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5.0 out of 5 stars The best so far.............., 29 Aug 2009
This review is from: Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Multisport Watch (Electronics)
This is by far the best so far great GPS reception no longer do I have to leave it on the bonnet of my car to pick up siginals like 405 & Edge 305 but it will pick up signal on my wrist as I am getting my bike ready. long battery life you can easy up in your Iron Man as completion in 8 hrs is no longer needed they say 20hrs I have used it over 12 and it was fine.

Yes it is waterproof (mind you I used my 405 in the water for over a year and it never leaked it was just the bezel that gave me grief)the new heart rate belt is much more sensitive and thinner but I still could not get heart rate in the pool it's the turning you stretching and it loses contact no heart rate. Better under wet suit it loses contact intially but over alonger swim will pick back up. Also your old HR belts (305 405) are compatible with this unit and visa versa.

I have used this in water and it does pick up siginal however it always gives you a much greater distance than you have actually travelled now I though about this and perhaps it is because it is situated on the wrist so you're arm is going backwards and farwards making the computer believe that it has travelled further than it has, you could always try just strapping to googles if it just the distance you want.

Everything comes enabled when you get the unit so if you are like me you will need to switch off your virtual partner and the auto lap which freaked me when the laps kept resetting after a couple of minutes of running you will need to do this in other modes say when you hold the mode button down and go from run into your bike settings etc.

It's a little bulker than 405 (a bit more of struggle to get wetsuit over it)and perhaps not as pretty but I still wear it as an every day watch.

When hooking up to my Training Centre Software I did have a problem at first it picked up the watch but for some reason would not download into program how I resolved it I went on the Garmin site and downloaded the new 2.7 ant+ patch and left it connect while watching telly and eventually it connected and all my training appearedonmy computer.

I have not used the Power meter part but this sounds fantastic if it is able to connect to secondary Power Systems it might be worth buying one.

Overal this is the Daddy and I am really pleased with it.
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Initial post: 9 Sep 2009 15:16:30 BDT
Eduardo14GL says:
How did you get hold of the Garmin 310XT product when Amazon says it's not available until Nov 2009?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Oct 2009 17:09:55 BDT
Been on EBay for yonks!

Posted on 19 Feb 2013 19:47:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Feb 2013 19:48:19 GMT
"you could always try just strapping to googles" you are funny..
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