Sleek and Compact: Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS for Runners
10 April 2009
Conclusion: GPS for runners gets more sleek and compact than ever with the Garmin Forerunner 405 sports watch. Runners have been enjoying the precision of GPS workout and race tracking with the Forerunner 305 , one model below the 405. But the 305 is bulky. The new 405 is not only slimmer, but features an innovative new touch-bezel control system. The 405 also includes a heart rate monitor and wireless transfer of workout data to your PC and to Garmin Connect online.
Pros: Accurate GPS distance data for runners., Captures workout and heart rate data, and wirelessly and automatically transfers to your PC., Touch-bezel control eliminates need for multiple buttons.
Cons: Touch-bezel control takes some practice to master., Heart rate monitor strap must be moist to provide accurate readings.
Excerpt: At first glance, the Garmin Forerunner 405 looks like an average sports watch. Most sports watches, however, aren’t GPS enabled, nor can they monitor your calories, distance, heart rate, pace, and time during a run. Using ANT+Sport wireless technology, the 405 automatically sends your workout data to your computer when it’s in range, where it can be analyzed and shared.
Pros: Innovative touch bezel, Good GPS capabilities, Vast array of features,
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 information without having a large, multi-section display like its Forerunner 305 and 205 brethren. The screen also has a user-activated blue backlight for running in the dark.
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 […]
Excerpt: The top model in Garmin’s Forerunner range of fitness watches, the 405 features GPS and a wireless heart-rate monitor – an optional extra, included in the Amazon.co.uk price list. It offers an impressive range of workout types, wrapped up in a neat, robust wristwatch that could just about pass for a normal timepiece.
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 realizado, tudo isso sem fio, é claro.
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.
Excerpt: En extremt häftig klocka utan dess like! Med banbrytande lösningar är detta steget in i framtiden. Dock är batteritiden fortfarande inte jättebra och det märks att klockan inte är helt anpassad till löpning. Programvara: Ej vidare påkostad programvara, funktion att läsa in egen karta saknas. Skulle vara perfekt vid träning. Annars går det att läsa in via 3e parts programvara som RunOway m.fl.