max, elevation ascent/descent, pace/mile, speed mph, grade %, number of times you stopped, total running time along with Non-moving time like when I stopped to get a drink of water it knows you stopped and records it, then it gives actually moving pace and pace with the non-moving time included, current time, temps, humidity, wind, GPS signal quality, freakin` laps splits which I did for each mile and then it breaks it down pace/mile and avg and max HR for each lap along with.. are you ready.. calories/energy used per lap!!!! Holy Crap freakn awesome for dis geek freak!
I still have to tweak it a little to get it totally dialed in but I'm loven` it..!