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Garmin Forerunner 220 VS. Garmin Forerunner 610
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Garmin Forerunner 220 vs. Garmin Forerunner 610

October 3, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

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.

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 design
Garmin Forerunner 220 is better as it is lighter and slimmer.
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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 sensors
Garmin Forerunner 220 and Garmin Forerunner 610 have the same percentage share in terms of sensors.
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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 activity tracking
Garmin Forerunner 220 is better as it can provide reports.
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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 connectivity
Garmin Forerunner 220 is better as it has a Bluetooth and is compatible with IOS.
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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 battery
Garmin Forerunner 610 is better as it has a battery level indicator.
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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 key features
Garmin Forerunner 220 is better in terms of key features.
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MISCELLANEOUS

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

Bottom Line miscellaneous
Garmin Forerunner 610 has more waypoints than Garmin Forerunner 220.
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Conclusion

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

$ 299.00