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Garmin Forerunner 620

Discontinued. Browse our selection of other great fitness devices >>

Garmin Forerunner 620

Advanced Running Watch with Recovery Advisor

  • Touchscreen GPS running watch with high-resolution colour display that tracks distance, pace and heart rate¹
  • Calculates your recovery time and VO₂ max estimate when used with heart rate
  • HRM-Run monitor¹ adds data for cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation
  • Connected features²: automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking, social media sharing
  • Compatible with free training plans from Garmin Connect

It’s the next best thing to having your own personal running coach. Forerunner® 620 offers advanced features like recovery advisor, race predictor and VO₂ max estimate to help you train smarter and achieve new race goals. When used with the HRM-Run monitor¹, the 620 also provides feedback on running form by showing your cadence, ground contact time and vertical oscillation. For indoor training, the 620’s built-in accelerometer tracks distance, so you don’t need a separate foot pod.

It Knows Your Potential

Garmin Forerunner 620Regardless of how long you’ve been running, you likely want to know how you can improve and objectively measure your fitness. Forerunner® 620 does just that by estimating your VO₂ max, which is a good indicator of athletic capability. Previously, the only way to know your VO₂ max was by paying for a lab test. When used with a heart rate monitor, the 620 crunches several pieces of data, like your running speed, beats per minute and heart rate variability to estimate your VO₂ max. The number itself indicates the maximum volume of oxygen you can consume per minute, per kilogram of body weight at your max performance.

A colour gauge on the watch shows how your VO₂ max data compares to other runners of your gender and age range. Based on your VO₂ max estimate, the 620 can predict your race times for several distances. This can give you a time target for your next race, assuming you’ve completed proper training.

Rest Day or Run Day

Forerunner® 620 takes out the guesswork when it comes to planning your recovery time between hard workouts. Just like a coach, it learns you and your physiology based on your heart rate data, so it factors this against your last workout and then shows how much time before you are fully recovered and ready for your next hard running workout.

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. Colour coding on the gauge makes it easy to interpret — green means you’re good to go. When you see red and a recovery time of more than 3 days, you might consider taking a rest day or just doing a light recovery run.

Garmin Forerunner 620 day

Following Your Form

The 620 is the first GPS running watch that provides feedback on your running form by reporting multiple metrics. When used with the HRM-Run monitor¹, the 620 reports your cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time. These metrics are called running dynamics, and they impact your running economy.

The HRM-Run has an accelerometer, which measures your torso movement as you run in order to compute these metrics. Cadence is the total number of steps you take per minute, left and right foot combined. Vertical oscillation is the degree of “bounce” in your running motion, measured in centimeters. Ground contact time is just like it sounds — the amount of time your foot spends on the ground during each running step, measured in milliseconds. A colour gauge makes it easy to see how your running dynamics compare to other runners.

Get Connected

Thanks to its wireless upload capabilities, Forerunner® 620 can send your run data to our online community, Garmin Connect, without being connected to a computer. It can transfer the data through the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app on your smartphone. You can also set up one or more Wi-Fi hot spots, like your home and office networks, and the 620 will automatically sync with Garmin Connect when in range.

Additional connected features include live tracking, which allows your friends and fans to follow along and see your stats in real-time. You must have your phone paired with the 620 throughout your run to use the LiveTrack feature. You can also share your victories on your social media sites by posting updates through the Garmin Connect Mobile app. And, for real-time coaching as you run, the 620 is compatible with free training plans at Garmin Connect. By regularly connecting your watch to Garmin Connect, you'll also benefit from a faster GPS fix due to satellite data that will be sent to your device automatically.

Garmin Forerunner 620 iOS
Garmin Forerunner 620 iOS

¹HR strap included with some models, sold separately on others.
²When paired with a compatible smartphone.

Garmin Forerunner 620 Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
1.8" x 1.8" x 0.5" (4.5 x 4.5 x 1.25 cm)
Display size, WxH:
1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter
Display resolution, WxH:
180 x 180 pixels
Touchscreen:
yes
Weight:
1.5 oz (43.6 g)
Battery:
rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:
Up to 6 weeks in watch mode; up to 10 hours in training mode
Water resistant:
yes (50m)
High-sensitivity GPS receiver:
yes
Garmin Foreunner 620 Maps & Memory:
Basemap:
no
Ability to add maps:
no
Accepts data cards:
no
Lap History:
1000 laps
Waypoints/favorites/locations:
0
Routes:
0
Garmin Forerunner 620 Features:
Heart rate monitor:
yes (some versions)
Bike speed/cadence sensor:
no
Foot pod:
no
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer):
yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):
yes
Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person):
yes
Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities):
no
Courses (compete against previous activities):
no
Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed):
yes
Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap):
yes
Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout):
yes
Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button):
no
Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts):
yes
Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace):
yes
Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal):
yes
Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert):
yes
Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals):
yes
Heart rate-based calorie computation:
yes
Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness):
yes
Customizable screen(s):
yes
Barometric altimeter:
no
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):
no
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters):
no
Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride):
no
Sport watch:
yes
V0₂ max estimate:
yes
Recovery advisor:
yes
Race predictor:
yes
Running dynamics: 
yes
Watch functions include date and alarm. Run/walk feature:
yes
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Garmin Forerunner 620

Package includes:
• Forerunner 620
• HRM-Run Monitor (inlcuded in 010-01128-30 & 010-01128-31 ONLY)
• Charging/Data cradle
• Manuals

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Garmin Forerunner 620 in black and blue
Blue/Black
(010-01128-00 & 010-01128-30)

Garmin Forerunner 620 in black and blue
Blue/Black
(010-01128-00 & 010-01128-30)

Garmin Forerunner 620 in black and blue
Blue/Black
(010-01128-00 & 010-01128-30)

Garmin Forerunner 620 in white and orange
White/Orange
(010-01128-01 & 010-01128-31)

Garmin Forerunner 620 in white and orange
White/Orange
(010-01128-01 & 010-01128-31)

Garmin Forerunner 620 in white and orange
White/Orange
(010-01128-01 & 010-01128-31)

 

Garmin Forerunner 620 in black and blueGarmin Forerunner 620 in orange and white

MODEL
STATUS
MFG PART NO
Forerunner 620 in Blue/Black

Discontinued
010-01128-00
Forerunner 620 in Blue/Black
with Heart Rate & Run Monitor
Discontinued
010-01128-30
Forerunner 620 in White/Orange
Discontinued
010-01128-01
Forerunner 620 in White/Orange
with Heart Rate & Run Monitor
Discontinued
010-01128-31

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