However, I wasn't thrilled about was the way the watch felt on my wrist and the strap was so difficult to adjust while on a run.
I did a little research and found there are wristband conversion kits that can be found online for around $25.00. The kit includes the Velcro strap(s), a conversion piece that fits into the watch housing, new pins as well as a specialized tool to work the pins.
The process of replacing the wristband was literally a snap and took only a few minutes.
The video below will help anyone (like me) who have trouble following instructions.
After swapping out the wristband it took just a couple of runs to get accustomed to the new Velcro strap, but since then, I've been completely satisfied. No more ill-fitting plastic wristband and I can easily adjust the fit while on the run.
If you have a Garmin 405 and don't like the way it fits, consider the replacement wristbands kit.