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Tony Fleming
(TonyFleming) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
GPS Watch on 09/30/2011 11:48:52 MDT Print View

I'm looking at buying a GPS watch. My options are the Suunto X10, Garmin 310XT, or Garmin 405,610, or Polar RCX5? Any advise from current users on what you like about what you are using, or what you would buy next?

Thanks!

Tony

M W
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Garmin 405 and 610 on 09/30/2011 12:35:27 MDT Print View

I have the 405CX with the touch sensitive bezel. While I like it quite a bit, I think the 610 brings in some improvements in the interface. On the 405, the bezel would change my screens if I brushed it across my skin or a wet surface (like a wet long sleeve running shirt) - you can lock the bezel by pressing both start and reset buttons at the same time. The 610 uses a resistive touch screen which requires a firm press to select items - sounds very similar to the garmin gps touch screens. I have found ways to work with the bezel of the 405 but sometimes, it does not sense touch as responsively as I would like. It's not a reason for me to dump the 405 - it has excellent features - but if I had to decide between the two, I would go for the 610.