3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Like the watch but the bezel control can be frustrating,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Garmin Forerunner 410 GPS Sportswatch with Heart Rate Monitor (Electronics)
This is my first HRM watch and I'm not a serious athlete, just an older woman trying to lose weight and get fit in the process.
I use the watch for gym sessions with the GPS switched off and also for hikes of up to 12 miles. I particularly like it for the hikes to be able to see what my heart rate was at particular parts of a hike. Also for routes I do regularly, being able to compare my times. The software gives good feedback and it is satisfying to see the route on the map with calories burned etc.
I found the set up ok to do, but as I wasn't familiar with the bezel I made mistakes and had to go into the menu to reset those things. The bezel isn't the easiest thing to use and yes, you do get used to it, but it still is frustrating for me sometimes.
The heart rate strap is very comfortable and I can sometimes forget I have it on. I quickly learned how important it is to lock the bezel before starting a workout as the bezel can get knocked (and a setting changed) very easily.
Overall I am satisfied with the watch. I need to sit down and learn to use some of the other functions, just haven't made time yet. It was worth spending time with the manual at the start, something I normally don't do unless I can't get something to work on my own.