Review of the Garmin Forerunner 310 XT

Garmin-Forerunner-310-XT-reviewHaving a GPS enabled training device is a good thing. Having a training device offering GPS that isn’t afraid to get a little wet is even better. The rugged Garmin Forerunner 310 XT is an indispensable training tool for any triathlete because it is a swim proof, GPS enabled trainer capable of tracking swim data, bike data and run data, sending it to your computer wirelessly. This multiple sport decide is capable of offering as many as 20 hours worth of battery life, allowing you to track your distance, your pace and even your heart rate, and it goes from your wrist to your bike easily and quickly. The MSRP for the Garmin Forerunner 310 XT is worthwhile at $349.95, considering how indispensable it can be for any training triathlete.

  • The dimensions for the unit are 2.1″ by 2.2″ x 0.8″ or 5.4 cm x 5.6 cm x 1.9 cm.
  • The display size for this unit is 1.3″ x 0.8″ or 3.3 cm x 2.0 cm.
  • The display resolution for this unit is 160 px by 100 px
  • This unit weighs 2.5 oz.
  • This unit features a rechargeable lithium ion battery with 20 hours of typical battery life.
  • Features of this unit include water resistance up to 50 meters, GPS capabilities, an RoHS version available and a high sensitivity receiver. This unit also offers 1000 lap history, 100 waypoints, locations and favorites and an optional foot pod.

The Garmin Forerunner 310 XT features an optional heart rate monitor as well as a bike speed and cadence sensor. It also features an automatic sync which means that your data is automatically transferred to your computer. There are numerous other features that are offered by the Garmin Forerunner 310 XT, including Garmin Connect compatibility, Garmin Training Center compatibility, Virtual Partner compatibility, course compatibility, Auto Lap, Auto Pause, Auto Scroll, Multi Sport capabilities, advanced and simple workout capabilities, pace alert for advanced workouts, time and distance alerts, interval training compatibility, customizable screens, calorie computation based on heart rate, power meter compatible and the ability to time swims as well.

There are numerous benefits to choosing the Garmin Forerunner 310 XT as a training aid. It allows you to time your swim, transition effortlessly from swimming to biking, and makes it simple to collect your most pertinent workout data. Running, syncing, storing and sharing your data is super easy without cables or hookups, because the data that you need syncs to your computer easily and automatically, making training a breeze. Now you can focus on your training, and wait to see the results when you get home because your data will be automatically synced and stored. You can work out with other people and go head to head in training mode to see how your results compare. Never before has a triathlon training aid done so much to help with biking and swimming training, and the Garmin Forerunner 310 XT isn’t afraid to get a little wet either.

Buy: Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Enabled Sports Watch


  1. Brice says

    First, the disappointing parts of this watch:

    While it is advertised as a triathlete’s watch, advertised as a “training device that isn’t afraid of the water,” it is useless in the water. A triathlete’s watch it is not. First, they offer a “water-proof” heart rate monitor with it that, while it is “water-proof,” it doesn’t actually work in the water. Seriously?? Second, the water interferes with the devices ability to read and transmit other information. Almost as bad as the HRM’s complete failure, it’s GPS is not always strong enough to move through a few inches of water. So again–”water-proof” is misleading.

    This is a terrific watch for biking and running. However, given the uncomfortable size and the astronomical price, and the dishonesty of their marketing, I would suggest the less expensive, far nicer looking, and longer battery lives of the Suuntos.

  2. Ragz says

    I am very disappointed with the hardware and the fact that Garmin does not stand behind their product. I was just setting the 310xt up, the same day I bought it, and it fell from my lap into the floor, and the glass cracked from falling less then 2 feet. Could not have been more then 2 feet. The Garmin distributor said this was not covered by the warranty!!!

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