310 or what?
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?
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.
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!
EP - did you put your bike profile (eg wheel circumference) into the 910xt?
will have to look at it all again
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.
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)
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
2piR for circumfrence so 3.1415*(650+tyredepth) so youre a little light maybe ?
ps. thanks for the link. Itll be under the OH nose all weekend as a HINT.
I was thinking foot pod as I run mostly on the treadmill to keep her happy. gps wont cover me when im static(ish )
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
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!
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
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
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.
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?
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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