Current Review: Garmin Forerunner 910XT
The Garmin Forerunner 910XT GPS-Enabled Sport Watch with heart rate monitor provides run, swim, and bike statistics with incredible detail:
- Tracks time, distance, pace, elevation and heart rate on land.
- Includes a barometric altimeter for highly accurate elevation data, including ascent, descent, and grade.
- Configurable data fields allow you to customize your display for each sport.
- Records swim distance, efficiency, stroke type, stroke count, and pool lengths.
- Wirelessly transfers data to Garmin Connect™ for analysis and sharing.
- The rechargeable battery has a 20 hour battery life.
- Vibration and display alerts give you a nudge to meet your time/distance/pace/heart rate goals.
- Automatic splits can provide data on a predefined basis (e.g. every mile)
- Includes programs for interval training and allows you to setup custom intervals.
- Allows you to download courses and displays map.
I believe the true benefit of this watch comes when you use GarminConnect™ for analyzing the data. The image below links to a Garmin Connect workout that provides a details tab containining elevation, pace, heart rate, and map data at a glance. The Splits tab shows selected data per user-defined split (mine is set up to take splits every 1 mile). The Player tab allows you to watch your workout in realtime. You can select which parameter the graph shows (elevation, speed, heart rate) and click play to see how these parameters change as it moves through the map on your workout route.