Reviewers say the Garmin Forerunner 410 is a good GPS sport watch for serious athletes or anyone who wants loads of training features. Not only does it track pace, distance and heart rate, but it also includes a Virtual Partner, wireless data upload, customized workouts and pace or distance alerts. Reviewers say the Garmin Forerunner 410 connects with satellites faster than previous Garmin sport watches, and the slim design looks more watch-like than previous versions, which were often big and bulky. Like its predecessor, the Garmin Forerunner 405, the Garmin Forerunner 410 uses a touch bezel for navigation. Although the bezel has been improved, reviewers say it can still be frustrating to use, especially when wearing gloves. As a result, some reviewers prefer the simplicity of the Garmin Forerunner 305 (*Est. $130), which is much less expensive and has many of the same features. However, it is much bigger and doesn't look as sleek. If you prefer the watch-like look, reviews point to the Garmin Forerunner 210 (*Est. $200; $250 with heart-rate monitor), although it is a more basic GPS watch.
TrustedReviews.com has the best review of the Garmin Forerunner 410. The watch is subjected to a hands-on test, which culminates in an overall rating and multi-page analysis. Blogs like DCRainmaker.com and RunTheLine.com also have useful reviews. Because the Garmin Forerunner 410 is a new watch, it has yet to attract a good number of user ratings.
TrustedReviews.com gives the Gamin Forerunner 410 a rating of 8 out of 10. Cliff Jones calls it "one of the best GPS sport watches on the market." Although he reports a few bugs with the Garmin Connect training software, he says he's impressed with many other features.
Review: Garmin Forerunner 410 review, Cliff Jones, Jan. 31, 2011
DCRainmaker.com says the Garmin Forerunner 410 is an improvement over previous versions but still has problems with the touch bezel. As a result, it's recommended only for those who like using the bezel for navigation.
Review: Garmin Forerunner 410 In Depth Review, Editor of DCRainmaker.com
RunTheLine.com has a positive impression of the Garmin Forerunner 410. "The new Garmin Forerunner 410 is by far the best GPS sports watch that I have used to date," the editors write. They recommend it for serious runners and cyclists, but note that it's not a good choice for swimmers.
Review: Garmin 410 Review, "Ross", Dec. 12, 2010