Does anyone have any comments or feedback on the newer Garmin 405?
It won't belong before the battery in my older Polar S210 expires and Im thinking of modernizing my HR monitor so I can pick up live GPS splits and distance.
I have no complaints with my Polar S210 other than it does not provide distance which makes it difficult to record split times. No complaints with Polar other than Im interested in GPS.
Being plastic is the Garmin chest strap comfortable? My Polar uses the fabric wearlink and has never been an issue.
Future running partner.
I find the garmin looses accuracy, with the more turns you make. I did a workout on the track of about 4miles at a 7:30 pace. It actually recorded 4 miles about 150m before the end of the 16th lap. When I imported the workout, I was expecting to see a near perfect oval, but just the opposite. GPS points veried by probably about 20 to 25 feet to the left or right.
My guess is that you need to update the firmware and GPS chipset then by installing the
garmin webupdater. There's no reason your GPS should exhibit significant errors, especially ones
that grow for each subsequent run.
I have used it on trails with tight turns, but not a lot of continuous zigzag. There is no doubt
that on such trails, the real-time measurement will be off, but as long as there wasn't a lot of
multipath or signal outages, you should be able to get an accurate post-processed measurement
if you use the motionbased gravity correction or one of the other download sites that maps it
to the accurate terrain maps using the GPS lat/lon. You should be able to look at the map it
produces and tell if there were outages or multipath.