Garmin 405CX and 310XT Forerunner Watches With GPS Have Everything An Athlete Needs

Garmin has added two new watches to the Forerunner linuep—the hideous but waterproof 310XT and the 405CX (the successor to their formidable 405.)

As mentioned, one of the benefits of the 310XT is its rugged waterproof exterior (rated for a depth of up to 50 metres), but it also features an impressive 20 hours of battery life—that's double the capacity of its predecessor the 305. Both the 310XT and the more stylish 405CX feature GPS, wireless connectivity / data syncing via Garmin's ANT+ technology and improved accuracy with regard to tracking burned calories.

Garmin makes some of the best sport watches in the biz, so I can only hope that these new offerings will follow in that tradition. Athletes looking for a cool training tool can expect to drop $US369 for the 405XT and $US349 for the 310XT when they are released sometime in Q2—but I wouldn't drop the cash if you expect to wear these bad boys with a suit if you know what I mean. [Garmin]

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