Garmin has officially introduced several new GPS watches in its Forerunner range following months of leaks and rumors. The 45/45S, 245/245 Music, and 945 are included in this. The complete Forerunner line will still consist of six devices, but they will now have a more contemporary appearance and some new functionality.
Garmin updates the Forerunner series and makes the 45, 45S, 245, 245M, and 945 models official.
The option for those wishing to enter the world of running watches is this one because it is the most reasonably priced of the new batch. The Forerunner 35 is replaced by a gadget.
The new model’s display has full color, as opposed to the B&W screen of its predecessor. Garmin also switched to a circular screen from a rectangular one.
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The watch has an accelerometer, GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo built-in, as well as Garmin’s Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology. The device serves as both a running watch and a continuous activity tracker, reporting steps, calories, distance, intensity, minutes, stress, and sleep.
Additionally, Garmin has included a few high-level performance metrics. VO2 max, Fitness Age, the new Body Battery feature, heart rate zones, cadence, and other metrics are included.
Incident detection is a fascinating addition. Garmin’s bike computers and the LTE version of Vivoactive 3 Music have both been using this for some time. The app will automatically text and email your name and GPS location to your emergency contacts once an event is detected. The watch accomplishes this via the attached, compatible smartphone.
The Forerunner 45 will also spit out notifications for incoming calls, voicemails, and SMS messages despite being far from a fully functional smartwatch. Battery life in watch mode is up to 7 days, and in GPS mode it is up to 13 hours.
There are two sizes available: a small (Forerunner 45S: 39.5 x 39.5 x 11.4 mm) and a large (Forerunner 45: 42 x 42 x 11.4 mm). Both are offered in the colors of Iris, White, Black, and Lava Red.
The watch is available from both the Garmin website and Amazon for $199.99 (check price).
245 in the predecessor and 245 in the successor
The Garmin 45/45S, 245/245 Music, and 945 models from Garmin are now official.
The choice to locally store up to 500 songs is the only distinction between the 245 and 245 Music. A pulse oxygen sensor and a compass are added, and otherwise the watches are identical to the Forerunner 45 range. It’s interesting to note that neither the 45 nor the 245 have a barometric altimeter to count floors.
For more experienced runners, there are 245. Its measurement of performance takes into account VO2 max, the impacts of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, recovery time, and training state. To collect even more data, the watch can also be connected to external sensors like heart-rate chest straps and running dynamics pods.
The 245 records strength training, cycling, swimming, and other outdoor activities in addition to running (hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, rowing, kayaking, and more).
The 245’s battery life in normal mode is identical to that of the 45’s at one week. However, it will last completely 24 hours with GPS turned on and 6 hours with GPS and music playing simultaneously.
On the Garmin website, you may order the 245 and 245 Music. The cost of the ordinary version is $299.99, while the music version is $349.99. Both come in a variety of hues, including white, black, aqua, slate gray, and berry. Additionally, Amazon offers it (check price).
Garmin updates the Forerunner range, appointing the 45/45S, 245/245 Music, and 945 as official models.
The Forerunner 945 is the grandfather of the new crop. It incorporates all the features offered by the competition, as well as NFC for Garmin Pay, a barometer, an altimeter, a thermometer, and a gyroscope. The expanded music memory can store up to 1,000 tracks.
The watch has cutting-edge physiological characteristics and was created for athletes who take their training seriously. The status of heat and altitude acclimation in training has been modified. With the help of the training load focus, you may categorize your training load according to the level of intensity and complexity of each activity that was recorded. Other new Firstbeat features are recovery time and more precise aerobic and anaerobic training effects.
The other significant update is full-color onboard maps that direct you on your run so you never get lost. What you get with the most recent Fenix line is comparable to this.
Battery life is essentially the same as on the preceding smartphone despite the additional functionality (the 935). Up to two weeks in smartwatch mode, ten hours in GPS mode with music, or thirty-six hours without music are available to users.
On Garmin’s website, you may purchase the 945. The $599.99 gadget is available in black. If you select the $749.99 bundle that includes the HRM TRI and HRM Swim HR monitors, there is also a blue option. Additionally, Amazon has it for sale.