Due to a rolling change by Garmin, the included ANT+ Stick design may vary
Part#: 010-00741-00 The Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Personal Trainer with Optional Heart Rate is a must-have for any tri-athlete. As a GPS-enabled training device, the Garmin Forerunner 310XT offers so much more than the competition. Its rugged design makes it an indispensable training tool for triathletes, offering superior data tracking as well as water-resistance up to 164 ft (50m). Finally a heart rate monitor that can work with you while you are in the water.
The Garmin Forerunner 310XT GPS Personal Trainer features:
Quick-releasing design for transition from water to bike and back again
Multi-sport activity logging, for one workout or several
Water tracking for swim distance and average swim speed
Easy bike mount
Recording of distance, pace, heart rate (optional heart rate transmitter required), power data, and more
High-sensitivity GPS and HotFix satellite prediction
Slim design and flexible wristband
Compatible with optional heart rate monitor, foot pod, and cadence sensor
ANT+ wireless technology for automatic upload of your stats when you are in range of your PC
No need for cables or hookups to transfer data it's all wireless
Garmin Connect and Garmin Training Center software compatibility
Up to 20 hours of battery life
You can also take advantage of weight, body fat, body water, and other body composition data using the Tanita BC-1000 body composition scale. Track your body's changes as you train or set goals for your fitness level. Once you've taken a reading, you can upload your stats automatically to Garmin Connect
Go wrist to bike and back again in seconds. This Garmin personal trainer can keep up with your multi-sport training goals and really go the distance
*NOTE: Heart rate data is not recorded for swim activities.
*Included with some models; available separately with others. Only soft strap heart rate monitor accessory is waterproof (hard strap monitor cannot be used in water). Although soft strap monitor may be worn in water, it will not record, store or transmit heart rate data to the watch while in water.
The swim-proof Forerunner 310 XT is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters, so you can wear it in the pool or the lake to time your swim. And its slim design and flexible wristband mean Forerunner is easy to wear in any conditions.
When you're ready to jump out of the water and onto the bike, Forerunner 310 XT moves easily from wrist to bike with the optional quick release and bike mounts, making the transition between sports effortless. Forerunner 310XT categorizes multisport activities in one workout and can also log transition time in the process, so you can analyze your performance from start to finish.
Collect Workout Data:
Forerunner 310XT tracks your position precisely with GPS satellite data and records distance, pace, heart rate (with optional heart rate transmitter), power data (from ANT+-enabled third-party power meters) and more.
High-sensitivity GPS and HotFix satellite prediction mean Forerunner acquires satellites quickly and tracks your movement even near tall buildings or under tree cover. And using innovative ANT+ wireless technology, Forerunner 310XT connects seamlessly to an optional heart rate monitor, foot pod and cadence sensor.
When paired with the wireless heart rate monitor, Forerunner 310XT continuously tracks beats per minute and uses heart rate data in advanced calorie computation. Train in a certain heart rate zone to improve fitness and monitor your level of exertion.
Run, Sync, Store and Share:
Once you've logged the miles, innovative ANT+ wireless technology automatically transfers data to your computer when Forerunner is in range. No cables, no hookups. The datas just there, ready for you to analyze, categorize and share through our online community, Garmin Connect or our optional Garmin Training Center software. You can even plan workouts on your computer and then send them to your Forerunner
Features & Benefits:
Heart rate monitor compatible
Bike speed/cadence sensor compatible
Foot pod compatible
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)
Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Virtual Partner (train against a digital person)
Virtual Racer (compete against other activities)
Courses (compete against previous activities)
Auto Pause (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)
Auto Lap (automatically starts a new lap)
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button)
Frequently Asked Questions
If the timer seems turned off on the Garmin product -
1. Make sure they are running the most current version of the firmware. Can be updated from Garmin's Website to their monitor.
2. In the event of a race time being off, more than likely they have Auto Pause on and it is stopping when they stop or walk slow enough, if they were stopping for water or walking there may be a few minutes discrepancy when using the auto pause feature.
3. If the problem persists, please call Garmin technical support at
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The Forerunner 310xt is a premium GPS watch. It is commonly called a multisport watch which has made some people think it is not for runners but mainly for triathletes. The truth is that this watch is great for any outdoor activity from running, biking, swimming, surfing, skiing to kayaking. At first glance people may say that it looks big and bulky, but once someone tries it on they realize they donï¿½t notice the size.
So what are some of the benefits and features of this watch?
