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Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Multisport Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Multisport Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
Offered by Classic Sales UK.
Price: £109.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Tool, 15 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Had it for about a month now and done 6 mountain bike rides, 1 walk and my son used it for a cardio workout to monitor his heart rate.
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very easy to set up and use
good views of the data on the Garmin Connect website
exported GPX files are great on Memory Map, includes all the heart rate, speed, distance from start info, etc ...
good on power consumption

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can get occasional speed spikes (I did 92mph! in Dorchester) when you lose the satellite signal, apparently 3.70 software fixes the problem, but I am still on 3.50.
Can only view the data online with the Garmin Connect website, not offline on any PC based software that I am aware of

Summary - excellent tool for anyone who wants to track their running, cycling swimming, walking
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 21, 2014 3:06 PM BST


iGroove SXT Digital Audio System for iPod and iPhoneSystem
iGroove SXT Digital Audio System for iPod and iPhoneSystem

4.0 out of 5 stars iGROOVE - Plus's & Minus's, 20 Feb. 2011
Plus's:
- Extremely easy to set up and use
- Fantastic sound from such a small unit

Minus's:
- Won't charge up our Nano or iPhone contrary to what some ad's say. The Ipod/phone comes up with a message saying it is not compatible with charging from this unit.
- Remote control is great when it feels like working, very hit and miss even with a brand new battery
- plastic inserts (5 of them) didn't fit the Nano

However a great unit with fantastic sound.

G.


Veho VCC-003-MUVI-BLK MUVI Micro Digital Camcorder / Action cam for Action Sports & Surveillance  (Includes 4Gb Memory)
Veho VCC-003-MUVI-BLK MUVI Micro Digital Camcorder / Action cam for Action Sports & Surveillance (Includes 4Gb Memory)
Price: £29.95

97 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for price and size, 2 Oct. 2009
I have wanted a mini cam for sometime to take out Moutain Biking and finally bought this one after reading the reviews. This is a fantatsic piece of kit. About the size of those throw away cigarette lighters, but it is surprisingly heavy and gives the impression of being very robust. It is very easy to use with very few buttons and nothing to set up, it is all plug and play. The relevant parts of the user manual are only about 7-8 pages (in large font in the PDF document).

I also bought
- the Extreme sports pack (more of this later).
- An 8gb card (approx 6 hours) which should be sufficent for most trips. The 2gb card that it comes with holds about 90 minutes
- VEHO recharger plug, makes re-charging exceptionally easy (especially if you haven't got a PC with you)

Good bits:
- size
- ease of use both itself and on the PC
- picture quality is excellent for something of this lens size
- Re-charges fully in about 2 hours
- good variety of straps and mounts
- Good sound quality (haven't tried the voice activation bit yet)
- The mounts seem very secure, but I might use a zip tie in bumpy conditions just in case. If you lose it the size will make it very difficult to find!

Bad bits:
- You can't see what you are recording, or have recorded, without a PC. This can make setting up the cam in the right place a little difficult and you will need to try out the varions straps to get the positioning correct.
- No instructions with the sports kit. Although it is fairly easy to work out which straps are for what, it isn't easy to work out the best way to attach them to the mounts.
- Velcro straps are fiddly and attache themselves to anything that you don't want them to! especially the inside pads of a cycle helemt!

Extreme Sports kit
- Handle bar strap - gives very shaky images (made my wife feel seasick watching them!) and lots of background noise I think from the vibrations thru the bike.
- Head strap is fine, but I wear a helmet (everyone should when cycling) so not really practical. May be ok for skiing.
- Arm strap - No good for biking, the cam it points at the sky most of the time. Probably ok for skiing though.
- Helemt strap - This is good and reduces the background noise. Downside is you can't see the cam and will need someone to tell you if it is a the correct angle for recording.
- When on, the rubber weather jacket means you can't use the mounts and can only use the straps. Unless there is a way of doing so that I have'nt found yet.

In summary I am very pleased so far, but have only tested locally and not in any serious MTB conditions.


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