Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap Monitors

Garmin Forerunner 220 GPS with HRM3 Soft Strap

Item #GAR181
Reg:$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
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    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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