The Perfect Fit
The Forerunner 245 GPS is the perfect watch for running and triathlons, with a lightweight and comfortable design you’ll be happy to wear it all day. With a wide range of adjustability, the strap can be tightened to fit comfortably around your wrist to reduce bounce. The face is slightly curved to be able to fit the shape of your wrist perfectly so you can enjoy all-day comfort.
Outlast your longest workout with battery life you can rely on, even in the middle of an iron-man distance triathlon or ultramarathon. The Forerunner 245 has a 6-hour battery life in GPS/music mode and 7 days in smartwatch mode. Helping you to save power the Forerunner 245’s smart mode can be activated at any time and deactivated when you no longer need it, so you can conserve battery in your downtime and burn it when you need to
The perfect watch for all sports, the Forerunner 245 lets you change things up with ease thanks to built-in activity profiles for running, cycling, swimming, cross-country skiing, paddle sports, trail running, hiking, strength training and many more. For brick workouts and du/triathlon races, the auto multisport feature lets you switch sports with just one button press. The 245 is compatible with advanced workouts for running, cycling – and even pool swimming.
With Forerunner 245, you’re free to go wherever your activities take you – thanks to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo coverage, which can track better in more challenging environments than GPS alone. Whether you’re on or off road, the network capabilities help you track how far, fast and hard you’ve run. The tracking features of the 245 use advanced running dynamcis1 to find out your stride length, vertical ratio, time balance and more with ease and feed them back to you through Garmin connect. Safety and tracking features also make it exceptionally easy to share your location with your chosen contact should you get into any difficulty. The Forerunner will send your real-time location to emergency contacts so you can be found easily should an emergency arise.
With up to 500 songs worth of music storage built right into your watch, Garmin are putting the “beat” in your daily mission to beat yesterday. It’s easy to transfer music from your computer and then queue up your favourite playlist for easy listening through Bluetooth headphones. Now you really can leave your phone behind when you head out for a run because the music that helps keep you moving is right there on your wrist. You can also sync with music streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer so you can listen to your favourite playlist through any workout. The Forerunner also has built-in wifi connectivity so you’ll never be left searching for signal.
Wrist-based heart rate
On your wrist, Elevate wrist heart rate technology lets you monitor your heart rate without wearing a chest strap. In addition to counting steps and monitoring sleep, the watch uses heart rate to provide calories burned information and quantify the intensity of your fitness activities. It also measures your heart rate variability to calculate a stress score that helps you assess what level of activity your body is ready for.
The Forerunner 245 allows you to connect with online fitness communities close to you and all over the world. Garmin connect is an online tool for tracking, analyzing and sharing all activities captured by your watch with other members of the Garmin family. The Forerunner automatically uploads your data to Garmin connect so you’re always sharing your progress and achievements. From your data, Garmin connect will provide you with detailed analysis and health stats in weekly, monthly and yearly reviews. Garmin connect also allows you to LiveTrack your runs, join challenges with other members and receive insights into how you’re performing. Through Garmin connect, the Forerunner 245 includes built-in smart notifications so you can always stay informed about your runs and your friends.
Through the Forerunner 245 you can receive training plans and customised workouts from your personalised Garmin Coach. With three coaches to choose from you’ll be sure to receive the correct training regimes, plans and advice to increase your performance. Choose from 3 credible coaches to guide you on your journey: Olympian and best-selling author Jeff Galloway, physiologist and online running coach Greg McMillan, or physical therapist and running expert Amy Parkerson-Mitchell. Thanks to the amazing tracking capabilities of the Forerunner 245 you coach will be able to see every performance and tailor tips and advice to suit your needs.
Connect IQ Store
Check out Garmin’s 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 is arriving, 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. The face IT watch face app allows you to choose any image from your photo library, make some tweaks, and set it as you watch face. Explore more through the IQ store and personalise your watch to meet your personality.