What is absolutely crazy regarding Garmin’s hottest GPS watch, the Forerunner 310XT, is that this watch operates like a running heart rate monitor watch, a bike computer, a swimming watch, a watts output meter, a quite precise tempo and distance metrics device plus, this watch allows you to synchronize vibration or chiming alarms for lots of diverse metrics. This watch is unparalleled as a multi-event watch – punctuation mark.
The minor point of objection would maybe be the dimensions of the monitor (it is big) however it seems no different on than a conventional monitor as it is essentially quite light weight, in addition the dimension renders a nice, big display screen that is quite comfortable to see, which converts the perceived weakness in to a strong point, and will show up to four measurements per display screen with four display screens meant for each event. Maybe the capability to change screens with brain waves would be good however, who can tell, that may perhaps be immediately in the future. These display screens are wonderful for older eyeballs.
We selected to exhibit distance, tempo, pulse and pace while we tested it running. The partner attribute, or Virtual Partner as Garmin names it, lets you place an exact pace into the monitor and therefore it tells you during the route of a particular run how far ahead of time, or beneath pace, you are from your objective. Its is a truly nice element and, in our tests, it helped testers pick it up to stay on tempo.
During biking we selected to put on view tempo, cadence, pulse and power, which is put on display if the bicycle you are pedaling provides an ANT power meter. A GPS watch can plainly take on the role of your bicycle computer however, we advise the bike mount for safety reasons.
For the swim session we established a meters related tempo goal and switched on the vibration notification. Swimming doesn’t allow time to glance at a watch so we discovered the vibration notification quite worthwhile and in fact placed the monitor on on top of our neoprene since it did not feel right and would not fit beneath the neoprene.
In our estimates this monitor is terrific for a wide array of various users and not solely the triathletes who acted as the developers of its pedigree. People that swim will be partial to it. The 310XT is a superior biking computer and provides the diversity to be utilized for other sports. Kayaking you might assess tempo, distance, pulse and do all the rolls you like since the 310XT is waterproof.
Watts, caloric consumption, pulse, tempo, distance, and altitude: You specify it, they are all here. This watch will also assist in making your exercise further helpful. You can effortlessly establish custom interval training sessions and targeted zones for all your measurements right in the 310XT.
The vibration notification is a good feature since it allows you tune out on the I-Pod and still understand when you have gone outside the parameters for your measurements. It further means that you do not have to disturb your workout partners with continual notification chiming all through group exercise.
If we were movie reviewers we would say two thumbs way up however because we grade products like a GPS watch on one to five stars we will bestow the 310XT 4.9 stars.