There’s statistics out there that claim 90% of all New Year’s Resolutions are related to weight loss and usually the key ways people resolve to lose that spare tire are exercise and diet. Garmin’s Forerunner 405 helps with just that. Well, the exercise part anyway. The GPS-enable watch tracks all of the necessary vitals necessary to monitor your training, recording distance, time, heart rate when used in combination with an optional heart rate monitor, and even calories.
The Forerunner 405 stores all your runs, bikes, or swims in its memory, a handy feature if you want to go back and compare workouts, and it’s GPS reception is good enough to handle pretty much any urban or backwoods area. The majority of the on-watch navigation is via a thin silver touch bezel that circles the LED screen, and the Forerunner 405 even connects to your computer via a wireless connection so you can upload all your data onto your desktop or laptop. Possible via Garmin’s “ANT+Sport” connectivity system, it’s possible to upload workout from your computer to your Forerunner and even login to a Garmin online community that will be helpful in getting the most analysis and constructive criticism from your logged data.
Definitely not a cheap watch, but fully featured, the Garmin Forerunner 405 is available for $299 at Amazon.