Fresh off its announcement, Forerunner 910XT has been lighting up social media sites and been the center of conversation of triathletes and adventurers across the globe. Here in Kona, Hawaii, the top triathletes in the world have come to compete on the sport's biggest stage. Doing a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 mile run, these athletes are looking for the best products the industry has to offer - enter Forerunner 910XT. With its running, cycling and swim modes, this device is the ultimate all-in-one multisport watch. The 910 will be available in November and the demand from the professionals and amateurs alike here in Kona is pretty spectacular. To see it in action go to www.garmin.com/multi.
"This thing is amazing and it's stylish. I'm going to wear it as an everyday watch and just plug it in overnight with my phone," said Garmin sponsored athlete Matt Lieto. " With the added swim metrics and improved openwater GPS recording, this will definitely add a new element to my training."To show its versatility, we called up our pro stand-up paddle boarder Jenny Kalmbach and our friends at C4waterman to lend a helping hand. Joining us on the boards were members of the media as well as pro triathletes Matt Lieto and Jenny Fletcher. With the 910 on our wrists we headed out onto the choppy sea with Kalmbach giving tips along the way. She explained that she was a huge fan of the interval workout options this device has to offer and how it has changed her training. "I love the size of the 910. It has a low-profile design, yet does not sacrifice the size of the display," said Kalmbach. She went on to say, "I am super excited about the addition of the accelerometer and can't wait until the day I can get stroke count while paddling too!"
Canadian Jenny Fletcher, who is all too familiar with cold water and wetsuits said, "The design of the new 910XT allows for my wetsuit to come off during transition without any interruptions." She continued, "It is great to be associated and supported by a company who listens to the athletes who actually use the products."
With two full days left before the big race, athletes are making sure their software is up to date and their Forerunner and Edge devices are fully charged. Stay tuned for more info about the race and the reception the 910XT is receiving here in Hawaii.