The Garmin Forerunner 620 heart rate monitor is the closest thing to having a coach during every workout as it calculates your recovery time and live tracks your progress. The touchscreen, high-resolution color display is the first of its kind and is easy to read and navigate while you’re out on the road. Create custom and goal-oriented workouts for ideal training.
Thanks to its wireless upload capabilities, the Garmin Forerunner 620 can send your run data to Garmin Connect without being plugged into a computer. Pair the 620 with your smartphone so that your running community can track your progress for support, comparisons, and safety in case you get lost. You can also set up one or more Wi-Fi hot spots and the 620 will automatically sync with Garmin Connect when in range. Additional connected features include Live Tracking and free training plans.
- Customizable screens.
- Built with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
- Water-resistant up to 50 meters.
- Features 200 hours of activity data.
- ANT+™ for sensors.
- Bluetooth syncing automatically transfers data to a computer (or USB connectivity) and updates firmware.
- Comes with Virtual Partner® for training against a digital person.
- Auto Pause® resumes and pauses based on speed.
- Auto Lap® automatically starts a new lap.
- Pace alert triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace.
- Time/distance alert triggers alarm when you reach goal.
- Set up exercise and rest intervals for Interval training.
- Training Effect measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness.
Heart Rate Monitor:
- Heart rate-based calorie computation.
- Measures how much time, during the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight. Most running ground contact times are between 160-300 milliseconds. Elite runners typically spend under 200 milliseconds in contact with the ground each step.
- Cadence records number of steps per minute (right and left combined). A typical cadence is between 150-200 steps per minute, with 180 steps being the sweet spot.
- Vertical Oscillation shows the degree of bounce in your running motion. Typical oscillation is between 6-13 centimeters. Elite runners generally oscillate less.
- Recovery advisor estimates recovery time and provides a real-time assessment. Recovery time estimates your state of recovery immediately following a run and operates in a countdown mode (6-96 hours) until the next effort. Recovery check provides a real-time assessment of your recovery in the first several minutes of a run.
- VO2 Max estimates the maximum volume of oxygen consumed per minute at max performance. VO2 max is an indication of aerobic capability and should increase as your fitness improves.
- Race Predictor projects finish time based on current VO2 max estimate. The race time is idealized based on your current state of fitness and presumed proper training.