Reviews and Problems with Garmin Forerunner 410 HRM
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Not good for runners
Tony Fotherby, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: This is a beginners GPS enabled watch - at best. It has only the most basic functionality and not an ideal set. After having a forerunner this was such a disappointment. I you plan on doing a fair amount of running, get a forerunner or better.
Summary: I had technical issues with it. After two years of using it, one button stopped working. Fortunately, after a few days it started working again. A few months later, the same situation happened again. Besides that, I really like my Garmin Forerunner. I try to believe it is just an issue with my device, not the whole series.
Hidden operating cost of $90 every 1.5 years. Buyers beware.
J. Pappas, Amazon
7 November 2013
Summary: I purchased this watch a little over a year and a half ago. I actually really like the features of the watch and the garmin connect software allows you to pull some pretty neat reports with HR/location/etc. However, I just ran my first marathon this past Sunday and the watch went dead on me at 4hrs 50mins. The specs claim it should last 8hrs with continuous use.
Summary: This is my second Garmin ForeRunner 410. I really like the watch because it is very functional, given that I run all the time and am constantly training for 42KMs. The biggest issue I have is on product durability. This watch gets busted after just a year of use. My first Garmin 410 started to zone out and not charge after a year of use (i.e. after the warranty expired). I thought it was just a fluke so I bought another one. Lo and behold... it got busted after a year.
Summary: OK, good functionality, but can be finiky to use. GPS good but has some troubles with trees and tall buildings. Touch surfaces conveinient but affected by rain etc. Good watch, needs some reengineering.
Summary: The touch-bezel function on this watch makes it almost unusable. It is frustrating at best. Trying to scroll through menus with any type of accuracy is nearly impossible. Sometimes it won't scroll at all. Then it will scroll too fast and past the item I want to select. It also inadvertently selects items all the time while I'm trying to scroll. Another issue I have is the user interface is about as intuitive as a maze in a corn field.
Summary: I have a less expensive garmin running watch that I love, but I hate this one. The bezel controls are hard to use and it switches into other modes while I'm running because I accidentally hit the bezel. I have yet to complete a run without problems with this watch! The owners manual is 52 pages and I don't think I'm going to have time to master it!