The Ultimate Triathlon Watch with Heart Rate Monitor and Speed & Distance GPS & Waterproof.
With waterproofing and sleeker styling compared to its somewhat larger predecessors, the Garmin 310XT does, well, ev-er-y-thing.
Really! A partial feature list: The Garmin 310XT it’s got an automatic triathlon mode, so you can switch from one sport to another with a single button press; synchronization with ANT cycling power meters; support for heart-rate straps and Garmin running and cycling cadence meters; calorie, speed, distance and elevation metering; vibrating feedback for anything from distance benchmarks to time intervals to heart rate targets; customizable homescreens; charging via USB or AC. Crucially, this isn’t just well-intentioned feature-loading—all these features actually work.
It’s still subject to the typical shortfalls of GPS wrist trainers, namely—though to a lesser degree than most similar products—battery life, which maxes out at about 20 hours. In practice that’s more than most people will ever need, but after spending £329 for what looks like a wristwatch, it’d be nice if you at least had the option to disable all the frill and use it like one, althoug in my opinion it’s still a bit big to wear as an everyday watch…
If you would like to compare the features of the Garmin Forerunner 310XT with the Garmin Forerunner 305 and the new Garmin Foreruuner 405CX click here.