You also can't download courses with the 610. Here's a review by dcrainmaker
I'd bet an upgrade to the 310xt comes out this year.
You can change the battery yourself Bob. The battery is a standard one sold in Sainsbury's for a couple of quid. All you need is a small screwdriver which you can pick up in a cheap hardware store.Just make sure you don't lose the ring inside the watch and change the battery on a white sheet so you don't lose the little screws.
Why do jewellers worry so much about pressure then - is that only relevant for people using in water, or is it another con ?
I think some watches need to have a pressure-seal like Fossil. It's to apparently keep out the moisture and particles so nothing affects the mechanics.
sorry, just read the manual again. Previous page has a note saying not suitable for swimming, 1m for 30mins
what are garmin doing
I can be running for 3hours in the rain so if theres a choice of this or a rival thats fully waterproof....
Generally when the battery is changed on a waterproof watch the seals should be checked and usually changed. Then if it is an expensive watch they usually pressure test it and guarantee that it will be waterproof for a year. That's why it costs a lot (£50 for my Tag).
Little Ninja wrote (see)
Can I ask iof the touch screen can be "locked" to avoid unwanted operation if for example being worn as a normal watch?
i.e. if I try to wipe off a smudge on the glass will it operate the watch?
What I'm trying to ascertain is that the watch can be used as a normal watch without too much mucking about?
If the "power save" could be selected manually and stays on until de-selected then that would (IMHO) make sense.
Do I have to just select the "time" display and then wait for the pre-set power save time to elapse before daring to touch the screen?
Can I immediatley disable GPS function manually or as above, wait for the auto lock to kick in?
I presume the same questions would apply to the 210 also, minus the touch screen issue of course?
Ive got the "brick on the wrist" garmin 305 and its working really well but I am a bit of a gadget freak and im tempted with the 610. Im curious as to how youve managed to download the garmin schedules because it doesnt list the 610. Im training for the liverpool marathon and im well into a 16 week programme. Ps is it really as good as it looks ??????
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