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Garmin-forerunner-405.1822648
6.8 out of 10

Garmin Forerunner 405

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Forerunner 405

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Overall 4
4.0

Supplier Performed but Replacement Part Was a Dud!

W. Foley "DrSeuss", Amazon
10 February 2014
  • Summary: The replacement band is the second one that I have purchased for my Garmin 405 Forerunner watch. The first replacement band was purchased several years ago directly from Garmin and fit perfectly. Getting the pins to seat properly was fairly straight forward. The second replacement band was purchased via Amazon from Heart Rate Monitors USA. My order fulfillment went without a hitch. The product arrived as promised. Great service.....but my issue is with what the sent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Suffered the same fate as the original!

Lord_T, Amazon
27 November 2013
  • Summary: Installation can only be described as, 'fiddly'! This replacement strap eventually split in the same place as the original one that came with the watch. I now have the Velcro replacement strap and am happy with that.
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Overall 4
4.0

the right watch band but

michael lemaire, Amazon
3 September 2013
  • Summary: The watch band was the right one but the tool to remove the band was the wrong one when I told the supplier they sent me another watchband with the same wrong tool. I guess I will go to a local jewelers now and see if I can get the watch band off.
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Overall 4
4.0

Impossible to Set Up!

Karl Eichner, Amazon
6 March 2012
  • Summary: We are long time Garmin users and thought the 405 would be a good upgrade from the 305. No such luck. The antenna / computer link went perfectly. But the unit set up using the almost non informative manual was extremly frustrating. For example, during the entering of the date of birth information, the unit kept jumping back to baisc settings. After an hour of frustration we concluded that the good old 305 met all our needs and why be frustrated with this new model.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not blown away by the Forerunner 405

JT, Amazon
26 November 2011
  • Summary: I am a high volume runner and was sick of mapping out each of my runs online. I was looking for a little more simplicity to just get out the door and have the watch keep track of my mileage. Over the past 9 months, it has been an up and down battle. Pros: - It's not incredibly bulky like a lot of your standard GPS watches out there and is fairly stylish. - Its extremely accurate on the road or uncovered areas.
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Overall 4
4.0

Too much technology?

R. Horak, Amazon
1 October 2011
  • Summary: I have a Forerunner 205 as does a friend. We love them. I bought the 405 as a gift for another friend because at the time I could not find a 205. He was never able to use it and had to return it. The watch froze just trying to program the language. A call to Garmin customer service confirmed he was doing everything correctly and there were no quick fixes. They told him to return it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Too much technology?

R. Horak, Amazon
1 October 2011
  • Summary: I have a Forerunner 205 as does a friend. We love them. I bought the 405 as a gift for another friend because at the time I could not find a 205. He was never able to use it and had to return it. The watch froze just trying to program the language. A call to Garmin customer service confirmed he was doing everything correctly and there were no quick fixes. They told him to return it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Worth the Money

Bryan "Bryan", Amazon
25 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought this after my Forerunner 305 quit on me, after reviewing it carefully and marveling over its compact size. While the menus are different than the 305, after a little time I was used to them. The one thing that turned me off was the bezel surround the lens. This bezel is what is used to drive the menus, but it never did get to the point to where it felt natural to use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Happy with Purchase

Gorgeous, Amazon
19 July 2011
  • Summary: I ordered the Forerunner 405 and was initially super excited. After I did a 10k with the forerunner 405 I was not pleased, the watch is not very user friendly. I had a hard time trying to maneuver through the settings. Also the 405 did not sync with my laptop so I could see my run performance. Needless to say I returned the Forerunner 405 and ordered the Forerunner 610. Which I anticipate to be a great product since it is touch screen.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice to look at, but that's about it

Amazon Customer "wahusky", Amazon
30 May 2011
  • Summary: I bought this for my wife. Thought I'd get her something 'better' than what I had (as she had enjoyed using my 305, but it was too big and ugly). We should have stuck with the 305. This is onerous to use. If you plan to access the buttons/features while exercising, this watch is useless. My coordination is impaired when I really exercise, making the slick user interface of this watch unusable. It seemed to work well until I began to exercise.
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