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Garmin 405 (Read 1504 times)


Will Crew for Beer

    I know the 405 has gotten some bad reviews, but in case anyone is interested Amazon has it on sale today for $149.99

     

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=cs_top_nav_gb27

    2014 Goal: Run Monkey as my first marathon. Brilliant!

      Good price. No bad reviews from me!

        I got the Garmin 405 in April, 2010 without the heart rate monitor. I once had a stop watch with the heart rate option. I never liked it much.

         

        Cost about $300. Not enough value for that price. Spending $150 is a lot closer to the my value range.

         

        Seems like the battery does not hold a charge as advertised. Recharge it after every run, even if it says you have 90% charge.

         

        Two or three times it would not charge correctly. It would show 100% charge when on the charger, then show 0% immediately after I took it off. My fix was to totally reset it, erasing all running data on the watch. Erasing the data is OK since I upload each run to RA. Almost never upload data to the garmin site.

         

        Be sure to lock the bezel before running. Sweat on the bezel seems to confuse it.

         

        Still have to deal with that ANT/stick thing - but I guess that is still the only game in town.

        John
        www.wickedrunningclub.com
        I run to clear my head and talk to my friends.

          I have run for 5 - 6 hrs with my 405 - no problem with charge. Yep - sweat/rain on the bezel causes false inputs if you don't lock it. I don't really use it's full functionality - but I love it.


          Will Crew for Beer

            I decided to go ahead and get one. Poor impulse control. I'm getting tired of using my iPhone and was thinking of getting a Garmin anyway.

            2014 Goal: Run Monkey as my first marathon. Brilliant!

              Good man.


              Consistently Slow

                How do you found the "todays run"? Set the schedule in training center. The" todays run" popped up yesterday while looking for something else. Could not get back to it.Confused

                Run until the trail runs out.

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                Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                "The Marble in The Groove"

                 

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                http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                  tap the bezel twice. once takes you to the battery level and again takes you to today's workout. also battery on the 405 has been bad for me, had to rma for a new one, but i hear the new 2.8 update is supposed to solve the battery problems, sadly i can't seem to get it to upgrade without error....

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                  Consistently Slow

                    tap the bezel twice. once takes you to the battery level and again takes you to today's workout. also battery on the 405 has been bad for me, had to rma for a new one, but i hear the new 2.8 update is supposed to solve the battery problems, sadly i can't seem to get it to upgrade without error....

                     Thanks. I try it this morning and it did not work. Now it did. Maybe it is just slow in processing. We give it another short in the AM.

                    Run until the trail runs out.

                    2013***1500 miles

                    50 miler

                    Race Less Train More

                     

                    Ana Trason  "Living Her Life"

                    "The Marble in The Groove"

                     

                    unsolicited chatter

                    http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

                      +1 on upgrading the firmware. I was always having trouble with the battery on the 405 running low within a day or two when NOT in use. Upgrading to 2.8 seems to have fixed that.

                      John
                      www.wickedrunningclub.com
                      I run to clear my head and talk to my friends.