Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Garmin Forerunner 610

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Garmin Forerunner 220 is a better smartwatch.

In this review, Garmin Forerunner 220 is a better smartwatch because of the following; 2h longer battery life-GPS, provides activity reports, has Bluetooth, is compatible with android, 14 days longer battery life, has an accelerometer, 1.98x higher resolution and is 31.3g lighter.

Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Garmin Forerunner 610: DESIGN

Dustproof and water-resistant; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 are dustproof and water-resistant.

Display; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 have displays.

Sweat resistant; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 are sweat resistant.

Resolution; Garmin Forerunner 220 has 180 x 180px whereas Garmin Forerunner 610 has 128 x 128px.

Weight; Garmin Forerunner 220 is 40.7g while Garmin Forerunner 610 is 72g

Thickness; Garmin Forerunner 220 is 12mm whereas Garmin Forerunner 610 is 14.2mm.

Bottom line: Garmin Forerunner 220 is better as it is lighter and slimmer.

Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Garmin Forerunner 610: SENSORS

GPS; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 have GPS.

Heart rate monitor; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 have heart rate monitors.

Accelerometer; Garmin Forerunner 220 has an accelerometer.

Compass; Garmin Forerunner 610 has an accelerometer

Bottom line:  Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 have the same percentage share in terms of sensors.

Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Garmin Forerunner 610: ACTIVITY TRACKING

Tracks distance; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 can track distance.

Measures pace; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 can measure pace.

Provides activity reports; Garmin Forerunner 220 can provide activity reports.

Counts the amount of calories you have burnt; the two devices can count the amount of calories you have burnt.

Goal setting; the two devices have goal settings.

Tracks steps taken; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 can track steps taken.

Bottom line: Garmin Forerunner 220 is better as it can provide reports.

Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Garmin Forerunner 610: CONNECTIVITY

Syncs wirelessly; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 can sync wirelessly.

Bluetooth; Garmin Forerunner 220 has Bluetooth

Compatible with android; Garmin Forerunner 220 is compatible with android.

Supports ANT+; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 can support ANT+

Compatible with IOS; Garmin Forerunner 220 is compatible with IOS.

Bottom line: Garmin Forerunner 220 is better as it has a Bluetooth and is compatible with IOS.

Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Garmin Forerunner 610: BATTERY

Battery level indicator; Garmin Forerunner 610 has a battery level indicator.

Battery life; Garmin Forerunner 220 has 42 days whereas Garmin Forerunner 610 has 28 days.

Battery life with GPS on; Garmin Forerunner 220 has 10h whereas Garmin Forerunner 610 has 8h.

Rechargeable battery; Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 have rechargeable batteries.

Bottom line: Garmin Forerunner 610 is better as it has a battery level indicator.

Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Garmin Forerunner 610: KEY FEATURES

Vibrating alerts; the two devices have vibrating alerts.

Includes access to online portal; the two devices have this feature.

Can upload maps; Garmin Forerunner 610 .can upload maps.

Silent alarm; Garmin Forerunner 220 has a silent alarm.

Achievements; Garmin Forerunner 220 has achievements.

Stopwatch; Garmin Forerunner 220 has a stopwatch.

Bottom line: Garmin Forerunner 220 is better in terms of key features.

Garmin Forerunner 220 vs Garmin Forerunner 610: MISCELLANEOUS

Waypoints; Garmin Forerunner 220 has 0 whereas Garmin Forerunner 610 has 100.

Bottom line: Garmin Forerunner 610 has more waypoints than Garmin Forerunner 220.

Conclusion

By comparing Garmin 220 vs 610 in this review, Garmin Forerunner 220 is a better smartwatch.