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Garmin Forerunner 220
Garmin Forerunner 220
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Garmin Forerunner 220 review: 34 facts and highlights

1. has GPS

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Garmin Forerunner 220
62% have it

2. Has a heart rate monitor

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Garmin Forerunner 220
59% have it

3. battery life with GPS on

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
10h
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR): 50h

4. Is compatible with Android

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Garmin Forerunner 220
25% have it

5. Provides activity reports

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.
Garmin Forerunner 220
40% have it

6. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Garmin Forerunner 220
36% have it

7. weight

40.7g
Polar RCX3 GPS: 33g

8. battery life

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
42 days
Casio STB-1000: 730 days

9. Has vibrating alerts

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
Garmin Forerunner 220
32% have it

10. resolution

180 x 180px
Suunto 9: 300 x 320px

11. Syncs wirelessly

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Garmin Forerunner 220
34% have it

12. thickness

12mm
Motorola MOTOACTV: 9.6mm

13. has an accelerometer

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.
Garmin Forerunner 220
39% have it

14. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Garmin Forerunner 220
95% have it

15. Has achievements

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.
Garmin Forerunner 220
16% have it

16. waterproofing maximum depth

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.
50m
Casio GWA1000FC-2A: 200m

17. Tracks distance

It tracks how far you travel.
Garmin Forerunner 220
76% have it

18. Supports ANT+

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.
Garmin Forerunner 220
27% have it

19. Has goal setting

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
Garmin Forerunner 220
37% have it

20. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Garmin Forerunner 220
30% have it

21. Measures pace

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.
Garmin Forerunner 220
70% have it

22. Is dustproof and water resistant

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.
Garmin Forerunner 220
92% have it

23. Has silent alarm

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
Garmin Forerunner 220
20% have it

24. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Garmin Forerunner 220
76% have it

25. Counts how many calories you have burnt

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.
Garmin Forerunner 220
71% have it

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