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There's a coachin every watch.

“Coach” is a title that means different things to different athletes.

A coach is a philosopher, a grizzled veteran, a guru, a tinkerer, an analyst, a dictator, and an advocate. And sometimes a coach is a person who knows how well you should perform, even when you doubt. This is the Forerunner 220 and 620, GPS running watches so dialed-in, they might just know your abilities better than you do.

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Advocate

The advocate knows that running is a solo effort but people are social. Your advocate shares with whoever is in your community your progress, replays and reviews your runs, and can even let them know where you are on a race course and that you are shattering your PRs.

  • Live Track

    Both 220 and 620 allow others to see where you are during a training run (or race). As long as you’re carrying a smartphone and using the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app, 620 can use that phone’s signal to convey your position to family, fans, and coaches, wherever they are in the world.

  • Garmin Connect

    Share workouts, personal records, recovery data and more with Garmin Connect, the place where runners (and their fans) meet on the web. Set up Connect to share your victories with as many or as few people as you want.

  • Connect via BLE & WiFi

    Upload and share your activities to Garmin Connect using your home Wi-Fi (620 only) or USB connection or connect anywhere with a Bluetooth low energy-compatible smartphone and Garmin Connect Mobile. Post your PRs to your favorite social networks so everyone knows you are a force to be reckoned with.

Analyst

The analyst tells you where you are in relation your rivals. And not just the raw stats, the analyst lets you know what all the centimeters and timers and liters/per/minute mean; and where you’re trending. The analyst can see what your capabilities are, and what you can improve upon.

  • VO2 Max

    Using a proprietary algorithm from Firstbeat, 620 melds heart rate, HR variability and running speed in order to estimate the maximum volume of oxygen you use per minute. The higher the number, the better you are able to recover from effort, even while you’re doing it.

  • Race Predictor

    When paired with HRM-Run, 620 projects your finish time for a given race distance based on the your current VO2 max estimate estimate. The 620 cannot tell if your pre-race meal is cold pizza. But you will know.

  • Ground Contact Time

    When paired with HRM-Run, 620 measures how much time, during the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight. Ground contact time is measured in milliseconds.

Motivator

The motivator “gets” you. Knows you can do it. Has the data to prove it. Look at that trend line; it’s a thing of beauty. It tells you during a race if you are on pace. It tells you before a race what you are capable of. The motivator might even tell you that, with a little more rest, you’ll be even better.

  • Race Predictor

    When paired with HRM-Run, 620 prediects the race time you are capable of, from 5k to marathon, based on your current VO2 Max estimate and proper training.

  • Virtual Pacer™

    620 allows you to train and race against yourself. Set Virtual Pacer to act as a rabbit by choosing a minutes per mi or km pace and it will let you know if you are currently on, behind or ahead of that pace.

  • Timeout

    Forerunner 220 and 620 allow the user to select “extended” (25 minutes) or “normal” as the period of time before the device returns to watch mode. The extended timeout is helpful at a race so you can be sure your Forerunner is ready when the race starts.

Planner

The planner is your organizational assistant telling you what you need to do today. And if you don’t feel up to it, your planner lets you know training is about what you need to do today in order to do what you want, tomorrow. You have to do your hard day, to get something from your recovery day. Drink more water.

  • Connect

    Design your own training plans or access the custom training plans at Garmin Connect™.

  • Recovery Timer

    When paired with HRM-Run, the 620 lets you know how much time you need to recover from your workouts through a count-down timer. Recovery time varies based on level of fitness and intensity of workout.

  • Personal Records

    Keep track of your fitness milestones by testing yourself against…yourself. Forerunner 220 and 620 store your PRs for certain distances, from a mile to a marathon.

Trainer

The trainer is concerned with the test-and-rest aspects of endurance training and expanding what you think are your physiological limits. This includes how quickly you recover (both during an effort and after) your pace, your VO2 max estimate, and trainers even geek-out over cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation.

  • Recovery Check

    When paired with HRM-Run, 620 provides a real-time assessment of your recovery several minutes into a run.

  • Vertical Oscillation

    620 can measure, in centimeters, how much bounce is in your running motion over time. Measurement is taken at the chest with the HRM-Run.

  • Cadence

    620 can measure how many steps you take per minute with both feet, right and left.

