Garmin Forerunner 910XT

A combined heart-rate monitor and GPS unit will supercharge your training. These are the best on the market.

Garmin 910XT

Garmin 910XT    Photo: Courtesy of Garmin

It won’t win any design awards, but with the ability to toggle between vital stats for running, biking, and swimming with the push of a button, it’s the ideal tool for serious multisporters. The 910XT also has the best swim-tracking capabilities: it distinguishes between strokes and can calculate your swolf score, a measure of the number of strokes and the amount of time it takes to cover a certain distance. The device comes with a hefty price tag, but its simple syncing software and large display make parsing exercise data as easy on the road as it is in front of a computer. Plus, the 910XT is compatible with virtually every ANT+ sensor.

Brand: Garmin $450
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