Subject: RE: GARMIN EDGE 305
possum - 2005-11-30 6:05 PM how useful is the GPS part of the 301 when driving?
Probably not very useful. Certainly it can track your route and speed, but is less useful for navigation. It has a mapping function, but not very detailed, more like finding your way back along a route. It doesn't have capability to download detailed maps like, say, the etrex Vista that I also own. The Vista is a good driving tool with detailed maps, will even tell you things like what businesses are at the next intersection when you're driving on the interstate.
Basically the Forerunner is a training tool, and a very good one. Wouldn't try to use it for driving or navigation.