Garmin Forerunner 405CX now just £121.80 at
a bit cleverer here and cuts down on the size of this sleek watch by building
the GPS receiver into the top of the lower strap,
still larger than your average watch but a real
improvment in ergonomics.... and now only just under
£122 at Amazon which
is the most competitve price we have found to date.
The main difference here to the previous Garmin models
we have reviewed is that the majority of the controls
(apart from start/stop) are on the silver bezel giving
it an iPod-esque user experience. It takes a while to
get the hang of but it works well.
The 405CX comes with a high
sensitivity GPS receiver and HotFix satellite
prediction to help find your location in no time at
all, and this technology also keeps a lock on your
signal even under heavy cover and in built up areas.
wireless heart rate monitor strap that comes included
with the 405CX tracks beats per minute continuously and
then uses this data to calculate your calorie burning
rate. This is great for when you want to train in an
optimal heart rate zone for calorie consumption or to
determine your fitness over time. You can also share
your workouts wirelessly with workout buddy's devices.
405CX will automatically synchronise with your chosen
PC wirelessly whenever it is in range, where it can be
shared through the free Garmin Connect online training
community. You can also use the wealth of data
collected in the large internal memory to compare
previous workouts or run in real time against your
Garmin Virtual Partner.
By default the watch shows you
two screens of information as you run - heart rate and
pace. You can manual switch between the two by tapping
the bezel or you can set it to cycle through the
screens at regular intervals.
Battery life is also good with
approximately 5 hours of running per charge so you
should be fine! Get yours for this great price at Amazon now.
Feels and looks a bit more like a watch, quick to pick
up signal, great battery life.
Bezel controls can take some getting used to but this
really is a minor point.
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