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Garmin Forerunner 405 Sports Watch with USB ANT stick - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Garmin

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  • Features a user-friendly touch-and-scroll bezel and tells you how far, how fast and where you train
  • View distance, pace, time and heart rate (when paired with Garmin’s heart rate monitor) and set alerts to sound if you stray from your goal
  • Create interval workouts based on time or distance and set rest periods during training sessions
  • Race against previous runs and compete with a virtual partner over a set distance or time
  • When Forerunner is in range of your computer, it automatically transfers training data for analysis and sharing at Garmin Connect


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  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 5.2 x 10.3 cm ; 109 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 010-00658-11
  • ASIN: B0012XKD24
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Mar 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,367 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Forerunner 405

The Forerunner 405 is a sleek sportswatch that tracks your time, distance, and pace then wirelessly sends the data to your PC for later analysis. With a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction, the Forerunner 405 locates your position simply, quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and near tall buildings and trees.

Training features

Loaded with serious training features, the Forerunner 405 continuously records your time, distance, pace, and calories burned. Each workout is stored in large internal memory (1000 laps) so you can review and analyse 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.

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Share Workouts Wirelessly

With Forerunner 405, you can share your locations, advanced workouts and courses wirelessly with other Forerunner 405 users. Send your favourite 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 at http://connect.garmin.com. You can even plan workouts on your computer and then send them to your Forerunner.

Train All Year Round

Take your training inside with the versatile Forerunner 405 and optional wireless accessories. Pair it with an optional foot pod to track your pace, 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.

Box Contains

  • Forerunner 405 Black sportswatch
  • USB ANT stick
  • AC charger
  • Charging clip
  • Manual


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200 of 201 people found the following review helpful By R. Campione on 30 Nov 2008
this sportwatch / GPS isn't perfect and depending on what you value, you'll either love it or hate it (as confirmed by the many reviews on the 405 and 305 and the comparisons between the two). I'll list some criteria of mine and rate this watch accordingly. (Note: I've had it for a week now, and used it several times, plus I have owned other Garmin handheld GPS devices in the past).

* Reliable GPS: my biggest complaint with prior GPS devices was that they lost the satelites under the trees which made their distance measurements fairly useless (as I run in a forest). This watch is amazing. it grabs onto the signal and holds it fast. Really cool!

* wearable sport watch: unlike the 305 which is a bit big and heavy for my tastes, this is really a wearable watch. Obviously this is vastly superior to the handheld gps devices (but of course no map either).

* Utility for running: when I run, I primarily care about the time (or lap time) and how far I have gone. Both of these pieces of information are visible on the training screen (but it is important to push both the buttons to lock the bezel so that odd things don't occur during the run). So for my main priorities, this watch is really excellent.

* Features: this is a full featured watch with all kinds of extras such as a virtual training partner to pace yourself against, etc. More than I will use, but it's pretty loaded.

* pc software: conceptually there are really cool pc software programs (like sporttracks freeware from zonefive software and the less good software that garmin distributes) which should make it fun to analyze all the data (including seeing your tracks in google earth). why I say conceptually should become clear in my next bullet.
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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. P. Hocking on 16 Oct 2008
I have just got my Forerunner today and have given it a good go. This is my first GPS watch and I think its amazing. I don't like the heart rate monitors which I have had with other watches so I bought my 405 without it. I have found the watch very easy to use and it connects quickly to my computer. It also charges very quickly to. When I uploaded the data and looked at the google earth map it did show a slight error. It showed that I was running in a hedge and in the middle of the road at points but I was actually running on the path a couple of feet away. I have checked the route and it is pretty much the same distance, so this really doesn't make much difference. I found it accurate and worth buying. However I have read reviews on the watch being poor compared to the cheaper 305 but I haven't tried the 305.
Also I have not had problems with the touch bezel but make sure you wipe your hand of sweat if you want to mess with it on the fly.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By N. Brock on 18 Mar 2009
I did lots of research on a number of products before I decided to buy one. The thing that most concerned me was the poor reviews that the forerunner 405 had recieved. I was really nervous when I finally decided to purchase one, in fact I logged back on straight away and was going to cancel my order as it was a lot of money to be spending on a product that was potentailly not going to be very good!

I have had the forerunner just over a week now and it is fantastic! I am not computer literate and I am one of those people who cannot get new technology to work for me! I had read al these horror stories about how hard the forerunner was to work and I was expecting to get no where with it!

I had read in the reviews that you should read the instructions before you start to play and so I did this - that took about 3mins as there are not that many! The instructions seemto be in the wrong order as well which was very bizarre. I would go as far as to say the instructions are in fact the worst bit about the forerunner!

I then started to set the forerunner up. There are lots of on screen instructions as you go through the set up which are easy to follow and nothing like the booklet!

It took me about an hour to fully set it up with age, weight etc the most difficult bit was locating satellites as I couldn't find the right menu and so this took me a while!! Once I had worked it out it is so easy! You can lock the bezel and change its sensitivity so those who are struggling should investigate this - I have found it no problem at all.

If you look online at the Garmmin website there are tutorials on how to use it. These are very useful, in fact the most useful information I have come across.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miki Bata on 28 Jan 2009
I've been running for some years now, usually 3-5 times, 50-70k/week and completed a few half-marathons. I've tried Timex with HRM, but the HRM was completely useless for me. Now, after hearing quite a lot about running with a GPS watch my main motivation in getting one was the fact that I could easily see how much I'm running, try new courses and always now how much I'm running.

Got my watch a week ago and tried it three times now. The set-up was fairly simple, but you have to follow the instructions. I didn't so I had to do some magic to get the USB ANT recognised. As many other reviewers have written already the watch menu is all but intuitive. Anyhow, you get used to it. I haven't tried the Virtual Partner yet, but it seems to be a funny application.

The Garmin Connect and Training Center are completely useless for tracking and measuring your progress over time, with regards to weight, pace, distance etc. Nike's online Training Log is a much better online tool (for free). Hope Garmin puts some effort into developing this.

One function that is absolutely useless is the elevation measuring. It produces completely bad data and gives you totally different values each time for the same course.

All in all, so far I'm satisfied. It fulfills the needs I have and that's fine. It's light and wearable, also for day-to-day use.
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