Garmin Forerunner 405 Overview
The new wristwatch designed for adverture runners will offer a series of new training tools for "Recreational joggers and elite runners alike" according to the company.
Runners can track their speed, distance, heart rate and location while a patent-pending touch bezel on the face of the watch promises to make navigating the options easier than before.
Long runs, tempo runs, speed drills. You expect a lot from your body…and from your training gear. Meet Garmin Forerunner 405. This GPS-enabled sport watch tracks your training, then wirelessly sends your data to your computer. The ultimate in training technology, its sleek design features a touch bezel that lets you quickly scroll and select features on the run.
Loaded with serious training features, Garmin Forerunner 405 continuously monitors your time, distance, pace, calories and heart rate (when paired with heart rate monitor). Each run is stored in memory so you can review and analyze the data to see how you've improved. You can even download recorded courses to compete against previous workouts or race a Virtual Partner®. Customize Forerunner’s data screens for instant feedback while you train.
Use with Ease
Sport watch and personal trainer — Forerunner 405 gives you the best of both worlds in a sleek, stylish package. This high performance watch is easy to use and comfortable to wear when not training. Simply tap the touch bezel to change screens without fumbling for a button. Forerunner 405 comes in two color options — black or green — to fit your style.
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Runners can track their speed, distance, heart rate and location accurately and effortlessly, and the revolutionary patent-pending touch bezel on the face of the watch makes navigating the options easier than ever. Simply by tapping, holding or running a finger along the bezel, runners can begin a new workout, access their training history or challenge a Virtual Partner™. The Garmin Forerunner 405 makes training with a Virtual Partner easy and efficient. Runners can adjust the Virtual Partner’s pace without stopping in the middle of a workout, and the Virtual Partner is always on and ready for a challenge. The Forerunner 405 is water-resistant (IPX7) and can be used outdoors or indoors (with an optional foot pod), making it the ultimate year-round, all-weather training tool. And the high-sensitivity GPS receiver sustains satellite reception, whether you’re tackling a trail or jogging through the urban jungle. When a heart-rate monitor is used, the Forerunner 405 helps athletes train in their optimal range of effort. An optional speed/cadence bike sensor helps cyclists monitor their pedalling cadence and wheel speed. At only 60 grams and available in two colours – black and sage green – the Forerunner 405 fits in at the gym, the office or out on the town.
Run, Sync, Store and Share
Once you’ve logged the miles, innovative ANT+Sport™ wireless technology automatically transfers data to your computer when the 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 or our optional Garmin Training Center® software. You can wirelessly send workouts from your computer to Forerunner, too.
With Garmin Forerunner 405 you can share your locations, advanced workouts and courses wirelessly with other Forerunner 405 users. Now you can send your favorite workout to your buddy to try, or compete against a friend's recorded course. Sharing data is easy. Just select “transfer” to send your information to nearby units.
Track Heart Rate
Forerunner 405 is available with or without a heart rate monitor (see the versions tab) to help you make the most out of your training. Versions with a digital heart rate monitor continuously track heart beats per minute. Train in a certain heart rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance on the same run.
Take your training inside with the versatile Garmin Forerunner 405. Pair it with an optional foot pod to track your speed, distance and running cadence indoors when a GPS signal is unavailable. This new design clips onto your laces for easy removal and automatically turns on when you start moving. You can also add a speed/cadence bike sensor to track the speed and distance of your cycling workouts.
Lock Onto Satellite Signals
Forerunner 405 sports a unique design that gives the GPS antenna a better view of the sky, so it can get a stronger signal during your run. And its high-sensitivity GPS receiver provides improved tracking under trees and near tall buildings.
Heart Rate Monitor Optional
“Recreational joggers and elite runners alike will be amazed at the training tools available to them in a watch that could easily be worn all day,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Runners no longer have to choose between fashion and function.”
Forerunner 405: Accelerate your training.
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD: ||1.88" x 2.78" x 0.646" (4.8 x 7.1 x 1.6 cm) |
|Display size, WxH: ||1.06" (2.7 cm) diameter |
|Display resolution, WxH: ||124 x 95 pixels |
|Weight: ||2.11 oz (60 g) |
|Battery: ||rechargeable lithium-ion |
|Battery life: ||2 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode |
|Waterproof: ||no (water resistant, IPX7) |
|GPS-enabled: ||yes |
|High-sensitivity receiver: ||yes |
|RoHS version available: ||yes |
Maps & Memory:
|Basemap: ||no |
|Ability to add maps: ||no |
|Accepts data cards: ||no |
|Lap history: ||1000 laps |
|Waypoints/favorites/locations: ||100 |
|Routes: ||0 |
Heart rate monitor:
yes (some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor:
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer):
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):
Garmin Training Center™ software compatible:
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person):
Courses (compete against previous workouts):
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed):
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap):
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout):
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button):
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts):
Simple workouts (input time, distance and calorie goals):
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace):
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal):
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals):
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+Sport™-enabled power meters):
Watch functions include dual time, date and alarm.
Garmin Connect and Garmin Training Center are currently compatible with Windows® 2000 or later. Mac® compatibility coming 3rd Quarter, 2008
This product is
newly overhauled (NOH) by Garmin with a Full 12 Months Warranty and in
'as brand new' conditionWhat's in the Box:
- Forerunner 405 Black 010-00658-11
- One of the options below
- AC adapter
- Charging clip
- Owner's manual
- Quick reference guide