American brand Garmin for good has become firmly established on the Polish market for wearables – its products are known and praised in the environment runners, regularly host on activeManiaKu, also mentioned about them in our Guidance for smartwatchom. One of the latest proposals is the Forerunner 620 – a watch with the GPS module and Wi-Fi and a touch screen. Is it worth the money?
The Garmin Forerunner 620 is one of the better made watches, of all previously tested. Do not be fooled by inconspicuous appearance – designers created a high-grade plastics, combining the comfort and importance of the durability of the watch.Front watch this substantial size sheet of plastic – is hidden beneath color screen with touch. On the sides of the screen are two touch-arranged keys responsible for reversing and opening the options menu. The whole decorated with a simple but nice looking model. In short, the watch looks good. As befits a watch for athletes, it must be simple and intuitive to use even during physical activity. For this reason, placed on the sides of the Garmin many as 4 separate buttons, responsible for waking the screen, start training or even the start of the next lap. The function of these keys change depending on the mode in which it works watch. Buttons are made of aluminum and are so substantial size to hit the no finger without much hassle. They work stiffly, their pitch is clearly felt under the finger, also appear when you click sound. Back cover is a minimalism in its pure form – there is nothing beyond a few titles and contacts necessary to charge the Forerunner. It is worth noting that the bottom of the watch is gently rounded. The Forerunner 620 is not afraid of even deep water – the manufacturer ensures that it can withstand even at a depth of 50m. This class will allow both bathing and swimming, weatherproof and sweat will also not be a bigger problem. Still, it is worth bearing in mind that both diving and snorkeling did not come into play. watch the athlete must fit tightly to the hand so as not to cause discomfort during movements – Garmin knows this, and who used the strap perfectly suited to both the ladies' and men's wrist. The band is made of high quality plastic, is durable, easy to clean and – most importantly – highly breathable. All thanks to the use of many holes that extra (according to me) give the watch of character.
Forerunner screen is a slightly different story than most we've tested watches. We are dealing here with a circular, classic 1-inch screen with a resolution of 180 x 180 pixels – it is not black and white, displays some of the colors, but their depth strongly differs even from the cheapest quality matrix TN.Designers are unlikely to have suggested to the quality of the displayed image – watch has mainly operate and meet the requirements of the most demanding runners. Screen, despite its simplicity is touch, but its sensitivity is significantly different from that to which we are accustomed. You have to put some force to watch to understand which option you want to choose: this is not annoying enough to include it into the minuses. It not without significance is the energy intensity of the screen – in sleep mode the watch displays the time all the time, but does not give at this light. During tests, we recorded the descent to 0 cd / m2, which greatly affects the battery life. Screen – of course – you can highlight one of the buttons.
Forerunner 620 watch unusual – extras such as music player, Web browser, or removable disks are not very meaningful. Garmin created for active people who care more accurate measurement than smsach on the wrist. As befits a timer, the Forerunner able to "rest" informs about the current time, date and day of the week – in this respect there is no fault anything. The numbers are large and clear, you can safely read even during the run – Garmin screen, you can highlight one of the keys, as in complete darkness fails to read anything. The beauty of the Forerunner 620 is its measuring functions physical activity. There are not a lot – we find in the settings menu mode running, cycling and race. These modes, however, are refined and even picky, experienced runners will not be disappointed amount and accuracy of the collected data. It is worth mentioning that the watch was tested with a dedicated band of HRM measures the heart rate (more on a similar set Rafal posted on activeManiaKu).The first mode was tested, of course, "race" – not urgently put on the armband, almost banal manner in sparring it with a watch and I was ready to train. Positively surprised me the quantity, but also accuracy. Watch me keep you informed not only about the basic parameters of gear (such as distance or time speed), but also offered data containing oxygen uptake, heart rate zone, rhythm, variation during the run, the foot contact time with the ground and – of course – very accurate pulse measurement. All these data are stored in the memory of the watch to then upload them to social networking site GarminConnect, about which I will write in a moment. The case looks very similar when it comes to