  • Accelerometer

    Forerunner 220 and 620 can measure speed and distance when GPS is unavailable, for example, indoors. With 620, accelerometer is also capable of calculating cadence when foot pod or HRM are not available.

IntroducingForerunner 620

Running Dynamics

Ground Contact

When used with HRM-Run, 620 measures how much time, during the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight. Ground contact time is measured in milliseconds. Most running ground contact times are between 160 — 300 milliseconds. Elite runners typically spend under 200-milliseconds in contact with the ground each step.

Running Dynamics

Cadence

When used with HRM-Run, cadence records your number of steps per minute. This feature counts total steps (right and left combined). Previous devices used a foot pod to measure foot strike rate. A typical cadence is between 150 — 200 steps per minute, with 180 steps being the sweet spot.

Running Dynamics

Vertical Oscillation

When used with HRM-Run, vertical oscillation shows the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion. Vertical oscillation is measured in centimeters from a fixed point on your body (sensor on the chest mounted HRM-Run monitor). Typical oscillation is between 6 — 13 cm. Elite runners generally oscillate less.

Fitness Metrics

Recovery Advisor

Recovery advisor is a set of features that estimate how much time you need to recover from your run so you can more easily assess how hard your next one should be.

Recovery TimeEstimates your state of recovery immediately following a run and operates in a countdown mode until the next effort. Recovery can range from 6 — 96 hours.

Recovery CheckProvides a real-time assessment of your recovery in the first several minutes of a run.

Fitness Metrics

VO2 Max

When used with HRM-Run, VO2 max estimates the maximum volume of oxygen (in milliliters) you can consume per minute per kilogram of body weight at max performance. VO2 max is an indication of aerobic capability and should increase as your fitness improves.

Race Predictor

Projects your finish time for a given race distance based on the your current VO2 max estimate. The race time is idealized based on your current state of fitness and presumed proper training.

620 also includes:

  • Comfortable, Lightweight Design
  • High-resolution Color Touchscreen
  • Vibration Alerts
  • Auto Lap®
  • Auto Pause®
  • Personal Records
  • Calories (heart-rate based)
  • Run/Walk Alerts
  • Fast GPS Fix
  • ANT+™ for sensors
  • Heart Rate Zones
  • Heart Rate Alerts
  • Training Plan Support
  • Advanced Workouts
  • Interval Workouts
  • Virtual Partner®
  • Configurable Data Fields
  • Wireless Uploads & USB Connectivity
  • Post-run Summary

IntroducingForerunner 220

Running Features

Auto Pause

With the Auto Pause feature on, the 220 automatically pauses when you pause your run (at an intersection for example) and starts again when you start your run.

Workouts

Design your workout or get a free training plan on Garmin Connect then load it on to your 220 for real-time coaching on pace, time and distance.

Personal Records

220 keeps you motivated by letting you know when you’ve achieved a personal record from the mile to the marathon.

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Color Display

220 features a high-resolution color display putting essential features at your fingertips and in vivid colors for quicker comprehension.

Running Features

Vibration Alerts

Get vibration alerts so you know when you are ahead or behind the pace you set your watch to track. You can also get vibration alerts for your mile split, lap, or customize alerts for various other information.

Connectivity

Wirelessly link to Garmin Connect Mobile anywhere on your smartphone through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Upload your 220 data to Connect on your home computer with a USB connection.

220 also includes:

  • Comfortable, Lightweight Design
  • High-resolution Color Display
  • Vibration Alerts
  • Interval Workouts
  • Wireless Uploads & USB Connectivity
  • Auto Lap®
  • Auto Pause®
  • Personal Records
  • Post-run Summary
  • Calories (heart-rate based)
  • Run/Walk Alerts
  • Fast GPS Fix
  • Training Plan Support
  • ANT+™ for sensors
  • Heart Rate Zones
  • Heart Rate Alerts
  • Advanced Workouts
  • Configurable Data Fields

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Garmin Connect

220 | 620 on Connect

Access free training plans or design your own in Garmin Connect then download to your Forerunner 220 or 620. Next, start running. Your watch keeps track of your splits, alerts you to upcoming pace changes, and keeps track of your fitness metrics.

Which Forerunneris right for you?

Forerunner 620
Forerunner 220
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