Forerunner 310XT – Key Features
The Garmin Forerunner 310XT is an international best selling waterproof multi-sport watch that appeals to serious triathletes or even fun runners. Since it is waterproof up to a depth of 50 meters, the Forerunner 310XT is ideal for athletes who like to go out on a swim after a long run or bike. This GPS-enabled multi-sport watch has a lot of features that make it stand out among its peers including:
- It is a GPS training watch athletes that engage in multi-sport activities
- The 310XT monitors, distance covered, time, speed and heart rate (land based activity only)
- For swimming, it estimates your average speed and the distance you cover
- It can transfer data by wireless connection to a computer to share and analyze performance
- The device has a long 20 hour battery life
- And it is resistant to water to a depth of 50 meters
The Forerunner 310XT Is Waterproof
The FR 310XT is waterproof up to a depth of 50 meters, and it can be worn from the start of a run to a final swim in a pool. The Garmin Forerunner 310XT Waterproof Watch c/w USB Stick & Heart Rate Monitor is such a great companion for swimmers who want to time their swim in a pool or lake.
The FR 310XT can estimate the average speed and swim distance in open water. This can be done by activating the Swim mode and pressing the start button before swimming. When finished, you only have to push the lap button and the device will compute the estimated distance covered and speed by combining time and GPS data.
It Transitions Easily From One Sport to Another
Thanks to its auto multi-sport mode, the FR 310XT can transition easily from one sport to another with a simple push of a button. This feature is especially interesting for triathletes who want to keep track of their progress in running, biking, and swimming.
Using the auto multi-sport feature is also very easy. From the main menu, you can choose training mode, auto multi-sport and choose whether you’d like to have transitions.
Push the start button to record your first activity. As you end your session, push the lap button so that the device will stop recording. To start the next session, push the lap button and the watch will display ‘begin biking’ or the next sport you would be engaging in.
Another push of the button will have the Garmin FR 310XT record your next activity.
The FR 310XT can gather workout data such as distance, speed, and heart rate through the heart rate strap that is included in the product package. Other types of information that can be collected by the watch includes elevation change, number of calories burned and full statistic for every lap of the circuit that is completed.
By gathering workout data particularly heart rate, you can achieve better workout results. Knowing your heart rate during a session would give you an idea on whether you should crank up your run or swim, or to scale back the intensity. The FR 310XT will inform you if you are training below or above your targeted heart rate zone with a vibrating alarm.
The is not only for serious athletes. People who lead a sedentary lifestyle can use the 310XT to jumpstart their fitness programs and motivate them to exercise more frequently. The American Heart Association suggests that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.