Forerunner® 745

499.99

Premium GPS running/triathlon smartwatch with music

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Description

CHASE DOWN NEW PRS

This GPS running watch is made for runners and triathletes like you who need detailed training stats and on-device workouts plus smartwatch functions.

Built-in Sports Apps

Swim, bike, run, tri — do it all with preloaded activity profiles.

Performance Monitoring

Obsessed with stats? This watch is too. Get VO2 max, training load and more at your fingertips.

Workouts

Get daily workout suggestions just for you, based on your recent training.

Music

The right tunes are essential. Sync your favourite music right to your watch.

Garmin Pay

Garmin Pay™ contactless payments let you make purchases with a tap of your wrist1.

Battery

Have enough juice for any race. Get up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music.

DESIGNED FOR ANY ENVIRONMENT

Forerunner 745 is made to go where your sport takes you. It’s built to hold up to 200 sweaty runs, bumpy bike rides and long swims.

DURABLE YET WEARABLE

Comfortable for training, racing and for everyday life, Forerunner 745 is our smallest and lightest full-featured running and triathlon smartwatch.

Put performance at the top of your list.

DAILY WORKOUT SUGGESTIONS

For training guidance that takes you and your fitness level into account, get daily run and ride recommendations based on your current training load and training status.

TRAINING EFFECT

See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback.

RECOVERY TIME

After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity and sleep.

BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS

Get built-in activity profiles for running, cycling, triathlon, pool and open water swimming, track running and more. For races and brick workouts, switch sports with just one button press.

VO2 MAX

Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. This metric even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.

RACE PREDICTOR

This specialised tool takes into account your fitness level and training history to help you work toward your race goal and see the impact of training on your predicted finish time.

PERFORMANCE CONDITION

While you run, Forerunner 745 analyses pace, heart rate2 and heart rate variability for a real-time assessment of your current ability to perform.

TRAINING LOAD

This stat measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.

TRAINING STATUS

This metric evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching.

CYCLING POWER

Connect to a compatible Garmin power meter (sold separately) to work toward a more efficient ride with help from cycling dynamics, FTP and advanced training methods.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

Get hassle-free heart rate data2, including advanced heart rate alerts and other features, to help you get the most out of your workouts.

RUNNING DYNAMICS

When used with a compatible accessory3, Forerunner 745 measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more.

MULTI-GNSS

Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to better track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

GARMIN COACH

These free adaptive training plans feature guidance from expert coaches and adapt to you and your goals. Workouts sync right to your watch.

CREATE MORE COURSES

Create courses in our Garmin Connect™ app4, so you’ll never run out of places to run. Or plan one on other platforms such as Strava and Komoot, then automatically sync them to your Forerunner.

TRENDLINE™ POPULARITY ROUTING

Using the billions of miles of data that runners and riders have uploaded, Garmin Connect can find the best route — choosing from roads (and trails) most travelled.

An above-average smartwatch experience.

PULSE OX SENSOR

This wrist-based sensor5 monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to provide a clearer picture of how you’re sleeping or how you’re adjusting to altitude.

BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING

Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.

MENSTRUAL TRACKING

Tracking your period cycle details can help you adjust your training to maximise improvement potential and plan for upcoming races based on where you are in your cycle.

MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST

Sync your playlists from select music streaming services6 — right to your watch. Forerunner 745 can store up to 500 songs.

GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS

Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution1 through participating providers.

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone.

SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features7 send your location to emergency contacts.

CONNECT IQ™ STORE

Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store8.

SYNC WITH GARMIN CONNECT

Upload your activities to the Garmin Connect app to interact with a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete — and even share their triumphs via social media.

BATTERY LIFE

Get up to 1 week of battery life in smartwatch mode and 6 hours in GPS mode with music. Use UltraTrac™ mode to make sure you’ve got enough juice to outlast your longest race.

Get metrics that show exactly how hard you’re working.

LEARN MORE

See your stats and track your goals in the Garmin Connect™ app.

LEARN MORE

Customise your Garmin device using the Connect IQ™ Store.

LEARN MORE

When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitors (sold separately).
Requires app on your compatible smartphone paired to the Forerunner 745.
This 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.
May require premium subscription with a third-party music provider.
When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
When paired with your computer or compatible smartphone downloaded with the Connect IQ Store app.
Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB.

