Garmin Forerunner 405CX Review

The Garmin Forerunner is an advanced device that will record your movements, time and distance traveled, the pace traveled and the calories burnt when you work out or go for short rides. This fitness watch has a heart rate monitor attached to it. The Garmin Forerunner 405CX is the next edition that came after 405, but it has several additional features and benefits too.

Major Advantage - GPS Enabled

Garmin Forerunner 405CX is a GPS enabled watch with several sophisticated features including a complex heart rate mechanism that you can follow when you are on a workout regime, when you are charting a special route with your friends and are planning to go cycling during the weekends then this device will help you a great deal. You can easily share your route when you get online and other people can see the route you have taken. It is certainly an exciting prospect, to go on unchartered ways and then develop a map out of it.

Pros of the Garmin Forerunner 405CX

  • The 405 cx might look a bit thick, but when you hold it in your hand or wear it on your arm you will be surprised by its lightness and smallness.

  • The major disadvantage with the predecessor of 405 is that you have to place it inside the USB cradle to transfer the data; but with this one you don’t have to wait.

  • This unit will track altitude, a feature that is not commonly seen in other devices. So when you want to know the distance traveled you can easily know at how much elevation or depression you had to travel.

  • It is a great device to use when you want to track your route in an unknown area. You can set your watch, go for your walk or jog and then come back feeling refreshed.

Cons of the 405CX

  • Low battery back up. If you don’t wish to use the GPS while running or cycling, then you can switch it off and it will save a lot of battery power. When the GPS is on you will get 8 hours of battery life.

  • Some people have problems with satellite reception.

  • Too much sweat will lock the mechanism.

You can even load your workout data into the computer so you can save it and use it for the future. You can track the progress you have made over a certain period of time. The Garmin Forerunner 405CX will motivate you to keep at your exercise routine on a regular basis. When you know your weight is coming down or your heart is going great guns you will be inspired to do more everyday. So to record your data when you go out for your exercises everyday make sure the battery is fully charged. You don’t want to lose out on the data because of a low charged battery.