driving mode – watch measures the exact same parameters as for the run, excluding the contact time with the ground. However, changes made for the conversion of calories and of course the activity profile that appears later in social network. On deserve praise speed accuracy – is the solution for convenient and accurate enough to be able to give up the classic cycling prędkościomierzów for the Forerunner 620 turned out to be interesting mode, which Garmin describes as a race – it involves collecting data from previous workouts to compare them with the current run. This feature motivates a desire to win, willy-nilly forces giving their best. The measurement accuracy traveled route and speed provides a built-in GPS – its chipset was mentioned in relation to the older models of Garmin and although he never had a chance to run their predecessors 620, this hand on heart I can confirm the positive feedback from users about it. GPS works well, catches the range of approx. 3 seconds and does not lose it even among buildings or tall trees. In addition to the functions of strictly monitoring physical activity, you can identify a recovery and the rate of VO2max. Both of these features, however, treat with a delicate distance – regeneration function indicates a rather rough time of rest between workouts (the problem lies in the fact that every body is different, and otherwise handle back to full strength). I have similar feelings to rate VO2max (max. Consumption of oxygen per minute) – nice to look at, as far as workouts this index soars upwards, it means an increase in efficiency of the organism, but it is calculated on the basis of the collected data, so treat it as a landmark and not an accurate measurement. Without a doubt, the Forerunner 620 is one of the better and most elaborate clocks cross-country – similar functions also offer other manufacturers, but what works on a huge favor Garmin is a fantastic social Garmin Connect . To him are sent on training information – data exchange is carried out in several ways. One of them is a classic connect the watch to a computer cable, another is a combination Forerunner to your home Wi-Fi network using the Garmin Express, but the most convenient option is to pair it with a smartphone and installing a dedicated application Garmin Connect Mobile . GarminConnect service itself multiplies the possibilities of the watch – for his help, we can plan workouts, track the activity of your friends, set goals to achieve or even download reports about the health and form. An interesting feature is LiveTracking, allows you to view your friends while you run live. Service also allows for accurate insight into the stories of training, supplementing it with the necessary diagrams, columns and graphs. All this in order to even simpler and cleaner way to enjoy the competition with other athletes. It is unfortunate that in spite of pairing the watch to your phone via Bluetooth, the equipment does not inform us of the notifications, SMS or incoming calls. The watch will tell only about the loss of connection – short, although palpable vibration.
Not exactly know what the capacity of a battery is used in the Forerunner 620, however, it does not really matter because the clock beats the competition in terms of the length of battery life. The Forerunner watch mode is able to do without the charger even more than a month – unfortunately, in training mode this value drops to just over ten hours.The battery life expectancy by many factors – besides the above-mentioned modes, there are also aspects such as GPS, HRM sensor attached or even pair the watch with the phone. In mixed mode, Forerunner worked up to a week – this result is highly dependent on the intensity of the workouts. Daily, a 2-hour training is charging an average of every 2-3 days. The energy will complement a special cable with a magnetic clip. Forerunner connected to the PC via the USB port will charge in about 60 minutes. This clip is not just for charging, for his help, we can send workout data directly to a program on your computer.
CONCLUSION / EVALUATION
The Forerunner 620 is a high-end equipment. The amount of data collected by such a small device can scare – especially as compared smartwatchami equipment such as model Kruger & Matz and LG G Watch R. Forerunner 620 provides real measurement and image training – there is no zakłamaniach result. This equipment is recommended to those who run for some time, they have experience and know what they want. Beginners may feel overwhelmed by information and features that offers Garmin (which does not mean that they will be dissatisfied with your purchase, on the contrary)!As to its high price Garmin firmly stands out for it in terms of screen used, and the diversity of functions. There is no question about alternative applications, clock dials, or e-mails on the screen. Nevertheless, it is a solid equipment that does the job and without a doubt will be appreciated by both professionals and amateurs Sunday jogging in the park. [Temperatura2 hide_temperatura = "true" product_id = "20828"] [inne_propozycje product_id = "20828"]