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Manufactures Description:
It’s the next best thing to having your own personal running coach. Forerunner 620 features recovery advisor, race predictor and VO2 max estimate so you can train smarter. When used with the HRM-Run monitor, the 620 also gives you feedback on your running form by showing your cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation. For indoor training, the built-in accelerometer tracks distance, so you don’t need a separate foot pod.

I purchased this from Map World in Christchurch. After doing the Round the Bays in Auckland, and City 2 Surf in Christchurch, I wanted to keep track on how I was going, and the Garmin seemed to have a good feature set for runners as well.

Over the other brands out there, I wanted to keep with my collection of Garmin products, which includes the Garmin Edge 510, Garmin Edge 1000, Garmin VIRB Elite, so why not get a Garmin watch as well….

I liked the features, the recovery side of things, was nice and light on the wrist as well when running. Was great notifying you when you had gone each KM as well, and for someone like myself just starting to build up the running, it was nice with that wee vibrate on the wrist. The touch screen was nice, worked well even after a run too, where I thought it would have issues, also nice to read too.

When wearing HRM-Run, the 620 provides a recovery check, which is a real-time indication of your state of recovery within the first several minutes of your run. When you’ve completed a run, the recovery time shows how long before you should attempt another hard workout.

Great service from MapWorld and Garmin, coming to the party to upgrade the watch to the Fenix 3 with the Sapphire Screen.

I feel that the screen is way too soft for a fitness watch, after 2 weeks, the damage it had on the screen looked like I had smashed it against something.

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