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: 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.
Battery has problems and will not last past a year
J. OConnor, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: I bought this watch on Dec.17, 2011 and it stopped working Jan. 15, 2013. This was heartbreaking because I really liked the watch but the warranty is only for a year and Garmin will charge me $110 to replace the battery.
Summary: My husband bought this GPS watch for me February 2011. Until now I would have rated it 4/5. It has started not holding a charge, basically not functioning. This equipment was too expensive to break down in such a short period of time.
Summary: I purchased the Garmin Forerunner 405 as an "upgrade" to Forerunner 305. Big mistake. I was generally pleased with the 305 but wanted something a little more sleek and less bulky and to that end the 405 meets expectations. I was also able to obtain a satellite signal more rapidly with the 405.