Summary: Just received my Garmin Forerunner 405CX. Thought I would write an initial review and then update as I progress over the next few weeks. So I bought this and a new Schwin AC Performance Plus bike in an effort to get in shape. Reality is, after a long hard day, yes I come home and like to watch an hour or two of TiVo. Bad thing is, TiVo is in the bedroom. I suppose I could move it to the living room, but then I lose on-demand, sucky Comcast cable. Did I digress.
Summary: This watch has a fantastic feature set. It has everything I would want. The touch bezel issues when wet are not even a problem, they are a minor inconvenience at most. That said, the is the least reliable watch I have ever owned. I have had the following issues with it: - My first watch would have random locations that I was nowhere near on the maps it generated. The map would look normal except a spike that would just out in one direction for 1/2 mile or so.
Summary: The watch is wonderful! When it works it is exactly what I was looking for and has helped tremendously in my running. It does however tend to be a little flaky. Sometimes seizing up and some times losing a charge suddenly. I have looked online and thought about sending it back but after doing some investigating online it seems these problems are pretty "normal" for this watch and some people have reported much worse problems than mine.
Summary: Back in 2011, when I was finally ready to replace my regular watch with a GPS enabled running watch, I asked friends what they would recommend - some said Nike, some Garmin. I leaned towards Garmin due to the fact that the 405 CX has way more control options. As it turned out the watch was a little bit overkill - I never used a lot of the features. I won't hold that against the Garmin 405 CX. But why the bad review?
Summary: Very difficult to manage the Basel touch . Simple operation take long and frustrating, not responding or mistakenly operate wrong action . While running , view switch to satellite and refusing to return back to training information
Summary: my first Garmin, so perhaps i'm partly just excited by the technology. love this watch. had a problem with it before i even used it the first time (button fell off!). sent it back to Garmin and received a replacement quickly. haven't had a problem since. easy to use, easy to download, store and track past runs. highly recommend.
Summary: I had to write a review to ensure this product is properly recognized. I am not a techie and only recently (2013) have converted to the idea of heart rate training. I bought the watch (used) because of the solid reviews. It has been easy and not frustrating to get going with it. You have to spend some time with it to understand it but that's life. It then pays off in term of super accurate biofeedback and really great reporting through the Garmin website.