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Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors

Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap

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GARMIN® FORERUNNER® 310XT HEART RATE MONITOR :: Run, bike, swim, now you can track it all with one GPS heart rate monitor. The Garmin® Forerunner® 310XT HRM accurately measures distance, pace, calories, and heart rate. Up to 20 hours of battery life! Rely on powerful analysis software and wireless data transfer. 50m water-resistant.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Water-resistant to 50m
  • Tracks bike and run data and sends it wirelessly to your computer
  • 20 hours of battery life
  • Tracks distance, pace and heart rate (optional), and goes from wrist to bike in seconds
  • Forerunner 310XT categorizes multisport activities in one workout and can also log transition time in the process, so you can analyze your performance from start to finish
  • Records distance, pace, heart rate (optional), power data (from ANT+™-enabled third-party power meters) and more
  • Forerunner 310XT connects seamlessly to an optional heart rate monitor, foot pod and cadence sensor
  • You can also track weight, body fat, body water and six other measurements when using the Forerunner 310XT with the Tanita BC-1000 body composition scale
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Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Durable (19)
  • Versatile (19)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (15)
    • Long-term (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (20), Competitive athlete (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome!!! used it for ...

    By Brock

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

    awesome!!! used it for the first time today. easy to setup. have not installed the bike sensor yet. the tracking features on garmin connect are HUGE. the ant+ sync works great and the details stats are fantastic. It lets me go wherever I want know without a designated path to get bored with. triathletes dream! little larger than my ironman watch of course but you sacrifice for the flexibility and data this provides.

     
    5.0

    Freaking Awesome!!

    By Maverick

    from Singapore

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily
      • Long-Term
      • Men
      • Women

      Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

      I use the 310XT to time my laps, improve my overall running performance. Nothing I cansay that has not already been said. It's a beauty!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Not bad so far

      By Shell13

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

          So far it is great. Had it since August. I have used 2 other Garmin units during that time. I love the battery life with the 310XT. It has allot of features on this unit so be careful because it will drain the battery fast. But if you just use it to run and download to Garmin it is great!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Not the Quality I Expected

          By Ames

          from Montgomery, AL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

          • Short-Term

          Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

          I purchased the Garmin 310XT after my Forerunner 205 stopped working. I used the 310XT at least 3-4 times per week. In less than 60 days, the hard plastic where the strap attaches cracked. The strap would no longer stay in tact. I contacted Garmin and was able to return it for a new one. However, I had to pay the shipping to return the defective product. I was also made aware that if it had not cracked within the first 60 days, I would have been sent a "completely overhauled" unit. I inquired as to what that meant, and was told it meant a refurbished unit. I was also told that if something happened to the brand new 310XT, I would be sent a refurbished one, since I had passed the initial 60 days. The warranty did not start over with the new unit.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Excellent watch

          By tzvecl

          from Monmouth Junction, NJ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

              I was looking for a relatively inexpensive watch to replace my Forerunner 405. I wanted something without a bezel control, and with long battery life. This was the perfect watch based on its description (20 hours battery, control buttons on the front). I've had it for 3 weeks so far and I love it. I'm training for a marathon so I'm running 5 times a week.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Cannot live without it!

              By funnyrunner

              from Wrightwood, CA

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Wristband Difficult

              Best Uses

              • Daily

              Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

              My Garmin 305 that I had used for years died due to wear and tear on the buttons. This watch is an improved version of the 305 where the buttons are totally encased and protected from the elements (my sweat). It is easy to program, easy to use and I wear it on all of my runs.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Back to a good running watch

              By willgolf

              from Minnesota

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                  I originally had a 305, I then bought the 405 which was a disaster. Funky bezel controls were absolutely horrible. The 310XT is basically an upgraded 305 which is why I bought it. Easy to use, easy to set up, I like the larger display & it doesn't feel bulky to me. It linked up perfectly with my old HR monitor. I did have some trouble getting it to download data but I had a corrupt file on my computer. It did take two calls to Garmin but both guys were excellent.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  So far so GOOD

