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Garmin Forerunner 220

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Garmin Forerunner 220 review: specs and price

Garmin Forerunner 220
Garmin Forerunner 220

Why is Garmin Forerunner 220 better than the average?

  • Weight
    40.7gvs66.08g
  • Resolution
    180 x 180pxvs25611.74px
  • Thickness
    12mmvs14.79mm
  • Height
    45mmvs53.09mm
  • Width
    45mmvs47.23mm

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

3.resolution

180 x 180px

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300 x 320px

4.waterproofing maximum depth

50m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

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5.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

6.weight

40.7g

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Sensors

1.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Forerunner 220

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.has an accelerometer
Garmin Forerunner 220

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

2.Tracks distance
Garmin Forerunner 220

It tracks how far you travel.

3.Measures pace
Garmin Forerunner 220

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

4.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

5.Has goal setting
Garmin Forerunner 220

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

6.Tracks steps taken
Garmin Forerunner 220

It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Forerunner 220

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Has Bluetooth
Garmin Forerunner 220

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Forerunner 220

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Forerunner 220

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

5.Supports ANT+
Garmin Forerunner 220

ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

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Battery

1.battery life with GPS on

10h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

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2.battery life

42 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

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3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has achievements
Garmin Forerunner 220

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

3.Has silent alarm
Garmin Forerunner 220

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

4.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Forerunner 220

Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

5.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Forerunner 220

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Has social features
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Friends using the same app can be integrated with your account, allowing you to compete with them. This increases your motivation and makes it more enjoyable.

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Miscellaneous

1.waypoints

0

Waypoints are locations or landmarks worth recording and storing in your GPS. These are locations you may later want to return to, for example favorite restaurants, bars etc.

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