Reviews and Problems with Garmin Forerunner 410 HRM
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Not good for runners
Tony Fotherby, Amazon
1 week 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.
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: 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!
Summary: There has to be a reason there is a bunch of people complaining about battery and other things. I didn't listen. All of a sudden after a year and a month, it got a bunch of condensation in the screen and started glitching.. even before that the battery was dying prematurely. Totally unreliable. So useless.... Can't believe I paid so much for garbage.
Summary: I am very disapointed because I ordered that watch and paid more for the heart rate monitor and this one is not working with the watch. After that with no receipt of purchase... good luck to have it fix!
Summary: Today I ran the half marathon in Pittsburgh and my watch NEVER picked up satellite reception!!! I ran with $150 stop watch. When I run rails to trails it's always a couple tenths off. Extremely frustrating!
Summary: The bezel is too sensitive and the system periodically reboots or turns off. By the time I finally get the watch to the correct settings through countless efforts and begin my run, the watch starts changing settings, attempting to again acquire the GPS, or the workout stops entirely. After I finally figured out the devices quirks and sensitivity using countless online sites and began using it, I could not send it back for full refund.