Garmin Forerunner 310XT Voted Best Triathlon Watch on a Budget for 2013 at HRWC

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The best triathlon watch available on a budget is the Garmin Forerunner 310XT according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. The watch is $200 less than the new Garmin 910XT and offers almost all the same data with a few minor exceptions.

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Garmin Forerunner 310XT Was Made For Triathlon and Offers All Major Metrics

With a price at $200 below the Garmin 910XT the Forerunner 310XT still offers enormous value and 95% of the features.

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The Garmin Forerunner 310XT was the gold standard in triathlon watches since its arrival in 2009 according to the Heart Rate Watch Company.

"In 2012 the Garmin Forerunner 910XT arrived on the scene with its swim features and barometric altimeter and everyone stopped talking about the Garmin 310XT", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "However, with a price at $200 below the Garmin 910XT the Forerunner 310XT still offers enormous value and 95% of the features".

The 310XT offers all the traditional cycling and running metrics like speed, distance, heart rate and even power on the bike. "It's still better than all the other triathlon watch units out there with the exception of the Garmin 910XT", says Squire. He adds, "How much longer Garmin will keep the 310XT around is the only real question mark but for right now it represents the best value out there".


"You can add the Garmin bike mount and the Garmin speed and cadence sensor to round out the accessory list on this product", says Squire. There is also a quick release watch band that is very similar to the 910XT and allows you to pop the watch right into a bike mount.

People often ask Squire why he didn't consider the Timex Ironman Global Trainer as his value pick. "It had a lot of problems originally, it's bigger, heavier, bulkier and not nearly as easy to use", says Squire. He adds, "In the final analysis you get what you pay for and if it is cheap then it is for a reason - it's the first law of retail".

For triathlon competitors that want triathlon watches that have the battery power to last for a full Ironman the Garmin Forerunner 310XT forms an affordable option and should be available for most of 2013.

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