"Great features, shocking quality and after sales."
6 January 2014
Pros: - Gps works well and finds satellites quickly - Watch connects to heart rate monitor quickly - Relatively accurate - Easy to use - ANT agent (when working) is awesome
Cons: - Cannot withstand any form of water (mine malfunctioned because of sweat!) which is very inconvenient for a sports watch; - (Lack of) Quality is shocking considering the price; - After sales service is non-existing (in Australia at least)
Summary: For years I had been using the Garmin 205 and lately the battery would not hold a charge longer than an hour. I must admit I have become addicted to knowing my pace and distance so I started searching for a replacement (that wouldn't break the bank). This 405CX was the most comparable to my 205 as far as options that I wanted/needed in a watch. In addition it comes with a HRM. I've seen a lot of reviews about the bezel being difficult to use.
Summary: I am loving my Garmin 405cx! I have started an interval running program due to the interval training option on the watch. I am very impressed. I have always wanted a Garmin GPS but could never justify spending $200+ on a running watch. This refurbished watch looks brand new with no cosmetic imperfections. The price is unbelievable for this watch. I love it.