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The best ultra-marathon and triathlon GPS watch has finally arrived – the Garmin Forerunner 910XT. It has so many features that there is hardly an outdoor sport that you could not use it for.
The new Garmin Forerunner 910XT has arrived and triathletes and ultra-endurance athletes alike could not be more excited. The predecessor watch, the Garmin Forerunner 310XT, gave the world its first true long course triathlon GPS watch. The Garmin Forerunner 910XT drew on the playbook from the Garmin 610 and added training effect to keep a handle on your cumulative training load. Furthermore, it has added a barometric altimeter to increase the accuracy of real-time ascent and descent data. The GPS data has always been very accurate on altitude once it has been uploaded into Garmin Connect and the user hits the altitude corrections button but athletes really wanted more accurate data on board to measure this in real-time and now it is right there on the wrist top.
The Garmin 910XT also brings to bear a somewhat smaller form factor. The demands of running full GPS mode for 15 hours or longer necessitate a lithium-ion battery that can meet the task, so creating a small watch for long course triathlon may still be a ways off.
Of course the Garmin 910XT still delivers multiple screens for each sport and picks up bike power data from ANT+ compliant power meters.
Each successive generation of Garmin GPS sports product gets better with more added features. Of particular note in the new Garmin Forerunner 910XT are the training load and the barometric altimeter. The ability to track laps and strokes swimming is another feature that should help improve swim efficiency.
Many professional reviewers will try to stereotype the Garmin Forerunner 910XT as strictly a triathlon watch but in reality it is great for sports like ultra-running, all-day summit attempts, dawn until dusk back country skiing excursions, cross country trials and dirt biking, inline skating and so much more. Add a external battery pack with solar charger and this GPS watch is set to tackle even remote locations.
The new and best ultra-marathon and triathlon GPS watch is now available from WebAntics Online in 2 different versions. The Watch Only Version is available at R4999.99 Incl VAT and the Heart Rate Monitor Version retails for R5599.99 Incl VAT. The only difference being the inclusion of a Premium heart rate monitor in the latter.
TomTom has released the little brother of the Go750 Live in South Africa and it is now available!
In June this year TomTom became the first GPS manufacturer to announce the introduction of LIVE traffic services in South Africa. Now the company is extending its GPS services with the introduction of the new GO 650 LIVE.
Some of the LIVE services available on the device will be TomTom’s High Definition Traffic (HD Traffic) service which is able to give drivers access to constantly updated traffic information every two minutes anywhere in South Africa. The Go 650 has also has a 4.3” display and up-to-date maps of South Africa.
Similar to the Go 750 LIVE, the 650 sports pre-installed safety camera locations, five-day weather forecasts and advanced lane guidance. It also has Bluetooth so drivers can make and receive calls while driving.
TomTom have confirmed that the Go 650 Live will include a one year subscription to the LIVE services and a subscription to LIVE services will cost R499 from the second year.