Forerunner 245 Music

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Description

GPS running smartwatch with music and advanced training features

  • Sync with music streaming services, such as Spotify® and Deezer, to easily store and play your favourite songs right from your watch
  • Evaluates your training status to indicate whether you would benefit from another session this week or have been overdoing it and need a rest day; offers additional performance monitoring features
  • Get free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach, or create your own custom workouts on our Garmin Connect online fitness community
  • Provides advanced running dynamics2, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Safety and tracking features3, such as built-in incident detection, make it easy to share your location
  • Customise with free watch faces, apps and more from our Connect IQ Store
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music
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Additional information

Colour

White, Black, Aqua

Specifications

General
 
LENS MATERIAL
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
BEZEL MATERIAL
fiber-reinforced polymer

QUICK RELEASE BANDS yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
STRAP MATERIAL
silicone

PHYSICAL SIZE
42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)

Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
DISPLAY SIZE 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 240 x 240 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT
38.5 g

BATTERY LIFE Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
WATER RATINGSwim, 5 ATM
COLOR DISPLAY
MEMORY/HISTORY 200 hours of activity data
Clock Features
TIME/DATE Yes
GPS TIME SYNC Yes
AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME Yes
ALARM CLOCK Yes
TIMER Yes
STOPWATCH Yes
SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES Yes
Sensors
GPS Yes
GLONASS Yes
GALILEO Yes
GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR Yes
COMPASS Yes
ACCELEROMETER Yes
PULSE OX Yes
Daily Smart Features
CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS) Yes
SMART NOTIFICATIONS Yes
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY) Yes
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
CALENDAR Yes
WEATHER Yes
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC Yes
PLAYS AND CONTROLS WATCH MUSIC Yes
MUSIC STORAGE up to 500 songs
FIND MY PHONE Yes
FIND MY WATCH Yes
VIRB® CAMERA REMOTE Yes
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY iPhone® and Android™
COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE Yes
Safety and Tracking Features
INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES Yes (Smartphone Required)
ASSISTANCE Yes (Smartphone Required)
LIVETRACK Yes
LIVE EVENT SHARING Android™ Only
Activity Tracking Features
STEP COUNTER Yes
MOVE BAR (DISPLAYS ON DEVICE AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY; WALK FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO RESET IT) Yes
AUTO GOAL (LEARNS YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ASSIGNS A DAILY STEP GOAL) Yes
SLEEP MONITORING (MONITORS TOTAL SLEEP AND PERIODS OF MOVEMENT OR RESTFUL SLEEP) Yes
CALORIES BURNED Yes
DISTANCE TRAVELED Yes
INTENSITY MINUTES Yes
TRUEUP™ Yes
MOVE IQ™ Yes
FITNESS AGE Yes (in app)
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR Yes
ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKING Yes
Gym & Fitness Equipment
AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILES Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
CARDIO WORKOUTS Yes
STRENGTH WORKOUTS Yes
AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING Yes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE Yes
CUSTOMIZABLE DATA PAGES Yes
CUSTOMIZABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES Yes
AUTO PAUSE® Yes
INTERVAL TRAINING Yes
ADVANCED WORKOUTS Yes
DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS Yes
AUTO LAP® Yes
MANUAL LAP Yes
CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS Yes
V02 MAX Yes
TRAINING STATUS (LETS YOU SEE IF YOU’RE TRAINING EFFECTIVELY BY TRACKING YOUR TRAINING HISTORY AND FITNESS LEVEL TREND.) Yes
TRAINING LOAD (YOUR TOTAL TRAINING LOAD FOR THE LAST 7 DAYS CALCULATED FROM ESTIMATED EPOC) Yes
TRAINING EFFECT (AEROBIC) Yes
TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC) Yes
CUSTOM ALERTS Yes
AUDIO PROMPTS Yes
FINISH TIME Yes
VIRTUAL PARTNER Yes
RACE AN ACTIVITY Yes
COURSE GUIDANCE Yes
TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK Yes
AUTO SCROLL Yes
ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH Yes
PHYSIO TRUEUPYes
Heart Rate Features
HR ZONES Yes
HR ALERTS Yes
HR CALORIES Yes
% HR MAX Yes
% HRR Yes
RECOVERY TIME Yes
AUTO MAX HR Yes
HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+™ TO PAIRED DEVICES) Yes
Running Features
AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES
Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running

GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE Yes
RUNNING DYNAMICS Yes (with compatible accessory)
VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIO (THE DEGREE OF 'BOUNCE' IN YOUR RUNNING MOTION AND THE COST-BENEFIT RATIO WITH STRIDE LENGTH) Yes (with compatible accessory)
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) Yes (with compatible accessory)
STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME) Yes (with compatible accessory)
CADENCE (PROVIDES REAL-TIME NUMBER OF STEPS PER MINUTE) Yes
PERFORMANCE CONDITION (AFTER RUNNING 6–20 MINUTES, COMPARES YOUR REAL-TIME CONDITION TO YOUR AVERAGE FITNESS LEVEL) Yes
RUN WORKOUTS Yes
RACE PREDICTOR Yes
FOOT POD CAPABLE Yes
Outdoor Recreation Features
POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATION Yes
BREAD CRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME Yes
BACK TO START Yes
TRACBACK® Yes
ULTRATRAC MODE Yes
DISTANCE TO DESTINATION Yes
GPS COORDINATES Yes

Cycling Features
AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES
Biking, Indoor Biking

COURSES Yes
RACE AN ACTIVITY Yes
TIME/DISTANCE ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOAL) Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA VISION™ (HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY) Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR) Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTS Yes
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (WITH SENSOR)
yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)


Swimming Features
AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILES
Pool Swimming

POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES) Yes
STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) Yes
"REPEAT ON" REST TIMER Yes
POOL SWIM WORKOUTS Yes