Garmin, Forerunner 630 (Black)
GPS Smartwatch with Advanced Running Metrics
- Touchscreen GPS running watch with a high resolution color display
- Advanced running dynamics¹ include ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio
- Features stress score, performance condition and lactate threshold²
- Connected features³: automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™, live tracking, audio prompts, music controls, smart notifications and social media sharing
- Download data fields, watch faces, widgets and applications from Connect IQ™
All the Numbers to Measure a Runner
Whether you’re training for your first marathon or looking to crush a personal record, Forerunner 630 provides all the extensive data you need for training and racing. Check your form by pairing your 630 with the HRM-Run™ monitor to measure cadence, vertical oscillation and ground contact time¹. Additional running dynamics include ground contact time balance, stride length and vertical ratio.
The Proof of Your Potential
Forerunner 630 uses extended physiological metrics to help you get the most out of your workouts and feel confident with what you can accomplish when you toe the line. Once Forerunner 630 learns your lactate threshold through a guided test, you can apply it to your heart rate training when setting up zones. Overall training load, sleep, nutrition and general life stress play a role in how you will perform in a tough workout. To give you a better idea of what days you should aim for a tough workout or use as a recovery day, Forerunner 630 provides you with a stress score based off your heart rate. Performance condition is another feature that gives you an idea of how you will fare in a workout. As you run, this feature analyzes your pace, heart rate and heart rate variability to make a real-time assessment of your ability to perform.
When planning a strategy for your next race, Forerunner 630 measures your VO2 max² and can predict your race times for several distances, providing you with a time target. It also lets you know when to back off your training after a grueling workout or race with its built-in recovery advisor2.
Customize Your Watch and Your Training
No two runners are the same, and neither are their goals. Set yourself up to reach yours by downloading advanced workouts and training plans to your watch from Garmin Connect. You can even customize your data fields, and download watch faces, widgets and applications all for free at Connect IQ.
It's Simple. Period.
Concise, easy-to-understand charts, graphs, maps and more let you view your activities, track progress toward goals and wirelessly upload and share relevant data directly with the online Garmin Connect network. So, you can compete with friends or family members on weekly step or running challenges — and compare your results in real time, using the LiveTrack feature. You can also use the app’s wireless connectivity links to receive current weather conditions, forecasts and smart notifications right on your compatible Garmin device.
Wear Your Personality on Your Sleeve
Download the free Garmin Face It™ watch face app to customize your device with any photo from your smartphone. Just download the app, choose an image from your photo library, adjust the style for time and set it as your watch’s face. Whether it’s a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new puppy, with Garmin you can add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
¹When paired with HRM-Run monitor; included with some models, sold separately on others.
²When paired with a heart rate monitor; included with some models, sold separately on others.
³When paired with compatible smartphone.
4When using the Garmin Connect Mobile app.
Device wear and care
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- Forerunner 630 GPS watch
- Charging/data clip
chemically strengthened glass
45 x 45 x 11.7 mm
|Display size||1.23" (31.1 mm) diameter|
|Display resolution||215 x 180 pixels|
|Display type||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Battery life||Smartwatch Mode: Up to 4 weeks
GPS mode: Up to 16 hours
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Memory/History||200 hours of activity data|
|GPS Time Sync|
|Automatic daylight saving time|
Daily Smart Features
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)|
|Controls smartphone music|
|Find My Phone|
|VIRB® Camera Remote|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
Safety and Tracking Features
Activity Tracking Features
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)|
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
|GPS speed and distance|
|Customizable data pages|
|Customizable activity profiles|
|Downloadable training plans|
|Configurable lap alerts|
|Training Effect (aerobic)|
|Race an Activity|
|Strava features (Beacon, live segments)|
|Touch and/or button lock|
|Activity history on watch|
Heart Rate Features
|HR zones||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|HR alerts||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|HR calories||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|% HR max||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|% HRR||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Recovery time||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Auto max HR||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Available run profiles||
|GPS-based distance, time and pace|
|Running dynamics||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Stride length (real time)|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)|
|Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Foot pod capable|
Outdoor Recreation Features
|Back to start|
|Distance to destination||yes (for back to start)|
|Available cycling profiles||
|Race an activity|
|Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)|
|Advanced Vector support|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)||
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|