Garmin Forerunner Review
Garmin Forerunner 620 is the successor of Garmin Forerunner 220 with increased feedback. It is enabled by Garmin HMR run and heart rate monitor that is worn with a chest strap. It is one of Garmin’s most advanced running GPS watches. The unit is well packed with everything from Wi-Fi to Ant to Bluetooth smart and adds a slew of functionality and new metrics. The metrics are represented in two forms The VO2 max estimate and Running Dynamics.
The VO2 max estimate determines the runner’s maximum oxygen consumption which indicates the fitness level while the Running Dynamic track the runner’s vertical oscillation, ground contact time, and cadence. The watch will provide a recovery check which determines when a runner has fully recovered from their fatigue or stress, using VO2 max, heart rate, and heart rate data from the HMR run. From the Garmin Connect app, these functions can be analyzed, tracked, and shared on social media. It will also be easier for runners to design their workouts.
Different sports profiles allow users to indicate if they are cycling, running, or racing for easy optimization of the functions. With all the features in Forerunner 220 including indoor tracking, Garmin connect web platform, and autopause. They are all in Forerunner 620 with provided comprehensive real-time and stored feedback.
The watch serves as a training assistant which records heart rate, and path traveled. Moving patterns of your body and heart rate require HRM to run a heart rate monitor with a G sensor. The watch is an easy-to-operate watch, Thanks to its touchscreen, It has a sensitive antenna, and it also supports multiple languages. It supports data exchange via WLAN, Bluetooth, or USB cradle. What makes the watch more suited as a bike computer is the optional mounting kit for the handlebar. Garmin Forerunner is suited to provide information about outdoor activities (moving patterns, track, time a.s.o, speed, heart rate).
Garmin Forerunner 620 Features
If you are using Android or an iPhone you nay connect it to your Forerunner via Bluetooth. The feature can be used to share your work data with friends in real-time or your position. To use this functionality the Garmin Connect app must be installed in your mobile phone. It stores personal information such as date of birth, gender, height, and weight to calculate calories burned and heart rate zones.
Auto pause: This automatically stops the watch if the current speed drops below the user’s defined value. Auto-scroll; when the auto-scroll is enabled, the watch will automatically cycle through multiple pages with different values either slow, medium, or fast.
History: The watch track all your workout. It stores the time, date, duration, number of laps, calories burned, maximum heart rate, average speed, average oscillation, and average ground contact. The watch also tracks all your records
Virtual partner: This feature helps you in achieving your certain goal for a workout. The feature will help you keep the speed required and pace to achieve your goal. Forerunner will always measure your current speed/pace and compare it to the virtual’s speed/pace. It will ask you to slow down or speed up when needed and shows whether you are ahead or behind your virtual partner.