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.
Worthless and UNRELIABLE watch (as well as customer support)
Meghan A, Maibach, Amazon
23 June 2013
Summary: thinking of buying a watch that does it all? Well that would be the forerunner 405CX. Except little do you know, it will break down or die on you JUST as the warranty expires. This is a comment from someone who has owned and used the watch for over 2 years now and is dealing with Garmin Support.
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'M TIRED OF GARMIN'S LACK OF SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Bobby D, Amazon
17 June 2013
Summary: I have owned two Garmin devices, the Forerunner 305 and the 405CX. The 305 worked fine but it is bulky and must be downloaded via a USB cable. No big deal but I purchased the 405CX as a step up. On more than one occasion the 405CX simply went dead even with a full charge.
Summary: I bought 3 of these within two different orders, and for saving the cost of an International Shipment I decided to wait a couple of weeks until some friends come by to visit me. To my regret, I had troubles with all of the 405CX watches.
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.
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.
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.