Garmin Forerunner 310xt Watch Review

Whats under the hood of the Garmin Forerunner 310xt Watch?

Garmin Forerunner GPS watches for training and racing now have a waterproof version. The Garmin Forerunner 310xt is the latest and greatest in the heart rate monitor tech.  In the past, the Garmin 305 and 405 models were great for running and cycling, but did not give users a safe waterproof option. garmin forerunner 310xt watch

Garmin states that the Forerunner 310xt  is waterproof upto 50 meters (164 ft), way more than enough considering that a typical open water swimmer skims along the top 12-18 inches of water, sometimes diving to a few feet.  Living in Utah I don’t have to worry about salt water or any other harsh water conditions.  So for me this watch gave an option that I couldn’t pass up.

Gps heart rate watches have become very popular, especially with triathlon runners. If you know anything about these types of watches you will know that past models have been lacking in some need features.  The 310 XT has made a huge improvement on the width of the watch face. Garmin reduced the length to 2.2 inches. So it now looks and feels more like a normal watch.  This change also reduced at a quarter of an ounce from the watch weight, and at 2.5 oz the Forerunner 310 packs alot of incredible technology into a small package.

What does it actually do?

The Garmin Forerunner 310xt Watch  tracks just about every part of workout data you’ll need to know.

  • instant feedback
  • keeps a history file
  • up-loadable toGarmin Connect
  •  calories
  •  heart rate
  •  speed
  •  distance
  •  elevation

So pretty much everything.

It is designed to easily set up custom interval workouts right in the watch. A vibrating alarm lets you know when you’ve gone certain distances or drop out of heart rate or speed zones.

This form of  feedback is pretty awesome.  Not only because it keeps you from having to glance at the watch, you can also wear headphones and bump along to your favorite beats.

But enough about that, this is meant to be a short review of the garmin forerunner 310xt watch.

 

The Garmin Forerunner 310xt Watch is priced at around $399

Or Recommendation:

Great product, if you are looking to get a smaller training watch then the 310xt forerunner by garmin is a good fit. A total cross training device that will help you to track your progression.

 

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