Garmin Waterproof GPS Watches

Advice on waterproof Garmin GPS watches

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26/02/2013 at 17:55

Hi all,

I'm looking to upgrade my Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS watch to one that’s compatible with swimming.

I'm doing some Triathlons this year so any advice on waterproof GPS watches would be awesome, ideally Garmin as I upload all my training to a website that supports them.



26/02/2013 at 19:22

The 910XT seems to get universal praise.

Review here:

26/02/2013 at 19:28

I love my 910XT not cheap, but good

26/02/2013 at 22:58

Wow.... the 910XT is mega bucks! Just been shopping around and the best price I can find is just shy of £300... is that about right?

27/02/2013 at 12:07

check out the 310XT which is the 910s predecessor - c£200 new but there should be plenty around on places like ebay from those who have upgraded.  

27/02/2013 at 12:18

310 is good, but doesn't do any swim analysis like the 910.

Look on ebay for a deal, loads bought the 910 for Tri and get rid of them after a year, could pick up for around £220, maybe cheaper if you don't require HRM

27/02/2013 at 16:25

The 310Xt and 910XT are the only Garmin watches that are waterproof to 50 metres all the other Garmin Forerunners are only IPX7 rated. That's 1 metre for 30 minutes. for more details of waterproof ratings.

There is a 310XT on Amazon for £190. type in product code B007O40NPC, or one without the sensor for £169 B0025VKW5K. You should be able to use the sensor from your 405.

Edited: 27/02/2013 at 16:26
27/02/2013 at 20:06

Will my heart rate monitor and ANT stick from my 405 work with the newer Garmins? If that's the case then I'll just keep them and just buy the 910XT watch on it's own.

27/02/2013 at 21:14


Shouldn't be an issue. The ANT+ and sensors can be used with all the range. You just need to pair them when you set it all up with the new watch.

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