Colorful Running Companion with Connected Features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 smartphone² 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.
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD||1.8" x 1.8" x 0.5" (4.5 x 4.5 x 1.2 cm)|
|Display size, WxH||1.0" (2.54 cm) diameter|
|Display resolution, WxH||180 x 180 pixels|
|Weight||1.4 oz (40.7 g)|
|Battery life||up to 6 weeks in watch mode; up to 10 hours in training mode|
|Water resistant||Yes (50m)|
Maps & Memory:
|Ability to add maps||No|
|Accepts data cards||no|
Features & Benefits:
|Heart rate monitor||Yes (Some versions)|
|Bike speed/cadence sensor||No|
|Foot pod||Yes (optional)|
|Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to your computer)||Yes|
|Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)||Yes|
|Virtual Partner® (train against a digital person)||No|
|Virtual Racer™ (compete against other activities)||No|
|Courses (compete against previous activities)||No|
|Auto Pause® (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)||Yes|
|Auto Lap® (automatically starts a new lap)||Yes|
|Auto Scroll (cycles through data pages during workout)||Yes|
|Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button)||No|
|Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)||Yes|
|Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)||Yes|
|Time/distance alert (triggers alarm when you reach goal)||No|
|Vibration alert: (choose between alert tones and/or vibration alert)||Yes|
|Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)||Yes|
|Heart rate-based calorie computation||Yes|
|Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)||No|
|Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)||No|
|Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible 3rd party ANT+™-enabled power meters)||No|
|Temperature (displays and records temperature while you ride)||No|