Talkback: Garmin Forerunner 910XT: Preview

For a full review check out the one and only DCRainmaker really in depth look at the 910xt, and just how AWESOME it is.

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07/10/2011 at 13:42
For a full review check out the one and only DCRainmaker really in depth look at the 910xt, and just how AWESOME it is.
07/10/2011 at 13:55
07/10/2011 at 14:17
This blokes reviews are the dogs cohones honestly, well worth a read
07/10/2011 at 14:21

Was actually looking at the exact article last night it,  has every bit of info you could ask for before deciding to invest in what is a costly bit of kit. Compares and contrast with other makes and models and even has piccies of the function screens, and if it dont do what it is supposeed to do he says it doesnt.

IMHO one of the best reviewers around

someone will now pop along and tell me he works for garmin    

07/10/2011 at 14:24

I don't think the OP is the writer of the blog so is not breaking the T&Cs.  I've had a quick peek and, as our blobby friend says, the reviews are really good.

07/10/2011 at 18:04
I thoroughly doubt the OP and DC are related esp considering Sonny looks to his own blog in his other post on here.  DC Rainmaker's site is greatl
Edited: 07/10/2011 at 18:05
14/10/2011 at 12:50

Reported for what?  Pointing out a well written blog that has help me made a world of decent equipment choices, how very  ridiculous.  That will teach me for being so helpful

I think the guy that writes the blog is involved with Garmin from a consulting type point of view, but he is always open and honest in his reviews etc. 

Nice bit on there a few days ago on the new Timex running thing that is coming out.

04/11/2011 at 11:06

Have just pre ordered a forerunner 910xt this morning

 Its a great watch, i actually ordered after reading this article so thankyou to the person who wrote it

04/11/2011 at 19:00
I have one thing to say on the matter.......................I WANT ONE
04/11/2011 at 23:02
Ditto looks amazing.

Question is do I buy this or a garmin 800?
06/11/2011 at 13:57
07/03/2012 at 07:09

I got one and I love it, although the indoor swimming metric software in the watch needs improvement - a lot of it, compared to the Finis Swimsense. I absolutely love it but Garmin's stock answer (at the moment) of basically "swim better if you want it to work properly" isn't really good enough. We don't all have the stroke quality of the olympians who were no doubt used as testers and guineapigs. It has a tendency to greatly over read your swum distance (I wore my Swimsense and the 910XT the other day to compare them). I am racing this weekend so I can test the open water swim mode then, and I can't wait to see how awful my track is!!

HOWEVER - in every other respect it is absolutely superb. Far easier to read and operate than the Forerunner 610 (which I'm presently selling), the strap is far softer, battery life is unbelievable (easily 20hrs), the ability to double tap the screen to turn on the backlight is great, the bike metrics are spot on, and the ability to upload courses to follow is really useful too.

The best GPS watch I'd owned before this was the Forerunner 305, which I had for over 5 years. This absolutely thrashes it! 

Definitely worth buying.

bburn plO.dder    pirate
07/03/2012 at 09:38

I currently have a Garmin 405, with a bike sensor.

It used to have a crap battery life (less than 3hrs), but a few months ago it went back to Garmin for repair cos it wouldn't charge up, and the refurbed one they sent back as a replacement has a excellent battery life, I reckon at least 7 or 8 hours - which is plenty for my training.

I really like the sound of the 910xt, and want one, just cos!!, but can't justify it on cost when what I have works absolutely fine. The only bit I'm missing out on is the swimming, and from what you say, it's not great anyway, especially for crap swimmers like me. That makes me feel better

What does it give out of the water that you don't get on the Garmin 305/405 to make it that much better??

06/09/2012 at 17:44

So to dig out, but those of you who bought this, can I have an update on how you are getting on. I am considering investing.

06/09/2012 at 20:18

Love it. Well worth the investment especially if you are into swimming. For running and cycling I imagine its much the same as any other garmin watch. I had the 310XT before this and the 910XT is so much better.

Dustboy    pirate
06/09/2012 at 20:54

Straps are awful, mine has packed up, no HR data, can't find problem.

06/09/2012 at 20:59

Is it low on memory maybe Dustboy? I've had strange problems with this and the 310XT that were fixed by deleting old activities? Personally I have no problem with the straps at all.

Dustboy    pirate
06/09/2012 at 21:02

No, won't link to Edge or Forerunner, HRM not present. Yes battery changed, yes voltmeter tested, yes reverse shorted it as recommended, yes, tried with Polar strap, yes tried rescan on both 910 & Edge, now fresh out of ideas. However, I will try and empty both and see if it makes a difference. Hasn't worked since new battery. 

07/09/2012 at 08:51

I love mine, I think I use about 10% of what it is capable of.

Did have problems uploading data the other day (some did upload and some didn't) but might be because I need to delete some old activities..which (a) I haven't done since I got it in February and (b) I don't know how to do as I am a complete technological idiot.  Can anyone help?!

I don't have a hrm but need to invest - that is my next PB gift!

07/09/2012 at 09:24
Dave Cochrane wrote (see)

, the bike metrics are spot on, and the ability to upload courses to follow is really useful too.

Is this the case? Makes it much more cool for me if you can upload a route. How does it tell you where to go, because I understand that it doesn't have any base map function? Cheers.

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