Forerunner 245

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Description

GPS running smartwatch with advanced training features

  • 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 dynamics1, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Safety and tracking features2, such as built-in incident detection, makes 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 24 hours in GPS mode

 

At a Glance

You do the running. Forerunner 245 does the thinking. This GPS smartwatch doesn’t just tell you where you ran. It tracks your stats, crunches the numbers and gets to know all about your performance, your running form, your training history and even your goals. All you need to focus on is putting one foot in front of the other.

Advanced performance analytics

What amount of training is right for you? Forerunner 245 offers personalised training and recovery insight for smarter training decisions, helping you prepare for your next race. It keeps tabs on your VO2 max and understands how heat and altitude impact your performance. The higher your VO2 max, the higher you can expect to perform, which is exactly what is shown by the performance condition metric. Training statusevaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback. Recovery time helps you maximise the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next tough challenge. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.

 

Advanced Performance Analytics

 

More Ways to Work Out

 

More ways to work out

Running is what you do, so train smarter with the tools available from our Garmin Connect online fitness community. Create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Or, if you’ve got a specific goal in mind for your next 5K, check out Garmin Coach. Featuring guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals, it’s a foolproof way to get to the finish line. As part of your training plan, it can even help you predict your race time. What about when you want to switch it up? Forerunner 245 also has activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, indoor rowing and even for using the elliptical or stair-stepper.

 

More Ways to Work Out

 

Analyze Your Running Form

Analyse your running form

The Forerunner 245 GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadencestride lengthground contact time and balancevertical oscillation and vertical ratio. These measurements are the key to understanding your form, so you can bring your best on every run and at every race. Your Forerunner 245 can start tracking these metrics with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband.

More ways to customise

Check out our Connect IQ Store, where you can add personality to Forerunner 245 by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more. It’s easy and — even better — it’s free. New apps are added every day, so you can keep tabs on when your Uber will arrive, challenge yourself with the Strava Relative Effort app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start.

Stay connected on the run

Forerunner 245 makes it easy to run without leaving important smart features behind. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. New safety and tracking features make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts in case you need assistance — manually, or automatically with built-in incident detection, if needed. So, lace up your shoes and head out with a little extra peace of mind.

Stay Connected on the Run

Share and compete

Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone.

 

 

Wellness and Advanced Sleep Monitoring

 

Wellness and advanced sleep monitoring

The Forerunner 245 smartwatch has tools to help keep tabs on your overall well-being and the sleep3 you’re getting at night. These tools provide crucial insight you can use to maximise your training. For example, it’s our first running watch to include a Pulse Ox sensor4. This wrist-based sensor estimates your body’s blood oxygen saturation, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep. And to help you optimise your body’s energy, Body Battery energy monitoring uses collected data to gauge your energy reserves at any moment, so you can plan your day to optimise times for activity and rest.

When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run or HRM-Tri monitors (sold separately)
2When paired with a compatible smartphone
3Activity tracking accuracy
4This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries

FirstbeatANT+

Additional information

Colour

Grey, Merlot

Specifications

General 
LENS MATERIALCorning® Gorilla® Glass 3
BEZEL MATERIALfiber-reinforced polymer
QUICK RELEASE BANDSyes (20 mm, Industry standard)
STRAP MATERIALsilicone
PHYSICAL SIZE42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)

Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
DISPLAY SIZE1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
DISPLAY RESOLUTION240 x 240 pixels
DISPLAY TYPEsunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT38.5 g
BATTERY LIFESmartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode: Up to 24 hours
WATER RATINGSwim, 5 ATM
COLOR DISPLAYYes
MEMORY/HISTORY200 hours of activity data

Clock Features
TIME/DATEYes
GPS TIME SYNCYes
AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIMEYes
ALARM CLOCKYes
TIMERYes
STOPWATCHYes
SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES Yes
Sensors
GPSYes
GLONASSYes
GALILEOYes
GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR Yes
COMPASSYes
ACCELEROMETERYes
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
CONNECTIVITYBluetooth®, ANT+®
CALENDARYes
WEATHERYes
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC Yes
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)
ASSISTANCEYes (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

COURSESYes
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