After four wonderful years with the best running companion, AKA Garmin Forerunner 305, I decided it was time for an upgrade to bigger (actually physically smaller) and better things…
…why hello there beautiful!
It was the perfect storm – I needed to upgrade my watch, my dad gave me an Amazon gift card, and I’ve been promising my sister my old Garmin. So after doing some research, I settled on the Garmin Forerunner 220.
Since I’m a rebel and all, I decided to purchase the “manly” color of black and red. Believe me when I tell you how annoyed I was at seeing this gender specification on all the photos I saw of this watch. While I loved the white, the added purple band was just too conspicuous for me. So far, I’m very happy with my choice!
I was debating between the Forerunner 620 and the 220, but the 620 was much more expensive and had a bunch of (really cool but excessive) features that I probably wouldn’t use.
I’ve been using this watch for a few months and I’m truly in love. Check out the main differences here, but below are some of my favorite features:
- picks up satellites very quickly
- training plan and workout creation
- color display
- vibration alerts (love this!)
- no touch-screen (I love physical buttons because my hands are always sweaty when I run)
- tells you when you set records
- bluetooth connection for automatic uploads (so convenient!)
Here is another great in-depth review of the Forerunner 220.
<<< NOTE: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I wish Garmin knew of me but alas…I’m just another running sharing her obsession with an awesome running product >>>
What do you use to track your activities?