Product Comparison Calculator

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This Product Comparison Calculator will allow you to compare products in one of two ways. Choose from the two dropdown menus below to auto-populate the product boxes with results, or click on the product boxes to activate your own personalized choices. Once the product boxes are shaded per your liking, click the “COMPARE NOW” button to retrieve a customized product comparison graph.

Currently there are six product types:

– Watches (and bike computers)
– Trainers (for cycling indoors)
– Activity monitors (things like Fitbits and step counters)
– Power meters (for cycling)
– Action Cams (things like GoPro’s and the like)
– Heart Rate Sensors (Straps and Optical sensors that measure HR)
– Trainer Apps (for cycling indoors on trainers)

For trainers, the focus is primarily on computer-integrated trainers that provide resistance control. Additionally, like the watches I only include units that I’ve personally reviewed and/or used.

Select product use/budget for a comparison from the drop down menus:

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Note: While many running watches have a basic bike mode, only running units that are multi-sport focused are also included in the bike-only results (in addition to bike-specific units). Hiking units are those that include a Barometric Altimeter, Magnetic Compass and navigational functions.

Or select products for comparison by clicking the product boxes below:

Adidas Smart Run GPS
Bryton Cardio 60 Multisport Watch
CycleOps Joule 2.0 (Original)
CycleOps Joule GPS
Epson SF-810
FINIS Swimsense
Fitbit Surge
Garmin Edge 1000
Garmin Edge 20
Garmin Edge 200
Garmin Edge 25
Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 510
Garmin Edge 520
Garmin Edge 705
Garmin Edge 800
Garmin Edge 810
Garmin Edge Touring (Normal)
Garmin Edge Touring (Plus)
Garmin Epix
Garmin Fenix
Garmin Fenix2/Fenix2 SE
Garmin Fenix3
Garmin Forerunner 10
Garmin Forerunner 110
Garmin Forerunner 15
Garmin Forerunner 210
Garmin Forerunner 220
Garmin Forerunner 225
Garmin Forerunner 230
Garmin Forerunner 235
Garmin Forerunner 25
Garmin Forerunner 305
Garmin Forerunner 310XT
Garmin Forerunner 405
Garmin Forerunner 410
Garmin Forerunner 60/70
Garmin Forerunner 610
Garmin Forerunner 620
Garmin Forerunner 630
Garmin Forerunner 910XT
Garmin Forerunner 920XT
Garmin Swim
Garmin Tactix
Garmin Vivoactive
Leikr GPS
Magellan Echo
Magellan Switch & Switch Up
Mio Alpha Optical HR Monitor
Motorola Motoactv
Nike+ GPS Sportwatch
O-Synce Navi2Coach
Polar A300
Polar M400
Polar M450
Polar RC3
Polar RCX3
Polar RCX5
Polar V650
Polar V800
Soleus 1.0 GPS
Soleus 2.0 GPS
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Ambit2
Suunto Ambit2 R
Suunto Ambit2 S
Suunto Ambit3 Peak
Suunto Ambit3 Sport
Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Timex Global Trainer
Timex Marathon GPS
Timex One GPS+
Timex Run Trainer GPS 1.0
Timex Run Trainer GPS 2.0
Timex Run x20 GPS
Timex Run x50
TomTom Multisport
TomTom Multisport Cardio
TomTom Runner
TomTom Runner Cardio
TomTom Spark

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated October 21st, 2015 @ 1:43 amNew Window
Product Announcement DateJan 2013SEPT 16, 2013
Actual Availability/Shipping DateMar 2013OCT 31, 2013
GPS Recording FunctionalityYesYes
Data TransferUSBUSB, WiFi, Bluetooth Smart
Waterproofing30m50 meters
Battery Life (GPS)16hrs GPS on (28 days in standby)10 hours
Recording Interval4s1-second & Smart
Satellite Pre-Loading via ComputerYesYes, 7 days
Quick Satellite ReceptionExcellentGreat
Backlight GreatnessGreatGreat
Ability to download custom apps to unit/deviceNoNo
Acts as daily activity monitor (steps, etc...)No
ConnectivityBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Bluetooth Legacy (pre-4.0) to PhoneNoNo
Bluetooth Smart (4.0+) to Phone UploadingNoYes
Phone Notifications to unit (i.e. texts/calls/etc...)No
Live Tracking (streaming location to website)NoYes
Emergency/SOS Message Notification (from watch to contacts)No
Built-in cellular chip (no phone required)No
CyclingBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Designed for cyclingYesBarely (Speed mode only)
Power Meter CapableNoNo
Speed/Cadence Sensor CapableYesYes
Strava segments integrated on deviceNo
RunningBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Designed for runningYesYes
Footpod Capable (For treadmills)Internal accelerometerYes (internal accelerometer)
Running Dynamics (vertical oscillation, ground contact time, etc...)NoYes
VO2Max EstimationNoYes
Race PredictorNoYes
Recovery AdvisorNoYes
Run/Walk ModeNoYes
SwimmingBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Designed for swimmingYesNo (protected though just fine)
Openwater swimming modeYesN/A
Lap/Indoor Distance TrackingNoN/A
Record HR underwaterNoNo
Openwater Metrics (Stroke/etc.)NoN/A
Indoor Metrics (Stroke/etc.)NoN/A
Ability to customize data fieldsYesN/A
TriathlonBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Designed for triathlonYesNo
Multisport modeYesNo
WorkoutsBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Create/Follow custom workoutsYesYes
On-unit interval FeatureYesYes
Training Calendar FunctionalityNoYes
FunctionsBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Auto Start/StopYes (but can't turn off)Yes
Virtual Partner FeatureNoYes
Virtual Racer FeatureNoNo
Records PR's - Personal Records (diff than history)NoYes
Day to day watch abilityYesYes
Hunting/Fishing/Ocean DataNoNo
Tidal Tables (Tide Information)No
Jumpmaster mode (Parachuting)No
Weather Display (live data)NoNo
NavigateBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Follow GPS Track (Courses/Waypoints)NoNo
Markers/Waypoint DirectionNoNo
Routable/Visual Maps (like car GPS)NoNo
Back to startNoNo
Impromptu Round Trip Route CreationNoNo
Download courses/routes from phone to unitNoNo
SensorsBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Altimeter TypeNoneGPS
Compass TypeNoneN/A
Optical Heart Rate Sensor internallyNo
Heart Rate Strap CompatibleYesYes
ANT+ Heart Rate Strap CapableYesYes
ANT+ Speed/Cadence CapableYesYes
ANT+ Footpod CapableNo, Internal accelerometerYes
ANT+ Power Meter CapableNoNo
ANT+ Weight Scale CapableNoNo
ANT+ Fitness Equipment (Gym)NoNo
ANT+ Lighting ControlNo
ANT+ Bike Radar IntegrationNo
ANT+ Trainer Control (FE-C)No
ANT+ Remote ControlNoNo
ANT+ eBike CompatibilityNoNo
Di2 Shifting IntegrationNo
Bluetooth Smart HR Strap CapableNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence CapableNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Footpod CapableNoNo
Bluetooth Smart Power Meter CapableNoNo
Temp Recording (internal sensor)NoNo
Temp Recording (external sensor)NoNo
Compatible with Firstbeat HR toolsYes
SoftwareBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
PC ApplicationBryton BridgeGarmin Express
Web ApplicationBryton MySportGarmin Connect
Phone AppN/AiOS/Android
Ability to Export SettingsNoYes
PurchaseBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Amazon LinkN/ALink
Clever Training - Save a bunch with Clever Training VIP programN/ALink
DCRainmakerBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
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