The Garmin 220 is the company’s latest shot at mid range running watches, and is an upgraded version to the already successful 210 unit. With the Forerunner 210 running watching, Garmin carved out the mid range niche, ahead of a foray of competitors that have simply followed suit. If you’re a runner with penchant for precise timekeeping and a keen eye for detail, the Garmin Forerunner 220 is a running watch to explore.
The Forerunner 220 is a wristwatch style GPS running watch that is similar to having a personal fitness coach strapped to your wrist. It allows for precise tracking run time, run distance, calorie consumption and heart rate among others. Furthermore, the Garmin Forerunner 220 can be used outdoors or indoors on a treadmill owing to the onsite accelerometer, and can be paired via Bluetooth/ANT+ with your heart rate monitor or mobile device.
Unlike other versatile fitness products, the Garmin Forerunner 220 is specifically designed for running enthusiasts so if you don’t run, then this is not the right product for you. Although the Forerunner 220 is a fairly new contestant in the running watch market, it is all a running watch should be – easy to read, user friendly and of course good looking. The 220 running watch addresses the above aspects extremely well, without compromising on other features such as tracking your rhythm, and deep integration with training regimes. Continue reading