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Garmin Forerunner 220

Garmin Forerunner 220
alaScore 83

2134 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2134 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 220. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Forerunner 220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.co.uk.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS Running Watch with Colour Display - Black/RedGarmin Forerunner 220 GPS Running Watch with Colour Display - Black/Red

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1095 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin 010-01147-00 Forerunner 220 - Black/RedGarmin 010-01147-00 Forerunner 220 - Black/Red

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: matthew miller (zdnet.com)

Garmin Forerunner 15 and 220 reviews: Lightweight and powerful fitness and life tracking

 

Garmin recently rolled out updates to its low and mid-range line of fitness watches. One integrates life tracking while the other adds smartphone connectivity.

I really like the idea behind the Garmin Forerunner 15 and I think it was a good move for Garmin to make the product. However, I am disappointed in the lack of Bluetooth to sync to my phone; a feature that you can find in their Vivofit and other...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Jim McDannald (thewirecutter.com)

The Best GPS Running Watch

 

A podiatrist and university distance running coach found the (new) best GPS running watch. The Garmin Forerunner 22 is easy to read, plus it's waterproof to 50 m. And it even looks nice on your wrist.

For most runners, the Garmin Forerunner 220 is the GPS running watch to buy. At $250, you get an accurate, well-designed GPS running watch with solid training log software. The FR 220’s ability to perform basic tasks very well, an easy-to-navigate menu...

Oct, 2015

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Expert review by: Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

Garmin Forerunner 220 Review

 

The $249 Garmin Forerunner 220 not only records many of the metrics that are most important for runners, but also can sync wirelessly and connect with an external heart monitor. Overall, it's an excellent running companion.

Syncs via Bluetooth ; Bright, easy-to-read display ; Connects with heart rate monitor ; Water resistant

App doesn't convert miles into steps ; Bluetooth syncing can occasionally be finicky

The Garmin Forerunner 220 is a very capable midpriced GPS watch for runners that syncs workouts with your smartphone.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Brent Rose , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: Solid Running Watch With a Pretty Face

 

Garmin has been at this running-watch thing for a while. Most recently, the Forerunner 10 was the company's best attempt at a simple, easy-to-read watch, but,

Probably: the Forerunner 220 is a great-looking watch that packs in some great features and is very easy to use. That said, however, because the watch costs $250, there are some things to consider. For example, while we'd definitely say this is a...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Kevan (reevoo.com)

Garmin FORERUNNER 220

 

Easy to charge Easy to use Easy to connect to computer and/or iphone to upload data Very quick GPS connection

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Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: charlene (reevoo.com)

Garmin Forerunner 220

 

Love it. Wish it had a pedometer included

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Martin (reevoo.com)

Garmin Forerunner 220

 

Lightweight and packed with features. Locks on to the GPS signal quickly and the battery life is impressive.

The GPS automatically turns on every time you enter the menu. Would prefer it to come on only when I start a run (to preserve battery life).

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Malcolm (reevoo.com)

Garmin FORERUNNER 220

 

Comfortable size to wear, is also an attractive and accurate watch to wear when not training.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Lies (reevoo.com)

Garmin FORERUNNER 220

 

Does exactly what it's meant to do Was extremely cheap!

Nothing bad so far, GPS sometimes misses the rout by a little

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Garry (reevoo.com)

Garmin FORERUNNER 220

 

Nice and light on your wrist and looks good too the Bluetooth link with a smart phone is a great feature too!

I'm a keen cyclist too and have a bike sensor which isn't compatable even though it's a garmin one :-( why let you pair a foot pod but not a bike sensor???

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black, Red / Violet, White
Protection features:Water Resistant
Waterproof:Y

Display

Display Resolution:180 x 180
Display size (HxV) (imperial):25.4 x 25.4
Touchscreen:N

Performance

Advanced workouts:Y
Barometric altimeter:N
Built-in distance meter:N
Heart rate monitor:N / Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Interval training:Y
Pace alert:Y
Recommended activity:Running
Unit-to-unit transfer:N
Vibrating Alert:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N

Power

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
Rechargeable battery:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):45 x 45 x 12.5
Weight:40.7