#Garmin #910xt has finally shown up! Some teething pains (doesn’t work well with @trainingpeaks device agent on the mac (with the swim – apparently the 910xt only saves .fit files and not .tcx for swims and there isn’t a history folder)), firmware update didn’t work with garmin updater (as it claimed – finally got it to work through communicator), and for some reason it doesn’t keep accurate count of my swim distance… But otherwise this thing is sooooo cooool. On the plus: I’m going to Rome and it has electrical adaptors, and the quick start guide comes in a million languages….
I just discovered this morning that @garmin connect allows you to embed your activities into your website. Prior to today, I went through all the trouble of using trainingpeaks and google maps… This is MUCH simpler! And it looks cool, too. What was I thinking?
One of things I like about GPS enabled watches is you’re able to see pretty pictures when you’re done. Not only does it keep track of how far you’ve gone, but it will also let you see where you’ve been. Below, for example, is my recent run around Claude Moore Park, in Washington, DC. My 310xt goes beyond just tracking where I’ve been: It also keeps track of, for example, my heart rate. Using trainingpeaks, I can correlate my heart rate to a place on the map. The usefulness? If I see a spike in my heart rate, I can look at the map and go… “Oooh, right, that’s where that hill is that I hate!” And I then I can decide: Did I push up that hill hard enough? Or too hard? And then, the next time the hill and I meet, I’ll have a better idea of my cadence, speed, and goals to conquer that obstacle.
And finally… I just like the pictures.