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Garmin Forerunner 405

Garmin Forerunner 405
alaScore 78

2766 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2766 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size. The usability is also appreciated, but the design and reliability get negative reviews. There are some mixed views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Forerunner 405 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Garmin Forerunner 405


alaTest has collected and analysed 578 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 405 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPS Forerunner 405 with heart rateGarmin Forerunner 405 with Heart Rate Monitor and USB ANT stick - GreenGarmin Heart Rate Monitor For the Forerunner 50/405

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1353 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 405 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS Watches on

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Forerunner 405 W/HRM And USB by GarminForerunner 405 With USB ANT by GarminGarmin Forerunner 405 Wireless GPS-Enabled Sports Watch with USB ANT Stick and Heart Rate Monitor (Green)

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Wrist-Top Racer Switches From Trainer to Watch With Eas...


For the athlete who wants an all-in-one device, this wrist-top racer is it. Garmin shrank the GPS receiver to fit into what looks like a perfectly normal watch

User-friendly online software with integrated Google Maps and enough graphs for a PowerPoint presentation. Built-in GPS means no extra pods needed. Tracks routes so you'll never get lost again

Plasticky heart-rate monitor strap is uncomfortable. Poor satellite reception on overcast days shortchanged our speed and distance. Sorry, triathletes: It's still not sealed for swimming


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Garmin Forerunner 405


Wirelessly record and track your work-outs from your watch.

Innovative touch bezel ; Good GPS capabilities ; Vast array of features

Expensive ; Bulky, uncomfortable design ; Complex accompanying software

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A Garmin Forerunner 405 Review


The Garmin Forerunner 405 is a good training device for long distance sports activities. This watch combines a GPS receiver with a training aid. Read on for a full review.

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Garmin Forerunner 405 Review


Garmin Forerunner 405 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Garmin Forerunner 405 and comparisons to other Sports Watches

Sleeker design than previous Forerunners; Quick GPS satellite recognition; Wireless data transfer

Bezel can be hard to use with sweaty fingers; Short battery life

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Sleek and Compact: Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS for Runners


Accurate GPS distance data for runners., Captures workout and heart rate data, and wirelessly and automatically transfers to your PC., Touch-bezel control eliminates need for multiple buttons.

Touch-bezel control takes some practice to master., Heart rate monitor strap must be moist to provide accurate readings.

GPS for runners gets more sleek and compact than ever with the Garmin Forerunner 405 sports watch. Runners have been enjoying the precision of GPS workout and race tracking with the Forerunner 305 , one model below the 405. But the 305 is bulky. The...

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GPS Review: Garmin Forerunner 405


Garmin offers the latest technology in GPS for runners, and bikers.

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Garmin Forerunner 405 review


The Garmin Forerunner 405 is a relatively new incarnation of Garmin's popular GPS training device. Updating the Forerunner 305, the 405 was released for sale just before the 2008 Boston Marathon.

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Day One Review: Garmin Forerunner 405 watch, GPS fitness done right


The Garmin Forerunner line of GPS-enabled watches just took a giant leap in techno-goodness. If you're a runner or walker, you're going to like the way this new Forerunner 405 ($300) measures and records your speed, distance, elevation and...

After we loaded the software drivers for the included pinky-sized wireless USB receiver (unfortunately PC-only until this fall), the watch quickly paired with its mate. The heart-rate monitor, which you strap around your chest, also instantly paired...

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Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Enabled Sports Watch Review


Garmin's Forerunner 405 GPS-enabled fitness device shares most features with the Forerunner 305 however, with its smaller size and circular display it can truly be called a GPS-enabled sports watch. As Dan Bartel of Garmin has said, Runners no longer...

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Garmin Forerunner 405 review


The Garmin Forerunner series has long been a firm favourite with athletes, with a strong fan base in runners and triathletes. The combination of heart rate monitor with GPS functions providing all the information you need to accurately monitor and...

Compact design, reliably hangs on to GPS and HRM signals, touch bezel and button combination works well

No software provided, price

The Forerunner 405 delivers on its promises, putting a whole range of data at your fingertips, but at a price. With fitness add-ons appearing for a range of devices you know that the Forerunner means business

Product Specifications

The Forerunner 405CX is the evolution of GPS-enabled training. This sleek sport swatch tracks your time, distance, pace and heart rate, then wirelessly sends the data to your PC for later analysis. The 405CX features heart rate-based calorie computation. Loaded with serious training features, Forerunner 405CX continuously records your time, distance, pace, calories burned and heart rate. Each workout is stored in large internal 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. 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.


Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:124 x 95

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Distance / Speed / Time/date/Time/date / Speed / Distance
Recommended Use:Running
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Forerunner


Waterproof: Yes