Forerunner 910XT GPS Multisport Watch: The Garmin Forerunner
910XT multisport watch makes it easy and seamless to transition between sports.
The auto multisport feature lets you switch sport modes with just a single
button press, so you don't lose precious seconds in transition. When you set up
a multisport workout, you can switch between sport modes and still view your
total time and distance for all sports. For example, you can switch from biking
mode to running mode and view your total time and distance for biking and
running throughout your workout. The 910XT store multisport workouts in history
and includes total time, distance, average heart rate, and calories for sports
in the workout. It also includes specific details for each sport. You can use
multisport workouts manually, or you can preset multisport workouts for races
and other events.
LCD: The Garmin Forerunner 910XT features a 1.3" x 0.8"
monochrome LCD screen with a resolution of 160 x 100 pixels.
Profiles: The Garmin Forerunner
uses information that you enter about yourself to calculate accurate run data.
You can modify the following user profile information; Gender, Age, Height,
Weight, and Lifetime Athlete. You can also enter your Bike's weight, odometer
value, and wheel size (for up to 5 bikes).
Note: A lifetime athlete is an
individual who has trained intensely for many years (with exception of minor
injuries) and has a resting heart rate of 60 beats per minute or less. The
lifetime athlete setting affects certain weight scale calculations.
Training History: Your Training History displays the date,
time of day, distance, activity time, calories, and average and maximum pace or
speed. Swim activities also display stroke and efficiency data. The history can
also display heart rate, cadence, and power data if you are using the heart rate
monitor (included), footpod (optional), cadence sensor (optional), or power
meter (optional). When the memory is full, your oldest data is overwritten.
History is not recorded while the timer is stopped or paused. The Forerunner
910XT can save up to approximately 220 hours of training history.
Water Sports: Designed for open water and pool swimming, Forerunner
910XT is water resistant to 50 m (164 ft). It offers extensive swim metrics,
including swim distance, stroke identification (pool only), stroke count and pool lengths.
Stroke types included Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. It also computes your swolf score to help you gauge your swimming efficiency.
The 910XT's robust design and easy operations make it suited for other water
sports, including paddle boarding. Swim Terminology:
- A Length is one trip down the pool.
- An Interval in swimming is like a lap in running. You can break
your swim into swim intervals and rest intervals.
- A Stroke is counted every time your arm wearing the 910XT
completes a full cycle.
- Your Swolf score is the sum of the time for one length and the
number of strokes for that length. For example, 30 seconds plus 15 strokes
equals a swolf score of 45. Swolf is a measurement of swimming efficiency
and a lower score is better.
- Your swim Efficiency Index is the sum of the time and the number
of strokes that it takes to swim 25 meters. This allows you to compare your
swim efficiency to another pool or an open water workout. A lower swim
efficiency index is better.
Note: The Forerunner 910XT is intended for surface
swimming, only. Scuba diving with the 910XT will damage the product and void
Running/Biking Training Tools: On land, the Forerunner 910XT accurately
captures your time, distance, speed, or pace. The 910XT incorporates a
barometric altimeter for highly accurate elevation data, including ascent,
descent and grade. The Forerunner 910XT offers various training tools.
- Virtual Partner + Racer: Virtual Partner
is a training tool designed to help you meet your goals by
encouraging you to run at the pace you set. Virtual Racer is a training tool
designed to help you improve your performance. You can race against your
own activity or one transferred from your computer and Garmin Connect. The
Virtual Racer pushes you to beat your previous pace including hills where
you might sow down and the final sprint to the finish line.
- Auto Lap: You can use
Auto Lap to automatically mark the lap at a specific distance. You can also
use Auto Lap to automatically mark the lap at a specific position. This
feature is helpful for comparing your performance over different parts of a
- Auto Pause: You can
use Auto Pause to pause the timer automatically when you stop moving or when
your speed drops below a specified value. This feature is helpful if your
run includes stop lights or other places where you need to slow down or
- Walk Break Alerts: Some running programs use timed walking breaks
at regular intervals. For example, during a long training run, the program
may instruct you to run for four minutes, then walk for 1 minute, and
repeat. The watch will alert you with a beep or vibration when its time to
run or walk.
Note: These training tools do not
function during interval, custom, or pool workouts.
Barometric Altimeter: Forerunner 910XT will automatically calibrate the
barometric altimeter if you are within 50 meters of a saved location with
elevation data. Otherwise, the 910XT calibrates the barometric altimeter using
GPS elevation data.
Interval & Custom Workouts: The Garmin Forerunner 910XT multisport
watch offers Interval & Custom training modes.
- Intervals: You can create interval workouts based on distance or
time. Your custom interval workout is saved until you create another
interval workout. Open intervals can be used for track workouts when you are
running a known distance, but want to keep track of how many intervals you
have completed. Interval workouts are not available in swim mode.
- Custom: Custom workouts can include goals for each workout step
and varied distances, times, and calories. You can create custom workouts
using Garmin Connect and transfer them to the Forerunner 910XT. You can also
create and save a custom workout directly on the 910XT. In addition, you can
schedule custom workouts using Garmin Connect. You can plan workouts in
advance and store them on the Forerunner 910XT. Custom workouts are not
available in swim mode.
Courses: Another way to use the Forerunner 910XT for custom training
is to follow a course based on a previously recorded activity. You can follow a
saved course simply because it is a good route. For example, you can save a
bike friendly commute to work. You can also follow a saved course, trying to
match or exceed previously set performance goals. For example, if the original
course was completed in 30 minutes, you will race against a Virtual Partner
trying to complete the same course in under 30 minutes. Courses are not
available in swim mode.