                  By Brian C

                  from Des Moines, IA

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily
                    • Long-Term
                    • Short-Term

                    Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                    Worked right out of the box! No gimmicks or going through the hassle of trying to figure out how to program, just charge and follow a few simple instructions and your good to go! Great for marathon training!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Sometimes newer isn't better

                    By jennm67

                    from San Diego, CA

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Long-Term

                      Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                      When my ever-trusty Garmin Forerunner 205 finally stopped after 6 years, I was looking for a new Garmin. I bought the 610 - and found myself missing the shape and the display of my 205 - and the 610 just wasn't as user friendly to me. I like the bigger display and the buttons. I feel like I have my old watch back - but better -and that is how I like it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent GPS.

                      By Rcs74

                      from Savannah, GA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Still Somewhat Large

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                        I had a 305 since 2007, it is on it's last leg, very happy with the 310. Very similar in function. Wish it was slightly smaller as I have a small wrist. Only used it for running, but like the options for cycling and swimming.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        1.0

                        310XT stopped working in just over 1yr

                        By PHX Fritz

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Not Durable

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                          The GARMIN FORERUNNER 310XT was a great product while it worked. Mine stopped receiving satellite signal about A WEEK AFTER WARRANTY EXPIRED!! I think a gadget that costs [$](incl. tax) should last way longer then a year. Garmin will only repair the unit for a hefty price. REALLY FOLKS????? In an age where one can get really good workout and GPS aps for free, you would think a company like GARMIN would stand behind their product. I will never purchase another GARMIN product EVER AGAIN!!!!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Garmin 310 xt

                          By Deacon Jones

                          from Key West Florida

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Cycling
                            • Open water swimming
                            • Running

                            Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                            The watch is great it takes time to set up and to learn how to use it. Works great to pace yourself on the bike and run but as far as swimming it is a challenge it will not count laps correctly but it will track distance and time also for triathlons it will help you to push yourself for faster transition times.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes
                             
                            5.0

                            I love my new Garmin 310xt.

                            By Jeff "Mr. Fahrenheit"

                            from Rensselaer, IN

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Long lasting battery life
                            • Versatile
                            • Vibrate alerts
                            • You can swim in it

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                              Although I already own the Garmin 305, I purchased this watch because I want to get more into triathlon. I already had the heart rate strap so I got this model and my old strap works fine with it. I went all out and bought the foot pod (treadmill use) and the bike mount quick release kit. Although with the quick release kit you have to replace the awesome strap that comes with the watch with a clearly inferior strap for the quick release kit, I am happy to report I love the bike mount. Easy to read and I bought the cadence/speed sensor and I really feel that this has helped me improve my time on the bike. I am no longer guessing at cadence but can see and track it.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Me So Happy Minitor!

                              By wasabi

                              from city

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Pros

                              • Easy PC interfact
                              • Easy to keep track
                              • Easy to read
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Men
                                • Training
                                • Women

                                Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                I debated between 410 and 310XT, I received the 410 first but didn't think it was all that improved against 405. 310XT arrived soon after and wow, I really love it. It's very simple to use and everything about the monitor is right – ease of viewing, ease of operation, ease of uploading and record, perfect 10!
                                Also my concern for the size was wrong - 310XT seems big but once its on the wrist its hard to notice (and I have really small wrist) Very lightweight and fits perfectly, I'm sure female runners will be also happy to use this.

                                Some advise to folks in the GPS monitor market: if you want a "watch", go with 410. If you want a "monitor" go with 310.
                                BTW, RRS followed up my previous feedback on 410, that was really unexpected and showing the level of customer care, go RRS!!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                Best all around watch from Garmin!

                                By Hook'em

                                from Round Rock, Texas

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily
                                  • Long-Term

                                  Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                  I upgraded to the Forerunner 310XT from the Forerunner 305 (which I happily used for 3-4 years). Because of the long hours of training with triathlons and the desire to wear it throughout the race, including the swim, the 310XT was the best option.

                                  The benefits of the new watch were literally seen when I turned it on the first time. The 310XT locates satellites almost immediately, much faster than the 305.

