Garmin Forerunner 310xt review

  • Price Paid:$350.00
  • User rating:
    (4.6)
  • Would buy again from this company: Yes
  • Used product for: 1 months
  • # of logged workouts:

"Great device with good function and flexible data for helping you train. Vibration alarm is very helpful for me."Jacklcm

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Watch

(4)

Pretty easy to setup. Links with Apple fine.

(5)

Nice contruction

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Sort of big but fits man's wrist fine. I have fairly small wrist and it has a good fit.

(5)

feels fine.

(5)

watch band has wide adjustment capability.

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Rebate for 50 helped.

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Didn't use it yet

(5)

Device works well and give tons of data.

Give all kinds of data in any format you want. Vibration alert very helpful to me since I can not hear small beeps but I can feel the vibration great. Its has the flexibility to monitor almost any parameter with up to 4 items per screen and 4 screens for each mode (bike, run, other) and the virtual partner that you can set the speed to race against it. Data uploads work great with the wireless USB device. You just turn your computer on, plug in the USB device, and then turn on the Garmin 310xt and it uploads you data to the Garmin connect website. After data uploads you can go to BT and it locates the data and lets you upload your workout to record your data in you log.

The bike sensors work just fine with the wireless combined speed and candence sensor mounts your rear of the bike so you can use it on trainer. I got the bike quick connect that mounts on the bike and your wrist for $12, and it works fine, while some reviews say it falls out, I think that can only happen if you don't snap the unit in the holder properly.

Battery life is great, I can use it almost all week without recharge, and recharging is a snap to connect. I run/ride at night and the back light can be set to stay on continuously. I lost the data for one workout, and I'm not sure what went wrong but I probably did something wrong.
The unit is kind of big but it appears much smaller then the 305, but the quick connect wristband makes the watch stick out further. Lots of folks complain it doesn't work in the water, but that makes sense its a GPS and it loses signal under water. Maybe strapping it to you head would work, but I haven't played with that yet since I swim indoors these days.

Does every I expected and does it well. There alot of bad reviews for the lack of GPS in the water but the manual indicates that wouldn't work and that is not unexpected for a GPS. Maybe if you mount it on your head and don't flip turn.

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Buyers clubForerunner 310xt
  • 192 people use
  • 7200 workouts logged
  • 132371.55 miles / 12460.21 hours logged