Alerts: You can use Alerts to train toward a specific time, distance,
calorie, heart rate, cadence, and power goals. Each time you reach the alert
amount, the device beeps or vibrates and displays a message. Calorie Alerts are
not available in Swim mode.
Heart Rate Monitor: The Forerunner 910XT includes Garmin's
Heart Rate Monitor. The front part of the strap contains the heart rate module
and is made of flexible plastic. The part of the strap that goes around your
back is made of a soft fabric and is adjustable to your size. Once it's paired
with the GPS watch the first time, it will automatically recognize it each time.
When worn around your chest during an activity, the Heart Rate Monitor
wirelessly transmits your heart rate to the Forerunner 910XT for instant
feedback. It has 5 heart rate zones, which you can customize based on your exact
zones. You can also set up heart rate alerts to notify you when you are above or
below your targets. Forerunner 910XT provides heart rate-based calorie
computations so you can more accurately track your calories burned. Heart Rate
Percentage of Maximum Heart Rate
||Relaxed, easy pace: rhythmic
||Beginning-level aerobic training;
||Comfortable pace; slightly deeper
breathing, conversation possible
||Basic cardiovascular training;
good recovery pace
||Moderate pace; more difficult to
||Improved aerobic capacity; optimal
||Fast pace, and a bit
uncomfortable; breathing forceful
||Improved anaerobic capacity and
threshold; improved speed
||Sprinting pace, unsustainable for
long period of time; labored breathing
||Anaerobic and muscular endurance;
Note: Although the heart rate monitor may be worn in
water, it will not transmit heart rate data while submerged.
Training Effect: Training Effect measures the impact of an activity on
your aerobic fitness and accumulates during the activity. As the activity
progresses successfully, the Training Effect value increases, telling you how
the activity has improved your fitness. Training Effect is determined by your
use profile information, heart rate, duration, and intensity of your activity.
||Helps recovery (short activities).
Improves endurance with longer activities (more than 40 minutes).
||Maintains your aerobic fitness.
||Improves your aerobic
fitness if repeated as part of your weekly training program.
||Highly improves your aerobic
fitness if repeated 1-2x per week with adequate recovery.
||Causes temporary overload with
high improvement. Train up to this number with extreme care.
Requires additional recovery days.
Note: It is important to know that your training effect numbers
(1.0-5.0) may seem abnormally high during your first few runs. It takes several
activities for the device to learn your aerobic fitness.
Free Garmin Software: Garmin offers two software options for
storing and analyzing your run data.
- Garmin Connect:
Garmin Connect is a web-based software. With a simple connection to your
Mac or PC, you can upload your runs to Garmin Connect to see your run on a
map, get more detail on each mile and share it with friends (all for free).
You'll be even more motivated when you see your miles add up in Garmin
Connect and can go back and see how you've improved from last week, last
month, or last year.
- Stored Activities: After you complete and save an
activity with the Forerunner 910XT, you can upload that activity to
Garmin Connect and keep it as long as you want.
- Analyzed Data: You can view more detailed
information about your activity, including and overhead map view, pace,
and speed charts, and customizable reports.
- Shared Activities: You an email your activities to
others, or post links to your activities on your favorite social
- Garmin Training Center:
Garmin Training Center is computer software that does not require the
Internet after installation. It operates directly on your computer (not on
the Internet). The Garmin Training Center software tracks and analyzes your
fitness activities. You can also use it to review activity history.
- Create Courses: You can create a course from your
past activities. Then edit the course and mark important points along
the course for your next ride.
- Review History: Load workout data from the
Forerunner 910XT into Training Center to review your history easily.
View detailed graphs, maps, and stats, and back up all your activities
in one place.
Note: You computer will indentify the Forerunner 910XT
as a USB mass storage class device. The Forerunner 910XT is not compatible
with Windows 95, 98, ME, or NT. It is also not compatible with Mac OS 1.3
Countdown Timer: You can
use the countdown timer to automatically start the 910XT timer after a specified
Footpod Compatible: The Forerunner 910XT is compatible with
(sold separately). You can use the footpod to send data to the Forerunner 910XT
when training indoors, when your GPS signal is weak, or when you lose satellite
Bike Mount (optional): The optional
release mount allows you to move the 910XT easily from wrist to bike.
Body Composition Scale Compatible: You also can track
weight, body fat, body water and six other measurements when using the
Forerunner 910XT with the
body composition scale (sold separately). The readings are stored on Forerunner
910XT, then automatically sent to Garmin Connect when in range of your computer.
Fitness Equipment Compatible: For even more options, the
Forerunner 910XT also works with certain indoor fitness equipment so you can
track and store data from a treadmill run or an indoor cycling workout. This
capability helps you bridge the gap between your indoor and outdoor fitness
activities so you can continually track your progress. See a list of
facilities and compatible equipment.
Rechargeable Battery: The Garmin Forerunner 910XT sports
watch features a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last up to
20 hours. The battery can be recharged using the included AC power adapter, or
simply plugging it into a free USB (type-A) port on your computer or laptop
(charging cable supplied). Battery life:
Software Updates: You can update the unit's software by
connecting it to a computer using the included USB cable and using
Garmin's myDashboard support site.
Optional Carrying Case: An optional carrying case (150WTCHCAS,
sold separately) is available.