New Garmin for Outlaw Training

310 or what?

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Trogs    pirate
31/10/2012 at 18:14

Pixie, the run/walk feature on the 910 is great and saves all need for thought.  You can even change the intervals during the event if you need to.  Also, the 910 is much more comfortable to wear (imo)

Steady, have you tried pairing it with the GPS on the watch disabled?

Edited: 31/10/2012 at 18:15
01/11/2012 at 17:26

Will try pairing with GPS disabled once I have charged the watch up.

Pixie, I am getting back to running from a long lay off Trogs is right the run/walk feature is great.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
01/11/2012 at 20:08

need to play with the R/W bit but my cadence sensor works .... to give me cadence but not speed/distance when on the turbo.

I do love my 910 lots!

01/11/2012 at 20:28

EP - did you put your bike profile (eg wheel circumference) into the 910xt?

The Evil Pixie    pirate
02/11/2012 at 07:52

yep

will have to look at it all again

TheEngineer    pirate
02/11/2012 at 09:10

If you have a cadence sensor (measuring rotations of the crankarm) and wheel circumference... how does the Garmin know what gear you're in? Answer: It doesn't, therefore it can't give speed or distance as you're not going anywhere with the GPS either. 

Mr StOat    pirate
02/11/2012 at 09:30
It measures crank arm rotations for cadence but also does wheel rotation (hence its name GCS) so it doesn't matter what gear you're in, wheel goes round once - you've travelled x distance
02/11/2012 at 13:22

I just read the long reg review.  oh my god, I will be having one of these 910xt things with trimmings !

rather confused by the offers online .... garmin claims 2 versions available: with/without HR strap. functions are the same.

online shops list 3 versions with/without hr strap and with strap and cadence.

I can get the later for 350 at nottingham tri shop or between 380-450 elsewhere. i can get the former for 300-350 from various and I can get the middle for 330-400 from various.

the footppod is 40 everwhere ive found it - a little steep. the sensor 23-40 from various and the bike mount 10-20 from various.

so the ideal package is 910xt+hr+cadence+footpod+bike mount = about 400 unless someone has plan B? ( no, not import from US via ebay - thats an instant 20%+handling on import duties if your honest and nothing/worse if  your not)

02/11/2012 at 13:30
I concur with 7755Matt - as long as it knows the circumference of the wheel and can identify the number of rotations, it can calculate distance. If it knows distance and time, it can then calculate speed/pace
The Evil Pixie    pirate
02/11/2012 at 13:36

Sgt lard http://www.bhipltd.co.uk/heartratemonitor/garmin-910xt-1.html use 10bhip as a discount code for a further 10% off and free P&P so about £324 I think

I got the one without the cadence sensor (had that) or foot pod (no point) for £293

I have 650 sheels folks - what should I out for the tyre size in mm? I've got 1853mm from 1 website but not sure if that's right

02/11/2012 at 13:53

2piR for circumfrence so 3.1415*(650+tyredepth)  so youre a little light maybe ?

 

02/11/2012 at 13:53

ps. thanks for the link.  Itll be under the OH nose all weekend as a HINT.

 

02/11/2012 at 13:54

I was thinking foot pod as I run mostly on the treadmill to keep her happy. gps wont cover me when im static(ish )

The Evil Pixie    pirate
02/11/2012 at 14:16

thx sarg!

I never use the tready so no need for foot pod - but the tready gives you distance so why not use that anyway? After all the footpod is surely just counting steps ish and that can change? I know the Nike + thing works that way, calibrate it and hope!

I LOVE my 910

Mr StOat    pirate
02/11/2012 at 14:39

IMHO the footpod is a waste of time, as Pixie says, use distance fromt eh treadmill. I think you run differently on a treadmill, and you need to calibrate it anyway so go with treadmill readings. Mind you - I do fancy one 'just because' but I haven't actually bought one yet, and I had the 310 and then upgraded to the 910, and I gave the 310 to the wife. I love the 910.

Also, I probably woudlnt bother with the bike mount, just look at your wrist!

The Evil Pixie    pirate
02/11/2012 at 15:24

a few years ago before I was lured to the garmin dark side I bought a very cheap HRM which came with a rubber wrap round bike mount - I use that!! man in my LBS says peeps use cotton reels but not sure how that works. I won't replace my mount when it dies

iron fraggle    pirate
02/11/2012 at 16:07

as I mentioned on another thread, I've got some foam pipe lagging on my handlebars to put my garmin on - *very* high tech here

02/11/2012 at 16:42

Trogs your advice and others were spot on, my cadence sensor is now up and working, just need to make sure I use the turbo. I had a basic bike computer that worked off the front wheel and a Lidl cheapo HRM it did the basics, but love the 910xt and I'm not normally a gadget person. Hoping that this will give me a kick up the backside when I slacken off in training along with the keeping me steady when really keen.

06/11/2012 at 12:02

The only thing that's potentially putting me off getting the 910 in the future is the size of it. In quite a few reviews I've read the main disadvantage that people give is that it's bulky. As a pretty small guy (5'4) it'll be even more bulky on my arm than a normal person. Anybody got any views on that? Do you notice the bulk while running or swimming?

06/11/2012 at 12:33

I am a 5'6 woman and don't find it bulky - in fact, it is slimmer than the 305 I was using before, and comfier

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