How to Troubleshoot a Garmin Forerunner 405

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Designed for the sporting type, the Garmin Forerunner 405 tracks your training performance and can send the information to your computer. The device is designed as a watch, allowing you to keep an all-in-one digital trainer on your wrist, recording your heart rate, distance travelled and telling time. If you are having problems with the device, troubleshooting usually will involve simple reset procedures.

Skill level:


    The Bezel is Not Responding When I Tap It

  1. 1

    Press the enter and quit buttons at the same time.

  2. 2

    Tap the outer ring for better results, rather than the inner ring near the face of the watch.

  3. 3

    Adjust the touch sensitivity of the bezel by selecting "Menu," "Settings and System," and choosing "Sensitivity." The bezel sensitivity goes from "High" to "Low."

    My Device is Not Getting a Satellite Signal

  1. 1

    Step out of the building and walk away from the structure to an open area.

  2. 2

    Stay where you are for a few moments to see if the GPS activates.

  3. 3

    Press and hold "GPS."

    The Heart-Rate Monitor, Foot Pod or GSC 10 is Not Pairing With the Forerunner

  1. 1

    Select "Settings," and then "ANT+" on your device.

  2. 2

    Access "Accessories" from the menu and select "Enabled." Select "Yes," scroll to "Status" and select "Rescan."

  3. 3

    Replace the battery if the problem persists.

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