Looking for GPS watch we offers similar features to Nike app
Dogs - sorry, I dont think I've explained myself very well. Like you say, there are 4 screens each that can display 3 seperate bits of data. You say you can touch the bezel and swith between 2 of those screens. Is it possible to set up the watch so that it automatically scrolls through screen 1 then moves on to screen 2 then scrolls through that and then back to screen 1 and so on ?
We are as bad as each other (and I work in IT systems testing !!)
Lets say on screen 1 I set up so it displays Pace, Average Pace and Time. At the moment I can automatically scroll through that screen and display all those data items on one loop. I then set up screen 2 for Speed, Average HR and Max HR. Could I set the watch so it automatically scrolls through Pace, Average Pace, Time, Speed, Average HR and Max HR i.e. all 6 items over 2 screens ? Phew !
Carterusm, you want to set the auto-scroll feature to ON. This will then display screen 1 for a few seconds, then screen 2 for a few seconds, etc.
Hmm. I have auto-scroll ON but it only scrolls through the data fields on screen 1 (or whichever screen I have set it to) but it doesnt scroll on to screen 2, 3 or 4...bloomin thing !
Carter, that is weird. I haven't enabled the auto-scroll, but the manual does say it "automatically cycle through all of the training data pages" rather than fields. I think you'd need to ask Garmin directly about that one.
Slowkoala, I had a look at the manual for the 110 and it is very basic functions where the pace setting isn't configurable. So I'm not sure if it displays current pace (which isn't the best as it can fluctuate a lot) or over the whole run. Assuming the 410 is the same as the 405 you can pick pace for total distance, current lap, current and previous lap. So you could auto lap every 0.25 miles and show pace for total distance and current lap on the same screen, plus the stopwatch as the third display field.
If you can get the 405 or 410 for a little bit more than the 110, it'll be worth it. Looking on Amazone they have the 110 for £110 and the 405 for £130 - you get a lot of additional features for the extra £20
Not sure about the improvements in the 410, as I have a 405CX (and only got the CX as it was cheaper than the standard 405 when I bought).
I've had a quick look on the DC Rainmaker web site and I think there's three things that would make the 410 a better buy than the 405:
1. The Bezel is improved
2. You get the "premium" heart rate strap thats more comfortable than the one supplied with the 405
3. Its a current model, so any 405 you are buying is old stock that has probably been in a warehouse for a couple of years.
The bezel on the 405 is a bit fiddly, and I can understand why it irritates people. However, I don't find it a huge problem - I just make sure I lock it when I'm raining, and accept that it won't be very responsive if my hands are really wet/sweaty. So the improved bezel on the 410 is a bonus. The other two benefits don't have a direct impact on the performance of the watch.
So the 410 is probably worth spending a little more on if you can afford it, but I wouldn't pay a lot more for it over the 405.
TBH, I dont think you'll be diappointed with either model.
mine definitely scrolls through the 2 pages I use - if set.
405 is the original model. Dont buy it. Can come without a HR strap.
405cx is still a good buy, and a lot better than the 210 IMO. Always comes with a HR strap.
410 is better, but depends what you're paying. 405cx has been £125-130. 410 varies between £150-175 or more.
runs with dogs, you need to set a pace alert workout on the 405.. messy and not as it was on previous garmins. Better to use the virtual partner function. This doesnt beep though.
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