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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 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
Bia 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 15
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
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

Comparison Results:

Function/FeatureBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
Copyright DC Rainmaker - Updated July 12th, 2014 @ 7:22 amNew Window
Price$300$399
Product Announcement DateJan 2013SEPT 16, 2013
Actual Availability/Shipping DateMar 2013OCT 31, 2013
GPS Recording FunctionalityYesYes
Data TransferUSBUSB, WiFi, Bluetooth Smart
Waterproofing30m50m
Battery Life16hrs GPS on (28 days in standby)10 hours
Recording Interval4s1-second & Smart
Satellite Pre-Loading via ComputerYesYes, 7 days
Quick Satellite ReceptionExcellentGreat
AlertsVibrate/Sound/VisualAudio/Visual/Vibrate
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 CapableYesNot initially
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
GeocachingNoNo
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
Heart Rate Strap CompatibleYesYes
ANT+ Heart Rate Strap CapableYesYes
ANT+ Speed/Cadence CapableYesYes (as of June 20th, 2014)
ANT+ Footpod CapableNo, Internal accelerometerYes
ANT+ Power Meter CapableNoNo
ANT+ Weight Scale CapableNoNo
ANT+ Fitness Equipment (Gym)NoNo
ANT+ Remote ControlNoNo
ANT+ eBike CompatibilityNoNo
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 toolsMarch 2014
SoftwareBryton Cardio 60 Multisport WatchGarmin Forerunner 620
PC ApplicationBryton BridgeGarmin Express Fit
Web ApplicationBryton MySportGarmin Connect
Phone AppN/AGarmin Connect Mobile
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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