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Garmin Forerunner 910XT

by Azlan

The Garmin Forerunner 910XT was recently launched as Garmin’s flagship watch, with feature sets that would interest triathletes.

It has been a quite an interesting 2 years ever since I bought my first GPS watch, the Garmin Forerunner 305. It has been a wonderful training device, accompanying me through various milestones such as my first full marathon and subsequent personal bests.

But times have changed, and my new found interest in ultra-running has lead me to look around for an improved training device (a longer battery life for runs). Initially arrowed my choice to the Forerunner 310XT, but alas, a newer model was announced, and surprisingly arrived in Singapore earlier than i expected (and at a reasonable price too). So, with some consideration, I decided to acquire it.

Unpackaging the Garmin Forerunner 910XT.
The Forerunner 305 and 910XT side by side

I came directly to Parisilk (Holland V outlet) after work to make my acquisition. Stocks are flying off the shelves, so do give them a ring before coming down.

DC Rainmaker has a very in-depth post of the 910XT, so I shall not elaborate more of the specificity of the watch itself.

But as a user of the Forerunner 305, it does really feel like a step up. From the advanced workout functions, to the brushed metal finish and the thinner profile; it does seem to that this is indeed Garmin’s top of the line device. While I can’t say I’ve handled other units (like Polar, or Suunto); I could easily reason why the first device (the 305) I bought was a Garmin, was because it was the only watch that had a GPS unit and heart rate monitor, for a combined price much less than its peers.

With that said, I believe that, for the casual runner or even the most intermediate runner, you don’t have to buy the 910XT. It’s really not a necessary given the price tag and whether you are willing to spend such a device; a Forerunner 110, 210, and even a 610 would actually suffice.

 

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6 comments

deborah March 14, 2012 - 11:21 PM

heys! how much did it cost and how is it different from the 305?

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azlan March 15, 2012 - 9:46 PM

Hey Deborah! I got it at $540 from Parisilk. Basically, its a Forerunner 610 w/a 20 hr battery life and a barometric altimeter for more accurate elevation gains.

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Wawan May 12, 2012 - 9:59 PM

Hi Azlan, thanks for the review. Been looking for a place to buy this thing.
Which Parisilk did you buy it from? How much is it for the HRM version?
Thanks
-ww-

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Azlan May 12, 2012 - 10:54 PM

Hi Wawan. I got mine from the Holland V Parisilk. The set I purchased with a HRM went for SGD$540.

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Shaun July 15, 2012 - 11:08 PM

Hi, I’m just wondering to record cycling data, you will require the Garmin GSC 10 Speed/Cadence Bike Sensor. Am I right?

Does Parisilk sell that as well?

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Azlan July 16, 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hi Shaun. Yes, you will need the GSC 10 to track speed/cadence for cycling. I’m pretty sure Parisilk may have it but I’m not sure how much. You could always refer to Amazon for a good price gauge.

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