Garmin Forerunner 10 vs 310XT

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A comparison chart between Garmin Forerunner 10 vs 310XT GPS watch.

Note: This comparison by GPSCompared is a basic guide based on Garmin published specifications and features at their official website. And by no means that this comparison is definitive. There might be other similarities and differences which are not covered here.

Garmin Sports / Running GPS
Garmin Forerunner 10Garmin Forerunner 310XT
Garmin Forerunner 10
Forerunner 10
Forerunner 310XT
Forerunner 310XT
Introduction DateGarmin Forerunner 10 was announced by Garmin on August 28, 2012)Garmin Forerunner 310XT was announced by Garmin on April 2, 2009)
View product availability and current price from Amazon.comGarmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch (Black/Red)Garmin Forerunner 310XT Waterproof Running GPS with USB ANT Stick
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:Black/ Red & Orange/ Black: 1.79” x 2.25” x 0.62” (4.55 cm x 5.72 cm x 1.57 cm);

Pink/ White, Green/ White, Violet/ White & Black/ Silver: 1.58” x 2.05” x 0.62” (4.01 cm x 5.22 cm x 1.57 cm)
2.1" x 2.2" x 0.8" (5.4 x 5.6 x 1.9 cm)
Display size, WxH:Black / Red & Orange / Black: 0.98” x 0.94” (2.5 cm x 2.4 cm);

Pink / White, Green / White, Violet / White & Black / Silver: 0.81” x 0.77” (2.1 cm x 2.0 cm)
1.3" x 0.8" (3.3 x 2.0 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:55 x 32 pixels160 x 100 pixels
Weight:Black / Red: 43 g (1.5 oz); Pink / White & Green / White: 36 g (1.3 oz)2.5 oz (72 g)
Battery life:5 weeks in power save mode; 5 hours in training modeup to 20 hours
History:7 activities1000 laps
Waypoints/ favorites/ locations:0100
Heart rate monitor:NoYes (Some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor:NoYes (optional)
Foot pod:NoYes (optional)
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer):NoYes
Virtual Partner (train against a digital person):NoYes
Courses (compete against previous activities):NoYes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout):NoYes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button):NoYes
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts):NoYes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace):NoYes (for advanced workouts only)
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal):NoYes
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert):NoYes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals):NoYes
Heart rate-based calorie computation:NoYes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+ - enabled power meters):NoYes (records data approx. 1 per second)
Sport watch:YesNo
Additional:Virtual Pacer (compares current running pace to target): Yes
Personal Records: Yes
Run/walk feature: Yes
What's Common
Battery:rechargeable lithium-ionrechargeable lithium-ion
Water resistant:Yes (50m)Yes (50m)
High-sensitivity receiver:YesYes
Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):YesYes
Auto Pause (pauses and resumes timer based on speed):YesYes
Auto Lap (automatically starts a new lap):YesYes
Customizable screen(s):YesYes
Shock Resistant:YesYes
What's Unavailable
Ability to add maps:NoNo
Accepts data cards:Nono
Virtual Racer (compete against other activities):NoNo
Swim metrics (stroke type, stroke count and pool lengths):NoNo
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness):NoNo
Barometric altimeter:NoNo
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):NoNo
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride):NoNo
Amazon's Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical reviewClick here to read the reviews on Forerunner 10 Click here to read the reviews on Forerunner 310XT
Check Price
View product availability and current price from Amazon.comClick on this link Garmin Forerunner 10 GPS Watch (Black/Red)Click on this link Garmin Forerunner 310XT Waterproof Running GPS with USB ANT Stick

Disclaimer: Information provided is believed correct and true to the best of our ability, however, GPS Compared is not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect data. To report any errors, please use the comment below or visit the official Garmin products page for details specifications.

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