garmin-forerunner-230 Garmin Forerunner 230
Garmin Forerunner 230 VS. Garmin Forerunner 620
garmin-forerunner-620 Garmin Forerunner 620

Garmin Forerunner 230 vs. Garmin Forerunner 620

September 12, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

When we compare Garmin 620 vs 230 in this review, we can note the following distinct features that make Garmin Forerunner 230 a better device; has vibrating alerts, 2g lighter, 19.44% higher resolution, has multi-sport mode, trackback mode, tracks your sleep, 3.3mm thinner and automatically syncs.

DESIGN

The design features of Garmin Forerunner 230 vs 620 can compared as below;

Dustproof and water-resistant; Garmin Forerunner 620 is dustproof and water-resistant.

Sweat resistant; Garmin Forerunner 620 is sweat resistant.

Display; Garmin Forerunner 230 and Garmin Forerunner 620 have displays.

Resolution; Garmin Forerunner 230 has 215 x 180px whereas Garmin Forerunner 620 has 180 x 180px.

Weight; Garmin Forerunner 230 has 41g while Garmin Forerunner 620 has 43g.

Waterproofing maximum depth; each of the devices has 50M

Bottom Line design
Garmin Forerunner 230 is a better device in design.
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SENSORS

When we compare Garmin forerunner 620 vs 230 we note the following features;

Garmin Forerunner 230 and Garmin Forerunner 620 have GPS.

Heart rate monitor; Garmin Forerunner 620 has a heart rate monitor.

Accelerometer; the two devices have accelerometers.

Cadence sensor; Garmin Forerunner 620 has a cadence sensor.

Bottom Line sensors
Garmin Forerunner 620 is better as it has a heart rate monitor and a cadence sensor.
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ACTIVITY TRACKING

Tracks distance; Garmin Forerunner 230 and Garmin Forerunner 620 can track distances.

Measures pace; the two devices can measure pace.

Provides activity reports; Garmin Forerunner 230 and Garmin Forerunner 620 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 smartwatches have goal settings.

Multi-sport mode; Garmin Forerunner 230 has a multi-sport mode.

Bottom Line activity tracking
Garmin Forerunner 230 is better because it has a multi-sport mode.
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CONNECTIVITY

Syncs wirelessly; Garmin Forerunner 230 and Garmin Forerunner 620 can sync wirelessly.

Bluetooth; Garmin Forerunner 620 has Bluetooth.

Compatible with android; Garmin Forerunner 230 and Garmin Forerunner 620 are compatible with android.

Supports ANT+; the two smartwatches can support ANT+.

Automatically syncs; Garmin Forerunner 230 can automatically sync.

Compatible with IOS; Garmin Forerunner 230 and Garmin Forerunner 620 are compatible with IOS.

Bottom Line connectivity
 Garmin Forerunner 230 and Garmin Forerunner 620 have equal percentage share in terms of connectivity.
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BATTERY

Battery level indicator; the two smartwatches have battery level indicators.

Battery life; Garmin Forerunner 230 has 35 days while Garmin Forerunner 620 has 42 days.

Rechargeable battery; the two devices have rechargeable batteries.

Bottom Line battery
Garmin Forerunner 620 is better as it has 42 days Garmin Forerunner 620 battery life.
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KEY FEATURES

Vibrating alerts; Garmin Forerunner 230 has vibrating alerts

Includes access to online portal; Garmin Forerunner 620 has this feature.

Silent alarm; Garmin Forerunner 620 has a silent alarm.

Achievements; Garmin Forerunner 620 has achievements.

Stopwatch; Garmin Forerunner 620 has a stopwatch.

Notifications; Garmin Forerunner 230 has notifications.

Bottom Line key features
Garmin Forerunner 620 is a better device as it has better key features.
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Conclusion

By comparing Forerunner 620 vs 230, it is clear enough note that Garmin Forerunner 230 is a better smartwatch as it has ideal features.

$ 169.99