Garmin Forerunner 620 Review

March 2, 2020

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The Garmin Forerunner 620 review points out that this phone was replaced by the Garmin Forerunner 630 in October 2015. Featuring an all colour, touchscreen display, built-in GPS and heart rate monitor, this smartwatch is what you can have for your sporting activities.

The Garmin Forerunner 620 is a powerful smartwatch for runners although it is not easy to use as compared to the Polar V800. It is however a killer when you add the HRM Run strap to it.


When we review Garmin Forerunner 620 in terms of design we note that it has a traditional round design with a sporty edge. It is fairly big measuring 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.5 inches (45 x 45 x 12.5 mm). It doesn’t have that fairly look but is best positioned amongst best running watch standards.

It has a ventilated strap with a buckle that perfectly fits on your weighs about 1.5 Oz (43.6g) and has a 5 ATM water resistance which is suitable for surface swimming and good for running in wet conditions. It can be worn as an ordinary watch and it is very bright meaning you don’t need to keep on pressing the button when it is dark.

It is one of the minority watches featuring GPS and has conventional buttons that spice up the touch screen. Fitbit Surge and the Garmin Vivoactive watches also have the GPS feature and touch screens as well as physical buttons. The Garmin Forerunner comes in a combination of two colours which are black and blue accents and white with orange accents as well.


Distance and pace are what we experience when we review Garmin Forerunner 620. When this smartwatch is paired with Garmin’s HRM-Run heart-rate strap, the user can be able to track the heart rate, cadence (strides per minute), ground contact time (the amount of time your foot stays on the ground with each step) and  vertical oscillation (your up and down or bounce movements). When you combine the heart-rate strap with the Garmin Forerunner 620 will also benefit you collect data about your runs, recovery time and the amount of rest to take before the next workout event. It also features the VO2 max or aerobic capacity that measures endurance.

Another great feature that the Forerunner has is the GPS which when you start any run, the watch automatically goes into GPS mode. It can however be deactivated by simply tapping the icon at the top of the screen.

Activity Tracking

In Garmin 620 Forerunner review and activity tracking segment, the watch features live-tracking feature that allows you share your GPS data in real time with interested parties. It also allows you to invite other social media platform members from Facebook and Twitter. It however lacks other essential activity tracking features like tracking your steps. You can’t receive notifications from your smartphone via Bluetooth like other watches like Vivoactive and the Forerunner 920XT.


The Garmin 620 features Wi-Fi sync, it has Bluetooth, is compatible with Android, supports ANT+, automatically syncs and is compatible with iOS. It also has the USB port for charging


According to Garmin Forerunner 620 reviews, you can use this smartwatch for up to 100 hours when the GPS is enabled. The battery can as well last for about six weeks in standby mode when the GPS is inactive. It also has a battery level indicator for you to know how much bars you are left with before the next charge. In addition, the battery can be recharged by connecting the charger via the USB port.


The Garmin Forerunner 620 reviewed features include access to online portal, silent alarm and achievements. However, it lacks notifications, call control, vibrating alerts and stop watch.


Garmin Forerunner 620 is an amazing watch that is designed to track general outdoor daily activities, workouts information, outdoor activity tracking via GPS and has other sporting modes for running, cycling and walking. It is suitable for serious athletes and can be used as a casual wear. However, if you might be opting for another suitable watch with similar or almost similar features, then the Fitbit Surge and Garmin Vivoactive are both suitable contenders.