Garmin Forerunner 205 vs 405CX

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Comparison chart of product specifications and features between Garmin Forerunner 205 and 405CX

Garmin Sports / Running GPS
Forerunner 205 Forerunner 405CX
Forerunner 205
Forerunner 205 (Discontinued model. But this model may still be available in the market)
Forerunner 405CX
Forerunner 405CX
View the latest priceGarmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver and Sports Watch Garmin Forerunner 405CX GPS Sport Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.1" x 2.7" x 0.7" (5.33 x 6.86 x 1.78 cm) 1.88" x 2.78" x 0.646" (4.8 x 7.1 x 1.6 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.3" x 0.8" (3.3 x 2.0 cm) 1.06" (2.7 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 100 pixels 124 x 95 pixels
Weight: 2.72 oz (77 g) 2.11 oz (60 g)
Battery life: 10 hours, typical 2 weeks in power save mode; 8 hours in training mode
Routes: 500
Heart rate monitor: no yes
Bike speed/cadence sensor: no yes (optional)
Foot pod: no yes (optional)
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer): no yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button): yes no
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace): yes yes (for advanced workouts only)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal): yes yes (for advanced workouts only)
Heart rate-based calorie computation: no yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): no yes
Sport watch: no yes
What's Common
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion rechargeable lithium-ion
GPS-enabled: yes yes
Water resistant: yes (IPX7) yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes yes
Lap history: 1000 laps 1000 laps
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 100100
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes yes
Garmin Training Center® software compatible: yes yes
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person): yes yes
Courses (compete against previous activities): yes yes
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed): yes yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap): yes yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout): yes yes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts): yes yes
Simple workouts (input time, distance and calorie goals): yes yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals): yes yes
Customizable screen(s): yes yes
What's Unavailable
Training effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness): no no
Virtual racer™ (compete against other activities): no no
Touchscreen: no no
Basemap: no no
Ability to add maps: no no
Accepts data cards: no no
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert): no no
Barometric altimeter: no no
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters): no no
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride): no no
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Price Check
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