Summary: Have had the forerunner 305 for many years and both of them quit. Bought this model and I am very pleased. My only complaint is the software for Mac cannot be down loaded because of my OS so I can only review my workouts online.
Summary: This is a great sports watch for running or biking. It has a good display, is fairly accurate in terms of distance and is easy to program. I would recommend it to anyone who walks, runs, or bikes. A good value for the price.
Summary: The company originally sent me a smaller Garmin ANT nub saying that it is the latest technology. I would lose the smaller one and it was not what I ordered. They eventually sent me the bigger ANT stick with the cover. It works very well.
Summary: Strap works well. Basically identical to the first one I bought. Only difference was the little strap holder didn't have the metal insert. It is all rubbery plastic and the lack of stiffness makes the loose end of the strap a little harder to push though to hold it. Doesn't affect the performance at all though. Easy installation as well.
Works great-but it is the mini ant Stick(not what is pictured)
Thomas B. Lewin "Heloflyer", Amazon
26 May 2014
Summary: The seller must not have had a good picture of the mini ant stick, but it works. It is the Garmin Mini that comes with the 310XT now . I had done a ton of troubleshooting with the watch to try and get it to pair and when I got this it just plugged in and worked as advertised. My guess is the mini sticks can get damaged if not aligned well pushing them in.
Summary: Good watch for the sport, but not for daily use. The watch was slightly larger than I expected, so it isn't really fitted for me to wear daily. It does everything that it is expected to, and functions great while training and racing. Make a note that if you wear a wetsuit, it might be difficult to remove your wetsuit if you are wearing this watch.
Summary: We've only owned this a few weeks and have used it perhaps 20-25 times on long trail run in the Colorado mountains. The 310XT has worked great so far. This is our third Garmin Forerunner. The other two have simply wore out. Either the straps broke or the ability to charge had ended. We use them a lot so this is not necessarily a criticism. The appeal of this Garmin is the battery life, which is improved by 6-hours over the older version we own.
Summary: Does what I need it to do BUT I needed to go online to get setup instructions I understood. Also, I use at the gym a lot and there's no way to skip the 'finding satellites' step and it gets stuck. Also took about 2weeks before the battery charged properly. I saw other reviews saying there was issues with the battery and mine only charged 40%, then charged to 60 then 80 and now it has no issues with charging and lasts for a long time. I charge it once a week. I like it.
Summary: I bought the 310XT because my Forerunner 405 was dead after 2 years of service. Saving the cost of repairing the 405, I looked for other models of Forerunner on the eBay. The 310XT attracted me for its large display and waterproof feature. As I use the watch mainly for running outdoors and occasionally go cycling. The features of the 301XT well suited me. While comparing to using the Forerunner 405, I cannot easily see the current time on the 310XT.
Summary: Tested it and it works just like the one that came with watch. Put it in my travel bag (along with additional charger cable) so I don't forget the thing next trip (that is why I bought it...)!