-20 hour battery life (the longest by double of any other Forerunner watch. Great for anyone doing an Ironman triathlon or ultra marathon) -Waterproof up to 50 meters (Swimmable) -Vibrate Alert: You never have to worry about not hearing your watch beep again with this feature. The Forerunner 310xt can beep and/or vibrate for all alerts and is the only Garmin watch with this feature. This feature has been a big hit with the Galloway customers (2 minutes run, 1 minute walk) -Alerts: You can setup alerts based on Time, Distance, Calories or Heart Rate -Workouts: You can setup Interval or Custom workouts based on Time, Distance, Heart Rate, Power or Calories. You no longer need to go to a track to do a workout. -Courses: You can save a course you previously ran and race against yourself or use it to navigate you through the course again. Courses can be transferred to other 310xt users by downloading from Garmin Connect. -Navigation: You can Save a Location (Where your car is parked, hotel or home), Go To a Location or go Back To Start. Back To Start is a great function for when you are running in a location you are not familiar with to help get you back to the start of the run. I have used this many times while on vacation. -Virtual Partner: This is great for helping you pace a training run, tempo run or race. All you do is set the pace you want to run and you will be told how far ahead or behind you are by time and distance in real time. You can even change the pace during the run.
-GPS Receiver: High-sensitivity GPS and HotFix satellite prediction means Forerunner 310xt acquires satellites quickly and tracks your movement even near tall buildings or under tree cover. -Multisport: Categorizes multisport activities in one workout and also can log transition time in the process, so you can analyze your performance from start to finish.
So far we have covered some of the features of the Forerunner 310xt. Now the question is why would you buy this watch over the other Garmin Forerunner models?
One of the more frequent questions I get on the Forerunner 310xt is why would a customer want to buy this unit over the older Forerunner 305. I have found that customers who are looking to purchase the Forerunner 305 do so for one of three reasons:
1.The Forerunner 305 is the only watch they know
2.They want the multisport functionality
3.They wanted a GPS watch for less than $250
If the reason is for multisport then the newer Forerunner 310xt is worth the extra money with the updated features:
-Double the battery life going from 10 to 20 hours (A must have for most ironman users)
-Waterproof (A must have for triathletes)
-Vibrate alert (Many Forerunner 305 users ask me how to turn the volume up on the beep. You cannot, but with the new Forerunner 310xt you can feel the vibration even if you canï¿½t hear the beep)
-Works with most ANT+ power meters whereas the older Forerunner 305 does not work with any.
-Wireless transfer of data
-Acquires satellites faster with HotFix so you can start your runs faster
-Smaller and fits better
-Brighter and clearer display
-Easier to use menus
-More data fields
-Button locking and better button layout which prevents accidentally turning off the timer
-More secure and quicker Quick Release kit available (For transition between your wrist and bike)
If the reason is based on cost, then I have found that most of the features that are being used by these customers can be accomplished by the new Forerunner 110 or FR60 bundle, which retail for $199.99. These customers are typically only looking for their distance and pace; which the Forerunner 110 and FR60 provide more simply.
Some additional information:
-You can buy the Forerunner 310xt with or without heart rate. If purchased with heart rate, you get the premium soft strap heart rate monitor. (Note: If a customer purchases a Forerunner 310xt without the heart rate strap, they can add it later. All heart rate straps are compatible if they have an older unit, excluding the Forerunner 301.)
-With the most current firmware version 2.9, the swim distance can now be tracked accurately.
-You can add the optional bike cadence sensor: Monitor your pedaling cadence as you ride with this self-calibrating, wireless speed/cadence sensor. It measures and reports your pedaling strokes per minute, providing feedback for optimal performance
GARMIN TRAINING CENTER SOFTWARE -
Track and analyze your fitness activities with Garmin Training Center. Use it to review activity history as well as create workouts and send them to your Garmin fitness device.
Garmin Training Center is compatible with all Garmin fitness devices. It operates directly on your computer, not on the Internet.
Create and Send Workouts:
Create customized workouts with Workout Creator. Specify your workout goals and rest intervals and store workouts for future use. Schedule workouts for a specific day using Training Center’s built-in calendar, and send your workouts to your fitness device. Not all devices support Custom (Advanced) Workouts.
Create a courses from your activities. Then edit the course and mark important points along the course for your next ride.
Load workout data from any Garmin fitness device into Training Center to review your history easily. View detailed graphs, maps, and stats, and back up all your activities in 1 place.
For a web-based tracking tool, check out
Garmin Connect™, a worldwide community of Garmin users who track, explore and share activities.
Training Center with ANT+:
Download Training Center with ANT+, and, when you're in range of your computer, your compatible Garmin fitness device (Forerunner® 405, Forerunner 301XT and FR60) can wirelessly send the data to Training Center or Garmin Connect via the USB ANT Stick™.
Review pace/speed, distance, time and calories burned.
If available, review heart rate, cadence and detailed elevation.
View a detailed graph of your activity, plotted over time or distance.
View a map of your activity that shows the exact path you traveled. (Maps not available with non-GPS devices.)
Categorize your activity history by type.
Review previous activities (saved by day and week).
Create customized workouts with specific goals and rest intervals. Then send them to your fitness device (supported devices).
Schedule workouts for a specific day with the built-in calendar.
Export your data to Google™ Earth.
Create or edit a course from an activity, and then add reference points along the course for next time.
Manually export your data to Garmin Connect™ and share with other users across the world.