Earlier this week I had the misfortune of United Airlines losing my checked bag and with it my Garmin Forerunner 405. With the Houston Marathon rapidly approaching I was facing with dread the prospect of running it without a trusty Forerunner to keep me on-pace and to automatically record my splits.
Looking on the bright side of my loss, I've always been frustrated with the Forerunner 405's limited battery life of 4-hours, and as I have plans to do several triathlons at the Houston Marathon Expo I looked at other Garmin Forerunners. I was delighted to find their fantastic Forerunner 310XT, which retains the wireless connectivity options of the Forerunner 405, adds triathlon capability, water resistance, a 20-hour battery life(!) and a much larger screen (that is far easier for those reading glasses challenged athletes like myself.)
Here's a good Garmin video that describes the 310XT:
I'll give the unit a good testing during the marathon tomorrow!