Garmin Forerunner 310XT Review

With the weather getting warmer and summer just around the corner, what better way to kick of the running season than with a review of the Garmin Forerunner 310XT. There are plenty of GPS-enabled training devices on the market but not many that are also waterproof. Read on for our Garmin Forerunner 310XT review.

Garmin Forerunner 310XT Review


Garmin Forerunner 310XT Side View

First impressions is that the Garmin 310XT isn’t a bad looking sports watch and is very rugged to withstand most typical training environments. The main unique selling point of the Garmin 310XT is that it is one of the few GPS-enabled training devices that isn’t afraid of some water. That is, the Forerunner 310XT is waterproof to depths of up to 50 meters, which means you can wear it in the swimming pool or lake to time your swim.


Garmin Forerunner 310XT Face

As well as being waterproof, the rugged Forerunner 310XT features GPS tracking, swim proof trainer that tracks bike and run data such as running distance, pace and heart rate. All this data can also be sent wirelessly to your personal computer. Best of all, the battery provides up to 20 hours of constant use.

The Good Stuff
1. Slim and flexible design makes it easy to wear in most conditions.
2. Stylish looking sports watch
3. Waterproof to depths of up to 50 meters.
4. Fast GPS tracking providing accurate training route data.
5. Great for swimming, biking, running and hiking.
6. Collects workout data such as distance, pace and heart rate
7. Wirelessly send training data to computer.
8. 20 hours of battery life.

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The Bad Stuff
1. Doesn’t collect GPS data while swimming. This is probably because GPS technology does not generally work well in water.
2. Some users may find this watch a little large but the 20 hours of battery life makes up for this.

Garmin Forerunner 310XT Specifications
Color: Grey/Orange
Dimensions: 2.1 x 0.8 x 2.2 inches
Weight: 2.6 ouces

What Other People Say About the Garmin Forerunner 310XT
“This is the best watch of it’s kind I have owned, and as long as a purchaser understands what it does, and it’s limitations, I think they will be more than satisfied” by David Rosenfeld “Dayrems”

“I’ve used the 205, 305, and 405. As a triathlete, the 205 and 305 were both great watches. The best part of the watch for me is the extended battery life” by Triguy “Jeff”

“I have owned this watch for about three months and I have no regrets at all. I use it just about every day” by Kenneth C. Lotts “aa7jc”

Video On Garmin Forerunner 310XT

The Garmin Forerunner 310XT is a great looking sports watch that comes with many training modes and features with the main selling point of being waterproof to depths of up to 50 meters.


Garmin Forerunner 310XT

With tracking modes such as distance, pace and heart rate that can be sent wirelessly to any computer, the Garmin 310XT is suitable for any novice or professional athlete that wants to monitor their training routine. And with 20 hours of battery life, the Forerunner 310XT is great for training for long periods.

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