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A Deep Dive Into The Epson Runsense SF-310
Epson Runsense SF-310 reviewed and tested by Tristan Haskins. Please note, at the time of writing this we have only tested the TOP of the range SF-810.
This SF-310 is the introductory model in the Epson Runsense GPS sports watch range, similar in functionality to the the Garmin Forerunner 10 with the added benefit of customisable screens.
If you want heart rate monitoring you will also need the optional HRM chest strap (or any Bluetooth 4.0 HR sensor).
Runsense SF-310 Features
The SF-310 features highly accurate GPS tracking and an amazing 30-hour battery life so you can dare to go another mile. You can view real-time data at a glance on its four customisable screens.
An advantage of the SF-310 over some other competitors products at a similar price is that you can view ALTITUDE data on the display. Most GPS sports watches will give access to altitude post session in the supported APP, but this one gives it LIVE on the display.
Next Model UP
The next model up is the Epson SF-510 with added STRIDE SENSOR to provide speed and distance data when running indoors (or on treadmill)
Next Model DOWN
This is the entry level product in Epson’s Runsense range of GPS watches for runners.
If you are looking for their activity tracking watches please pop over to the PS-500
UPDATE > Dec 2016. The Epson SF-310 is not a bad watch however there are better running watches on the market. If you’re exercise is predominantly running based and you want GPS speed & distance plus a built-in activity tracker then please consider one of the following alternatives. The Polar M400 (heart rate belt), Garmin Forerunnr 25 (heart rate belt), Garmin Forerunner 35 (wrist based HR)
- Accurately measure your performance
- Epson GPS sensor
- Run for longer
- 30 hours of GPS battery life
- Analyse and evaluate
- With the Runsense View portal and free app1
- Customisable screens
- 4 screens with up to 3 measurements on each
- Dare yourself
- Set long term targets
Accurately keep track
Always know your progress with this accurate and intelligent GPS sports monitor, featuring smart device compatibility. Easily connect to your smart device using Bluetooth Smart connectivity. Sync the SF-310 with your phone to enable fast GPS positioning with the AGPS function to get you on your run faster.
Helping you to train smarter
Runsense lets you track your progress against long-term targets, designed to improve your performance. It even lets you view your estimated finishing time or distance based on a set target, and you can improve your performance using the interval training mode. The free Runsense View portal and Run Connect app1 help you customise your settings, and monitor, analyse, compare and even share your stats to maximise your potential. With four customisable screens, select up to three measurements on each, chosen from a huge range of options.
Train your way, for longer
Its active GPS battery life of 30 hours – up to three times longer than comparable competitor products2 – means you can keep on running for longer before having to recharge. Water resistant up to 5ATM, and with a compact, lightweight design, the SF-310 is designed to fit into your lifestyle. Use it with an optional heart rate chest strap to add another dimension to your training.
The SF-310 allows the user to display a combination of the following functions/parameters
- Lap Distance
- Guide Distance
- Lap Pace
- Average pace
- Split Time
- Lap Time
- Guide Time
- Calories burned
- Heart Rate *
- Average HR *
* optional heart rate sensor required
|Lap||Manual Lap, Automatic Lap Distance, Automatic Lap Time|
|Interval||Time, Distance, Heartrate Zone|
|Goal Function||Distance, Time|
|Light||Auto Light, Manual Light|
|Alarm||Distance Alarm, Pace Alarm, Heartrate Alarm|
|Time zone adjustment||Auto, Manual|
|Number of measurement screens||Up to 4 screens|
|Number of measurement items per screen||Up to 3 measurements|
|Selectable measurements||Distance, Lap Distance, Guide Distance, Pace, Lap Pace, Average pace, Speed, Split Time, Lap Time, Time, Guide Time, Calories burned, Altitude|
|Width||Max. 44.3 mm|
|Thickness||Max. 12.8 mm|
|Battery life GPS off||20 days|
|Battery Life GPS on||30 Hours|
|User interface||4 buttons|
|History capacity||400 laps|
|Connection to Computer||USB|
|Connection to Smart phone||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Heart Rate Monitor||Optional chest strap|
|Wireless connection Heart Rate Monitor||Bluetooth 4.0|
|LCD size||Diameter 28.2 mm Length 21.6 mm|
|LCD Reverse display mode||Yes|
|Runsense View web app||Yes|
|Supported web browser||Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9 or later|
|Runsense View smart phone app||Yes|
|Supported smart devices||For the latest compatibility please go to https://www.epson.co.uk/runsense|
|Supported OS||Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1|
|Measurement modes||Run, Walk, Bike|
|What’s in the box||Cradle, Information sheet, Main unit, Quick Start Guide|