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9/17/10 12:19 P

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I have the Garmin 310XT and love it. You can push buttons under water but I'm not sure why you would want to do so. It will track distance in the water but not accurately at all. Even if you swim a straight line, once you download your workout, it will look like you were swimming all over the place. It does better in your swim cap.

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9/6/10 3:43 P

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I'll bet you have to be sure to not touch any buttons under the water......

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9/6/10 12:25 P

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lots of options for waterproof hrm, but not any waterproof GPS watches that you can wear on your wrist. the garmin 310x is waterproof and i think the HR monitor will work in the water, but you have to put it under your swim cap for it to measure distance and pace.



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9/6/10 8:46 A

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Amazon.com has a LOT of HRMs, many on sale.

Might want to spend some time (a lot to look at) to see if any are waterproof.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?u
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9/6/10 7:02 A

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i've heard of people putting the garmin in thier swim cap, even with the 305(put in ziplocks). i think that may be the only method to track pace and distance in an open water swim, that isn't marked.



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8/28/10 4:59 P

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surely the 310xt does track pace/distance? People still usually stick it in their swim cap I believe.

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8/26/10 3:51 P

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What about the new Timex GPS watch? Anyone know?

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8/26/10 2:58 P

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i dont think there is anything. the garmin 310x is waterproof but doest track distance and pace in the water. i would like to know if anyone has an answer to this one.



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CHATTYMCPATTI's Photo CHATTYMCPATTI Posts: 2,706
8/25/10 11:03 P

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My husband would like a tri watch/HR monitor that also can track distance while swimming...any suggestions?

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8/19/10 1:32 P

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Great replies! Thanks so much.





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8/19/10 10:13 A

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I have an old school Garmin (301) that I use for running and cycling. It has different modes on it so I can use it for speed work as well as regular runs and bikes.I've had trouble with the HRM piece of it, though. I understand the newest Garmin (405 maybe?) is waterproof and will work for swimming as well. There's also a new Timex GPS device out that's supposed to be great, but it's so big I don't think it would fit on my scrawny wrists.
Most of these do give you tons of data. I use my Garmin and sometimes my Polar HRM just for training data. I have only race OLY's and shorter, and i never wear my watch when i'm racing. I get the results when I'm done. I go as hard as i can, and the watches would distract me. That's just me. i know other folks like the data they get when they race, too. But I'm not coordinated enough to wear them for a race and worry about putting it on and resetting it. I'd rather just worry about my transitions and getting in and out of transition with all my necessary gear! :)

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8/19/10 6:56 A

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HRMs are like cars or appliances. People like the one they use.... The Garmin 305 is a huge favorite.

I use the computer on my bike for time and distance on the bike. Wear my Suunto HRM to record HR, breaths per minute, VO2, calories, etc. I download the data to my computer and have the ability to track, monitor, analyze more data than I understand or can honestly use. I really do analyze races and tough workouts.

The HRM is used when I run and sometimes when I train. I use it to record splits if I choose to do that.
I have a foot pod for the HRM to record distance for new runs if I care. Regular runs are known distance using the foot pod or any of the map-my-run online tools.

Net is to determine what you want to do, then find the tools you want to use. I also have a nice Time Ironman HRM that is very easy to use. Still have a basic Omron HRM as well. Does a great job if you only care about Heart rate and time.

The HRMS that I have will all record time, splits, and heart rate. Need to decide if you want all the extras.

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8/19/10 12:54 A

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I also have the Garmin Forerunner 305. Absolutely love it! It's got a strap so you can keep track of your heart rate as well (but I've been having such chafing issues in the heat that I just don't bother with it anymore).

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8/18/10 10:00 P

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if you want to track your distance you will need some kind of GPS device. i dont think there is one that tracks milage in the water. garmin has a waterproof forerunner 310X, its waterproof but doesnt do pace or distance in the water.
i have a forerunner 305, it works for pace and distance for the bike and run.
i usually just use my ironman watch and record my splits, and figure my pace later during a race. most are chip timed anyway, and i know about what my run pace will be. i have a computor on my bike.
i wear the garmin for training during my run and it works out great. i like to upload the data and compare my pace improvements over time.
hope this is helpfull



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8/18/10 7:35 P

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I looked back at some of the old thread topics and didn't see one regarding timing devices. Sorry if this was already discussed.

I am considering purchasing one to help me with my time, distance etc. I would really like one that works well with swim, bike and running. Do you use one and if so what do like and not like about yours?







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