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Garmin-forerunner-405cx.5674670
6.4 out of 10

Garmin Forerunner 405CX

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Forerunner 405CX

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

auby2, Walmart
14 October 2013
  • Summary: this band may be ok for a female, but not for a male. Small usb didn't even download on computer for test run. USB was lot smaller than the one in the photo.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

rasby, Walmart
17 August 2013
  • Summary: I owned the watch for less than a month and it keeps freezing towards the end of my runs. Stay away from this watch. I'm planning on returning the watch.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

mailbagman, Walmart
30 May 2013
  • Summary: It is little hard moving from screen to screen. The bezel to do that is hard to control. But for the money I paid for it I guess I did ok.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

ColoradoRunner1974, Walmart
17 March 2013
  • Summary: I wish I could say that I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience with Garmin products, but this has not been the case. I have a Forerunner 405 which worked well when it worked but had to be replaced 3 times in just over a year. My wife has a different brand which she got for less but which has longer battery life and is solid as a rock. I have had 4 Garmin devices over the same period of time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Comparing it with Garmin Watches and TIMEX

John Smith, Amazon
5 January 2012
  • Summary: I compare TIMEX GLOBAL TRAINER, GARMIN FORERUNNER 305 and GARMIN FORERUNNER 405CX. TIMEX GLOBAL TRAINER GOOD: 1. It is good for triathlon (the other two watches are not because they are not water resistant so that you can swim with them. The other 2 watches are water resistant up to 1 meter and only for a short time (less than 30 minutes)) because it is water resistant and can work in the water too. BAD: 1.
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Overall 4
4.0

An Unfortunate Purchase

Strick, Amazon
18 November 2011
  • Summary: I've had this GPS watch since it was a Gold Box offer in early June. When it works, it does what it promises. Unfortunately, far too frequently it doesn't do what I expect and I wind up frustrated yet again that I spent so much money on it. The primary problem. as other reviews have noted, is that the watch's user interface is simply dreadful.
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Overall 4
4.0

For a HRM to count calories, get a Polar. If you want GPS, get Garmin.

nymo01, Ebay
7 June 2011
  • Summary: Few things I'm disappointed about. 1. the heart rate monitor is NOT compatible with the cardio equipment at my gym. We have Lifestyle treadmills and bikes, Cybex ArcTrainers, and Procor ellipticals. Pretty basic and none of these machines read heart rate. 2. AND THIS IS MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT! The calorie calculation is WAY off. Prior to owning this HRM, I've used a Polar F11 for about 4+ years. It was so beat up, it was time for a replacement.
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Overall 4
4.0

Comparison to the Forerunner 305

Ben Anders, Amazon
26 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought this to replace my old Garmin Forerunner 305. I thought it would be a lot better, but it is actually mainly worse. First, it does not do multi-sport like the 305 can. What this means is that you will not have accurate data for a triathlon. The watch will always think you are running. The 305 can be set on "bicycle" or "other." Not a deal-breaker ... yet.
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Overall 4
4.0

The touch bezel, not such a great idea

pbgeezer, Amazon
19 November 2010
  • Summary: I replaced a 305 that served me reliably for four years, then mysteriously just quit. At the time I considered simply buying a replacement 305, but I figured Garmin must have something much better out by now, so I bought a 405CX. The good news is the 405CX is no where near as clunky looking as the 305, it picks up the GPS satellites much quicker, the battery lasts a whole lot longer, and the chest strap seems to fit a little more comfortably although it looks the same as...
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Overall 4
4.0

Garmin 405cx - still needs work

G. Conran, Amazon
22 May 2010
  • Summary: So far I've used this device for over 300 miles of running. It's better than some of my prior experiences with Polar, but overall, it's too pricey for the performance and features. As mentioned in prior reviews, the scroll feature is ok, but it's kludgy and easily activated by brushing against the unit. I have yet to get the software updates to work on my PC (windows 7).
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