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Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS Running Smartwatch

by Garmin
30 reviews
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$299.99
SKU PBS2835-BLA
Color: Forerunner 245 (Slate Gray)
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Dedicated for runners, the Forerunner 245 monitors your training load, routes, distance, and pace to know all about your performance. Running dynamics will guide you to understand crucial running stats, while all-day tracking features such as Pulse Ox, Body Battery, and Stress Tracking will make sure you're mindful of your health and well-being.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Advanced Performance Analytics
What amount of training is right for you? Forerunner 245 offers personalized training and recovery insight for smarter training decisions, helping you prepare for your next race. It keeps tabs on your VO2 max and understands how heat and altitude impact your performance. And the higher your VO2 max, the higher you can expect to perform, which is exactly what is shown by the performance condition metric. Training status evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback. Recovery time helps you maximize the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next tough challenge. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.

More Ways to Work Out
Running is what you do, so train smarter with the tools available from our Garmin Connect online fitness community. Create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Or, if you’ve got a specific goal in mind for your next 5K, check out Garmin Coach. Featuring guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals, it’s a foolproof way to get to the finish line. As part of your training plan, it can even help you predict your race time. What about when you want to switch it up? Forerunner 245 also has activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, indoor rowing and even for using the elliptical or stair-stepper.

Analyze Your Running Form
The Forerunner 245 GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio. These measurements are the key to understanding your form, so you can bring your best on every run and at every race. Your Forerunner 245 can start tracking these metrics with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband.

More Ways to Customize
Check out our Connect IQ Store, where you can add personality to Forerunner 245 by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more. It’s easy and — even better — it’s free. New apps are added every day, so you can keep tabs on when your Uber will arrive, turn on your lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start.

Stay Connected on the Run
Forerunner 245 makes it easy to run without leaving important smart features behind. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. And new safety and tracking features make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts in case you need assistance — manually, or automatically with built-in incident detection, if needed. So, lace up your shoes, and head out with a little extra peace of mind.

Share and Compete
Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone.

Wellness and Advanced Sleep Monitoring
The Forerunner 245 smartwatch has tools to help keep tabs on your overall well-being and the sleep you’re getting at night. These tools provide crucial insight you can use to maximize your training. For example, it’s our first running watch to include a Pulse Ox sensor. This wrist-based sensor estimates your body’s blood oxygen saturation, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep. And to help you optimize your body’s energy, Body Battery energy monitoring uses collected data to gauge your energy reserves at any moment, so you can plan your day to optimize times for activity and rest.

Track Your Cycle
Coming soon, you'll get a better understanding of your body using the Garmin Connect menstrual cycle tracking feature. Use it to track cycle details, log physical and emotional symptoms and record personal notes for regular, irregular and menopause transition cycle types. You’ll get education about training and nutrition during each phase of your current cycle, too. With the Connect IQ app, you’ll get cycle updates — such as period reminders, cycle details and symptoms logged for the day — delivered to your wrist.

FEATURES/SPECS
  • Premium running watch with 1.2", sunlight-readable AMOLED display
  • Built-in GPS for accurate location, distance, pace, and intervals
  • Running dynamics measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance and more
  • Own your workout with Training Load stats, measuring your exercise volume to avoid overdoing it
  • Safety and tracking features will send your location to emergency contacts in case of an incident
  • Free adaptive training plans with Garmin Coach
  • Get your favorite downloadable apps from Connect IQ Store and performance stats with Garmin Connect
  • Battery life lasts up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 24 hours in GPS mode
WHAT’S IN THE BOX

Forerunner 245 Watch Only

  • Forerunner 245 Running Watch
  • Charging Cable
  • Documentation

Model: 010-02120-00

Forerunner 245 Power Bundle

  • Forerunner 245 Running Watch
  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • PlayBetter 2200mAh Portable Charger
  • Charging Cable
  • Documentation


Forerunner 245 Extra Bands Bundle

  • Forerunner 245 Running Watch
  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • 2 x Extra Bright Silicone Bands
  • Charging Cable
  • Documentation


Forerunner 245 Gift Box Bundle

*Packed in our stunning PlayBetter Black Gift Box with Red Ribbon*

  • Forerunner 245 GPS Running Watch
  • PlayBetter HD Screen Protector Film (4-Pack)
  • PlayBetter Car/Wall USB Charging Adapters
  • PlayBetter Protective Hard Case
  • Charging Cable
  • Documentation


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