Summary: I've had a Garmin 405 for 3+ years, and have run more than 2000 miles with it over the last three years. I upgraded to this newer version because I wanted to add more capabilities for swim and bike tracking. However, I didn't expect to lose functionality that I had before. The functionality issues are strangely erratic. Very often, the data is simply not available for upload to Garmin Connect or Runkeeper.
Summary: Ok, I wanted to LOVE this watch. I really did. I'm not only a runner, but a triathlete as well. I wanted an attractive (forget the Grey/Orange of the FR310XT), slimmer fit, GPS watch that not only could be worn while swimming (either open water or pool) and give useful data, but do pretty much everything any other previous Garmin Forerunner was capable of.
Summary: it is sad that this product has an issue which i have not heard of or experienced in any of the older models, have been using the 305 for over 2 years now, loved it, just needed something with more battery power.had heard this issue exists in this model but i am surprised that it has not been corrected as yet the present pace is totally out, if you are running at a 9 mile/hr pace it can show anything from 8.30 to 12.00 ...
Summary: It's incredible to me that this very high-end watch loaded with features doesn't have a heart rate monitor that works underwater. I called Garmin today to double verify before returning the watch and sadly it's true. I would trade the SWOLF calculator and the semi-working GPS in a second for a reliable HR monitor that works across all sports. Sadly this is not the watch for me and countless others so returning it today.
Summary: Watch worked good for 2 months, I loved it and thought there was no better product to match it. Then problems started..would lose GPS tracking on the biking, therefore not keeping accurate workouts.. this I know can happen..but, poor support policies are no excuse.. support had me reset...reset...then they wanted me to be completely without it and send it in for repair.. It is going to cost $188 down which is refunded..
Summary: For biking and running I have no complaints. The first time I took into pool for swimming, it came out with the face full of water. You pay a lot of money specifically for the waterproofing and it is the one thing that failed me.
Summary: I bought this GPS watch for use on trail running. I am really dissapointed with it. The barometric elevation system is a crap (even with firmware v2.4). I tested it on hills and during a moutain race (42 Km). It gives me about 5 to 10% of more distance than others GPS watches. Even the elevation stopped working after 30 minutes (see [...]) I do not recomend this watch for trail running. Buy the Suunto AMBIT instead.
Summary: I purchased this watch in mid-February to improve my performance at both mountain and road biking, as well as at swimming. During the first three weeks of riding, the watch performed well. However, during recent road bike rides, the watch has been powering off multiple times during my rides--very frustrating. Additionally, the barometer has occasionally registered excessively high numbers.
Summary: Ok, so I know the unit is designed for triathletes but my intention is to use the gps for hiking. I own the following Garmin devices, and have been using them for years: Garmin Rhino 530hcx - Outdoor/trail Garmin Edge 500 - cycling Garmin 705 - cycling Garmin Nuvi - car navi I was particularly interested in this device because its the first Garmin wrist unit with a barometric altimeter.
Summary: I bought this product to upgrade from the useless 110 which constantly reset itself. After 10 months of use, Im back to square one with the 910. and the Garmin help desk team and advice is useless.