Garmin Forerunner 405
Price Paid: $250
I have owned the Forerunner 405 for a year now and use it as my daily watch. The unit may be a bit big for the average user, however, my last watch was a Suunto Core so I am more than used to wearing a big watch.
This 405 has a lot of features and learning them all can seem overwhelming at first; But they are pretty intuitive and easy to understand if you spend some time with the watch.
The touch sensitive bezel allows you to scroll through the menus quickly, and adjust settings and specs on the fly. The gps is fast and realiable and usually has an accuracy of 25 ft within 2 minutes. I've only hit a few spots in heavily wooded areas where gps aquisition took forever.
Battery life is on this watch is ok, but if you're using the gps you'll only get 6.5 - 7.5 hrs use with a full charge.
After owning the watch for 7 months the band holder broke where it connects to face under normal use. I had to send it in to Garmin. I called their 800 number and got the repair # and sent it in to them. A mere 5 days later I recieved what seemed to be a brand new 405 which has worked flawlessly ever since.
I am happy with the quality of the product, and of the timely turnaround from Garmin when something did go wrong with this watch.
Price Paid: $299
I received mine for my 50th birthday 3 weeks ago. I run several miles 4+ days a week. I cannot clear prior runs from the totals, so each new run is cummulative of all my runs. I also can not get into the GPS functions of the unit any longer.
I emailed Garmin at the address in the Website more than a week ago and have not received a response.
I have spoken to other users, and they are not having the problem I am having.
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Do you have the time to manually calculate or guestimate your performance? This GPS-enabled sport watch tracks your training, then wirelessly sends your data to your computer. The ultimate in training technology, its sleek design features a touch bezel that lets you quickly scroll and select features on the run. Its unique design gives the GPS antenna a better view of the sky, so it can get a stronger signal during your run. And its high-sensitivity GPS receiver provides improved tracking under trees and near tall buildings. Continuously monitors your time, distance, pace, calories, heart rate (when paired with heart rate monitor), and bike speed/cadence (with optional sensor). Weight: 2.1 oz.Garmin Forerunner 405 Specifications:Battery Life: 2 wks in power save mode, 8 hrs training mode on rechargeable Lithium-ionDisplay: 1.06'' diameter (124 x 95 pixels)Weight: 2.11 oz (60 g)Battery: rechargeable lithium-ionLap history: 1000 lapsWaypoints/favorites/locations: 100Bike speed/cadence sensor:Foot pod: yes (optional)Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)Garmin Training Center- software compatibleVirtual Partner- (train against a digital person)Courses (compete against previous workouts)Auto Pause- (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)Auto Lap- (automatically starts a new lap)Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)
- Mountain Hideaway
GPS enabled sport watch makes a perfect personal trainer. During a run, this slim, sleek watch accurately tracks distance, pace heart rate and calories, and displays it all on the easy-to-read screen. Tap or slide a finger around the innovative touch bezel to change information without having to fumble for a button. The optional foot pod (item # 61429) can also be used to gather speed and distance information indoors. ANT + Sport wireless technology automatically transfers workout data to and from your computer when your device is within range. No cables, no hookups, the data's just there. Users can upload data to Garmin Connect, a new web-based application that lets them analyze, share and store workouts. Features and SpecificationsHigh sensitivity GPS receiverInnovative touch bezel interfaceBattery life: 8 hours (training) or 2 weeks (power save mode)Can be used for running or cyclingWater resistant to IPX7 (1 meter of water for 30 minutes)Weight: 2.11 oz (60 g)Display: round, 4-level grey FSTN, 124 x 95 pixelsTemperature range: -4 F to 140 F (-20 C to 60 C)Comfortable vinyl wristbandWatch features: time of day, dual time zone, day/date, daily alarmTraining and motivational features: Virtual Partner , courses, workouts, goalsGPS features: mark waypoints, back to start, save locationUnit-to-unit - transfer workouts and locations to other Forerunner 405's.
Meet your newest and best workout partner, the Forerunner 405 from Garmin. A true stickler for accuracy and output, this little sport watch is combined with an entire training system with GPS capabilities that will keep you on track and working hard. Features a heart rate monitor and utilities for monitoring time, distance, pace, and calories, plus data storage (so you can review your progress), and alarms for time and distance goals reached or deviations in pace - should you happen to slack off.
- Mountain Gear
Fire your personal trainer and strap on the Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Watch. This easy-to-use training tool uses GPS satellites for full monitoring and analysis of your workouts, as well as the ability to download wirelessly to your computer. The 405 continuously monitors your time, distance, pace and calories, and stores each of your workouts so you can track your improvement. The GPS functions allow you to store 100 different waypoints in addition to tracking your speed and distance. Race against Garmins Virtual Partner to keep yourself in check, and transfer your data wirelessly to your computer after your workout. The wireless function also lets you share workouts, locations, and courses with a friends 405. Garmins touch bezel eliminates the need for different buttons, so you can focus on your workout instead of fumbling with your watch.