I ordered a Garmin 305 from GPS Central for $229.95 CDN plus GST ($241.45 CND total).
They are on the 2nd page for the key phase garmin forerunner 305 for sale canada so they were easy to find.
They also sell a number of replacement parts and accessories for the Garmin forerunner 305.
The best price I could find on eBay was with power seller GeekDeal. They are selling refurbished 305’s for $152.80 with FedEx Int. Priority (1-2 day transit time) shipping to Canada for $21.56.
Off of eBay the best price I have found in the US is at BuyDig which have the Garmin Forerunner 305 for sale for $159.97 with free shipping to continental USA.
There is a USPS Express Mail price of $16 but you may end up paying brokerage fees if you don’t go FedEx Priority. Then GST on top of that brings the price to $222.91 with the US to CDN exchange rate at 1.2785.
So for $18.54 difference I took the new product over the refurbished product and made my purchase in Canada.
The reason I purchased this product is to monitor my heart rate and use the function that gives alarms when your running pace is below or above the maximum fat burning zone. If your pace is to slow it will sound an alarm and if you are running to hard it will also let give you an audio alarm.
I have been looking at this product for over a year but was waiting until I get to the point where I very sure I am going to use it. I have been running 6 days a week for the last month and I felt like it was time to make the purchase.
I talked to George in management at GPS Central and he gave me free shipping. If you want to get free shipping ($15 off) email me or phone me (firstname.lastname@example.org and 519-636-6636) and I will tell you how to do that.
Here is a interesting post on the Garmin Forerunner 305 Useless Calorie Counting Feature.
Garmin also has a product called the Edge 305 which is for bikers. Here is a Edge 305 review.
Here is so good information on setting up your heart rate zone and about fat burning.
I will be posting more stuff on this unit as I use it and do research on the Internet concerning it. So drop back once in a while to check for updates.