Garmin Forerunner 310XT – Waterproof GPS

Garmin Forerunner 310XT

Garmin Forerunner 310XT

It isn’t available yet, but the new Garmin Foreunner 310Xt looks like an intersting bit of kit. I have a few GPS devices already and love my Garmin Foreunner 305, this just take it to another level, being more rugged and waterproof.

Finally, a GPS-enabled training device that isn’t afraid of the water. The rugged Forerunner 310XT is the triathlete’s indispensable training tool — a GPS-enabled, swim-proof trainer that tracks bike and run data and sends it wirelessly to your computer. This multi-sport device has up to 20 hours of battery life, tracks distance, pace and heart rate (optional), and goes from wrist to bike in seconds.

Could be good for swimming and windsurfing, as well as biking and other sports, and I may have to get my hands on one when it comes out. It seems to have most the  features of the Forerunner 305, including the useful Virtual Training Partner. It is also slighter lighter, has a better battery life, is ANT power meter compatible, has wireless syncing capabilities and of course is properly waterproof. The Heart Rate Monitor appears to be an optional extra with this one though and it doesn’t appear to be able to store routes. This last omission seems a little od as the routes are used to allow the Virtual Training Partner to work , but otherwise it looks like a great piece of kit.

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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.

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