Product Comparison Calculator

How to find the right product for you

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 four product types:

- Watches (and bike computers)
- Trainers (cycling)
- Activity monitors (things like Fitbits and step counters)
- Power meters (cycling)
- Action Cams (things like GoPro’s and the like)

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.

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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
FINIS Swimsense
Garmin Edge 1000
Garmin Edge 200
Garmin Edge 500
Garmin Edge 510
Garmin Edge 705
Garmin Edge 800
Garmin Edge 810
Garmin Edge Touring (Normal)
Garmin Edge Touring (Plus)
Garmin Fenix
Garmin Fenix2
Garmin Forerunner 10
Garmin Forerunner 110
Garmin Forerunner 210
Garmin Forerunner 220
Garmin Forerunner 305
Garmin Forerunner 310XT
Garmin Forerunner 405
Garmin Forerunner 410
Garmin Forerunner 60/70
Garmin Forerunner 610
Garmin Forerunner 620
Garmin Forerunner 910XT
Garmin Swim
Garmin Tactix
Leikr GPS
Magellan Echo
Magellan Switch & Switch Up
Mio Alpha Optical HR Monitor
Motorola Motoactv
Nike+ GPS Sportwatch
O-Synce Navi2Coach
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
Timex Cycle Trainer 2.0 GPS
Timex Global Trainer
Timex Marathon GPS
Timex Run Trainer GPS 1.0
Timex Run Trainer GPS 2.0
TomTom Multisport
TomTom Multisport Cardio
TomTom Runner
TomTom Runner Cardio

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Copyright - Updated January 9th, 2014 @ 1:29 pmNew Window
General: Price$300$399
General: Product Announcement DateJan 2013SEPT 16, 2013
General: Actual Availability/Shipping DateMar 2013OCT 31, 2013
General: GPS Recording FunctionalityYesYes
General: Data TransferUSBUSB, WiFi, Bluetooth Smart
General: Waterproofing30m50m
General: Battery Life16hrs GPS on (28 days in standby)10 hours
General: Recording Interval4s1-second & Smart
General: Satellite Pre-Loading via ComputerYesYes, 7 days
General: Quick Satellite ReceptionExcellentGreat
General: AlertsVibrate/Sound/VisualAudio/Visual/Vibrate
General: Backlight GreatnessGreatGreat
General: Ability to download custom apps to unit/deviceNoNo
General: Acts as daily activity monitor (steps, etc...)No
Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Connectivity: Bluetooth Legacy (pre-4.0) to PhoneNoNo
Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart (4.0+) to Phone UploadingNoYes
Connectivity: Phone Notifications to unit (i.e. texts/calls/etc...)No
Connectivity: Live Tracking (streaming location to website)NoYes
Connectivity: Emergency/SOS Message Notification (from watch to contacts)No
Connectivity: Built-in cellular chip (no phone required)No
Cycling: Designed for cyclingYesBarely (Speed mode only)
Cycling: Power Meter CapableNoNo
Cycling: Speed/Cadence Sensor CapableYesNot initially
Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Running: Designed for runningYesYes
Running: Footpod Capable (For treadmills)Internal accelerometerYes (internal accelerometer)
Running: Running Dynamics (vertical oscillation, ground contact time, etc...)NoYes
Running: VO2Max EstimationNoYes
Running: Race PredictorNoYes
Running: Recovery AdvisorNoYes
Running: Run/Walk ModeNoYes
Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Swimming: Designed for swimmingYesNo (protected though just fine)
Swimming: Openwater swimming modeYesN/A
Swimming: Lap/Indoor Distance TrackingNoN/A
Swimming: Record HR underwaterNoNo
Swimming: Openwater Metrics (Stroke/etc.)NoN/A
Swimming: Indoor Metrics (Stroke/etc.)NoN/A
Swimming: Ability to customize data fieldsYesN/A
Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Triathlon: Designed for triathlonYesNo
Triathlon: Multisport modeYesNo
Workouts: Create/Follow custom workoutsYesYes
Workouts: On-unit interval FeatureYesYes
Workouts: Training Calendar FunctionalityNoYes
Functions: Auto Start/StopYes (but can't turn off)Yes
Functions: Virtual Partner FeatureNoYes
Functions: Virtual Racer FeatureNoNo
Functions: Records PR\\\'s - Personal Records (diff than history)NoYes
Functions: Day to day watch abilityYesYes
Functions: Hunting/Fishing/Ocean DataNoNo
Functions: Tidal Tables (Tide Information)No
Functions: Jumpmaster mode (Parachuting)No
Functions: GeocachingNoNo
Functions: Weather Display (live data)NoNo
Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Navigate: Follow GPS Track (Courses/Waypoints)NoNo
Navigate: Markers/Waypoint DirectionNoNo
Navigate: Routable/Visual Maps (like car GPS)NoNo
Navigate: Back to startNoNo
Navigate: Impromptu Round Trip Route CreationNoNo
Navigate: Download courses/routes from phone to unitNoNo
Sensors: Altimeter TypeNoneGPS
Sensors: Compass TypeNoneN/A
Sensors: Heart Rate Strap CompatibleYesYes
Sensors: ANT+ Heart Rate Strap CapableYesYes
Sensors: ANT+ Speed/Cadence CapableYesNot initially
Sensors: ANT+ Footpod CapableNo, Internal accelerometerYes
Sensors: ANT+ Power Meter CapableNoNo
Sensors: ANT+ Weight Scale CapableNoNo
Sensors: ANT+ Fitness Equipment (Gym)NoNo
Sensors: ANT+ Remote ControlNoNo
Sensors: ANT+ eBike CompatibilityNoNo
Sensors: Bluetooth Smart HR Strap CapableNoNo
Sensors: Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence CapableNoNo
Sensors: Bluetooth Smart Footpod CapableNoNo
Sensors: Bluetooth Smart Power Meter CapableNoNo
Sensors: Temp Recording (internal sensor)NoNo
Sensors: Temp Recording (external sensor)NoNo
Sensors: Compatible with Firstbeat HR toolsMarch 2014
Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Software: PC ApplicationBryton BridgeGarmin Express Fit
Software: Web ApplicationBryton MySportGarmin Connect
Software: Phone AppN/AGarmin Connect Mobile
Software: Ability to Export SettingsNoYes
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