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
405 CX is functional if you are willing to stay with it
5 April 2011
Summary: The 405CX is a little difficult to get used to. It's setup is not intuitive nor straightforward. I like the quick satellite pick up and heart monitor is quickly responsive. But --- the 405 is not designed for left-handers.
Summary: I bought this item for the heart rate monitor for when swimming do not like the fact that I have to have internet access and go to garmin to chart progress would rather do all on my own computer, and laptop
Summary: I upgraded from a battery powered Garmin to this which being rechargeable was a huge plus. When I first received this product I thought it was fantastic, simple to use, easy to program, finds the satellite easily even when cloudy and even if you don't upload your runs the data on the watch gives you...
All the features, but not as easy to use as the 305.
26 September 2012
Summary: I like the product, and also like the fact that the 405 was much less bulky and more stylish than the 305. You can actually wear it as a watch, which only got you funny looks if you tried the same with the 305! It has all the features I love about the 305, speed, heartrate, distance, etc, etc.
Summary: In the six months I've had this watch I've used it for a few hundred miles of running, including a marathon and other races. The GPS and the computer software are very good. The slight let down is the bezel control system which, at least on my unit, is unfit for purpose.
Summary: I bought this about a month ago. Its the first time I have owned this type of running product having only taken up running about a year ago. I generally love the gadget as a tool because it gives excellent data which is helping me know when I have made improvements in distance and time etc.
Summary: I bought this in February as a birthday present. Previously my boyfriend had the Forerunner 50, but after returning it to Garmin three times due to various faults, decided to make the upgrade to the much more expensive 405CX.