Garmin Forerunner 405

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andrew gibson 4
Reviewed: 14 January 2012

Buy the 305!

It is smaller than the 305.
I hate the touch bezel, it would be a far better product if it just had buttons.
The battery life is very poor, you have to check it before every run to ensure that there is sufficient battery left to complete your run.
To be honest I already own a 305 and only bought this as I thought it would be better as its smaller during my marathon training. I now almost always use the 305! At least it is easy to use and the battery lasts!!
Buy a 305!
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Set-Up:
3.0
Functionality:
3.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Features:
3.0
Value:
3.0

andrew gibson 4 would not recommend this product
wayne.allen
Reviewed: 10 January 2012

Works well but not in the rain!!!!

accurate, east to use, lots of gizmos for monitoring as well as an easy to use web system for tracking run distance afterwards etc.
the touch benzel doesn't always work, and goes gaga when it is raining or even very sweaty.
The only thing I don't like is the flash touch benzel control. give me more buttons and it would be prefect!!!
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Set-Up:
4.0
Functionality:
5.0
Accuracy:
5.0
Features:
4.0
Value:
4.0

wayne.allen would recommend this product
Richard Walker 16
Reviewed: 09 January 2012

Its the dogs

Clear interface, easy to set up scrolling screens to change whilst running a race showing vital stats i.e. average speed, distance run, heart rate, current pace. It will beep per km run and you can set a pacer for training either HR or average speed. The upload to Garmin's website is simply amazing. You get an interactive map (both plain view and satellite) which plays back your route showing distance travelled, pace, heart rate, and elevation.
There is no hiding place when training, you can compare each run on the Garmin website to see an improvement.
It takes two to three minutes to seek the GPS signals.
You must remember to turn off the GPS if its a long travel before your run (it drains the battery).
An excellent training tool and also very useful for pacing during a race. What more do you need?
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Set-Up:
4.0
Functionality:
5.0
Accuracy:
5.0
Features:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Richard Walker 16 would recommend this product
Stewart Robertson 2
Reviewed: 16 December 2011

great for recording distance run and speed

nice size of watch ie not massive like some others on the market - great for recording distance and speed. wont leave home for a run without it.
battery life is only about 8hrs and I do run for longer - worst feature is the touch bezzle thing which is fine on nice sunny day but get wet then it dose tend to have a mind of its own - you can switch off the bezzle but then you can't jump between screens. the web site to download data is rubbish - but saying that I still havent found a web site for free that records what I want - ie graphs etc. I have developed my own! Can get spurious results like running at 300miles/hour - but thes are infrequent blibs.
would recommend this watch to anyone who wants to record their distance run and get a few other results like speed.
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Set-Up:
4.0
Functionality:
4.0
Accuracy:
4.0
Features:
4.0
Value:
4.0

Stewart Robertson 2 would recommend this product
Karen Norvell
Reviewed: 14 December 2011

Garmin 405 ... sat nav in a watch ... brilliant

easy to use, lots of useful training features. locates the satellites quickly (99% of the time). although it only shows 3 fields on the main screen you can set up extra training fields and autoscroll, problem solved. transferring the data via the ANT is quick & easy and using the information to then set up your training plans is great. The accuracy is amazing and 'finding' yourself on google maps when you download the info is cool.
the main con for me is having to charge the battery all the time, quite often at inopportune times! sometimes have a problem getting it to recognise the heart monitor and there are probably too many choices on the training fields ... it can be confusing!
I love it and regularly refer to it as the best toy ever! Bought by my husband as a Christmas present in 2009, I can't run without it! Also because it looks alot like a watch and isn't too big, it can be worn as a regular watch if you need to.
Score breakdown



Set-Up:
5.0
Functionality:
5.0
Accuracy:
5.0
Features:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Karen Norvell would recommend this product
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