Garmin Gives Fitness A Facelift With Forerunner 310XT

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation is pleased to announce the Forerunner 310XT – the revolutionary waterproof multi-sport solution in Garmin’s popular line of GPS-enabled fitness watches.

For running, jogging, walking, biking and other outdoor sports, the Forerunner 310XT tracks speed, distance, pace and location accurately and effortlessly, and also benefits from the precision of heart rate-based calorie computation.



The swim-friendly Forerunner 310XT is ideal for swimming fans and triathletes alike, as it is waterproof to a depth of 50 metres, so you can wear it in the pool, sea or lake to time your swims.

When you're ready to jump out of the water and onto the saddle, Forerunner 310XT moves easily from wrist to bike with optional quick release and bike mounts as well as a speed/cadence sensor, making the transition between sports effortless.

You can also adjust the parameters of your Virtual Partner™ – an inbuilt training buddy who helps you monitor your pace and encourages you along – without stopping in the middle of a workout.



Forerunner 310XT categorizes multi-sport activities in one workout and can also log transition times in the process, so you can analyse your performance from start to finish. And the extended battery life – up to 20 hours – means that endurance athletes can push themselves farther than ever. 

The Forerunner 310XT allows you to see at a glance how fast you’re going and how far you’ve been with a large, vivid display, intuitive buttons and customisable data screens all combined with a flexible wrist band for maximum comfort, whatever the environment.

Andrew Silver Garmin’s Recreation Product Manager said: “This revolutionary fitness watch is a first for Garmin as it actively supports all three disciplines of a triathlon.
“Even in the loudest gym or largest crowds, you won’t miss your milestones as the Forerunner 310XT’s audible signals and/or vibration alerts let you know when you’ve reached integral parts of the race or workout.”

During and after the workout, Forerunner 310XT uses the best wireless connectivity of all of its predecessors in the Garmin fitness family, syncing wirelessly through ANT+™ technology with Garmin heart rate monitors and foot pods, power meters, and your PC or Mac for automatic data download.

Garmin is also announcing a new waterproof, soft-strap heart rate monitor that is streamlined and more comfortable than ever, yet rugged enough to withstand swimming. Though heart rate data does not transmit while underwater, this new waterproof strap means that triathletes can plan ahead by wearing the strap under a wetsuit, shaving crucial seconds off their transition time. The new soft-strap monitor is expected to be available during summer 2009.



The Forerunner 310XT is the latest breakthrough from Garmin, which has spent 20 years using technology and innovation to enhance users’ lives, making Garmin a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries.

The Forerunner 310XT will be available at an RRP of £299.99 or £329.99 with heart rate monitor. To learn more about the Forerunner 310XT and Garmin’s other products and services, go to


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