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Garmin launches new Forerunner 945, 245, 245 Music, 45, & 45s

April 30, 2019 / Team PlayBetter

Garmin launches new Forerunner 945, 245, 245 Music, 45, & 45s

Runners all over the world are waking up to today's news from Garmin with the same reaction - Is it December 25th already? That's right, today's announcement from Garmin will make fitness enthusiasts feel like a kid on Christmas.

The highly anticipated update to the Garmin Forerunner line includes the 945, 245, 245 Music, 45, & 45s - and offers something for everyone from triathlete to casual fitness enthusiast.

Available for order and pre-order starting today, the new line offers upgrades to Garmin's previous best-in-class Forerunner 935, 235, and 35 watches.  We'll have more info and reviews coming soon, but for now take a look below to see highlights on the new Garmin Forerunner line.



Garmin Forerunner 945 Premium Running Watch with Music

The forerunner 945 takes over from the 935 and adds Music, Garmin Pay, Mapping, Training Load Balance, advanced running dynamics and lasts up to 40 hours in GPS mode (without music) / 60 hours in Ultratrac mode. Includes incident detection during select activities and assistance, both of which send your real-time location to emergency contacts and also supports Garmin Coach adaptive training plans!

New Garmin Forerunner 945


Product Features:

  • Premium GPS running/triathlon smartwatch with music
  • Sync music from select premium streaming services when paired with a compatible smartphone (may require premium subscription), or store up to 1,000 songs on your watch, and connect with headphones (sold separately) enabled with BLUETOOTH®technology for phone-free listening
  • Performance monitoring features include VO2 max and training status with adjustments for heat, altitude acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects
  • Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution (available for supported cards from participating banks) lets you make convenient payments with your watch so you can leave your cash and cards at home
  • Full-color, onboard maps guide you on your run so you never get lost during your workout
  • Safety and tracking features include incident detection (during select activities) which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your paired compatible smartphone
  • Battery life: up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode, 10 hours in GPS mode with music or up to 60 hours in UltraTrac™ mode


What’s in the Box:

  • 945: Forerunner 945, Power/Data Cable, Documentation
  • 945 Bundle: Forerunner 945, 1 set black bands, HRM-Tri™, HRM-Swim™, Quick Release Kit, Power/Data Cable, Documentation


Specs:
Water rating: 5 ATM
Unit dimensions: 1.9” (47 mm)
Weight: 1.8 oz (50 g)



Garmin Forerunner 245 Running Smart Watch
The Garmin Forerunner 245 will come in 2 versions, the Forerunner 245 and the Forerunner 245 Music. No other differences between the models other than music. 

The forerunner 245 superscedes the 235 and adds music, advanced physio features which evaluates your training status to indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it and offers additional performance monitoring features. An awesome new safety feature also allows you to share your location with chosen contacts in case you need assistance —manually, or automatically with built-in incident detection, if needed.

Garmin Forerunner 245


Product Features

Both Versions:

  • GPS running smartwatch with advanced training features
  • Evaluates your current training status to indicate if you’re under-training or overdoing it; offers additional performance monitoring features
  • Get free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach, or create your own custom workouts on our Garmin Connect™ online fitness community
  • Provides advanced running dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more(When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™monitors (sold separately))
  • Safety and tracking features include incident detection (during select activities) which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your paired compatible smartphone
  • Customize with free watch faces, apps and more from our Connect IQ™ store
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 24 hours in GPS mode


Music Edition:

  • Sync with music streaming services, such as Spotify®, to easily store and play your favorite rite songs right from your watch
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music


What’s in the Box:

  • 245: Forerunner 245, Power/Data Cable, Documentation
  • 245 Music: Forerunner 245 Music, Power/Data Cable, Documentation


Specs:

  • Water rating: 5 ATM
  • Unit dimensions: 1.7” x 1.7” x 0.5” (42.3 mm x 42.3 mm x 12.2 mm)
  • Weight: 1.4 oz (38.5 g)
  • Colours: Black, Aqua and white


Garmin Forerunner 45 and 45s Running Smart Watch
Comes in 2 versions. The 45 and the smaller 45s.

New Garmin Forerunner 45

The forerunner 45 takes the forerunner 35 and adds a new circular shape, the ability to load Connect IQ apps, incident detection sending your real-time location to emergency contacts if needed, increased sports profiles including cycling and the ability to load custom watch faces.


Product Features:
Both Versions:

  • GPS running watch with Garmin Coach training plan support
  • Easy-to-use running watch estimates heart rate at the wrist and features GPS to track your pace, distance, intervals and more
  • Works with free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans that bring expert, personalized coaching right to your wrist
  • Safety and tracking features include incident detection (during select activities) which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your paired compatible smartphone
  • Sports apps for running, cycling, indoor track, treadmill, elliptical, cardio, yoga and more
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 14 hours in GPS mode
  • 45S Only:
  • Smaller-sized easy-to-use running watch estimates heart rate at the wrist and features GPS to track your pace, distance, intervals and more
  • Connected features include smart notifications for incoming texts and calls, automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect™ online community, live tracking and controls for the music playing on your paired compatible smartphone
  • Safety and tracking features include incident detection (during select activities) which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your paired compatible smartphone


What’s in the Box:

  • 45 and 45S: Forerunner 45 or 45S, Power/Data Cable, Documentation


Specs (FR45):

  • Water rating: 5 ATM
  • Unit dimensions: 1.65” (42 mm)
  • Weight:1.26 oz (36 g)

Specs (FR45S):

  • Water rating: 5 ATM
  • Unit dimensions: 1.56” (39.5 mm)
  • Weight: 1.13 oz (32 g)