I wanted to take time to do a quick comparison between two garmin watches that are extremely popular running watches. The goal here is to educate you on which one would workout better for you by looking at the features of each watch. There are subtle differences that I’ll point out so it’s clear what does what.
I do have a full review here on the forerunner 220 here if you already know you want more information on it right now. It does have the most performance features out of the two. Otherwise lets get started below looking at the features of both watches.
Garmin 220 Features
First up let’s cover the dimensions of the 220 which is 1.8″ x 1.8″ x 0.5″ (45 x 45 x 12.5 mm) . It has one standard size for each of the 220 watch models. The display size is 1″ and the resolution is 180 x 180 pixels and is also color. This weights in at 1.4 oz (40.7 g) .
The battery life is a full 6 weeks when it is set to watch mode. This was a worry point for me because I wanted to wear the watch all the time other than just training. Just make sure to set it to this mode when not training so you do not have to charge it each day. If you are running in full training mode it will last up to 6 hours. That is great for one heck of a long run!
Here is where you see a major difference between the two. The garmin 220 will store up to 200 hours of training data. The 10 just stated it would store 7 activities. I’m not entirely sure what that means but it is way less.