Product Deal: Garmin Forerunner 405 $99 (refurb)

Written by Charlie

There are not really any points/miles to be had on this one (other than the ones you will earn on the card you purchase this with!), but here is a chance to get a really decent GPS watch – Garmin Forerunner 405 –  for under $100. This also comes with the heart rate monitor (which by itself is at least $30). It comes in Black or Green.

Yes, it is refurb, but most of the electronics I have owned in my life have been refurbs and they have been excellent. I used to own the 405 and it is a really nice watch (there are a couple things about it that people have come to not like, but again, we are talking sub-$100!).

Garmin Forerunner 405

The deal is from BuyDig.com. (HT to Slickdeals) Go here and when you checkout, make sure you checkout with V.me by Visa and enter promo code VMESAVESU20 to take $20 off the price shown. This is a great deal and one that I am trying to restrain myself from jumping on (because I already have a watch, but that is how I am with deals!). If you are not familiar with this watch, here are some links that will provide you with some information on it. BuyDig has a 45 day return policy, so I would jump on this right now if you are at all interested in it.

Here is some of the information from Garmin:

Watch Results

Loaded with serious training features, Forerunner 405 continuously monitors your time, distance, pace, calories and heart rate (when paired with heart rate monitor). Each run is stored in memory so you can review and analyze the data to see how you’ve improved. You even can download recorded courses to compete against previous workouts or race a Virtual Partner®. Customize Forerunner’s data screens for instant feedback while you train.

Use with Ease

Sport watch and personal trainer, Forerunner 405 gives you the best of both worlds in a sleek, stylish package. This high performance watch is easy to use and comfortable to wear when not training. Simply tap the touch bezel to change screens without fumbling for a button. Forerunner 405 comes in 2 colors — black or green — to fit your style.

Run, Sync, Store and Share

Once you’ve logged the miles, innovative ANT+™ wireless technology automatically transfers data to your computer when the Forerunner is in range. No cables, no hookups. The data’s just there, ready for you to analyze, categorize and share through our online community, Garmin Connect™. You can wirelessly send workouts from your computer to Forerunner, too.

Share Wirelessly

With Forerunner 405 you can share your locations, advanced workouts and courses wirelessly with other Forerunner 405 users. Now you can send your favorite workout to your buddy to try, or compete against a friend’s recorded course. Sharing data is easy. Just select “transfer” to send your information to nearby units.

Track Heart Rate

Forerunner 405 is available with or without a heart rate monitor (see the versions tab) to help you make the most out of your training. Versions with a digital heart rate monitor continuously track heart beats per minute. Train in a certain heart rate zone to improve your fitness level or compare your pace and heart rate to past performance on the same run.


Take your training inside with the versatile Forerunner 405. Pair it with an optional foot pod to track your speed, distance and running cadence indoors when a GPS signal is unavailable. This new design clips onto your laces for easy removal and automatically turns on when you start moving. You also can add a speed/cadence bike sensor to track the speed and distance of your cycling workouts.

Lock Onto Satellite Signals

Forerunner 405 sports a unique design that gives the GPS antenna a better view of the sky, so it can get a stronger signal during your run. And its high-sensitivity GPS receiver provides improved tracking under trees and near tall buildings.


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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • Sweet deal! I saw another one of these a few weeks ago for 120 but now its only for 99 so bought it. I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while. After all the running I do, I am starting to question how accurate google maps so this is a good way to check.