Garmin Forerunner 620 -Black/Blue Bundle
(Includes Heart Rate Monitor Honest Review
The Garmin Forerunner 620 was Garmin’s flagship racing watch, however, without an integrated heart rate (HR) tracking, in contrast to some newest Forerunner. Nevertheless, the 620 continues to be a remarkable package, exclusively once linked with an HR band. After expanding its offering with entry-level running watches, Garmin renews the high-end segment with the Forerunner 620, the successor to the Forerunner 610. This watch is aimed at experienced riders who may want to follow perfectly oiled training to prepare a race.
The Forerunner 620, available in black and blue or orange and white.
Garmin Forerunner 620 Characteristics
Less thick and less heavy than the Forerunner 610, the Forerunner 620 sacrifices its metal finish on the back of the dial for a plastic shell. It is less beautiful, probably less resistant, but the weight gain is appreciable; it goes from 72 to 43.6 grams.
With its 2.5 cm diameter, its monochrome touchscreen (with light red and green colored keys for displaying certain functions) is almost identical to that of its big sister. A new button appears at the bottom left to switch from the watch function to the race functions. It’s a small gain of ergonomics not insignificant. The fixing system of the watch, more solid, has been revised.
A good point, as it had happened to us to see the bracelet of the Forerunner 610 get off. The charging stand has also been modified in its design. The AC adapter is no longer in the box, the 620 recharging USB. The watch is supplied with a cardio belt (referenced HRM-RUN).
Functions And Training
The Forerunner 620 needs to be tamed. You must first learn to use its menus and submenus scrolling in the direction of the height, each validation taking place from the tip of the index on the screen. A slight but firm support is needed, which changes what we are used to practicing with a smartphone.
The proposed functions are innumerable. There are of course the classics followed by the race with display of distance, time, pace, calories, cadence and heart rate if we took care to couple the watch with the belt. It’s quite simple to set the display of the 620 to choose the 3 values that we wish to see permanently and in what order.
There are also all these much more advanced features consisting of the evaluation of our maximum oxygen consumption during an exercise or the preparation of our sessions. This second possibility is offered through the Garmin Connect site which not only serves to memorize our sports sessions but also to plan a schedule of outings, a particular course, a goal.
Training is prepared for example by the superposition of stages (warm-up, interval, recovery) that will be synchronized with the watch. The desired moment, it will launch with audible alerts and vibrations to the key, and will simply serve as a coach to its user. The set nevertheless takes a little time to organize.
The Forerunner 620 captures its GPS signal relatively quickly (but the difference with the 610 is not glaring!) Where the 610 did not hold a week in mixed-use watches/sport, the 620 no longer raises any real concern in the matter. But obviously, it depends on the number of times you request its GPS features.
The Garmin Connect interface
On the forums, opinions still seem quite shared on Garmin Connect. Our regular use of the platform for almost 3 years does not imply real criticism, in any case, no harsh criticism. Note that the Forerunner 620 now connects via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to the computer. The synchronization is automatic and once the Garmin Fit software downloaded there is no more stuff to worry about.
Each output is immortalized based on different maps and graphics to have a synthetic view of the efforts and performance. Every one race could be named, commented and shared by email or on social networks.
An exciting feature of the Forerunner 620: the one called LiveTrack. Coupled with a smartphone in Bluetooth, it allows a free application (Garmin Connect on iOS and Google Play) to invite friends to follow our live output on their computer. To do this, you must send them an invitation by email, activate the Bluetooth connection of the watch at the time of the race and launch LiveTrack in the application. Sharing can also be done on Facebook or Twitter.
- The lightness of the watch
- Synchronization with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Cardio belt provided.
- Increased autonomy
- Bluetooth breaks in LiveTrack sometimes.
- Without an integrated heart rate.
Why choose the Garmin 620
The reasons you want to choose the Garmin 620 is that it has plenty of next-level techniques up its sleeve, over and above the normal session tracking. Cheeringly, no one of them has something to do with task tracking, your sleep tracking or maybe updates. The 620 performs none of such things, but rather provides trickery such as Running Dynamics, race predictor as well as Wi-Fi sync.
The Garmin Forerunner 620 is a cracking racing watch that monitors lots of crucial parts of your own running and also recovery, plus much interesting stuff out there, if a lot more esoteric, metrics. Linked with the HRM-Run, it’s a real powerhouse.
If you’re a keen newbie, a seasoned beginner or perhaps verging on professional (or at least like to believe you are a pro), the Garmin has got something to offer you to boost your running. Therefore, if you’re enthusiastic about a single-minded, significant running tool, this must be very near the top of your own list.
Hard runners have a new tool with the Forerunner 620 to track their training and boost their performance. The 620 gains lightness, autonomy, and functionality, complete as well as Powerful, it can somewhat disarm Sunday athletes who will postpone their choice of a less complex tool. The most motivated will have all, or almost, to be filled as the 620 is a wrist coach.
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