                                  Since I use the watch with triathlons and training, I have the cadence/speed sensor on my bike and the quick release kit. But the true value for triathlons is the multisport mode. In multisport you set up the three sports prior to starting with or without transitions. Start the watch at the beginning of the swim; hit the lap button at the beginning of T1, bike, T2, and run; and the stop when crossing the finish line. Now the entire race is broken down with each sport.

                                  The fact that the 310XT is waterproof makes it wearable during swimming, but the swim data is not very good (heart rate and distance)**. While there has been a software update to address measuring the swim distance, it is not super accurate for open water swims and does not work at all with lap swimming. However, as noted above, it works perfectly well for timing swimming. **This is the only reason the watch gets 4 stars as opposed to 5.

                                  My wife and I have owned a 205, 305, 405, and now two 310XTs. All of the watches have their place, but the 310XT is the best all around, multi-sport Garmin watch.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Couldn't race without it

                                  By Triman

                                  from NJ, USA

                                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily

                                  Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                  Most effective way to manage your workouts and know if you are improving, or hitting your targets. Download data to further analyze. Easy to use and customize for your data fields to keep you on rack for race day. If you race, you need to own this toy!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best Purchase ever made

                                  By DC runner

                                  from Washington, DC

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily
                                    • Long-Term

                                    Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                    One of the best things I ever purchased for running hands down. I don't ever leave home without it. Simple to use, program, and also easy to analyze all your data. Accurate but can be off 1/25 of mile or so depending on the topography. It is very durable (dropped many times) and waterproof which is vital for an outdoor running watch. Alarms can be noise, vibration, or both. The size is large but only because it makes the screen easy to read especially when your moving. The screen (as with almost everything) can be customized to the exact read-outs that you want to see. If a serious outdoor runner this is the best product out on the market. Every dollar is worth it on this quality product.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Love my garmin

                                    By Jeff14188

                                    from Detroit, MI

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Daily
                                      • Long-Term

                                      Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                      I use the 310 everyday mostly for running. I purchased it also because I might start doing Triathlon's next year. This is waterproof so I don't have to worry about it in the rain or sweat. It works exactly as described. I do wish that the garmin connect program was more detailed.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      It's got it all and it vibrates

                                      By Bez on the run

                                      from Phoenix, AZ

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Versatile
                                      • Vibrates

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily
                                        • Running swimming

                                        Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                        I use it to track my training runs; my open water swims. I even use it tell me how far I ran during a soccer match I officiate. I upgraded from the Forerunner 205 because the 310XT is water resistant. I use the Forerunner 205 as a back-up unit, incase I forget to charge up the 310XT. I like the wireless data transfer, quick battery charching, comfotable strap, added training features, and did I mention, it vibrates.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Better than I had imagined

                                        By Rick

                                        from Lake Havasu City, AZ

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                            Garmin does everything I had hoped for. Functions are easy to use, and remember. It is awsome to be able to connect to the computer wirelessly and look at your profile, pace, distance, time etc... I am looking forward to using it during a running event, I struggle with my pace and I know my Garmin will help. [...]

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            This Garmin 310XT is a Great Monitor

                                            By Junior

                                            from Gaithersburg MD

                                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily
                                              • Long-Term

                                              Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                              This Garmin MOnitor is perfect for workout. Its become my workout very interesting

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Best Garmin I have owned yet!

                                              By live2run

                                              from rocky mount, nc

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use

                                              Cons

                                              • Cost

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily
                                              • Long-Term

                                              Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                              I have owned the Garmin 101 and 205 previously. Loved the functionality of both but not size. Decided against the 405 due to reviews and went with 310. No regrets! Little smaller than 205 so fits better (I am a small frame female). Love the versatility of training features and "growth" options as I am considering a sprint tri in the future. Highly recommend for all runners! If you have used other Garmins, set-up is quick and easy, love the vibration option so when listening to headphones I still know when I hit mile marks. Only complaint was cost but not all that different than other models and the $50 mail in rebate was the selling point for me.

