Conclusion: Overall I was extremely impressed with the 405. As an exercise system I’ve seen nothing even close, and the cost is quite reasonable for what it does. The touch bezel and wireless interface are more advanced than the Suunto X9i, and the improved GPS reception is pretty darn good.
Excerpt: For the athlete who wants an all-in-one device, this wrist-top racer is it. Garmin shrank the GPS receiver to fit into what looks like a perfectly normal watch that can be worn post-workout without setting off a nerd alert.
Pros: User-friendly online software with integrated Google Maps and enough graphs for a PowerPoint presentation. Built-in GPS means no extra pods needed. Tracks routes so you’ll never get lost again.
Cons: Plasticky heart-rate monitor strap is uncomfortable. Poor satellite reception on overcast days shortchanged our speed and distance. Sorry, triathletes: It’s still not sealed for swimming.
Excerpt: The Garmin Forerunner 405 is a relatively new incarnation of Garmin’s popular GPS training device. Updating the Forerunner 305 , the 405 was released for sale just before the 2008 Boston Marathon.
Summary: Of all Garmin’s fitness watches, the Forerunner 405 is the most sophisticated, but also the most stylish. This is mainly thanks to a touch-sensitive ring that keeps buttons to a minimum, but it’s helped by a 124x95 dot-matrix LCD display that allows the 405 to display reasonably complex levels of...
Review: Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS – Take it for a Run
14 December 2008
Excerpt: Overview: Gadgets don’t always have to be about sitting at home making the world come to you, they can also help get you out of your seat and do something active. The latest Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS, takes gadgetry out of the home and even out of the gym, to propel you into the wide […]
Garmin Forerunner 405: companheiro ideal para a prática de esportes
1 December 2010
Conclusion: Com apenas dois botões e design compacto, o Garmin Forerunner 405 é um excelente companheiro para correr ou pedalar. Utilizando seu GPS interno, ele armazena as coordenadas geodésicas do treino, depois as descarrega no computador (Mac ou PC), onde é possível visualizar o mapa por onde o treino foi...
Pros: Tamanho compacto., Conexão sem fio com o PC., Bateria interna recarregável., Design inovador.
Cons: Tempo para localizar satélites., Imprecisão da velocidade., Tempo de resposta.
Summary: Der kalte Winter ist vorüber, die ersten sonnenreichen Wochen und Tage liegen hinter uns. Es gibt also keine besseren Bedingungen um sich wieder vermehrt den zu widmen, dieses Mal sollte es ein Forerunner 405 aus dem Hause sein.
Pros: Empfangsqualitäten, Kompakte Bauweise, Helles gut ablesbares Display, Gute Akkulaufzeit, Unkomplizierter Datenaustausch über ANT, Intuitive Bedienung, Umfangreiche Auswertungsmöglichkeite, Laufen gegen virtuellen Partner möglich
Cons: nur ein Benutzerprofil, Software muss gedownloaded werden, Training Center nur mit BaseMap, Tragekomfort