Friday, November 27, 2009
Garmin 310XT - Thanksgiving Gift
Much has been reviewed and written about the Garmin 310XT since its debut middle of this year. As such, I shall not be dealing on the technical and functional aspect for the training device, rather I wish to share the circumstances I got one.
Sometime April this year I gifted myself of a Garmin Forerunner 405. I find the same to my satisfaction with all its technical capabilities. However, I felt disappointment after only three months not because it has mal-functioned or the device quit on me, but, it was outdated by a newer model, the 310XT. Had I known then that a new model was coming up I would have rather waited to save the cost.
Having read so many good reviews of the 310XT, I asked my daughter Dawn who is a doctor in Moreno Valley CA to check availability and cost. At about the same time then, she was asking me to hand her down my old DSLR Camera a Sony Alpha 100 which I readily agreed. After a week or so she came back and told me the cost of the 310XT plus a heart rate monitor to go with it. Then she asked me how I would like to pay for the unit. This more or less made me feel down and disappointed as I was contemplating on a swap between my DSLR and the 310XT. I then just told her that the item was expensive so I have not decided to buy it at this time and will wait a while. I intentionally did not talk to her for a week so I think she got the message.
To cut the story short, I now have 310XT courtesy of my daughter Dawn and son-in-law Alex whom I would like to thank both for the “thanksgiving gift” sometimes the parents need to make “lambing” while I can easily afford one, but, a gift from a love one is very precious thing. Kaya nga tinawag “magulang” dapat magulang sa lahat ng bagay at di mag-papagulang sa mga anak. Joke only.
Anyways, the Sony DSLR Alpha 100 is my thanksgiving gift to both Alex and Dawn. I am so happy of my new toy. Thank you Alex and Dawn.
The Garmin Forerunner 405 is now for sale, any buyers out there?