I’m a big fan of Garmin’s series of running watches. I’ve been using them for the past 5 years, upgrading with each new release, and this year I’ve got the 405 on my wish lists.
The big critique of Garmin’s watches have been their size, to get the GPS in there it’s
sometimes looked like a large domino strapped to your arm. The new Garmin Forerunner 405 promises a sexier, sultrier watch that can be used indoors and outdoors and measure heart rate.
Many of the other classic features that makes this series of watches remain like a virtual partner to challenge you on the run.
It also features a touch bezel on the face of the watch making navigating the options easier, just a stroke of the bezel and you can speed up your partner, slow him down or change workout options.
But along with design upgrades, this new edition is also going wireless. No USB cable to transfer the data, this one gets it done on it’s own.
Once the workout is done, the Forerunner 405 sends workout data to the user’s computer via automatic wireless data transfer. There’s no need to take off the watch or bother with cables as the computer automatically syncs with the Forerunner 405 as soon as the user enters the room.
You can also share courses and workout data from one Forerunner 405 to another through wireless data transfer.
For multisport athletes, an optional speed/cadence bike sensor helps cyclists monitor their pedaling cadence and wheel speed.
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