Garmin Forerunner 620

Release Date?

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14/10/2013 at 07:27

Anyone heard anything?  It has mid-Dec on Amazon site.  Nothing on garmin site except information and videos.  I have heard US release to stores may be 25 Oct, hope so as I am there and would like a new one so why not get this?

14/10/2013 at 08:13

Isn't it a sweatshop exclusive for he first couple of months?

14/10/2013 at 08:50

2 month exclusive to one shop?  That smacks of arrogance on Garmin's behalf. 

Forcing your potential customers to buy from one outlet is not, in my opinion, good customer service.    And it's not like Garmin is without competition nowadays.

14/10/2013 at 08:51

... if Frogbmth's belief is true, of course!

14/10/2013 at 08:52

Just wait a couple of months. It's not the end of the world.

14/10/2013 at 10:55

I am in US soon that's why I was wondering so I could try and pick one up CHEEP!

14/10/2013 at 11:05

I was told in Sweatshop that they expect them in stock at the end of this month. I guess the US might be a bit ahead of us. They won't want to miss the Christmas rush so I'd bet that November by the latest is when they'll come to market.

14/10/2013 at 11:28

Meeeee want! interestingly as a member here we get the 15% is it off their shop. Which by the look of it is just Sweatshop with a RW badge in the corner... So wonder how soon it will be available on there.....

14/10/2013 at 11:28

Sweatshop had the exclusive on the 910XT when it was released here.

15/10/2013 at 12:40

The Sweatshop deals normally exclude products such as electronic items and energy food etc....

26/10/2013 at 20:46
According to this months RW issue which arrived this morning, the FR220 and 620 are on sale from 1st November, exclusive to sweatshop (for the time being)
26/10/2013 at 20:52

How do I justify buying one ...... ( cannot really justify it in any way ).

27/10/2013 at 09:14

Yup, Sweatshop's website says they're in from 1 Nov.

Tempted. Sorely tempted. My 305 has served me well but I have been a good boy and I feel I deserve a 220-shaped treat.

28/10/2013 at 11:00

BT, sometimes you just deserve a treat and you have to say "Sod the justification!" which is exactly what I'm going to do

28/10/2013 at 12:21

matty: Yes. I did that with my Salomon rucksack as it was very cheap at only £94.50 instead of £150... a week ago... Can always tell my oh to stop moaning and let him wrap it all up again on Xmas eve so he can give it to me as my xmas pressie

28/10/2013 at 13:23

Early adopters = suckers

29/10/2013 at 16:43

I've recently bought a 610 as I didn't realise the 620 was coming out. I got it cheap through a friend who works for large chain so not bothered but must say that whilst the 620 has some nice features, if you can hang on for a bit and pick up a 610 for a discounted price I would. 

The 620 screen is slicker and it will have pre-loaded GPS positions but other than that it doesn't offer much more. 

As for the discounts at SW or RW, Anne Solley is correct - electronics are always excluded because the margins on them are rubbish and because most manufacturers won't allow discounting on new models.

Steve Rand 7 may also have a point about early adoption. I obviously got a 610 recently and it's worked a treat but reading the online forums makes pretty grim reading when it first came out a few years ago. It took a number of firmware updates over the first year to sort out all the gremlins.


29/10/2013 at 16:53

that;s ok if it's crap I could look a complete pratt and run with a 610 on one wrist, and the 620 on the other

29/10/2013 at 16:55
booktrunk wrote (see)

that;s ok if it's crap I could look a complete pratt and run with a 610 on one wrist, and the 620 on the other

Ha ha! I regularly look like this with my mobile phones - my personal is an iPhone and work one is Blackberry. Regularly people look at me funny....

29/10/2013 at 17:00

Grin, yeah I know what you mean. I'm sometimes carrying two iphones around, plus an ipad, and a macbook pro.... I can look quite sad.. Especially when your stuck somewhere using your phone to tether your laptop at least i don't take my laptop in a rucksack when running I've used the live tracking with the garmin app on marathons before, and it's been quite fun for friends following me. So would be cool to do that but also have the HR etc...

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