Garmin's Forerunner 245 GPS Running Watch is pumped full of top-class, advanced features specifically tailored towards runners, of all levels, and persuasions. It tracks, it trains and it keeps you motivated.
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The Forerunner 245 offers personalised training and recovery insight to help you to up your running performance. Tracking your VO2 max and the impact of your current heat and altitude on your performance lets you know when your training is productive, peaking or overreaching. Aerobic and anaerobic training effect provide key feedback on your workouts letting you know how they’re influencing your body and development of your endurance. Recovery time helps you maximise the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next tough challenge.
The Garmin Connect apps is easy to sync your smartwatch to and allows you access to a huge online community. The app also allows you to create your own custom workouts or download free ones that sync right to your watch.
The Garmin Coach app features guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to your goals.
The Forerunner 245 provides key metrics that keep track of your running form, including: cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio.
Not only does the device track your running metrics but it can also be used throughout the day to look into your general fitness levels with tools to measure your daily step count, calories burned, and even sleep.
Lens Material: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Material: Fibre-reinforced polymer
Quick Release Band installed
Strap Material: Silicone
Physical Dimensions: 42.3mm x 42.3mm x 12.2mm
Wrist Fit: 127-204mm
Display Size: 1.2’’ (30.4mm) diameter
Display Resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
Display Type: Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery Life: 7 days (Smartwatch Mode), 24 hours (GPS Mode)
Water Rating: 5ATM
Memory/History: 200 hours of activity data
Garmin Elevate Wrist Heart Rate Monitor
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Text Response/Reject Phone Call with Text (Android Only)
Controls Smartphone Music
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB Camera Remote
Smartphone Compatibility: iPhone and Android
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile
Safety and Tracking Features
Live Event Sharing (Android Only)
Incident Detection During Select Activities (Smartphone required)
Assistance (Smartphone required)
Activity Tracking Features
Move Bar (Displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto Goal (Learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Step Monitoring (Monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
Fitness Age (in App)
Body Battery Energy Monitor
All-Day Stress Tracking
Available Gym Activity Profiles: Strength training, cardio training, elliptical training, stair stepping, indoor rowing and yoga
Automatic Rep Counting
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS Speed and Distance
Customisable Activity Profiles
Downloadable Training Plans
Configurable Lap Alerts
Training Status (Lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend)
Training Load (Your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)
Training Effect (Aerobic)
Training Effect (Anaerobic)
Race and Activity
Touch and/or Button Lock
Activity History on Watch
Heart Rate Features
% HR Max
Auto Max HR
HR Broadcast (Broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)
Available Run Profiles: Running, treadmill running, indoor track running, trail running
GPS-Based Distance, Time and Pace
Running Dynamics – only when connected to Garmin’s Running Dynamics Pod (sold separately – not included)
Vertical Oscillation and Ratio (The degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) – only when connected to Garmin’s Running Dynamics Pod (sold separately – not included)
Ground Contact Time and Balance (Shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) – only when connected to Garmin’s Running Dynamics Pod (sold separately – not included)
Stride Length (Real time) – only when connected to Garmin’s Running Dynamics Pod (sold separately – not included)
Cadence (Provides real-time number of steps per minute)
Performance Condition (After running 6-20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
PacePro Pacing Strategies
Foot Pod Capable
Outdoor Recreation Features
Breadcrumbs Trail in Real Time
Back to Start
Distance to Destination
Alerts (Triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
Available Cycling Profiles: Biking, indoor biking
Race an Activity
Compatible with Varia Vision (Head-Mounted Display) (sold separately – not included)
Compatible with Varia Radar (Rear-Facing Radar) (sold separately – not included)
Compatible with Varia Lights (sold separately – not included)
Speed and Cadence Sensor Support – only with Garmin’s Speed and Cadence Sensors (sold separately – not included)
Available Swim Profiles: Pool swimming
Pool Swim Metrics (Lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
Stroke Type Detection (Freestyle, backstroke, breathstroke, butterfly) – Pool Swim Only
Drill Logging – Pool Swim Only
Basic Rest Timer (Up from 0) – Pool Swim Only
‘Repeat On’ Rest Timer
Pool Swim Workouts
Underwater Wrist-Based Heart Rate
AC Adapter Cable, Europe
Quick Release Band
Cables and Chargers
Charging/Data Cable (0.5m)
Heart Rate Monitors
Soft Strap with Electrodes
Elastic Strap for Heart Rate Monitor (Small)
Elastic Strap for Heart Rate Monitor
Wristwatch Bike/Trolley Mount
Bike Cadence Sensor Bands
Running Dynamics Pod
Speed Sensor 2
Cadence Sensor 2
Bike Speed Sensor 2 and Cadence Sensor 2 Bundle
CR 1632 Replacement Battery
Varia Rearview Bike Radar
Varia Smart Bike Lights
Varia UT800 Smart Headlight
VIRB Ultra 30
Garmin International Inc. manufactures and markets navigation and communications equipment for the aviation and consumer markets such as the popular Garmin Edge mountain bike and road bike GPS range. Garmin products serve aviation, marine, automotive, wireless, OEM, and general recreation applications.
Specifically Garmin aim to enrich the lives of customers, suppliers, distributors, and employees by providing the very best products that offer superior quality, safety, and operational features at affordable prices. What started out in 1989 with a handful of dedicated engineers and a great idea for a product has grown into the Global Positioning System (GPS) leader–both in sales and critical acclaim. Garmin has helped to take GPS to new heights by going beyond the ordinary features and performance found in typical GPS receivers.
Today, Garmin has a diverse product line and distributors in virtually every part of the world. While garmin's immediate success has resulted from developing innovative products for a variety of markets, their long-term success is based on commitment to support customers after the sale. They are winning over new customers with quality products, tremendous value, and superior service, and are working to turn them into loyal Garmin supporters for many years to come.
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