Summary: Got everything you need in a HRM and GPS watch, plus good looks, BUT the whole bezel navigation is annoying to such a degree that I would in hindsight not have bought the watch. Horrifically bad bezel!! Much too difficult to do anything. DO NOT BUY this watch.
Summary: My wife and I have been Garmin fans for the last 10 years, we've been with them through all the version of GPS watches owning the 201, the 205 and the 305. We use the watches daily so after a few years they tend to get beat up a good amount.
Summary: I ended up returning this watch and got a FR305 instead. I was really excited for this watch since I loved the design, but I after standing in various streets (even a wide open parking lot) I kept waiting to get a satellite, it never found one.
Summary: Ordered this item to replace my Garmin Forerunner 305. My 305 stopped working and I thought it was about time for an upgrade anyway. The sleek design and bezel touch control were huge improvements over the 305. However, the watchband was way too small for my wrist.
Summary: I run with someone who also has a Garmin Watch but she has 310 and even though we run beside eachother there is always a 30 second difference in our pace and our distance is about a tenth of a mile off from one another. This shouldn't be since we start and end together always.
Frustrating Bezel and Not even for occasional multi-sport use
Michael Sharvin "embrace the skinny", Amazon
28 February 2012
Summary: I purchased this product knowing the bezel was loved by some yet hated by others. I now know I am in the hate it category. it is frustrating to swipe around the bezel to "scroll" because it is not terribly responsive and you typically scroll to far or not enough.
Summary: I'm no tech expert--but this watch is extraordinarily difficult to set up and understand. I am tempted to swap it for a simpler model--but I'm sure once I get a phd, I will get tremendous utility from the device and its many many many functions.
Summary: I was a 305 fanatic for years until losing my old GPS. Thought i'd upgrade to the newer 410, but was surprised to find out that garmin's new product was actually a step down. Problems: - Bezel controls are unreliable (especially if using it for exercise when you may be sweating) - battery life is...
Summary: The bezel is very frustrating. It either scrolls for you or it doesn't and there is no reason why. Sometimes when my finger was just near the edge it would change screens. I would have to push hard and the next time a feather light touch changes the screen.
Nice technology, but over complicated and uncomfortable.
Rod J, Amazon
28 January 2013
Summary: WHY DID I BUY: I bought the watch to replace my aging but bomb-proof Polar HRM, as I wanted to track my distance together with HR and see everything on a map. I also liked the training facility where you could monitor your pace against previous progress on the same route.