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Garmin Forerunner 245 Specifications, Features and Price

$299.99 $277.00

  • Release date:: April, 2019
  • Display:: 1.2 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 7 days
  • Compatibility:: Android and iOS

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Price:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)

Last updated on January 25, 2020 10:40 amCompare

Garmin Forerunner 245 Specifications and Features – The Forerunner 245 is lightweight fitness-focused smartwatch with a decent-looking design, loaded with lots activity tracking features including pulse ox sensor that tracks blood oxygen, body energy monitor and incidental fall detection, while having a quite impressive long battery life that lets you go longer on a single charge. The Forerunner 245 is the lower-end version of the higher-end Forerunner 245 Music with onboard music storage capacity.

With pulse ox and a broad range of other sensors onboard, the Forerunner 245 is able to track quite a huge number of activities that includes blood oxygen while sleeping which results in a more accurate and detailed sleep tracking data, calories, stress, and fitness age. It also features incidental fall detection that can help you get the needed help when a fall has occurred, as well as the body energy monitor that monitors your body energy to help you find the perfect time to train and LiveTrack that allows you to invite other members of the Garmin Connect community.

The Forerunner 245 is lightweight and sturdy with the case made of reinforced fiber-polymer, and 20mm interchangeable silicone straps, while Corning Gorilla glass mounts the screen to offer protection for the display.

The Forerunner 245 is compatible with both android and iOS devices, and its keeps you connected to all that matters to you so that you never get to miss important updates.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Features

  • 1.2 inches transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display, bright and easy to read outdoors.
  • Preloaded sport modes.
  • Clock features include time/date, GPS time sync, auto daylight saving, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
  • Download watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps from the Garmin Connect IQ Store.
  • Calls reject/text response with preset texts (Android only).
  • Find my phone, watch, control music on Smartphone and remote camera control.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so you never get to miss important updates.
  • Rated 5ATM (swim-proof).
  • 20mm interchangeable straps with quick release feature.
  • Compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
  • Sync and upload data from watch to the Garmin Connect community – a thriving community of fitness enthusiasts where you can connect and share.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Activity Tracking Features
  • Activity tracking features includes, steps counter, sleep monitoring, calories, distance, intensity minutes, fitness age and all day stress tracking.

    Added body battery energy monitor that monitors your body energy to help you find the perfect time to train, so that you can be more productive without breaking down.

  • Gym and fitness equipment includes, cardio and strength workout, automatic rep counting and available gym profiles which includes strength, cardio, elliptical, rowing, stair stepping, and yoga.
  • Training, planning and analysis features includes, downloadable training plans, VO2 max, activity history on watch, GPS speed and distance, create custom activity profiles and advanced workouts.

    In addition are, training load, training status and training that let you see how productive your training has been overtime and can help you plan and train more effectively.

  • Heart rate tracking features includes, HR zones, HR alerts, HR calories, % HR max and HR broadcast data to paired device.

    Also available, are recovery time that measures how well you’ve recovered from previous training, helping you train at the best time.

  • Running features includes, GPS-based distance, time and pace, run workouts, foot pod capable, and available run profiles such as running, indoor track running and treadmill running.

    Other running features include, cadence (real-time steps/min), stride length, running dynamics, race predictor, performance condition and lactate threshold that analysis HR and pace to estimate when the muscles begin to fatigue (Track these data in combination with compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod sold separately) .

  • Outdoor recreational features includes, back to start, total decent/ascent and available outdoor recreational profiles such as skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand up paddle boarding and rowing.

    Other outdoor recreational features include, point-to-point navigation, bread crumb trail in realtime, elevation profile, GPS coordinates and barometric trend indicator with storm alerts.

  • Cycling features includes, time/distance alerts, compatible with varia, speed and cadence sensor support and available cycling profiles such as biking and indoor biking with lots of available courses to choose from.
  • Swim tracking features includes,pool swim metrics, stroke type detection, basic rest timer, time/distance alerts and pool swimming as available swim profile.

    Also tracks strokes, SWOLF, calories and pace.

Pros

  • Lightweight and stylish design.
  • Comprehensive activity tracker.
  • Swim-proof.

Cons

  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.
  • Lacks NFC (Garmin pay).
  • Lacks onboard music storage.

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Garmin Forerunner 245 Review

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Forerunner 245

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Unisex

Release date

April, 2019

Predecessor

Garmin Forerunner 235

Successor

Versions

Garmin Forerunner 245, Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

BODY

BODY

Dimension

42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 mm

Weight

38.5 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap size

20 mm

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Water resistance

Yes, 5ATM

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Berry, Gray

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.2 inches

Display type

LCD, Memory-in-pixel (MIP), transflective

Display resolution

240 x 240 px

Pixel density

Always on

Yes

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

(not touchscreen), 5 Physical buttons

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

ANT+, Bluetooth

Bluetooth calling

No

GPS

Galileo, GLONASS, GPS

NFC

No

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

None

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

Third-party apps alert

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

No

Bluetooth music

No

Loudspeaker

No

Microphone

No

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Yes

Altimeter

No

Ambient light

Yes

Barometer

No

Compass

Yes

ECG

No

Gyroscope

HRM

Yes

Pulse oximeter

Yes

Thermometer

No

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Yes

Blood Pressure

No

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fitness Level

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

Yes

Steps

Yes

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Yes

Menstrual cycle

Yes

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Swim-heart tracking

Yes

On-screen workout

No

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

GPS mode: 24hrs, Smartwatch mode: 7 days

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Proprietary OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Garmin Connect

Compatibility

Android, iOS

Payment system

None

Interchangeable strap

20mm, Yes

Voice command

No

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Garmin Forerunner 245, Manual, Straps

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