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Just like a coach, Forerunner 220 provides the motivating feedback you need to guide your training.

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Light weight

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Comfortable

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Finds satellites quickly

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Works well

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Waterproof

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Just like a coach, Forerunner 220 provides the motivating feedback you need to guide your training. You can even get post-run encouragement from friends and fans, thanks to the 220’s connected features like real-time live tracking and social media sharing via the Garmin Connect Mobile app.

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Features

  • Advanced GPS running watch with a high-resolution color display and comfortable, lightweight design
  • Built-in accelerometer tracks distance and pace when indoors
  • Connected features2 include automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking and social media sharing so you can promote your achievements to your friends
  • Lets you know when you achieve a personal record
  • Pauses and resumes timer based on speed
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A Coach in Every Watch

Forerunner 220 measures essential running data including distance, pace and heart rate¹. It’s like having a coach on hand, providing constant feedback and recording all your stats so you can focus on your run. In addition to using GPS to calculate distance and pace, the 220 has a built-in accelerometer. So you know distance and pace data when you’re running on an indoor track or treadmill, with no need for a separate foot pod. The accelerometer can also track distance when GPS is unavailable, such as when you run through a tunnel. It’s compatible with free training plans from Garmin Connect, which you can schedule and send to your watch, for real-time coaching.

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Easy to Use

The 220 has a color display, which makes it easy to interpret your data at a glance. It also features simple button operations and a sturdy, hinged wristband that’s comfortable for any size wrist.

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Extra Training Features

You can set up alerts for heart rate, pace or run/walk intervals to help you stay in the desired range. The 220 features vibration alerts and audible alerts, and you can customize it to provide both or just one type of prompt. When your run’s done and saved in your watch’s history, a post-run summary appears so you can see how you did. The 220 also notices if you hit any personal records on that run, such as your fastest mile, 5k, 10k, half or full marathon, or your longest run to date.

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Get Connected

Forerunner 220 automatically uploads your data to Garmin Connect even when you can't get to a computer. Get the free Garmin Connect Mobile app on your smartphone and then pair it with your watch. When you save your completed run, it will automatically upload to Garmin Connect when you’re in range of your phone.

It also features live tracking, which allows your friends and fans to follow along and see your stats in real time. You must have your phone paired with the 220 throughout your run to use LiveTrack. You can also share your victories through social media with the Garmin Connect Mobile app. And, for real-time coaching as you run, the 220 is compatible with free training plans at Garmin Connect. By regularly connecting your watch to Garmin Connect, you'll also benefit from a faster GPS fix due to satellite data that will be sent to your device automatically.

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Color Options

  • Black/Red
  • Violet, White
  • White/Violet
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Style Options

  • Without Heart Rate Monitor
  • With Heart Rate Monitor
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How about the battery life if the race takes 12-13 hours??

    This watch is not appropriate for triathlon training; you won't get accurate distance in water since the fr220 isn't designed to handle the dropouts when the wrist goes under the water during strokes. also, there is no bike functionality. if you're doing multisport look at the fr610 or fr910xt.

  • How many screens of data do you have? Can you customize all of them?

    220 has 4 screens altogether - however you can customize only 2 of them, each can have up to 3 fields per screen. Then there are default screens - one for daily watch and other for HR monitor.

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