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Very Comfortable with Long Battery Life

                                              By Brad

                                              from Cleveland, OH

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                              • Poor Instruction Manual

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily

                                              Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                              The Garmin 310XT is about as uncomfortable as wearing a wristwatch. You will hardly notice it is there, unless you enjoy checking your statistics as your workout: speed, average pace and distance. With relative ease, you can wirelessly transfer your run data from your watch to the Garmin Connect website, and thoroughly analyze a map and the statistics for all your runs, all for free. You can even share this data with your training partners.

                                              At one point, I questioned the accuracy of the mileage of my Garmin, but after doing some additional research and testing, I have learned that the odometer I was comparing it against was the device with accuracy problems. This watch is probably more accurate than your car odometer, as car odometers in the US are only required to be +/-10% accurate.

                                              I especially like the ability to download maps of courses from other runners, and then be able to follow the exact course they ran. You can bring up a small map during your run that will direct you which way to go at an intersection, and the watch will warn you with a beep/vibration if you stray off course. This is very useful on trails that are not clearly marked, which is often the case on trail ultraruns.

                                              The biggest drawback I have found with the Garmin 310XT is the lack of a good instruction manual. They give a quick overview of the most basic functions, such as customizing your display, tracking your workout, and uploading your data to your computer. When it gets to more complicated features like downloading maps, training against a partner, or retracing your course back to the start, I think your are on your own trying to figure out how to do it. I have learned some pretty cool things playing with the device that I was unable to find in the manual or on the Garmin web site. I think it is a shame that they built such a cool device with so many features, but then they don't take the time to document how to use all the features.

                                              I still like the watch a lot and recommend it.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              A must for any runner!

                                              By Superman_651

                                              from Southern, Illinois

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Makes training easier
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                              • None

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily

                                              Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                              Makes training easier without the guessing game on time and distance. Actually makes you work harder, but thats what you want isn't it? I can't believe I've gone this long without one.

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Fantastic for running.

                                              By neil with too much sweat for a 305...

                                              from McAllen, TX

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Vibrate feature
                                              • Waterproof
                                              • Wireless sync

                                              Cons

                                              • Freeze issue

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Daily

                                              Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                              My wife and I have both been using this for several weeks; it is fantastic in general.

                                              -Vibrate feature is new and is very nice. (Don't have to look when lap happens)
                                              -As before, ease of use is terrific. (Just turn on, once satellites are there, hit start and go)
                                              -Availability of data, of course is very very good. (Not sure why they removed sunrise and sunset, but I imagine that's rarely needed; it'd be nice if power was missing when it is unavailable, that confused me a little)
                                              -** There is a known freeze issue with sport:"other" that i was able to find info about when googling it but RRS and garmin.com did not seem to have much info on. (I was just looking for a way to use a treadmill without paying for the footpod which is annoying to calibrate anyway)

                                              Summary: VERY VERY NICE concept/idea, MUCH better than running without one, much better than other competing products. You might consider the forerunner 305 or 110 for much less money though.
                                              (305 is NOT waterproof though, and neither have the wireless sync)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Wouldn't Run Without One

                                              By fcrunning

                                              from Frederick, MD

                                              About Me Avid Athlete

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Daily
                                                • Long-Term

                                                Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

                                                Only thing missing from this is the Last Lap statistic that was in the predecessor model.

                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                This is a great watch

                                                By Jake

                                                from San Antonio, Tx

                                                About Me Competitive Athlete

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Daily
                                                  • Long-Term

                                                  Comments about Garmin 310XT w/o HR Strap Monitors:

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                                                  1.    Brock rated this product 5 stars
                                                  Sat, August 15,2009:
                                                  awesome!!! used it for the first time today. easy to setup. have not installed the bike sensor yet. the tracking features on garmin connect are HUGE. the ant+ sync works great and the details stats are fantastic. It lets me go wherever I want know without a designated path to get bored with. triathletes dream! little larger than my ironman watch of course but you sacrifice for the flexibility and data this provides.

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