Summary: I like the Garmin watch but the wristband is not that great. It's made out of some kind of rubber that will dry and crack over a year or so, making you buy a new one. It is difficult to get on but once you figure it out, it does get easier next time.
Summary: THIS IS THE THIRD BAND I BUY FOR MY 405 GARMIN WATCH. THE DESIGN IT'S NICE BUT IT LAST FOR ABOUT A YEAR, AND THAT'S SOMETHING I DONT LIKE. RIGHT NOW ITS BREAKING AGAIN, IT LOOKS THAT I WILL NEED TO REPLACE IT AGAIN. HOPE THEY COULD LAST AS MUCH AS MY WATCH, I HAVE 4 YEARS WITH IT.
Negative experience all around, will buy a different brand in the future.
3 January 2014
Summary: Display letters and numbers are too small due to small size of overall display. The sliding bezel feature to select a specific function is cumbersome and ineffective because it is easy to accidentally touch it and therefore change the function involuntarily.
Summary: This band was a replacement for the original strap which only lasted about 18 months, as the rubber material around the clasp-pin is very flimsy as originally designed. The design makes it very difficult to change out, and the replacement band did not come with any instructions or tips.
Summary: I had the Garmin 305 for several years and the battery wore out. I decided to try the 405 instead of replacing the battery. The USB ANT Stick works great. The data transfers quickly and effortlessly. The watch itself is a different matter.
Summary: Broke after 10 days. I returned it to Garmin for a 610 which doesn't look nearly as nice as this green one. I found out that the 405 wasn't calculating calories correctly. It doesn't use heart rate in the calculations.