Garmin Forerunner 630 Review

This GPS watch is great for runners who want accuracy and options in one small device. It’s available with or without a heart rate monitor and has a long lasting rechargeable, lithium-ion battery. Focused on running features, this GPS watch offers information on ground contact time, vertical ratio, cadence, vertical oscillation, balance and stride length. It also features notifications for text, email, calls and calendar updates.


  • Lots of great options for runners
  • Optional heart rate monitor
  • Long battery life
  • Wireless compatibility to smartphones and mobile devices
  • Touchscreen



  • A lot of data could be overwhelming for new runners
  • Not waterproof

Notifications can be distracting while running



  • Long battery life
  • Huge selection of golf courses with the ability to add more as they become available online
  • Multiple options for tracking the golfer’s progress
  • Waterproof watch
  • Sturdy design



  • Doesn’t offer full range of features
  • People who don’t golf wouldn’t find it useful
  • Doesn’t always load the proper courses and holes on the golf course
  • No way to manually input the course information

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