I've been thinking of getting a GPS watch for a while now and as you can get the Forerunner 410 with HRM on amazon for £144 I was thinking I may aswell just get one. But it has very mixed reviews so I was just wondering if it is actually worth the £144 price tag?
I was thinking the same thing....... Read every single review there....... Just gone and bit the bullet and placed my order, it will be with me on Saturday!! I hope I have done the right thing! The way I see it, if it is rubbish, I can send it back to Amazon! (I made sure I bought it through them!!)
Good luck with your choice!!
Yeah, it will be fine - Love my Garmin, and you will too.
The main complaint appears to the bezel for selecting options etc. I had the 401 for several years and I never had a problem with mine so I would thoroughly recommend it. Its a great watch and for £144 with the heart rate monior I would say thats a very good deal for what you are getting.I have the 610 now - very similar in functionality, just pimped up a little!
got one for my husband's b-day. So far he's happy
Cheers for the advice everyone. Decided just to get it over with and buy one. Like Moe Neesam said if it's no good I can just send it back.
I got mine yesterday, so far I'm very impressed! I plan to have my first run with it tomorrow so I've just spent time getting to know how to use the watch. I have no issues at all with the bezel and so far, I am finding it easy to use once you learn how to get to things......... Hope you have the same satisfaction with yours!!
I was wondering about this, my 110 has just died after only 11 weeks so returning it and after reading reviews about 410 was a little reluctant. But think I might give it a go looks like its got everything I need and not sure I can stretch to the 610! Its good to know Moe Neesam that the you're not having issues with the bezel!
I ran in the rain with my 410 last week and it didn't work all the way out. Paused at halfway and realised that it was because I hadn't pressed start. Pressed start and it was fine all the way back, even without locking the bezel.
It's fabulous, I love mine.
just got mine took at bit of getting used to bezel and finding the sub-menues - but yes - love it.
I'm a returning runner after more than 10 years. Bought one of these to help motivate me. It's amazing, can't believe how technology has moved on.
I'm sure it does more than I'm using for at the moment. But it seems pretty perfect. Not sure what the reviewers on amazon are on about really. Spend 5 mins with the quick start guide and it couldn't be simpler. Can't recommend one enough!
I've just ordered one on the basis of good reviews. I'm hoping it's not going to be too big on my wrist though. Any thoughts on this (particularly from other slim-wristed women?)
My wrists are fairly slim and I needed to swap the strap for the short soft fabric strap (included). Its not the most comfortable watch I've ever worn and I wouldn't want to wear it all day every day because it does look chunky on me but it's comfy enough for running.
I didn't like the soft strap so wear it over the top of a sweat band and it is very comfortable. I absolutly love my 410. I upgraded from a 305 that I had had for 4 years after it locked up on a marathon and gave me severe anxiety. It finds satellites much quicker and is very easy to use when you get used to the bezel.
I have just ordered one can't wait for it to arrive!
I have also just taken the plunge on the 410. I looked hard at the 610 but decided that there was not enough that I would use for the extra £100+. Some Amazon comments mention how slow it is to set up your details with the bezel (probably because at this stage they are not used to it). It looks like you can get round some of this by putting your details on to the Garmin Connect site and then uploading to the watch.
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