|Item Weight||2.1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.8 x 0.6 x 1.9 inches|
|Item model number||010-00658-30|
|Batteries||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Warranty||1 year Manufacturer's Warranty|
|Battery Life||8 hours|
Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS Sport Watch with Heart Rate Monitor (Blue)
|Price:||$129.00 & FREE Shipping|
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- Loaded with serious training features, Forerunner 405CX continuously records your time, distance, pace, calories burned and heart rate
- Advanced training features will challenge you to step up your pace and race against Forerunner's Virtual Partner
- Forerunner 405CX comes with a flexible, wireless heart rate monitor to help you make the most out of your training
- Share your locations, advanced workouts and courses wirelessly with other Forerunner 405 users,Water resistant (IPX7)
- Once you've logged the miles, innovative ANT+ wireless technology automatically transfers data to your computer when Forerunner is in range
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|Display Type||—||180 x 180 pixels, Color display||Digital||LCD||LCD||Digital|
|Item Dimensions||0.6 x 2.8 x 1.9 in||1.8 x 0.5 x 1.8 in||1.8 x 0.56 x 2.5 in||1.79 x 0.62 x 2.25 in||0.6 x 2.7 x 1.8 in||0.8 x 2.1 x 2.2 in|
|Item Weight||2.1 ounces||1.44 ounces||6.4 ounces||1.52 ounces||1.8 ounces||1.6 ounces|
|Sport Type||—||Wireless||Running, Track_&_Field, Triathlon||Basketball, Bowling, Camping_&_Hiking, Cheerleading, Climbing, Cricket, Dance, Exercise_&_Fitness, Field_Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Outdoor_Lifestyle, Running, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track_&_Field, Triathlon, Yoga||Running, Track_&_Field, Triathlon||Running, Track_&_Field, Triathlon|
|Style Name||—||Without Heart Rate Monitor||With Heart Rate Monitor||Without Heart Rate Monitor||—||—|
The Forerunner 405CX is the evolution of GPS-enabled training. This sleek sport watch tracks your distance, pace and heart rate, then wirelessly sends the data to your PC for later analysis. The 405CX features heart rate-based calorie computation and comes with a second wrist band option suitable for smaller wrists.
The evolution of GPS-enabled training.
Continuously records your time, distance, pace, calories burned and heart rate. Click to enlarge.
Transfer data to your computer when Forerunner is in range--no cables, no hookups. Click to enlarge.
Loaded with serious training features, Forerunner 405CX continuously records your time, distance, pace, calories burned and heart rate. Each workout is stored in memory so you can review and analyze the data to see how you've improved. And advanced training features will challenge you to step up your pace--race against Forerunner's Virtual Partner to improve your times, or set up interval workouts without having to circle the track. You can even download recorded courses to compete against previous workouts. To use the watch, simply tap the touch bezel to change screens without fumbling for a button.
Track Heart Rate
Forerunner 405CX comes with a flexible, wireless heart rate monitor to help you make the most out of your training. The digital heart rate monitor continuously tracks heart beats per minute and uses your heart rate for advanced calorie computation, so you know how many calories you're burning. Train in a certain heart rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance on the same run.
Share Workouts Wirelessly
With Forerunner 405CX, you can share your locations, advanced workouts and courses wirelessly with other Forerunner 405 users. Send your favorite workout to your friends to try, or compete against someone else's recorded course. Sharing data is easy: just select "transfer" to send your information to a nearby device.
Run, Sync, Store and Share
Once you've logged the miles, innovative ANT+ wireless technology automatically transfers data to your computer when Forerunner is in range. No cables, no hookups. The data's just there, ready for you to analyze, categorize and share through our online community, Garmin Connect or our optional Garmin Training Center software. You can even plan workouts on your computer and then send them to your Forerunner.
Train Year Round
Take your training inside with the versatile Forerunner 405CX and optional wireless accessories. Pair it with an optional foot pod to track your speed, distance and running cadence indoors when GPS signals are unavailable. The wireless foot pod clips onto your laces for easy removal and automatically turns on when you start moving. Or pair your Forerunner with an optional speed/cadence bike sensor to track the speed and distance of your cycling workouts.
What's in the Box
Forerunner 405CX, USB ANT stick, Heart rate monitor, Two additional wrist straps, AC charger, Charging clip, Owner's manual on disk, Quick reference guide
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But now it is a little over 3 months later. The battery only lasts a couple of days, (there is no way to turn this thing completely off) and it takes forever (sometimes as long as 5 minutes) to find satellites.
I'm guessing there is something wrong with the acquisition and so it burns up the battery trying to acquire satellites. I do turn the GPS off when I store it but that doesn't seem to fix the battery life problem.
I have tried contacting Garmin but if you call you will be on hold for 45 minutes before you give up. I'm on my second e-mail and still waiting for a reply. Hopefully I will hear something soon and will update this with my progress if I get any.
