Thursday, April 8, 2010

Using Garmin Forerunner 310xt during a triathlon

One of the main reasons I wanted to get the Garmin Forerunner 310xt was so I would be able to track my time during a triathlon. Wearing a watch would do that but with the Garmin Forerunner 310xt I would be able to look at my pace and separate my transitions. Also the big plus of the Forerunner 310xt was that it was waterproof so it was the perfect tool for a triathlon.

Last Saturday I was able to use the Forerunner 310xt in a race situation for the first time. I know I know try nothing new during a race but I did. Before the race I figured out what buttons to press and when. When it was time to swim I was ready to go. I started the Forerunner, when I jumped out of the pool all I did was press lap and with no problem I was tracking transition one. Then press lap again and I was tracking my bike. It was really easy to use the Garmin Forerunner 310xt during a triathlon. It easily switched from transition to sport by the press of one button without a hitch.

Once the triathlon was done I downloaded my information to Garmin connect and it was interesting to see all the data and maps. I am really happy with the performance of the Garmin Forerunner 310xt a great tool for triathlon training and race day!


  1. Did you get the problem with the Forerunner freezing up on you solved? I am looking at the 300 because of all the features, but I am not sure. I like the 310XT, but after reading your hassles with it I am a bit hesitant.

  2. Yes the problem got fixed it was all a mater of downloading the newest software on it. It has not given me any problems since. It is a great toy! Highly recomend it!