My new gadget – Garmin 910xt

Without any plan, I ordered a Garmin 910XT from our coach cause my husband mentioned it’s selling like hotcakes and might be out of stock in Manila soon.  He announced it at the perfect time – while I was catching my breath and my hamstrings were so stressed while doing bike training sessions. So without thinking why I need one, order I did not asking how much I have to take out from my “ME” budget!  Today my Garmin arrived from our dear coach – ouch – Php21, 870.00 (USD508.00) and will try out as soon as I get to charge it.

A multisport watch, the manual mentioned detailed swim metrics, distances, stroke count, stroke identification and can be programmed for whatever swim stroke one will use.  For biking, even the elevation datas can be detected, ascents, descents and grades a newbie like me is so concerned with. Used for running, it can give you “walk alerts” which I’ll find out more about later.  It advises too when to take nutrition which I always neglect or forget.

Not a good shot, will take more this weekend.

And it’s the weekend now…. so here are some photos taken by my Blackberry and a quick review on the features of the 910 XT…

Thinner and lighter than the 310XT, the color is not as attractive but I can say this was designed with a woman triathlete in mind.

No need to count my strokes, Garmin can do it for me!

Hopefully, I can convince readers of this blog to purchase one as this is more technical on the swim datas. With this new gadget to give more information on my swim training, I will surely be swimming like a mermaid in no time!

Oh and one more thing that I like about this new Garmin is that if you tap the face of the watch twice, the lights goes on! It works in run mode but not so sure if it’s the same for bike and swim. I’ll find out soon!

So, what do I do with my 310XT? It’s now for sale 🙂 Highest bidder wins!

About pinayironmom

Pinay Ironmom is a typical mom who wakes up before 6 am to prepare my 3 children for school. After this, I make my husband coffee, similar to the Nescafe commercial on TV of a couple's typical morning. Work is normally a tour of Northern or Southern Luzon to inspect projects we are building, checking quality of designs or preparation of presentations to prospective clients. My schedule is flexible luckily, I can squeeze in hearty lunches with my favorite lunchmate and training early in the afternoon or right after business hours. Weekends are bike days on Saturdays at MOA or Daang Reyna and Sunday is my me time - my long run day. Oh warm ups and stretchings are trips to the grocery, cool down is hearing mass and giving thanks to God for a wonderful week. This is ME :)
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