Summary: This is a nice watch and great resource. The only issue I have is that the watch does not stay charged. Do not unplug it the night before a race as the battery won't last. We charge it until we leave for the race to ensure it will last.
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.
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: So I've had this for quite a while now. I used it to train for my latest marathon and used it in the race. It's nice in that it's smaller than the 305 that I was using previously. But the # of data fields it can display (due to the size) is 3 and I really wanted that 4th field. When I run a marathon I want to see: 1. current mile pace 2. overall pace per mile 3. total time 4. distance I found it frustrating only being able to select 3 of those 4.
Summary: The watch is good, except it shows %HRR on the watch, NOT %MHR and this cannot be adjusted. The HRM strap stops working after about a month and gives wildly erratic readings, even after following all recommended troubleshooting steps. Replaced it with a Polar brand soft strap which works flawlessly by comparison.
Good features, but poor user interface and GPS/HRM sometimes unreliable.
Jon Moore, Amazon
2 December 2012
Summary: 4 stars for features, and integrates smoothly with the nice Garmin Connect website. 2 stars for usability. The menu system is dreadful (the worst in any piece of hardware of software that I own) and completely non-obvious to navigate. A completely simple interface (select/cancel/prev/next) would have been much better than this. It's easy to get in the middle of a workout with it being non-obvious how to get back to the main display for time etc.
Summary: The face of this watch is pretty small, so you'd think it would fit on smaller wrists. It does not! They keep the face small by putting some of the electronics into the wristband. As a result, the wrist band is not initially flexible and it will not wrap around small wrists, despite the smaller watch face size. Great product for some people I'm sure, but not for those of us with smaller writs!
Summary: I had (still have) the Forerunner 305. I also have bite-marks on the skin just below my sternum, from the heart-rate monitor. That was the final impetus to upgrade to the Forerunner 410. Other things that had annoyed me about the 305, for years, were the weak beep (OK, it's my elderly ears that are weak, but the wimpy little meeyip-meeyip!
Summary: I bought this after read a lot of reviews about the 405 which had many user comments stating the bezel touch operation didn't work well. The 410 was said to be better. If you are accustom to touch screen devices, don't expect similar control. I found this bezel required deliberate, and prolonged contact to make it activate the screen, etc. When my press did activate the function I found movement to other screens was not consistent.