Review of Garmin 910xt

July 09, 2012
Review of  Garmin 910xt

There are some great watches if you're a swimmer, they count laps for you, and do all sorts of amazing things. Equally the GPS watches for runners and cyclists are impressive units. But if you combine all three of these events then the Garmin 910xt will quickly become your best friend. Let's face it, triathletes obsess over data and details; I should know I am one.

Having at one time or another owned almost every heart rate monitor on the market the Forerunner 910XT is simply the best I have ever seen. It's the only all-in-one, GPS-enabled device that provides detailed swim metrics and tracks distance, pace, elevation and heart rate for running and cycling. It sports a sleek profile, comfy wristband and an easy-to-read display. It has a thousand and one functions so I’ll just give you the swim, bike, run highlights.

Swim Function:

I’ve had a few Garmin’s, and the last model did have the swim distance function. It worked on GPS but was never spot on. The swim function on the 910xt is awesome. You can set it to different pool distances and it measures he distance and laps as you go, then you’ve got real-time access to four data pages, each with up to four pieces of information on them.

Run: The best new function on this is the run walk feature. For a longer race it enables you to set it at intervals to help stop you from blowing up. So you can set it for 10 minutes of running, then two minutes of walking. Personally I like using the function as a nutrition alarm. Setting it for 45 minutes helps me remember to have a drink or something to eat on a long ride or run.

Ride: Being the proud owner of a mountain bike, road bike and time trial bike means the ability to now customize up to five different bikes with the 910xt is gold. You can add a heap of parameters such as ANT+ sensor details (power/speed/cadence) and wheel size/bike weight.


Review by Daniel Hoy


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