If we're talking about the two best Garmin watches in the Forerunner lineup, we're talking about the Forerunner 245 and the Forerunner 945. At its core, the Forerunner 945 is a multisport/triathlon watch while the 245 is focused on runners. The FR945 does everything the FR245 does—health-monitoring, smart notifications, GPS tracking, heart-rate accuracy, and activity tracking—plus loads more.
In the specific area of performance metrics the Forerunner 245 essentially has the majority of the running-specific features of the FR945, about half the cycling features, a smidge of the swimming, and that's pretty much it. Furthermore, the Forerunner 245 doesn’t necessarily show the same level of detail as the 945, even though it does record it to potentially be used with a Garmin Edge Bike computer.
In this post, we're looking at features of the Forerunner 945 and showing you how it stands out as a performence metrics watch, so that you can decide if you need the strictly runners watch 245 or the more robust Garmin Forerunner 945 multisport watch—which includes super strong details for runners.