This week we got the 2 new additions to the Garmin GPS lineup: the Forerunner 220 and 620.
These units are both upgrades to Garmin’s Forerunner 210 and 610 but have the ’20’ designation, meaning they have the latest GPS software updates built in.
To address the new features found on these watches, let’s take them one at a time.
The 220 has all the same features as its predecessor as well as a Bluetooth Smart feature that allows the watch to sync data to the garmin mobile app on your phone for quick and easy data uploads and analysis, a built in accelorometer to track cadence as well as pace and distance indoors and compatibilty with advanced workout plans you can download from Garmin’s website or design yourself. The Forerunner 220 retails for $249.99 without a heart-rate monitor and $299.99 with the HRM included.
The 620 is a more advanced unit that has a fully functional touch screen that is easy to use even with sweaty fingers or while wearing gloves. It can provide a VO2 Max estimate to tell you how much oxygen your body can intake while exercising at maximum effort level and a Recovery Advisor to tell you how much time you need to take off between runs. When paired with Garmin’s new HRM-Run heart-rate monitor, the 620 can also measure running dynamics such as cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation. All-in-all, this is one high-tech watch! The Forerunner 620 retails for $349.99 without the HRM stap and $399.99 with the strap included.
Come check them out today!