New! Garmin Forerunner 620/220 (Read 705 times)

    Garmin is showing off their newest running gadgetry, the Forerunner 620 and 220.  First impressions look really tasty so I hope my 210 can hang on for a couple of months.  What do you think?

     

    See DC Rainmaker's quick review.

    2014 goals:   •  1st Marathon  •  3,000 miles

    bluerun


    Super B****

      I think I need to come up with a good reason to own a third GPS watch because I WANT that 620.


      Interval Junkie --Nobby

        Love his reviews -- so comprehensive.

         

        As I have a 610, the features that appeal are minimal: waterproofing and WiFi uploading.  The auto-satelite finder sure would be nice too.

         

        Though, I really wish they had boosted the battery more than 25%.

         

        I don't think there's a feature out there that would give me gadget envy.  The 610 already has more than I need/use.   Maybe if the watch auto-synced with RunningAHEAD.  Or if it cried out, "20 miles, bitches!" at the end of a long run.

        2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon ("Congrats! It's tough to race with poop in the mind" --Wing)

        Current Status 03/17: Drinking beer and eating crap -- all the things I couldn't do before the marathon

          I can't wait to see if they've improved the reliability of the heart rate monitor to go with all these fancy new features. A lot of the new data I would probably look at once and never again. I also don't really care about touch screen versus push buttons, but I like the things like the VO2Max calculator, Recovery Advisor, and Race Predictor. I wonder how accurate it all is. The pre-loading of satellite locations via WiFi and USB sounds great too. I hate standing there waiting sometimes when I'm ready to run and it takes extra long to find a signal. New area for the charger to be connected to looks great too! The one on my 210 is too touchy to stay connected properly. Ok I like it a lot. Dangit I want one.

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            What do you think?

             

            I think they're awesome.  Wink

            - Joe

            all running goals are under review by the executive committee.

               

              I think they're awesome.  Wink

               

              That took much longer than I thought :-)

                Or if it cried out, "20 miles, bitches!" at the end of a long run.

                 

                That's coming in the special Rick James edition.

                2014 goals:   •  1st Marathon  •  3,000 miles

                   

                  That's coming in the special Rick James edition.*

                  (* not available in CT)

                  FTFY.

                   

                  Might preorder the 620.  I think my 610 needs to go to rehab, it loses workouts when i travel across timezones.

                  Julia1971


                  All in for Boston

                    That would be an awesome feature.

                     

                    I also have a 610 (in fact, my first one died in March and I just bought a new one in April) and read the review quickly. The only things I saw that would compel me to purchase one sooner than later was the live updating on the Web. If I understand it correctly, would that enable friends and family to track you during a race? I also like that slimmer design. Wifi would also be cool but the Ant thing we works pretty good too.

                     

                    Love his reviews -- so comprehensive.

                     

                    As I have a 610, the features that appeal are minimal: waterproofing and WiFi uploading.  The auto-satelite finder sure would be nice too.

                     

                    Though, I really wish they had boosted the battery more than 25%.

                     

                    I don't think there's a feature out there that would give me gadget envy.  The 610 already has more than I need/use.   Maybe if the watch auto-synced with RunningAHEAD.  Or if it cried out, "20 miles, bitches!" at the end of a long run.

                    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin


                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Is it wrong that I'm hoping my 2ish month old 210 has a short lifespan so that I can upgrade to the 220...?  I hope that new charging clip dealie is less of a trainwreck than the current one.

                      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                      bpd2001


                      Ben

                        Any thoughts about how to use the new "vertical oscillation" or "ground contact" data? All the other new features look great but I'm suspicious about these two. Seems like it's supposed to help with form but I have doubts.


                        Don't overstride!

                          I thinking on donating my 310xt to my local high school. Do you think they might need it?Smile

                          lilac_jive


                          Jess runs for bacon

                            I want that purple 220 something fierce.

                             

                            www.backuprunner.net

                              I'm not really feeling the need for that 620 yet.  The new features I would enjoy are the pre-loaded satellite constellation and the waterproofing.  I can get the waterproofing by buying a 310XT which are now well under $200.  Does anyone know if it uses a new chipset or still uses the sirfstar IV chipset?  An upgrade there might tilt the playing field towards the new watch.


                              Spring- wishful thinking

                                It measures vertical oscillation.  Wink