Function/FeatureGarmin Forerunner 210Garmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 610
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General: Price$199.00$170$349.00
General: Product Announcement DateOCT 4, 2010APR 2, 2009APR 12, 2011
General: Actual Availability/Shipping DateOCT 2010JUN 2009APR 15, 2011
General: GPS Recording FunctionalityYesYesYes
General: Data TransferUSBANT+ WirelessANT+ Wireless
General: WaterproofingIPX7YesIPX7
General: Battery Life10 hours20 Hours8 Hours
General: Recording IntervalSmart1s or Smart1-second & smart
General: Satellite Pre-Loading via ComputerNoNoNo
General: Quick Satellite ReceptionGreatGreatGreat
General: AlertsAudio/VisualVibrate/Sound/VisualAUDIO/VISUAL/VIBRATE
General: Backlight GreatnessGoodGreatGreat
General: Ability to download custom apps to unit/deviceNoNoNo
General: Acts as daily activity monitor (steps, etc...)NoNoNo
Function/FeatureGarmin Forerunner 210Garmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 610
Connectivity: Bluetooth Legacy (pre-4.0) to PhoneNoVia Wahoo Fitness AdapterVia Wahoo Fitness Adapter
Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart (4.0+) to Phone UploadingNoVia Wahoo Fitness AdapterVia Wahoo Fitness Adapter
Connectivity: Phone Notifications to unit (i.e. texts/calls/etc...)NoNoNo
Connectivity: Live Tracking (streaming location to website)NoNoNo
Connectivity: Emergency/SOS Message Notification (from watch to contacts)NoNoNo
Connectivity: Built-in cellular chip (no phone required)NoNoNo
Cycling: Designed for cyclingBarely (Speed mode only)YesYes
Cycling: Power Meter CapableNoYesNo
Cycling: Power Meter Configuration/Calibration OptionsN/AYesN/A
Cycling: Power Meter TSS/NP/IFN/ANoN/A
Cycling: Speed/Cadence Sensor CapableNoYesYes
Function/FeatureGarmin Forerunner 210Garmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 610
Running: Designed for runningYesYesYes
Running: Footpod Capable (For treadmills)YesYesYes
Running: Running Dynamics (vertical oscillation, ground contact time, etc...)NoNoNo
Running: VO2Max EstimationNoNoNo
Running: Race PredictorNoNoNo
Running: Recovery AdvisorNoNoNo
Running: Run/Walk ModeNoNoYes
Function/FeatureGarmin Forerunner 210Garmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 610
Swimming: Designed for swimmingNoPartialNo
Swimming: Openwater swimming modeN/AYesN/A
Swimming: Lap/Indoor Distance TrackingN/ANoN/A
Swimming: Record HR underwaterNoNoNo
Swimming: Openwater Metrics (Stroke/etc.)N/ADistance, no strokeN/A
Swimming: Indoor Metrics (Stroke/etc.)N/ANoN/A
Swimming: Indoor Drill ModeN/ANoN/A
Swimming: Indoor auto-pause featureN/ANoN/A
Swimming: Change pool sizeN/ANoN/A
Swimming: Indoor Min/Max Pool LengthsN/ANoN/A
Swimming: Ability to customize data fieldsN/ANoN/A
Swimming: Can change yards to metersN/ANoN/A
Swimming: Captures per length data - indoorsN/ANoN/A
Swimming: Indoor AlertsN/ANoN/A
Function/FeatureGarmin Forerunner 210Garmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 610
Triathlon: Designed for triathlonNoYesNo
Triathlon: Multisport modeNoYesNo
Workouts: Create/Follow custom workoutsNoYesYes
Workouts: On-unit interval FeatureYesYesYes
Workouts: Training Calendar FunctionalityNoNoNo
Functions: Auto Start/StopNoYesYes
Functions: Virtual Partner FeatureNoYesYes
Functions: Virtual Racer FeatureNoNoYes
Functions: Records PR\\\'s - Personal Records (diff than history)NoNoNo
Functions: Day to day watch abilityYesNoYes
Functions: Hunting/Fishing/Ocean DataNoNoNo
Functions: Tidal Tables (Tide Information)NoNoNo
Functions: Jumpmaster mode (Parachuting)NoNoNo
Functions: GeocachingNoNoNo
Functions: Weather Display (live data)NoNoNo
Function/FeatureGarmin Forerunner 210Garmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 610
Navigate: Follow GPS Track (Courses/Waypoints)NoYesNo
Navigate: Markers/Waypoint DirectionNoNoNo
Navigate: Routable/Visual Maps (like car GPS)NoNoNo
Navigate: Back to startNoYesYes
Navigate: Impromptu Round Trip Route CreationNoNoNo
Navigate: Download courses/routes from phone to unitNoNoNo
Sensors: Altimeter TypeGPSGPSGPS
Sensors: Compass TypeN/AGPSN/A
Sensors: Heart Rate Strap CompatibleYesYesYes
Sensors: ANT+ Heart Rate Strap CapableYesYesYes
Sensors: ANT+ Speed/Cadence CapableNoYesYes
Sensors: ANT+ Footpod CapableYesYesYes
Sensors: ANT+ Power Meter CapableNoYesNo
Sensors: ANT+ Weight Scale CapableYesYesYes
Sensors: ANT+ Fitness Equipment (Gym)NoYesYes
Sensors: ANT+ Remote ControlNoNoNo
Sensors: ANT+ eBike CompatibilityNoNoNo
Sensors: Bluetooth Smart HR Strap CapableNoNoNo
Sensors: Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence CapableNoNoNo
Sensors: Bluetooth Smart Footpod CapableNoNoNo
Sensors: Bluetooth Smart Power Meter CapableNoNoNo
Sensors: Temp Recording (internal sensor)NoNoNo
Sensors: Temp Recording (external sensor)NoNoNo
Sensors: Compatible with Firstbeat HR toolsYesYesYes
Function/FeatureGarmin Forerunner 210Garmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 610
Software: PC ApplicationGTCGTC/ANT AgentGTC/ANT Agent
Software: Web ApplicationGarmin ConnectGarmin ConnectGarmin Connect
Software: Phone AppGarmin FitGarmin FitGarmin Fit
Software: Ability to Export SettingsNoNoNo
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