Previewed: Garmin Forerunner 310XT

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Garmin today revealed its latest multi-sport-specific GPS device, the 310XT. Available starting in June, the new device will be sold packaged with a new waterproof, soft-strap heart rate monitor, which will be more comfortable than previous models, or on its own as a standalone unit, for a price of $349.


The 310XT is the next evolution of Garmin’s popular 305 model, and adds a longer battery life—a staggering 20 hours—as well as waterproofing up to 50 meters, making it ideal for the triathlon set.


The 310XT synchs wirelessly to PCs and, now, Macs, for automatic data downloads through ANT+ wireless technology. The wrist-mount device can also can be secured to a handlebar via an optional soft mount.

The large display and intuitively laid-out buttons are backed up by a piercing audio alarm or optional vibration setting, so you users won’t miss a beat. The 310XT tracks speed, distance and location, and if you really want to dork out on data, it works with wireless power-counting devices like SRM cranks and Saris Powertap hubs. Once you collect all that data you can upload it to GarminConnect.com, where you can store your activities and share between millions of other logged rides, runs and hikes.

For more go to www.garmin.com and www.garmin.blogs.com.


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