garmin forerunner 45S specifications, features and price

Garmin Forerunner 45S Specifications, Features and Price

$194.99

  • Release date:: April, 2019
  • Display:: 1.04 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 7 days
  • Compatibility:: Android and iOS

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Battery:3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
Price:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)

Last updated on May 5, 2020 4:52 pm
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Description

Garmin Forerunner 45S Specifications and Features – The Forerunner 45S is a lightweight fitness smartwatch with a decent design, lots of activity tracking features including Garmin coach and incidental fall detection and has a long battery life that lets you go longer on a single charge. The 45S is the smaller version of the Forerunner 45, but both share same case size. It’s a low priced fitness-focused smartwatch built to last with durable materials, and equipped to track your active life comprehensively and also keeps you connected to all that matters to you.

The Forerunner 45S features Garmin coach that offers adaptive training plans from experts and professionals to help you achieve more fitness goals effortlessly, while also featuring incidental fall detection that discreetly send your number to preset emergency contacts when a fall has occurred (watch must be connected to phone to enable this feature).

Also added is the battery energy monitor that monitors your body energy to give you more insight on your fitness level, so you can find the perfect time to trade.

Garmin Forerunner 45S Features

  • 1.04 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.
  • 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 45S Activity Tracking Features
  • Safety and tracking features include, LiveTrack that lets you invite others to join in your training goals and group LiveTrack that lets you invite more people to join in your training activities.

    Added incidental fall detection and assistant feature that let you seek help when a fall has occurred. Holding the light button down until you feel the watch vibrate 3 times will automatically send your location to preset emergency contacts when an incidental fall or a problem has happened (phone must be connected to the watch to enable this feature). Also new, is the live event sharing that lets you share your training activities with members of the Garmin Connect community.

  • Activity tracking features includes, steps counter, sleep monitoring, calories, floors climbed, distance, intensity minutes, fitness age and all day stress tracking.

    Added body energy monitor that tracks your body energy to determine when you’re fit for the next training which can help you train more productively without breaking down.

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

    Also available is cadence (real-time steps/min) .

  • Cycling features includes, time/distance alerts, speed and cadence sensor support and available cycling profiles such as biking and indoor biking.

Pros

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

Cons

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

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Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Forerunner 45S

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Unisex

Release date

April, 2019

Predecessor

Garmin Forerunner 35

Successor

Versions

Garmin Forerunner 45, Garmin Forerunner 45S

BODY

BODY

Dimension

39.5 x 39.5 x 11.4 mm

Weight

32 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap size

20 mm

Screen protection

Chemically strengthened glass

Water resistance

Yes, 5ATM

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes

Color

Purple, White

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.04 inches

Display type

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

Display resolution

208 x 208 pixels

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

No

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

No

ECG

No

Gyroscope

No

HRM

Yes

Pulse oximeter

No

Thermometer

No

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

No

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

VO2 Max

Yes

Swim-tracking

Yes

Swim-heart tracking

No

On-screen workout

No

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

Battery life

GPS mode: 13hrs, 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 45S, Manual, Straps

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