2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Watches

Garmin Forerunner 910XT

$450, Garmin.com
The draw: Track and learn from every workout

If the price is within your budget, this is the ultimate training tool for triathletes who like to capture and analyze every detail of their swim, bike and run training. This GPS-enabled device records an array of SBR metrics, from stroke count and lap speed in the pool to elevation gain and calories burned and much more, with detail and consistent accuracy (our tester found the distance for swim data to be slightly off but other data was generally accurate). The process of (wirelessly) uploading data from the device to Garminconnect.com is simple, and the site is easy to navigate—which makes understanding and utilizing all that data more probable.

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