Garmin 910xt should i buy one?

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02/04/2012 at 14:06

Twinkling Star - I am not sure the multi-sport function is relevant to The Wolf Run.  Multi sport is really for Tri (although it can be any number of disciplines) where there is a transition ie it will record the time spent in T1 and T2.

I really can't see the benefit of wearing the 910xt for what is really a cross-country run with obstacles, but each to their own.  

02/04/2012 at 16:31
I know but I want to record my run and part of the run is that you have to swim but the 405 is not waterproof hence I thought I can switch to the swim mode and back to the run mode and see how smoothly it goes that was all.
02/04/2012 at 17:36

Geek!

02/04/2012 at 17:39

TS - sorry if I am teaching granny to suck eggs, but you will have to set up the multisport function.

Off the top of my head you would have to set up run, swim, then run, and maybe double-press 'lap' just before and just after the swim as you won't effectively have transitions.

Unless, of course, the 910xt is slicker than the 310xt

02/04/2012 at 18:49
You put the transitions in as well - it's a check box. So you can leave them out if there are none.
03/04/2012 at 09:09
Thanks guys. Schmunkee I guess I am.... LOL! I may become an even bigger geek now with all these swim data for me to look at.
Edited: 03/04/2012 at 09:10
26/04/2012 at 17:06

well i am now a proud owner of a 910xt thanks for all the advice here guys. Only used it for run today, picked up satellites quickly, heart rate monitor much nicer than my 305 strap. So far it is great! OW swim next week!

28/04/2012 at 10:28
Got mine and must admit, initial thoughts are 'meh'. I've used it for a long bike and the output was spot on.

However, the first couple of pool sessions have thrown up some really spurious data in terms of the distance it thinks I have done, number of lengths and stroke type. As this was one of it's main selling points it has really taken the shine of the product / experience.
OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
28/04/2012 at 11:50
shuffle's has already been returned as the battery failed

Garmin customer service was spot on though, and a replacement turned up v quickly.
VT'd    pirate
28/04/2012 at 19:41
I have moaned non stop about the pool mode since I got mine.  But last night I made a concerted effort to be consistent in my touch and push off glide.  I measured against my stop watch and counted lengths in 10's and for the first time the data was spot on over the 60 lengths.
Rafiki    pirate
29/04/2012 at 13:57
In terms of using it in a pool for training sessions, has anyone got any views on how it stacks up againts a PoolMate
VT'd    pirate
29/04/2012 at 14:34
Personally I prefer the poolmate in the pool as I couldn't care about the stats, just the lengths and elapsed time.
Edited: 29/04/2012 at 14:34
Doner Kebab    pirate
29/04/2012 at 21:22
As vt mentioned he had to make an effort for it to work . Imo you shouldn't have to try - it should just work, so I won't change till it gets a software update. Lots of reviews mention the swim facility flaws so its not just bys dodgy swim technique
IronCat5    pirate
29/04/2012 at 21:55

I'll throw this out there. I have a sportcount.

I have to press a button at the end of each lap (now I remember). At the end it tells me the total time, laps, fastest, slowest etc. It also shows the lap times for the last 100 laps.

It does what I need.

01/05/2012 at 21:37
Works fine for me, both indoor and out, In the pool it has worked with both pushing off the wall and turning along the wall.
Trogs    pirate
01/05/2012 at 21:47
Yep, mine's good in the pool too, though it does sometimes throw in an extra lap when I have to stop suddenly cos I've swum into a slower moving object
IronCat5    pirate
01/05/2012 at 21:53
Trogs. wrote (see)
Yep, mine's good in the pool too, though it does sometimes throw in an extra lap when I have to stop suddenly cos I've swum into a slower moving object

They're the ends of the pool Trogs!

Rafiki    pirate
01/05/2012 at 21:56
Cat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
Trogs. wrote (see)
Yep, mine's good in the pool too, though it does sometimes throw in an extra lap when I have to stop suddenly cos I've swum into a slower moving object

They're the ends of the pool Trogs!


Cat - if the ends of the pool appear to be moving mate, you may want to lay off the High5 for a while
IronCat5    pirate
01/05/2012 at 22:01

Today one of the ends moved toward me very fast. Just like last week's backstroke problem.

The High5 is fine when taken nasally. <SNORT>

05/05/2012 at 09:29

Hi all, does the 910' s HRM work while swimming? Or am I getting confused with a different gadget?

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