garmin forerunner 945 specifications, features and price

Garmin Forerunner 945 Specifications, Features and Price

$579.02

  • Release date:: April, 2019
  • Display:: 1.2 inches, Transflective (MIP) LCD
  • Body:: Silicone, Fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Battery Life:: 14 days
  • Storage:: 8GB ROM
  • Compatibility:: Android and iOS

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Last updated on May 2, 2020 6:23 pm
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Description

Garmin Forerunner 945 Specifications and Features – The Forerunner 945 is a premium triathlon/running smartwatch featuring lots of activity tracking features including full color maps and incidental fall detection, and loaded with NFC for Garmin Pay, onboard music storage and has a long battery life that keeps you going for up to two weeks.

The 49 grams Forerunner 945 is lightweight and built with durable materials, a case and interchangeable straps made of fiber-reinforced polymer with tough Corning Gorilla glass DX covering the screen. It comes with about 16GB onboard storage capacity that lets you take your favorite tracks with, and also supports streaming with popular platforms such as Spotify and Amazon music.

The Forerunner 945 is fully equipped to track your active life with a broad range of sensors that enables it to track a broad range of activities including full color maps that can help you track locations easily, also features incidental fall detection that can send out your location to preset emergency contacts, so that you can get needed assistance fast. As well as performance, training and planning tools that can help you become more productive with your training goals.

The Forerunner 945 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 and helps you get the best from every race. It can start tracking these data in combination with compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod (sold separately).

The Forerunner 945 keeps you connected to all that matters to you, so that you never miss important updates. It connects with the Garmin Connect app – an intuitive platform with lots of features that can help you manage your fitness goals effortlessly, as well as compete with other members of the community using the Livetrack features.

Garmin Forerunner 945 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).
  • 22mm 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.
  • 8GB onboard storage capacity with support for streaming services such as Spotify.
Garmin Forerunner 945 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.
  • 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.

    Other training and planning tools includes auto and manual multisport activities, Garmin live segments, course guidance and custom alerts.

  • 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 and HRV stress test that measures your stress level instantly.

  • 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) .

  • Golfing features includes, Garmin auto shot, pin pointer, digital scorecard, yardage and round timer.
  • 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. Including ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses that lets you see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.

  • 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 supports open water swimming, and measures distance, strokes, SWOLF, calories and pace. There are available pool swimming workouts to choose from.

  • Tactical features include dual grid coordinates that let you save your current location and you can navigate back to same location later.
  • Features the Running power app available on the Garmin App store, the power app analysis your pace and vertical oscillation to determine the amount of power you’re applying to the ground, helping you run at your pace.
  • Added full color maps that enables at a glance navigation and location tracking, with Trendline popularity routing that uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes.
  • Added Wrist-base pulse OX sensor that monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.

Pros

  • Premium design, rugged and stylish design.
  • Comprehensive activity tracker.
  • Swim-proof.
  • Open water swim tracking.
  • Make payment on the go with Garmin Pay.
  • Pulse ox sensor onboard.
  • 8GB onboard music storage.
  • Full color maps with trendline popularity.

Cons

  • Lacks microphone and loudspeaker.

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Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Garmin Forerunner 945

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Men

Release date

April, 2019

Predecessor

Garmin Forerunner 935

Successor

Versions

BODY

BODY

Dimension

47 x 47 x 13.7 mm

Weight

50 grams

Shape

Circular

Case material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap material

Silicone

Bezel material

Fiber-reinforced polymer

Strap size

22 mm

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass DX

Water resistance

Yes, 5ATM

Durability test

Swim-proof

Yes, recommended

Color

Black

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

Yes

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

8GB

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

mp3/mp4

Bluetooth music

Yes

Loudspeaker

No

Microphone

No

Camera

No

Radio

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Yes

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Yes

Barometer

Yes

Compass

Yes

ECG

No

Gyroscope

Yes

HRM

Yes

Pulse oximeter

Yes

Thermometer

Yes

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

Floors climbed

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 with music: up to 10hrs, Smartwatch mode: Up to 2 weeks, Ultratrac: up to 60hrs

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

Garmin Pay

Interchangeable strap

22 mm, Yes

Voice command

No

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Charger, Garmin Forerunner 945, Manual, Straps

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