Garmin has recently announced their release of two new GPS watch models that as they say will rock the running world hard. They have announced the release of Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 620. The highlights and competence of the new Garmin Forerunner 220 will simply impress you with its ultra-lightweight, fast satellite acquisition and real-time data transfer capabilities. Read further and know more of this watch in this Garmin Forerunner 220 Review.
The Forerunner 220 acts like an electonic coach that provides the encouraging feedback you need to help you in your training. Best of all, you can now connect with the world around you and get post-run encouragement from friends and fans, through real-time live tracking and social media sharing with Garmin Connect Mobile app.
What are the key features of this GPS watch?
Compared to the older units (like the FR210) this model is thinner and lighter. It also has a unique charging port at the back of the unit. And unlike some of the previous Garmin Forerunner charging cables – the charger is latches on very nicely and locks it. You would also notice at the back of the watch the logos of its other features like the ANT+ logo and the Bluetooth smart logo.
The Garmin Forerunner 220’s accelerometer technology makes it discard the need for a foot pod to measure cadence data. This technology can track distance when GPS is unavailable (like when you are running through a tunnel). For a better convenience, this device is also compatible with free training plans from Garmin Connect, where you can set a schedule and send it to your watch and give you guides in your training.
- Tracks distance, pace and heart rate
- Customized workout function
- Sleek, think design and light-weight
- Waterproof to up to 50m
- Bluetooth Smart Live Tracking capability
- Can identify personal records
- GPS running watch with high-resolution color display
- No cycling functionality
- Treadmill pace functionality is not as accurate as expected
This GPS watch is indeed a wise choice because of its incredibly fast user interface. It is also easy to navigate, and it is waterproof too! Custom workout functionality gives it an edge from other GPS watches available in the market.