Triathlon or multisport mode basically divides your triathlon into 3 categories: swimming, cycling, running; and presents them separately.
You can use this mode by entering:
- select multisport
- in next menu you can pick out different legs you’re going to do
When transitioning from example: swimming to cycling during the workout you can simply switch by using the lap button, which will make the transition between sports.
This way you can analyze all the legs separately.
Forerunner 910XT was designed with size in designers mind.Initial size is: WxHxD: 5.4 x 6.1 x 1.5 cm
When comparing it to FR310XT with measures: WxHxD: 5.4 x 5.6 x 1.9 cm, we can see its difference in height and that the new 910XT is a lot slimmer.
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And not only smaller than FR310XT and FR305 but the new FR910XT is the smallest GPS sports watch Garmin has ever created.
The strap it uses is durable and water-proof.
Garmin took the extra mile and made FR910xt useful even while being under water. Water has always presented an issue to GPS tracking devices as signal gets way to weak to work properly.
So Garmin came up with complex algorihms, which adjusted FR910xt to record your swimming path, strokes and pace of the practice. User is able to edit pool length to have all the data such as the number of distances on your writs. Watch can recognize different stroke patterns such as freestyle, back, breast, butterfly, combination and free strokes.
The Garmin Forerunner 910xt is waterproofed to 50 meters deep.
Openwater swimming tracking is another upgrade the FR910xt got. Garmin’s complex algorithms can track your path between the strokes(since when the watch is under water GPS signal dies) and can match up a realistic image on google maps.
FR910xt can alert you by:
Alerts will keep you informed about any adjustments you need to make to keep your pace up or for example the new nutrition alert, which reminds you of taking your supplement.
Vibrating alert is really useful especially when running or cycling in noisy areas such as in urban areas or near the road.
Battery endurance has always been a thing to look after when coming to Garmin watches. Most problems comes from decreasing battery life.
The Forerunner 910XT battery should last for at least 20 hours, which is enough even for the longest endurance races.
Of course battery life depends on many things such as how many functions you are using and so on but the 20 hours is supposedly to be a minimum time of battery life.
Garmin has also introduced Garmin solar power charger, which basically is a small solar panel, which charges your watch. Solar panel charges the external battery charger or the battery itself. To charge your watch you’ll need an extra battery or a USB mini input to charge your battery. Solar panels should be useful for longer tour but is not really practical for example for runners. 20 hour battery should be enough for any average sportsman.
Those who don’t own such watches don’t know the satisfying feeling when you’ve finished your workout and you sit down and analyze your training through an useful interface.
To connect 910xt uses Garmin ANT Agent software, which basically connects your watch with your PC through wireless connection similar to Bluetooth.
Note that 910xt enables you to connect also with your iPad, iPod or Iphone.
When the watch is connected to computer software will automatically download your workout and will arrange the information through the Garmin Connect interface.
What is Garmin Connect?
Garmin Connect is a software (you get it with your watch), which collects and arranges your data for further inspection. You can learn a lot from analyzing your training and improve next time. Your data is displayed as a calendar giving you total control over each practice day.
You can see your training (running, cycling, swimming) time, moving time, pace, heart rate, elevation and a total map through Google maps.
You can compare workouts and share them with your friends and coaches.
One of the functions, which will drive you insane is the virtual partner. Why? Computer does not get tired.
What is virtual partner exactly?
Virtual partner enables you to race against your previous achievements. You insert the pace you want to achieve and if you’ll be too slow virtual partner will start to gain on you and eventually surpass you thus letting you know you are slowing down and giving you a motivation to keep on going.
This does not replace a real life partner but works very well when trying to get your scores up or just keeping them at the same level.
Virtual partner works through the GPS so keep in mind that it does not count any obstacles you may encounter in real life.
One of the biggest novelties is probably a barometric altimeter. But what exactly is it and why is it better than its predecessor GPS altimeter?
One of the important information every cyclist and runner needs is the altitude of the terrain. GPS altimeter works fine in theory but when dealing with dynamic terrain such as in the mountains GPS gets inaccurate.
Here the new barometric altimeter kicks in. It works really smooth and its precision is outstanding.
Users can also use a correction mechanism, which receives data right from NASA and is accurate to about a meter.
Yes, Garming Forerunner 910XT has a fully integrated GPS!
How exactely can GPS help you improve your results? By tracking your movement!
The software will then calculate the speed of your movement, your path and will present all information on its Garmin Connect software including the map and the path you’ve taken.
New GPS can also track your swimming practice. You see, every time your hand or more exactly the watch goes under water it loses the GPS signal due to its way of operation. It measures the distance very well when swimming outside the swimming pools in open waters.
Don’t worry about working out indoors. Forerunner 910XT has solved it with a foot pod, which can be easily mounted on your shoe laces.
All the information from GPS and watch itself can be easily downloaded to your ipod, ipad, iphone or your everyday computer.
New the new Garming watch will be available at $553 without HRM(Heart rate monitor) and $599 with HRM.
Is it worth it? Read through the review and find out.
It is a no-brainier for professional athletes and a welcomed addition to every sportsman who are serious at their training.