Function/FeatureGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
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Product Announcement DateAPR 2, 2009OCT 4, 2011
Actual Availability/Shipping DateJUN 2009JAN-APR 2012
GPS Recording FunctionalityYesYes
Data TransferANT+ WirelessANT+ Wireless
WaterproofingYesYes - 50m
Battery Life (GPS)20 Hours20 Hours
Recording Interval1s or Smart1s or Smart
Satellite Pre-Loading via ComputerNoNo
Quick Satellite ReceptionGreatGreat
Backlight GreatnessGreatGreat
Ability to download custom apps to unit/deviceNoNo
Acts as daily activity monitor (steps, etc...)NoNo
ConnectivityGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Bluetooth Legacy (pre-4.0) to PhoneVia Wahoo Fitness AdapterNo
Bluetooth Smart (4.0+) to Phone UploadingVia Wahoo Fitness AdapterVia Wahoo Fitness Adapter
Phone Notifications to unit (i.e. texts/calls/etc...)NoNo
Live Tracking (streaming location to website)NoNo
Emergency/SOS Message Notification (from watch to contacts)NoNo
Built-in cellular chip (no phone required)NoNo
CyclingGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Designed for cyclingYesYes
Power Meter CapableYesYes
Power Meter Configuration/Calibration OptionsYesYes
Power Meter TSS/NP/IFNoYes
Speed/Cadence Sensor CapableYesYes
RunningGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Designed for runningYesYes
Footpod Capable (For treadmills)YesYes
Running Dynamics (vertical oscillation, ground contact time, etc...)NoNo
VO2Max EstimationNoNo
Race PredictorNoNo
Recovery AdvisorNoNo
Run/Walk ModeNoYes
SwimmingGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Designed for swimmingPartialYes
Openwater swimming modeYesYes
Lap/Indoor Distance TrackingNoYes
Record HR underwaterNoNo
Openwater Metrics (Stroke/etc.)Distance, no strokeYes
Indoor Metrics (Stroke/etc.)NoYes
Indoor Drill ModeNoNo
Indoor auto-pause featureNoNo
Change pool sizeNoYes
Indoor Min/Max Pool LengthsNo20m/22y to 100y/m
Ability to customize data fieldsNoYes
Can change yards to metersNoYes
Captures per length data - indoorsNoYes
Indoor AlertsNoYes
TriathlonGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Designed for triathlonYesYes
Multisport modeYesYes
WorkoutsGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Create/Follow custom workoutsYesYes
On-unit interval FeatureYesYes
Training Calendar FunctionalityNoYes
FunctionsGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Auto Start/StopYesYes
Virtual Partner FeatureYesYes
Virtual Racer FeatureNoYes
Records PR's - Personal Records (diff than history)NoNo
Day to day watch abilityNoNo
Hunting/Fishing/Ocean DataNoNo
Tidal Tables (Tide Information)NoNo
Jumpmaster mode (Parachuting)NoNo
Weather Display (live data)NoNo
NavigateGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Follow GPS Track (Courses/Waypoints)YesYes
Markers/Waypoint DirectionNoNo
Routable/Visual Maps (like car GPS)NoNo
Back to startYesYes
Impromptu Round Trip Route CreationNoNo
Download courses/routes from phone to unitNoNo
SensorsGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
Altimeter TypeGPSBarometric
Compass TypeGPSGPS
Heart Rate Strap CompatibleYesYes
ANT+ Heart Rate Strap CapableYesYes
ANT+ Speed/Cadence CapableYesYes
ANT+ Footpod CapableYesYes
ANT+ Power Meter CapableYesYes
ANT+ Weight Scale CapableYesYes
ANT+ Fitness Equipment (Gym)YesYes
ANT+ Remote ControlNoNo
ANT+ eBike CompatibilityNoNo
Shimano Di2 ShiftingNo
Bluetooth Smart HR Strap CapableNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence CapableNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Footpod CapableNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Power Meter CapableNoNo
Temp Recording (internal sensor)NoNo
Temp Recording (external sensor)NoNo
Compatible with Firstbeat HR toolsYesYes
SoftwareGarmin Forerunner 310XTGarmin Forerunner 910XT
PC ApplicationGTC/ANT AgentGTC/ANT Agent
Web ApplicationGarmin ConnectGarmin Connect
Phone AppGarmin FitiOS/Android
Ability to Export SettingsNoNo
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