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Sporting a high-res color touchscreen, the Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS heart rate monitor offers recovery advisor, race predictor and VO2 max estimate to help you train smarter and achieve race goals.

Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

Sporting a high-res color touchscreen, the Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS heart rate monitor offers recovery advisor, race predictor and VO2 max estimate to help you train smarter and achieve race goals.
  • $400.00

Item # 862917

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  • Light and comfortable design features a vivid color touchscreen display, high-sensitivy GPS and smartphone connectivity
  • When used with the included HRM-Run chest sensor, the 620 provides feedback on running form by showing your cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation
  • Heart rate sensor also helps gauge your fitness level through advanced features like recovery advisor, race predictor and VO2 max estimate
  • Reliable GPS ensures a faster GPS fix when you regularly connect to Garmin Connect™ for automatic satellite data
  • Interval training mode lets you set up exercise and rest intervals
  • Forerunner 620 tracks calories burned and lets you know when you achieve a personal record to help keep you motivated
  • Auto Pause® pauses and resumes timer based on speed
  • Built-in accelerometer in the Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS heart rate monitor tracks distance and pace for indoor training
  • Stay connected to friends and share your achievements with automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking and social media


Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

Specification Description
Best use Running, Cycling
Alarm Yes
Altimeter No
Average battery life (GPS mode) 10 hours / (low power) 6 weeks
Compatible fitness accessories Heart rate monitor, Cadence sensor, Foot pod
Included fitness accessories Heart rate monitor
Construction Composite
Customizable screen(s) Yes
Data exchange ANT+
Date display Yes
Dimensions 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.5 inches
Exercise log Yes
Face diameter 1 inch
Gender Unisex
GPS/Satellite detectable Yes
Heart rate display Yes
Heart rate sensor type Chest strap
Average heart rate Yes
Heart rate target zone(s) Yes
Illumination Backlight
Interval training Yes
Number of routes 0
Number of waypoints 100
Pace alert Yes
Recovery advising Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Time display Yes
Tracks calories burned Yes
V02 max estimate Yes
Water-resistance rating 5 ATM
Preloaded map None
Display size 1 inch diameter
Screen Pixels 180 x 180

Garmin Forerunner 620 GPS Heart Rate Monitor

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Rated 4out of5
by fromThe more I use it the more I like it! Easy to use and quick to acquire a SAT. signal. I have about 20 runs so far with the 620 and like it more and more every time I use it. I'm very pleased so far. If lots of "fun info" about your run is what you want you will like the Forerunner 620. If you want just the basics, save some money and get the 610.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 4out of5
by fromWorks Perfectly My wife got the 620 for my birthday- probably more than I would have spontaneously plunked down for a running watch, but I'm pleased with its performance. First, the basic functions (unlike some of the other experiences expressed in these reviews) all work- I have experienced no glitches, crashes, bugs etc. The miles are accurate to known standards, and the heart rate monitor captures immediately and is accurate (unlike others I have used), and doesn't cut out. It makes absolutely no sense to own this watch without the HR monitor, since most of the advanced features that set is apart from less expensive models require that data. It easily downloads to the Garmin Connect an allows me to track my stats (speed, distance, intervals, cadence, VO2 max etc) on any of my computers, phones, tablets etc. The battery will last more than a marathon, unless you are increda-slow, in which case, you need more than a fancy watch to help you. I like being able to set the fast and slow pace alerts. You set the parameters for the upper and lower limits where you want them, and you gets a vibration and audio alert if you fall below or go to fast. The virtual partner is sort of redundant to this function, and I deem it not that useful. I want to know my pace- right now, not a cartoon of where I am against my virtual partner, but I can see, If you doing a race with a goal pace, having the visual (you- the green guy against him- the black guy) will tell you if you're on track. The interval trainer is good and does what you want (intervals and rests) The cadence and running dynamics are interesting, but whether they will actually change what I do, I don't know. At first, I thought the VO2max calculation was sort of pointless, but I actually like it a lot. You really have to work to move the VO2max, even by a point, and after a while I've found I'm motivated to do so. It usually clicks up a point after an epic run, where real progress happened. Did I need a watch to tell me that- nope, but its cool to put another notch on the holster. Why 4 stars? Because its ugly- its sort of looks like a $13 watch for my kids. Also, for that much money, you might as well get the Fenix and have the full-monte in a stylish package.
Date published: 2015-03-28
Rated 1out of5
by fromWorst ever Third Garmin watch and the 620 is the final as it very problematic. I have had it for 9 months and have experienced continuous charging issues, WiFi, Bluetooth, syncing, updating and just locking up. After numerous attempts to get help from Garmin I am writing off the $450 I spent on it and time to look for a new company to support.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 1out of5
by fromI am returning it. There are so many problems with this watch. It is full of gimmicks but none works well. The display is terrible, worse than a simple $30 LCD watch. The colors exist in advertisements only. The touchscreen is a problem because it is activated accidentally, it would work much better just with the buttons. The wifi stopped working after a month. Not worth $450. Not worth $45 either.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 1out of5
by fromBig disappointment I was excited to start using a GPS to track my training more accurately, but the 620 was a huge disappointment, especially after the last software update. It would lose workouts, get wildly inaccurate on pace/distance, and reset the display settings every time I synced it with my computer. I wound up returning it.
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 5out of5
by fromExcellent training tool. Ever since i bought this watch i've been amazed at the training tools you get to utilize. I find it very lightweight, great size on the wrist and easy to use. I would recommend to many.
Date published: 2014-05-23
Rated 2out of5
by fromGreat watch if they can get the bugs out Product could not acquire satellite without having to be restarted. Satellite signal would be lost half way through run when trying to hit lap feature. Called Garmin and these bugs are supposed to be worked out soon. Returned product and the new watch appears to be OK. Garmin has admitted that both problems above are known and that they are quickly working on a fix. This is very frustrating when you are trying to do a pace/tempo run and the miles are not longer than should be.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 2out of5
by fromCool watch, not a step forward I had a Forerunner 610 before this one. I returned it because it had minor issues. The 620 was supposed to be better, but it isn't. It does link to the HRM quickly and works smoothly right out of the box. Other features were problematic. It took some work to get it to sync through my iPhone, but if I've got an iPhone, why do I need the watch? (Because it's cool to see the data on your wrist.) I could never get it to sync over wifi. Finally, the GPS stopped working at times, then it would start. Then it would stop. Garmin software doesn't have an option to fill in the missed space so all the location data ends up wrong, even if it tracked heart rate. I tried to call Garmin support, but the wait time was always longer than 15 minutes. A $450 product that you can't get support for easily. If you do wait to get through, the Garmin people are nice and they do know their stuff. All in all, my iPhone does all that this watch does and it doesn't have the issues. This will be my last Garmin product unless one gets rave reviews.
Date published: 2014-11-27

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