Tuesday, June 22, 2010
New Watch Garmin 310XT-Review
I like this Garmin and that is saying a lot because I'm into simple and I'm not a gadget person. Buying anything electronic, involves time spent downloading and reading a manual, usually software, and then you have to register the product and think of a username and password for the new website that you will remember later, and I would rather be running :)
Once I figured out how to charge the battery (seriously, three components are necessary for this step) the rest of the set up was a breeze. The GPS signal picks up right away and the heart rate monitor is paired.
I have one swim, one bike and one run workout stored and transferred to the Garmin Connect site.
I am still reading up on the data fields. There are 40 choices and that is possibly TOO many.
Two things I was kinda bummed about:
1- No cadence monitor. The sales guy at REI said it was included, but it's an accessory.
2- Size. I have a small wrist and the width of the watch is almost the same, but it is snug.
I have retired the old Garmin. 102 was a great training partner and will always have a special place in my heart because Shane gave it to me when I first started running.