Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors

Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap

Item #GAR181
MSRP:$299.99
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GARMIN® FORERUNNER® 220 GPS WITH HRM3 SOFT STRAP :: Give your training sessions a powerful boost when you gain motivating feedback and monitor your progress over time with the Garmin® Forerunner® 220 GPS watch with HRM3 Soft Strap. Measure all of your essential data including distance, pace and heart rate, while getting other workout-enhancing goodies like a built-in accelerometer and immediate post-run summaries. You'll also love that the Forerunner® 220 GPS watch lets you automatically upload all of your data to Garmin Connect™, where you can track your personal records over time, get free training plans and connect with friends. Plus, you'll be getting all these performance boosters without feeling the pinch, thanks to the super comfy Garmin® HRM3 soft strap that's included.

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Features & Benefits:

  • HRM3 soft strap included
  • New: Heart rate, workout summary, and phone pairing
  • Advanced GPS running watch with a high-resolution color display and comfortable, lightweight design
  • Faster GPS fix when user regularly connects to Garmin Connect for automatic satellite data
  • Set up exercise and rest intervals
  • Lets you know when you achieve a personal record
  • Pauses and resumes timer based on speed
  • Built-in accelerometer tracks distance and pace when indoors
  • Connected features include automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, live tracking and social media sharing so you can promote your achievements to your friends
  • Comfortable, lightweight design
  • Configurable data fields
  • Training plan support
  • Pace alerts and auto pause
  • Calculates calories burned
  • Package includes: Forerunner 220 GPS, charging/data cradle, premium heart rate monitor, manuals


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Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    5.0

    Awesome GPS

    By luv to run

    from DE

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

      very easy to use, comfortable to wear, easy to read numbers on the watch. Like how it gives you all your stats from heart rate to elavation of your run.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Does What it Promises, and Quickly

      By WeirdFish

      from Michigan

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

          The fit, the size, and the functionality make the FR220 a perfect watch for casual wear as well as a tool for workouts. I've worn this watch daily for 3 months now and the large numbers and backlighting are perfect for everyday use.

          As a GPS watch, it catches a satellite signal very quickly, within 1-2 minutes. My previous GPS watch, the Soleus 1, would take SEVERAL minutes to pick up a signal so it got to the point where if I didn't activate the Soleus before I got to the starting chute in a race, I wasn't sure if it would pick up in time. I don't have to worry about this with the FR220.

          The data screens are customizable, and scrolling through them during a run is easy with the large up and down buttons on the left side. For my workouts, I have distance, average pace, and timer on screen 1; speed, current pace, and HR on screen 2; and screen 3 is just the current time.

          I've also used the watch on an indoor track and it still picked up a GPS signal.

          The included Garmin Connect software is necessary, though. While it generally works without having to sync, firmware updates will be necessary at times. On one training run, the watch failed to pick up any signal from the satellites at all and because it was set to auto-pause, it kept shutting off during the run. A firmware update when I got home resolved the issue.

          Finally, it's durable enough to resist moisture from sprinklers and my 9 month old daughter chewing on the face and band.

           
          5.0

          Great accuracy

          By OhioPete

          from Bellefontaine OH

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Use
          • Quick Connecting
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Daily
          • Long-Term

          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

          Very accurate and connects quickly to HR monitor, satellite, and phone. I live in the sticks and it always connects quickly to satellite.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Would buy again

          By Running Girl

          from Germantown Hills, IL

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Synch Does Not Work

          Best Uses

          • Daily
          • Long-Term
          • Men
          • Older People
          • Short-Term
          • Women

          Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

          The Garmin 220 is really easy to use and it finds a signal quickly. The heart rate monitor works well. The only downside is that it will not synch to the Iphone 4 or lower. It will not pair with my Iphone.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great training companion!

          By Mau the runner

          from Mex City

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

              Great support for better workouts. Good functions to visualize your progress and response. Garmin connect helps plan and review your training with ease

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great!

              By Todd C.

              from Green Bay, WI

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast
              • Light
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

                  Awesome watch! Easy to use and provides the best of some of the other Garmin Forerunners. I have owned 3 others with the 305 being my favorite until now! It exceeded my expectations!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Best watch ever

                  By Txsilverbell

                  from Houston TX

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Stylish
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Running

                    Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

                    Once I got the hang of the menus I was very happy with it. I run and I train at the gym. You can disable GPS for gym workouts with weights but the built in part that allows you to run indoors doesn't not shut off so it tracks the distance I walk during my weigh lifting sessions. I haven't found a work around for that yet.
                    But it's light weight and you can adjust EVERYTHING right on the watch - no need to connect to computer to turn on intervals or anything like that. This is my second watch, my first was the Nike sport watch which is good for beginners but it wears down and underperforms for me, at this point in my training.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    I love this watch

                    By Angela

                    from Mandeville, LA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • None so far

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

                      Love this watch. Had the 210 and hated it because it was difficult to synch with my computer and tough to match up all those little pins with the watch for charging. All that is gone. They've really corrected all the problems with this one. I finish a run, put the watch near my phone and bam, it downloads. Love it. Also, gives me all the data I need to improve my form and my running.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Love the Features

                      By FSO in retirement

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Battery Life
                      • Easy to read
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Pairs Wsome Iphones
                      • Strap A Little Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Fitness Training

                      Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

                      I am very pleased with the 220 so far. Set up was a breeze. It captured satellites very quickly even the first time I went out for a run. The screen is very legible although i need to explore the online manual a bit more to customize screens. I am of normal build but the strap seems a bit tight when used over a running shirt in cold weather. All in all I am happy with the GPS and HRM functions so far.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      A game changer

                      By LoyaltyToSpeed

                      from Crownpoint, NM

                      About Me Competitive Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Light
                      • Quick Signal
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily

                        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

                        This is the best Garmin watch yet. Finally has 50m water resistance and is lightweight to boot. It is as light as my old Timex Ironman watch.

                        The design may feel cheap but I think the use of plastic is genius as it allows for better signal reception. I'd take that over a high end looking watch any day.

                         
                        3.0

                        Finally got this watch...and...its ok

                        By bateswil

                        from Ogden, UT

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily

                        Comments about Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors:

                        Received the Forerunner 220 with heart rate monitor-finally! The watch functionally works just as advertised and is easy to use. GPS seems accurate enough. All of the features should keep most runners perfectly content. Syncs with Garmin Connect perfectly.

                        However, the build quality is not what I would expect for a three hundred dollar watch. The materials feel and look cheap. The so called "color" screen is not really a 2013 color screen...it is more like a "color" analog screen that you could find maybe 10 years ago. The colors don't pop at all and are very underwhelming.

                        So in short-the watch is high on function and low on build quality.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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