Garmin Forerunner 620 and 220 watches get smart with colour display

New fitness watches combine GPS, motion sensors and heart rate monitoring for in-depth training analysis

Garmin's new fitness watches are set to add a little colour to your life – along with training smarts.

The Forerunner 620 and Forerunner 220 watches pack colour screens, along with an accelerometer and GPS, the new Forerunner 220 and Forerunner 620 give more in-depth training info than ever.

Colour run

The new 620 tracks running cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time – and when paired up with a heart rate monitor, it'll serve up an estimated VO2 max and recovery time readout on its colour gauge ring. The 620 also plays nice with Garmin's HRM-Run recovery advisor, providing info on your running form and calculating your recovery time between workouts.  

Both watches can be paired to smartphones and upload their live data via the Garmin app, and the 620 will even sync with the Garmin Connect workout log over Wi-Fi. The 620 has a touchscreen – which will, it's promised, work with running gloves – while the 220 is button-operated. Both watches will stand up to the elements, with 50m waterproofing.

The 620 is priced at US$400 ($450 with HR belt) while the 220 is US$250 ($300 with HR belt) – Singapore pricing has yet to be revealed, while the release date is currently set as a somewhat nebulous "Fall 2013".

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