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Awesome Amazon Deal of the Day on Garmin 405

Old 08-01-11, 08:34 AM
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Awesome Amazon Deal of the Day on Garmin 405

Garmin 405 with Heart Rate Monitor for $149 at Amazon. Comes with the ANT stick to download data to your computer, over wireless network.

I had been waiting to buy some kind of GPS, but this deal was too good to pass up.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=cs_top_nav_gb27
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Old 08-01-11, 09:02 AM
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/________ref=cs_top_nav_gb27
are you getting commissions out of this? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Anyway it's a good deal if you truly need one. You may need to buy a separate cadence sensor if you want that info show up on your 405
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Old 08-01-11, 09:11 AM
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No commissions here. It's Amazon . . . they don't need noob riders like me to push their products.

I had been shopping around for a GPS for a few months, but couldn't justify pulling the trigger until today.

Cadence sensors are around $38. I mainly wanted something that has heart rate, and that could download my rides to Strava. Most of the other GPS computers I looked at require a wired connection to download data. That seems like a potential design flaw, as plugging in a cable after each ride is just one more connector that can wear out. Having a wireless link with the ANT stick on the 405 is great. I've used my wife's 405 a few times and was getting serious GPS envy.
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Originally Posted by mudman22 View Post
No commissions here. It's Amazon . . . they don't need noob riders like me to push their products.

I had been shopping around for a GPS for a few months, but couldn't justify pulling the trigger until today.

Cadence sensors are around $38. I mainly wanted something that has heart rate, and that could download my rides to Strava. Most of the other GPS computers I looked at require a wired connection to download data. That seems like a potential design flaw, as plugging in a cable after each ride is just one more connector that can wear out. Having a wireless link with the ANT stick on the 405 is great. I've used my wife's 405 a few times and was getting serious GPS envy.
I've never had a USB connector wear out so far, including the one on my 305, now 2.5 years old. I plug it into the charger (using that same USB port) after every ride.
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I used to use my 405, but had problems with the battery life; often it would die after 2-3 hrs, and no data would be saved. This was incredibly frustrating, and i ended up getting an Edge 800. YMMV, but IMHO the 405 would probably be better suited to running or short rides.
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Old 08-01-11, 01:13 PM
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I only use my 405 for running. Works great, unless you get it wet. Then the bezel stops working.
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I also have a Garmin Forerunner 305 which works great and has USB connection to download data. I just use Garmin Connect at the present. I read about some folks with too many problems with wireless downloading of info with other Garmin products. The 305 has worked very well for me this last 9 months. Plan on eventually getting a cadence sensor so I can keep track of this piece of data. All in all, the Garmin Forerunner 305 with the heart rate monitor is a great piece of equipment for the price. I guess, just doesn't have the "cool" factor of some newer GPS units.
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Thanks mudman
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I could definitely use a gps, but since I just bought a set of Ultegra brakes and new Toupe it will have to wait.
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Originally Posted by mudman22 View Post
Cadence sensors are around $38.
Jesus, that's ridiculous! That's more then my entire cycling computer(with cadence to begin with) cost. Its certainly no GPS.
I got this... http://www.amazon.com/Filzer-dZ4L-C-.../dp/B004QXLT2K for $26, from mec 2 years ago. Took my time, set it up right once, and haven't touched it since. Zero issues, works flawlessly.
While a good gps might be nice, $40 for just the cadence sensor???
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Originally Posted by Davinci.. View Post
Jesus, that's ridiculous! That's more then my entire cycling computer(with cadence to begin with) cost. Its certainly no GPS.
I got this... http://www.amazon.com/Filzer-dZ4L-C-.../dp/B004QXLT2K for $26, from mec 2 years ago. Took my time, set it up right once, and haven't touched it since. Zero issues, works flawlessly.
While a good gps might be nice, $40 for just the cadence sensor???
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Speed-C...2237115&sr=1-2

This is the Cadence Sensor that works with a bunch of different Garmin products. Is $36.94 worth it to you? Sounds like it isn't.

It is wireless, covers speed to help smooth out the GPS, and provide data when the GPS signal is not accurate (when cycling in an underground nuclear bunker) and cadence.

These toys aren't the cheapest, but the ability to download a ride and track workouts on my computer is worth it to me. I'm going without the cadence/speed sensor for now. $150 for the watch and heart-rate strap alone is a pretty good deal.

Tough crowd in here. Fortunately this sale will be over in one day, and then everybody can go back to talking about how to save $10,000 on their next bike buy.

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