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Jan 31

It’s out, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT!!!

I’ve only talked to one person that has actually purchased this beaut but I still can’t wait to get my hands on one.  I asked Trish to give it a try in the open water here in Boise but she wimped out.  Something to do with 30 something degree weather and ice run off.

The most touted features that I’ve heard about regarding the new Garmin all belong to the swim.  The 910XT is water resistant up to 50 meters, tracks swim distance, efficiency, stroke count, and even pool lengths.  I’m excited to see what it tracks for pool lengths.  I usually lose count 12 to 15 times per swim.  The 910 even captures the path you traveled so that you can view it in a map later.  The downside to the 910XT tracking the open water distance more accurately is that on the 310 sometimes my 1000 meter swim will look like a 3400 meter swim.  Now it will be a 1000 meter swim.

The run and bike features look to be basically the same.  You can still easily set up your multisport function and select a checkbox to also include the transitions.  The new 910 boasts a 20 hour battery which is just short of the 21 hours it would take me to complete a full Ironman.

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