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. Not an uncommon complaint but if you are left handed you will know what I mean. You have to reach across the face of the unit and the circumference of the bezel is an active part of the controls system. Try it and see what I mean.
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 information you need. I didn't find the bezel a problem as I rarely scroll when running as I set my watch to scroll between the fields automatically.
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. The only trouble is the bezel is not that easy to use. It is quite fiddly and doesn't always do what you want it to do.
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. The heart monitor data is also a bonus as I can see that my average rate is dropping as I get fitter. This helps confidence and allows you to focus on better techniques 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. The watch is really easy to set up, and was quick to reconnect to Garmin connect (even on our Mac). The first few uses were great - really accurate GPS, calories burnt and elevation increase/decrease.
Un bon produit bien complet mais avec quelques défauts
2 October 2011
Summary: La montre Garmin 405Cx est une montre globalement de très bonne qualité: prise en main facile, très bonne autonomie, synchronisation bien foutue, assez précise... bref elle serait au top si elle n'avais pas une ou 2 faiblesses. Premier point faible: la mienne à déjà planté plusieurs fois, au point qu'aujourd'hui elle ne me géolocalise plus sur une carte... bizarre! et c'est arrivé quelques fois avant !
Pros: très bonne qualité, prise en main facile, très bonne autonomie, synchronisation pratique, précise
Cons: cadran tactile capricieux, la montre peut panter