Streamline your kit with the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS watch which is specifically tailored towards runners with an adaptive training, safety, and tracking features and an integrated music player.
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Garmin’s Forerunner 245 Music is the ultimate in running smartwatches that helps streamline your running kit with an in-built music player. Easily download your music or access your Spotify playlists via your watch that allows you to listen and control your music on the move with the addition of any compatible Bluetooth headphones (sold separately).
The watch also provides expert tracking that uses an integrated, wrist-based heart rate monitor plus GPS, GLONASS and Galileo that provides key insight into every area of your running performance with VO2 max, aerobic and anaerobic training effect and training status, ground contact time balance, stride length, and more.
Easily connect to your smartphone for an extensive range of additional features including access to the Garmin Coach app which helps you create free training plans that adapt to your goals and can be completely personalised to your needs. Then you can share and keep of all your results via the Garmin Connect free online fitness community.
Garmin’s Forerunner 245 Music GPS Running Watch helps streamline all your running devices with the fully integrated music playing system. You can now sync all your playlists via streaming services such as Deezer and Spotify to your watch for ad free music listening on the move. Additionally, you can also store up to 500 songs right on your watch. Simply connect a pair of compatible Bluetooth headphones (not included) to the watch for music listening on the go.
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.
In the Box
Forerunner 245 Music
Lens Material: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Material: Fibre-reinforced polymer
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), 6 hours (GPS with music), up to 24 hours (GPS mode without music)
Water Rating: 5ATM
Memory/History: 200 hours of activity data
GPS Time Sync
Automatic Daylight Saving Time
Garmin Elevate Wrist Heart Rate Monitor
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+ and Wi-Fi
Connect IQ (Downloadable Watch Faces, Data Fields, Widgets and Apps)
Text Response/Reject Phone Call with Text (Android Only)
Controls Smartphone Music
Plays and Controls Watch Music
Music Storage: Up to 500 Songs
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)
Sleep 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 an 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 (with compatible accessory – not included, sold separately)
Vertical Oscillation and Ratio (the degree of ‘Bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) (with compatible accessory – not included, sold separately)
Stride Length (Real Time) (with compatible accessory – not included, sold separately)
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
Breadcrumb 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) (not included – sold separately)
Compatible with Varia Radar (Rear-Facing Radar) (not included – sold separately)
Compatible with Varia Lights (not included – sold separately)
Speed and Cadence Sensor Support (with Sensor) (not included – sold separately)
Available Swim Profiles: Pool Swimming
Pool Swim Metrics (Lengths, Distance, Pace, Stroke Count, Swim Efficiency (SWOLF), Calories)
Stroke Type Detection (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly) (Pool Swim Only)
Drill Logging (Pool Swim Only)
Basic Rest Timer (Up from 0) (Pool Swim Only)
‘Repeat On’ Rest Time
Pool Swim Workouts
Underwater Wrist-Based Heart Rate
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.
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