Garmin Forerunner Watches Predict Race Times!

If you’re a runner, whether you run for fun or because you just have to, you will want to check out the Garmin Forerunner watches.

Garmin Forerunner watches

The new Garmin Forerunner watches, the 220 and the 620, are a little something new for runners who like to push beyond their limits. Each of the new watches features a one inch full color screen and will sync to your computer or your phone via Bluetooth. Additionally, the 620 model can also sync through WiFi.

Just what can these watches do though?

The Garmin Forerunner 620 gauges peak oxygen volumes and using that information estimates race times based on endurance. This gadget even recommends recovery plans to let you know when you need a day off from running! Unlike the 220, the 620 has a touchscreen as well. Take a look at some of its features:

–  50-meter deep waterproofing
– Bluetooth Smart uploads via your phone
– Internet Livetracking during activities via your phone
– WiFi added for activity uploading and firmware updates
– USB activity downloads added
– Can configure the lap banner that displays upon new lap
– Pre-loading of satellite locations via WiFi, and USB (7 days worth)
– Includes internal accelerometer for treadmill speed/distance tracking
– Added Training Calendar support functionality
– Supports new HRM-Run HR strap for Running Dynamics
– The HRM-Run strap adds tracking of Vertical Oscillation, Ground Contact Time, Cadence  (+ usual HR)
– Addition of VO2Max calculator, Recovery Advisor, and Race Predictor

The Garmin Forerunner 220 does not feature a touchscreen; however, it does have a number of the features of the 620. This midrange running watch is intended to replace the current 210 model  and has the following features:

– 50-meter deep waterproofing
– Bluetooth Smart uploads via your phone
– Internet Livetracking during activities via your phone
– Can configure the lap banner that displays upon new lap
– Pre-loading of satellite locations via USB (7 days worth)
– Includes internal accelerometer for treadmill speed/distance tracking
– Added vibrate notifications
– Ability to now separately change Distance/Elevation/Pace/Weight in any metric you want (Metric or Statute)
– Added ability to download workouts from computer to watch (used to be high-end units only)
– Added Training Calendar support functionality
– Added Run/Walk Functionality
– Added Pace Alerts (High/Low alerts)
– Complete customization of the FR220 data fields (previous was barely customizable)

Looking to pick up one of these fall releases? The 220 will run you around $249 and the 620 will run you around $399. Plus you have the option to pair it with a HRM upon purchase for just $50 more.

Via DCRainmaker

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