Garmin is a company which started as a GPS maker in 1989 but has now branched out into making sport devices, including the Garmin Forerunner 310XT. Garmin’s GPS devices can be found in many sectors, including aviation, marine, and mobile applications. They are truly specialists in GPS. Still, they have produced some great devices for tracking dozens of statistics for practitioners of many sports.
Garmin makes devices for golfers, cyclists, runners, swimmers, and multi-sport athletes. This is where the Forerunner 310XT comes in. It is a multi-sport device designed to aid primarily triathletes. Garmin’s philosophy is to create products that help you train smarter. Though the 310XT is perfect for the serious triathlete, the average athlete will enjoy and benefit from using it as well.
The Forerunner 310XT is a fully GPS enabled device that tracks movement and can sends data to your computer wirelessly. It can track you while running and cycling, and has recently been updated to be able to estimate swim distance and speed as well. For cyclists, the device can be used with an optional bike mount (which is sold separately). The 310XT can also track transition times for triathletes. Here are a few main specifications:
– Weight: 2.5 oz
– Battery Life: up to 20 hours
– Color: grey/orange
– Water resistant: yes, to 164 feet
– Heart rate monitor: no, but this can be purchased with the 310XT if desired