Forerunner 620 is the new standard in cycling and running GPS watches for 2013, with loads of new innovative features no one else can match. Garmin stepped it up big time in making very extensive weight, functionality, fit and feature changes.
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY IN REAL-TIME
The 620 has both Wifi, for real-time network data transfer and upload, plus it even has Bluetooth Smart to connect when you are mobile and on the go. No more waiting to get back to a PC to get your data and when you do you can use the Wifi, no more wired data transfer.
Now your coach can share your data, even if he, or she, is 2,000 miles away in real-time and help adjust your training during and after based on real numbers. The types of insights the 620 produce not only help you gain far more insight but your coach, too, will have more data than ever before.
Up until now, there has never been a GPS running watch capable of telling you how much vertical oscillation you had. Typical oscillation is between 6 and 13 centimeters with lower numbers being more ideal, so now you can adapt technique to produce lower oscillation and greater efficiency.
This vertical oscillation while running feature is one that we are super excited about. All world-class runners if isolated on film have very little bounce, or vertical energy, going into their stride. It is all good, quiet upper body mid-foot running for world-class runners.
REAL RECOVERY DATA
Training too hard when you haven't recovered isn't smart but how do you know if you have recovered from yesterday's training? Resting heart rate and recovery heart rate are two measures that allow you to know how hard you should train. Forerunner 620 has a recovery adviser, which is a set of features that estimate how much time you need to recover from your run so you can more easily assess how hard your next one should be.
SPECIFIC TIME NEEDED FOR RECOVERY
This feature estimates your state of recovery immediately following a run and operates in a countdown mode until the next effort. It all depends upon how hard our efforts are. A short 5k might render a reading of 6 hours time whereas a marathon might register several days of recovery time depending upon how you came through it.
Provides a real-time assessment of your recovery in the first several minutes of a run. This looks at the early stage performance and data of a workout to assess how well recovered you actually are.
When used with HRM-Run, VO2 max estimates the maximum volume of oxygen (in milliliters) you can consume per minute per kilogram of body weight at max performance. With the right type of training over time your VO2 maximum should improve.
Projects your finish time for a given race distance based on the your current VO2 max estimate. The race time is idealized based on your current state of fitness and presumed proper training.
This watch still offers both audible and vibration alerts, but now it is water resistant to 50 meters, which is much better than the old 610 at IPX7. This means you can actually use the 620 in the swim leg of a triathlon and it won't be harmed. It's not a swim watch but the fact that you can wear it start to finish and get all your bike and run metrics opens up a new world of possibilities for this watch.
If you strictly run and just need something simpler that offers up pace, distance and heart rate data then consider the Forerunner 220
If you need real expert advice simply call the Heart Rate Watch Company at 866-586-7129.
Rusty Squire, firstname.lastname@example.org, copyright 2013