Garmin counts every calorie with the new Forerunner® 405CX

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation is delighted to announce the addition of the Forerunner 405CX to the Forerunner family of fitness watches.

The latest in Garmin’s popular line of GPS-enabled fitness devices, the Forerunner 405CX, adds increased accuracy in heart rate-based calorie computation and improved comfort to the wearer as well as all of the familiar features of the popular Forerunner 405.

Andrew Silver Recreation Product Manager said: “As today’s runners evolve, so must their technology.

“Using the Forerunner 405CX means that highly detailed training data traditionally reserved for elite athletes is now available to anyone interested in accurately counting calories and tracking their progress.”


Using algorithms developed by exercise scientists and world-class athletes, Forerunner 405CX monitors the micro changes in a user’s heart rate and uses that detailed information to better calculate the number of calories burned during aerobic activity.

Andrew continues: “Whether out running, on a bike, in step class or on a hike, Forerunner 405CX users will get instant gratification as they see the results of their hard work.”

Workouts will be more comfortable than ever, as users will have the choice of two additional form-fitting watch straps to accommodate large and small wrists alike. Lightweight at only 60g, Forerunner 405CX fits in at the gym or around the office.

In developing the Forerunner 405CX and its heart rate-based calorie computation, Garmin worked with Firstbeat Technologies Ltd., based in Finland. Firstbeat is an industry leader in heart rate analysis, specialising in developing software solutions for heart beat signal analysis in exercise and sports, weight management, and stress monitoring applications.

In addition to monitoring heart rate and counting calories with precision, Forerunner 405CX tracks speed, distance, pace and location accurately and effortlessly, and the revolutionary touch bezel on the face of the watch makes navigating the menu 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 Forerunner 405CX is water-resistant (IPX7) and can be used outdoors or in with an optional, streamlined foot pod making it the ultimate year-round, all-weather training tool. And the high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix™ quickly acquires and sustains satellite reception, whether you’re tackling a wooded trail or jogging through the city streets. An optional speed/cadence bike sensor helps cyclists keep track of their progress too.

Once the workout is done, the training is far from over. Using ANT+ technology, the Forerunner 405CX sends workout data to the user’s PC or Mac via automatic wireless data transfer. There’s no need to take off the watch or bother with cables as the computer automatically syncs with the Forerunner 405CX once it’s in close proximity.

Runners, joggers, cyclists and hikers can preload courses, goals and workouts to their Forerunner 405CX before they begin and then send back data to the user’s computer when the workout is over. Athletes can log their workouts, track their totals, set goals, share workouts with coaches, friends and family and participate in an online fitness community at Garmin ConnectSM — Garmin’s online training site. Users can also share courses and workout data from one Forerunner 405CX to another through wireless data transfer due to the use of ANT+ technology.

The Forerunner 405CX is the latest breakthrough from Garmin, which has spent 20 years using technology and innovation to enhance users’ lives, making Garmin a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries. To learn more about the Forerunner 405CX and Garmin’s other products and services, go to

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