Garmin Forerunner 630 – Here it is

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Garmin-Forerunner-630

NB: This is a post from September 2015 that was removed at Garmin’s request. It is now re-published as the information embargo has been lifted.

Finally the waiting is just about over as we have leaked Garmin 630 Specs (Source: Garmin, originally reported at board.ie).

Here are the highlights and (here) are the detailed specs:

  • Touchscreen colour display (hmmm)
    • round: 45mm diameter with 31mm diameter display
    • 215×180 pixels (620 is 180×180)
    • 43.7g (620 is same)
    • 5 ATM water rating (620 is same)
  • 17 hour battery life (620 is 10 hours)
  • Improved/advanced running dynamics (!) – ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio.
  • Performance condition, stress condition and lactate threshold stats (!) – basically training load stats (ATL/CTL/TSB) based on HR zones (probably) which in turn may be set automatically by a LTHR figure from a test you perform.
  • Connect IQ
  • Wifi upload
  • live tracking
  • Audio prompts/feedback (Bluetooth headphone link)
  • advanced workouts
  • footpod/accelerometer
  • bike speed/cadence compatible

Otherwise the rest is pretty similar to the 620.

Summary: A lot more connectivity-type stuff, a better battery and some heart rate stuff I’ve been moaning about no-one doing for a couple of years or so. A bit disappointing but I’m sure my opinion will change when I see the new colours THERE’s A BLUE one AND A BLACK+WHITE ONE. Yeh !

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