There is a $150 price differential between the 620 and 220 to get a touchscreen, run oscillation, ground contact time, recovery time, VO2 max, race pace predictor, Wifi connectivity and footpod-free running.
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Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) October 06, 2013
Garmin Forerunner 620 and 220 are two of the very hottest GPS running watch introductions of the year and choosing the right one is where the Heart Rate Watch Company has the answers.
"What it boils down to is just how serious you want to become with your running and applying more science to your bio-mechanics," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "The Forerunner 620 adds vertical oscillation, recovery, ground contact time and VO2 max features that the 220 does not have."
Ner HRM-Run Strap
The new Garmin HRM-Run strap incorporates accelerometer technology into it that measures both vertical oscillation and run cadence without a foot pod. "This technology helps you lose the footpod and also focus upon less vertical energy in your stride," says Squire. He adds, "This strap only works with the 620, so if you want these features you'll need to get that model."
The Garmin Forerunner 220 is ideal for a runner who simply wants heart rate, pacing and distance data with some interval training capabilities according to Squire. "Forerunner 220 keeps things simpler and more affordable plus it includes vibrations alerts, pace alerts and lap features", says Squire.
Forerunner 620 at 1.6 ounces and Forerunner 220 at 1.4 ounces are the two lightest integrated GPS watches on the market today. "I wouldn't give much to the weight differential, it all boils down to whether the advanced training features like run oscillation and ground contact time are for you," says Squire.
"There is a $150 price differential between the 620 and 220 to get a touchscreen, run oscillation, ground contact time, recovery time, VO2 max, race pace predictor, Wifi connectivity and footpod-free running," says Squire. He adds, "So the question is are those features worth it to you?"
Availability and Where to Buy
Both the Garmin Forerunner 620 and Forerunner 220 are on sale now at the Heart Rate Watch Company for late October delivery. "Just call us at 866-586-7129 and we'll help you figure out which watch is right for you," says Squire.