Garmin 405 vs 305

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16/11/2009 at 21:03

I have a dilemma and despite reading numerous reviews cannot decide on the way forward. I have a Garmin 305 that I use all the time. Should I get the Garmin 405 for Xmas or stick withmy 305?

 Advice welcome from anyoine who has upgraded from 305 to 405 - which is the best?

16/11/2009 at 21:09

Hi CC, there are quite a few recent threads on this. If you search for Garmin 405 and the look at most recent you should find them here is

one of the recent threads

16/11/2009 at 21:26
Thanks for the link ... that could be Christmas sorted then! Quite fancy the 305 since it's probably easier to see on a run ... hope my loved ones are reading this!
16/11/2009 at 21:31
BB there was this recent thread about a discount code for Halfords - not sure if still available, but a good price if it is...
16/11/2009 at 21:36
Interesting reading, thanks B.
16/11/2009 at 21:52
Yeah, the whole 305 v 405 thing has been done to death, and then some!!!
16/11/2009 at 21:58
New to me though - and thanks for the tip B re Halfords.
17/11/2009 at 14:40

310 XT if you can afford it if not 305. Gave my 405 away as I  couldn't get on with it. The watch on the 405 is always on and therefore drains battery. Lasts about 2 weeks if sat in your kit bag and supposedly 8 hours in use. Mine never seemed to last that long. Also 405 no better than 305 at aquiring satelites it can take forever sometimes even though my 705 edge never has problems

20/11/2009 at 08:15
My 405 aquires satelites in about 5-10 seconds usually. Battery still has 75% ish left on it after a 2 hour club session with the backlight locked on continuously... great running aid.

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