Summary: When I first got the Garmin 405cx last Christmas, I was so excited! I used my bulky Garmin 205 for 5 years and loved it, but was ready for something smaller and more sophisticated. Problem is, after almost a year, the watch has more and more problems. As a marathon runner I need a reliable watch, so this one's going to get the boot and I'll go with a more simple model. I have two other friends with this watch and won't use them in races because the watch is unreliable.
Summary: Many folks have commented on the features of the watch so I will focus on my issue with what is otherwise a good piece of equipment: the strap. There is a small rubber retaining loop (holding a metal 'Garmin' logo) used to secure the loose end of the wrist strap. The rubber on the loop around the metal garmin logo is very thin, wears away easily and then leaves you with a poorly fastening watch.
Summary: I purchased this item for my Dad for Father's Day and although I thought this product was great easy to use my Dad did not. He found it to be very difficut to program and set up, he was always lost in some screen and could never exit out. He is a big man with big fingers and at 65yr old could never get to the screen he needed. Just became to frustrating.
Summary: Summary :- I've got this as a replacement to the 305. I wish I had bought the 305 again.. I'll start with the Pros:- It can be used as a normal watch as its not to big and cumbersome. The Backlight is fantastic in the dark. Its fairly quick at finding its location The Cons are :- I have found this product really frustration as itemed below :- 1 Touch Bevel :- Fine for indoor use or fine days but if you don't let the rain stop you from running then be prepared for real...
Summary: I have purchased this watch about 4 months ago and it just died on me after 2 months. Ever since then I'm trying to replace it with Garmin and they are giving me the hardest time. They made me ship it on my expense to the UK and now they want me to pay for the shipment back which together cost more than the watch itself. I have never seen such bad customer service in my life. bottom line almost 2 months after I sent it and I still don't have the watch back.
Summary: Purchased 405cx after a long break from Garmin. This 405cx got very light scratch along inside of metal band the screen ended up cracking $110 to replace. Scratch probably came from a jacket zipper. Now one of the buttons has fallen out. I can stick it back in to operate watch however it isn't waterproof now. Garmin. In the past I have had Garmin 101, Polar, Timex and Suunto. My Suunto has been robust, Suunto has been great about repairs but doesn't support Ant+.
Summary: Although this is going to be a negative review, I'll start out by saying that I really enjoyed using this watch. I took it biking, running, and skiing. Garmin Connect is a really cool way to visualize your exercise, and I found all of the measurements (GPS, heart rate, etc.) to be plenty accurate. The watch itself wasn't the most comfortable thing in the world, but at least it wasn't gigantic like some of the others out there.
Summary: I have been really into running over the past year or so, and was using an old Nike Triax C8 to simply attend to my heart rate. It took me awhile to realize that I probably needed something a little more sophisticated, and when I found the Forerunner 405CX at a steal at a local warehouse store, I took the plunge. Lets just say, it was a tiny bit under three digits in dollar amount.
Summary: I used it for a year and now the battery doesn;t recharge anymore so I can;t use it because I don;t know how to by a new battery. I ve tryed in Garmin;s site but it does;nt get well. Please, I;d like to know what am I supose to do about it. Marco.
Summary: I find the interface to be awkward and confusing, like a pre-iPhone-era mobile phone. Remember those days? Miss 'em? I'm often going around in circles trying to set up my workout, and I end up just using the simplest workouts. You know what I'd rather do? Start running or biking when I'm ready to go. Because by the time I'm dressed and out there on the streets in the cold and dark, I'm ready to go, not mess around with a 1990s UI.