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Measure What Matters with the Most Advanced GPS Running Watch from Garmin® – Introducing the Forerunner® 630

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OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the company’s newest and most cutting-edge GPS running watch – the Forerunner 630. Featuring Garmin’s most advanced running watch technology yet, the touchscreen Forerunner 630 boasts more running dynamics than its predecessor, and additional physiological measurements1 so runners can be more aware of their bodies before, during and after a run. Runners can stay connected and motivated throughout and in-between workouts with smart notifications, music controls and audio prompts via a compatible smartphone2 and daily activity tracking features. The 630 is also compatible with the Connect IQ™ smartwatch platform. With Connect IQ, users are able to customize their watch with additional apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields.

“The next generation of running dynamics along with the physiological measurements and Connect IQ compatibility makes the 630 an essential tool for the serious and data-driven runner.”

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“As our most advanced GPS running watch to date, we’re thrilled to bring the Forerunner 630 to market,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The next generation of running dynamics along with the physiological measurements and Connect IQ compatibility makes the 630 an essential tool for the serious and data-driven runner.”

Advanced Running Dynamics and Physiological Measurements

Building off the advanced running dynamics introduced with Forerunner 620, the new 630 provides more data and physiological measurements to keep runners aware of their bodies while training, help avoid injury and improve overall performance. The new metrics include:

  • Stride Length: Measures the length of a runner’s stride in real time.
  • Ground Contact Time Balance: Measures a runner’s ground contact symmetry, which some runners have found to correlate with injuries or strength imbalances.
  • Vertical Ratio: The cost-benefit ratio of vertical oscillation to stride length, serving as one indictor of a runner’s efficiency.
  • Lactate Threshold: Estimates the level of effort at which fatigue rapidly increases in terms of a runner’s heart rate and pace.
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