Garmin 910xt should i buy one?

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24/03/2012 at 07:19

I have used my trusty forerunner 305 for many years as a runner and have loved it! I am now hooked into the wonderful world of triathlon and as a complete gadget fan i have been looking at multisport watches. I have tried the swimmovate poolmate but have sent it back due to it fogging up and i wasn't that impressed with it's quality and the software package is poor.

So the Garmin 910xt seems to fulfil all my needs as a novice triathlete, i can take it to the pool/lake, on my bike and run! Has anyone got one and if so should i invest in one? and  will my cadence sensor that i use for my 305 work with the 910xt?

24/03/2012 at 07:46

I would say 'Yes, yes, yes' but I am biased as I am a gadget geek and a stato and I love Garmin products

I have a Forerunner 301, Edge 705, and the 310xt.  I love each of them. 

24/03/2012 at 08:22
Lisa, I'm asking myself the same question. Toss up between spending my hard earned coin on that or some aerobars?
24/03/2012 at 12:17



24/03/2012 at 12:20
What they said, and yes your 305 cadence sensor will work with the 910xt.
Dubai Dave    pirate
24/03/2012 at 13:17
I have one and their great! They give you your lap time for each pool length, fantastic. And yes the work with a 305 cadence sensor cos the sensors are still exactly the same. Get one!
24/03/2012 at 13:35
Got one the day it came out, amazing kit...get one.
24/03/2012 at 16:00
If I didn't have a 310XT then I'd invest in one. Very useful and plenty of battery life to cover an Ironman or Ultra. I'm also getting a 305 as back-up.
TheEngineer    pirate
24/03/2012 at 16:56
Briefly hijacking the Garmin madness... should I get an Edge 800?
24/03/2012 at 16:57

To match you new pink TT bike?

TheEngineer    pirate
24/03/2012 at 17:23
This sexy beast??

Dubai Dave    pirate
24/03/2012 at 17:27
SE only if you need maps otherwise the 500 is just as good.
24/03/2012 at 17:38

nice bike! think the general consensus is yes get one, now where's my credit card!

Doner Kebab    pirate
24/03/2012 at 19:30
as long as you got back ups - i considered it when it launched but as i only been into it for a year my gadgets were quite new, i always think with all-in-ones, if one thing goes it all goes but saying that if i didnt have the swimovate and garmins - edge 500 and fr210 i wouldnt be able to resist the geekiness of the 910, i just lob the fr210 under my swim hat in OW, for events i dont bother
Dustboy    pirate
24/03/2012 at 21:42
Hmm, I have an Edge 800 but my trusty old Polar HRM for runs etc died. What to buy for runs? And will it be Edge 800 compatible so I don't have to wear 2 HRM belts?
24/03/2012 at 22:21
Dusty, I've got an older style Garmin HRM somewhere if you want it! Something else for you to read as well!
29/03/2012 at 19:57

I have the 310xt, it pairs automatically with the Bontrager cadence and speed sensors on my road bike. Is a lot cheaper that the 910 (even cheaper on e-bay) and supplies more feedback than I need.

I bought a velcro strap from my local Animal shop (yes, in orange and grey!). Now it takes just seconds to put it on/take it off rather than fiddling with the traditional strap.

But, I'd say the 910 is better in the water... I still haven't tried the 310 under my swim hat though - has anyone else?. 

Doner Kebab    pirate
29/03/2012 at 21:04
i use a 210 under my hat - works perfectly
Trogs    pirate
29/03/2012 at 21:54

I've used a 310 under my swim hat but generally found that I seemed to get a more accurate track if I didn't use the swim setting.

Only used the 910 twice in OW so far, both times on the wrist and it seems to be much better for OW than the 310.  Plus, it produces awesome stats in the pool

02/04/2012 at 13:31
Mine arrived last week, my 405 been playing up for awhile now so decided to get the 910 as I'm training for my first triathlon this year, love all the info on swimming. Really love this watch. Works with my heart rate monitor and foot pod. Doing The Wolf Run this weekend can't decide if I'm brave enough to test out the multi sport transition function with all the muds and dirty water that we have to swim through! To answer your question, yes I would get one. So far so good!
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