UPDATE 12/11/2010: I received an e-mail from Garmin about performing a soft reset and also a reset to factory defaults. You must upload your data before performing either one if you want to keep it. The soft reset did not fix my satellite problem. The hard reset did. For both resets you hold both buttons on the side down until the unit powers off. For the hard reset, release the start button (the top one) while continuing to hold the lap button (the bottom one) after the power off until a pop-up menu appears. At that point you release the lap button and click the start button to reset to factory defaults.
UPDATE 1/16/2011: After performing the resets recommended by Garmin, I haven't had a single problem. I'm upgrading my 3 stars to 4 stars - knocking 1 star off because of the issue. But other than that it has been working great and as advertised.
My original strap broke but it had been less than a year so I was under warranty. Contacted Garmin directly and they sent me a replacement wrist strap at no charge.
The user interface needs improvement. I am not a fan of the touch bezel. It seems like it resembles the original iPod scroll wheel from back in the day, but it's hardly the same experience. It's slow, sluggish, and takes a while to get used to. Navigating around the menus is a hassle. I mean, it's great that the watch looks clean and minimalistic, but I would so much rather have more buttons for navigating the menus. Seriously.
At the end of the day, it's a great watch that does everything it's supposed to and more, but it comes with a huge disadvantage which is its user interface.
I paid a lot of money for this device, and it should just work. I don't have time for this nonsense. I would highly recommend that you save your money and steer clear of the 405 CX. Totally disappointed. I wish I could give it zero stars but apparently that's no longer an option.
An update at as of Jan 6, 2012. The device did what it was supposed to do for the most part for the past few months. Now it's shutting off on me while I'm running. Do yourself a huge favor and pick something else. The 405 CX has been an ongoing hassle for me.
Update as of Feb 19, 2012. My 405 has been behaving very well as of late. No recent issues and I hope it stays that way.
So I am really getting into this. Feeling good about myself. Loving the energy. Starting to see the pounds drop, sadly not the inches, but it is coming.
So I got this watch because of it's ability to sync with my MPower console on my bike.
Let me tell you, first off, set-up of this, especially on a Mac, was brutal. Leave yourself 2-3 hours to first, figure out how to replace the ugly plastic band with the sexy velcro bands they send you. First tip, there are two velcro bands, but you only use one of them once you figure out how to remove the original plastic wrist band. There are actually two lengths of velcro, but frankly the in my opinion, the velcro is sexy. So follow the directions to get the straps replaced, hopefully you don't break or lose the pins.
Once you get that done, then your on to setting up your profile and your software. If you are a Mac user, there are two pieces of software you need, 1) The Garmin Ant Agent, and the Ant plugin for Mac. When you initially login to garmin.com it prompts you to set up the plugin. But then couldn't find my watch. Tried multiple times over an hour and a half. Finally realized that there was additional software to download for my mac, the ANT agent. Once I did that I tried to connect and it asked for my Garmin Connect login. Multiple times trying my garmin.com username and password in vain, no work. Well apparently there is a different login that gets created if you happen to set your login ID for Garmin.com as your email address. That won't work for Garmin connect (which is where you go to review data and dashboards on your training, as well as plan, etc... So, when you go to Garmin connect, now you click the forgot userID link and it will email you your userid for Garmin Connect.
Understand, there are two web sites, garmin.com account manages the account and details about your watch. Garmin Connect or connect.garmin.com, which is where your data goes.
Once I got all that sorted out, I was ready to start my first spin training session. Well that was another project. So I set up my plan through Garmin Connect and transferred it to my watch. Only to find out that target heart rates, etc... don't transfer to the 405. It apparently has limitations so all that transferred was my interval times. Now that is just plain useless. I can't believe Garmin would have that kind of limitation on their high-end watch.
To add insult to injury, when I set everything up, Garmin Connect had a section called "health" that let's you track body fat and a bunch of other health related metrics using a body fat analyzer they recommend. Guess what though, it is compatible with every Garmin watch but the 405, yet they recommend it. So I bought that, then found out it wasn't compatible. Now waiting for it to come in so I can return it.
I signed up for a subscription of TrainingPeaks, saw in another review that is better software. I'll try that and review later.
Not sure if I have a lot to learn so I will update this review as I do learn more about this watch. But many limitations and will take a little while to figure out. Hopefully I'll get there. But at first glance, the 405 has some serious compatibility issues with ANT enabled devices, why bother call it an ANT + compatible watch when it doesn't seem to work with half the ANT enabled devices?
That said, read somewhere it wasn't compatible with my Schwin MPower Console, but found out it was, just takes a little while (up to 3 mins) for my MPower to recognize the watch.
More to come as I embark on my new fitness journey. I'll keep you posted.
UPDATE: Returned the Garmin 405 series watch. Very inferior compared to the 610. Bought a 610 and love it. If you are considering one of these Garmin FR watches, go with the 610. Much better product. Syncs with all my fitness equipment. My fat analyzer, my MPower for my AC Performance plus, and much more. A much better product. Spend the $100 bucks more for a much better product (the Forerunner 610)
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