New Garmin for Outlaw Training

310 or what?

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30/09/2012 at 13:24

I have the 910 and love it, although I think sometimes there is something a bit weird when I am in the pool as it seems to think I have done more lengths than I really have, but maybe this is more to do with my dodgy stroke - I think it takes a glide of x metres as the start of a new length, maybe I don't move my arms fast enough

30/09/2012 at 13:58

not sure, but the strap that came with the 910 is a lot more comfortable than the one that came with the 350 I had. I don't think there is much difference in price with or without the hr strap

30/09/2012 at 14:02

there is a website that does a really good review of gadgets, and I think compares the 310 and 910. Let me see if I can find it...

30/09/2012 at 14:03
30/09/2012 at 16:25

Garmins other heart rate monitors work with the 910. Am getting one tomorrow. Can't wait

30/09/2012 at 16:49

The HR for the 301 is not compatible with the 705 or 310XT

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
30/09/2012 at 18:28

I've got a 910; really pleased with it - although the altitude figures for when I run are goobledegook (maybe a setting is wrong somewhere). It does lots that I've not delved into yet but I'll get there. Rarely use it on the bike as cycling was my thing before I decided I wanted to try something a bit different so I've got an Edge 800 for that.

30/09/2012 at 18:52

The HR strap with my original 305 didnt have an Ant+ logo on it, but when that fell off and smashed and I bought a replacement, the new strap did have an ANT+ logo, so I would assume that one would work with the 310 and 910. 

I'm not sure about my cadence senor. It works with the 305 OK, but I'm not convinced it will work with anything more advanced. I suppose the simple thing to do would be to see if I can pair it up with a mates 910 or the like, but if I was betting I'd say it wouldnt pair.

Of course the cheapest thing to do is carry a small battery charger on the bike and charge the 305 as you biked (I looked at doing it but decided not to bother as to be honest when the battery would run out on the run I'd be knackered, so knowing pace etc would be largely irrelevant at that point in the race. I carried a normal watch with stop watch to let me know total time.

30/09/2012 at 19:05

EP - why not buy a bike computer for the bike and still use the 305 for the run?

meface    pirate
30/09/2012 at 21:20

But you can stick the 305 on the dock on the bike and charge it off a small battery charger. Costs about a fiver and will leave you with a fully charged 305 for the run.

That said if the budget allows a 310XT is very nice. However given recent price drop on the 910 then I would wait for another fall on the 310XT when sales drop. 910 looks very nice.

Doner Kebab    pirate
01/10/2012 at 08:41

i got my 910 for 255 quid without hr monitor as i alrdy have an ant hr strap got mine from handtec - company has been around years so safe to buy from


31/10/2012 at 17:09

Can anyone help me sort out pairing up the garmin cadence/speed sensor and 910xt. Have followed the instructions and got nowhere. When I press the reset button on bike sensor I get the red and green flashes but the watch doesnot get the info on cadence or speed. The HRM works perfectly OK.

31/10/2012 at 17:22

In bike mode, hit mode bike settings bike 1 ANT+ Spd/Cad and make sure that its enabled.. I'm guessing you've done this already. I would also try delete all old activities from the watch as it acts funny when the memory is full.

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.

01/11/2012 at 20:28

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

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
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