Garmin Forerunner 620 – Unboxing

Garmin Forerunner 620

I have been patiently waiting for my new Garmin Forerunner 620 to arrive like a child waits for Christmas morning.  It has been a long wait since placing my order in early October, but yesterday the much-anticipated package finally arrived!

It was tempting to simply rip the box apart, throw on the watch, and go for a run.  However, I first had to take the mandatory unboxing photos for my fellow dummies.  :-)

If the words “new Garmin” aren’t enough to convince you… then maybe this video put together by the folks at Garmin will help get you excited.

New Features

  • Recovery Advisor
  • Race Predictor (based on VO2 Max)
  • Live Tracking (when paired to smartphone)
  • Running Dynamics (Cadence, Vertical Oscillation, Ground Contact Time, Stride Length)
  • Estimates VO2 Max (you know I love my VO2 Max!)
  • Walk / Run Feature
  • Easy Data Sync (USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi!)
  • Pre-loading of a week’s worth of satellites

First Impressions

  • This thing is super light (and thin!) compared to the Forerunner 620
  • The build quality feels very solid (all the buttons have a nice feeling to them)
  • The blue accents (especially on the band) are freaking awesome
  • Acquiring satellite signal is super fast

For now, enjoy the pictures below and rest assured that a complete review is on the way! :-)


Awesome, right!? What are you waiting for? Go buy a Garmin Forerunner 620!

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5 Responses to Garmin Forerunner 620 – Unboxing

  1. Beth says:

    A tease!!! Go for a run already!!

  2. heni86 says:


    Can you please post a review soon? :) And can you still post your runs on Nike+ with the 620?

    • jsoldo says:

      Review coming soon (still learning all the ins and outs of the watch). Unfortunately, I cannot use the Nike+ converter with the 620 (yet) because the files have changed from .tcx to .fit. Hopefully, the converter will be updated soon to support this change.

    • Darre says:

      Yes, you can I’m using FR620 for 2 months now and i always could. Just take your run from Garmin Connect and use the converter. Good luck!

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