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Additional information

Colour

Black, Neo Tropic, Magma Red, Whitestone

In The Box

  • Forerunner 745
  • USB cable
  • Documentation

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Specifications

LENS MATERIALCorning® Gorilla® Glass DX
BEZEL MATERIALFibre-reinforced polymer
STRAP MATERIALSilicone
PHYSICAL SIZE43.8 x 43.8 x 13.3 mm
COLOUR DISPLAY43.8 x 43.8 x 13.3 mm
COLOUR DISPLAYYes
DISPLAY SIZE30.4 mm (1.2") diameter
DISPLAY RESOLUTION240 x 240 pixels
DISPLAY TYPESunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT47 g
BATTERY LIFESmartwatch mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 21 hours
WATER RATING5 ATM
MEMORY/HISTORY200 hours of activity data
Clock features
TIME/DATEYes
GPS TIME SYNCYes
AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIMEYes
ALARM CLOCKYes
TIMERYes
STOPWATCHYes
SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMESYes
Health monitoring
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND)
DAILY RESTING HEART RATE
ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTSYes (high and low)
RESPIRATION RATE (24X7)
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATIONYes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
FITNESS AGEYes (in app)
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORYes
ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKINGYes
RELAXATION BREATHING TIMERYes
SLEEPYes
ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING (SLEEP SCORE & INSIGHTS)Yes
HYDRATIONYes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
MENSTRUAL CYCLEYes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Sensors
GPSYes
GLONASSYes
GALILEOYes
GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITORYes
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETERYes
COMPASSYes
GYROSCOPEYes
ACCELEROMETERYes
THERMOMETERYes
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITORYes
Daily smart featuresYes
CONNECTIVITYYes
CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)Yes
SMART NOTIFICATIONSYes
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)Yes
CALENDARYes
WEATHERYes
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSICYes
PLAYS AND CONTROLS WATCH MUSICYes
MUSIC STORAGEUp to 500 songs
FIND MY PHONEYes
FIND MY WATCHYes
VIRB® CAMERA REMOTEYes
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITYiPhone® & Android™
COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILEYes
GARMIN PAY™Yes
Safety and Tracking Features
LIVETRACKYes
GROUP LIVETRACKYes
LIVE EVENT SHARINGAndroid™ Only
INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIESYes
ASSISTANCEYes
Tactical features
DUAL GRID COORDINATESYes
Activity tracking features
STEP COUNTERYes
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
CALORIES BURNEDYes
FLOORS CLIMBEDYes
DISTANCE TRAVELLEDYes
INTENSITY MINUTESYes
TRUEUP™Yes
MOVE IQ™Yes
Fitness equipment/gym
AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILESStrength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga
CARDIO WORKOUTSYes
STRENGTH WORKOUTSYes
YOGA WORKOUTSYes
PILATES WORKOUTSYes
AUTOMATIC REP COUNTINGYes
Training, planning and analysis features
HR ZONESYes
HR ALERTSYes
HR CALORIESYes
% HR MAXYes
% HRRYes
RECOVERY TIMEYes
AUTO MAX HRYes
HRV STRESS TEST (MEASURES YOUR HEART RATE VARIABILITY WHILE STANDING STILL, FOR 3 MINUTES, TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ESTIMATED STRESS LEVEL; THE SCALE OF THIS IS 1 TO 100; LOW SCORES INDICATE LOWER STRESS LEVELS)Yes (with compatible accessory)
HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+™ TO PAIRED DEVICES)
RESPIRATION RATE (DURING EXERCISE)Yes (with compatible accessory)
GPS SPEED AND DISTANCEYes
CUSTOMISABLE SCREEN(S)Yes
CUSTOMISABLE ACTIVITY PROFILESYes
AUTO PAUSE®Yes
INTERVAL TRAININGYes
ADVANCED WORKOUTSYes
DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANSYes
AUTO LAP®Yes
MANUAL LAPYes
CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTSYes
HEAT AND ALTITUDE ACCLIMATIONYes
VO2 MAXYes
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 LOAD FOCUSYes
TRAINING EFFECT (AEROBIC)Yes
TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC)Yes
PRIMARY BENEFIT (TRAINING EFFECT LABELS)Yes
CUSTOMISABLE ALERTSYes
AUDIO PROMPTSYes
FINISH TIMEYes
VIRTUAL PARTNERYes
RACE AN ACTIVITYYes
AUTO MULTISPORT ACTIVITIESYes
MULTI-SPORTYes
COURSE GUIDANCEYes
GARMIN LIVE SEGMENTSYes
STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTSYes
ROUND-TRIP COURSE CREATOR (RUNNING/CYCLING)Yes
TRENDLINE™ POPULARITY ROUTINGYes
TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCKYes
HOT KEYSYes
AUTO SCROLLYes
ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCHYes
PHYSIO TRUEUPYes
Running featuresYes
AVAILABLE RUN PROFILESRunning, Treadmill Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Virtual Running, Trail Running
GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACEYes
RUNNING DYNAMICSYes (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
LACTATE THRESHOLD (THROUGH ANALYSIS OF YOUR PACE AND HEART RATE, ESTIMATES THE POINT WHERE YOUR MUSCLES START TO RAPIDLY FATIGUE)Yes (with compatible accessory)
PACEPRO™ PACING STRATEGIESYes
RUN WORKOUTSYes
RACE PREDICTORYes
FOOT POD CAPABLEYes
Outdoor recreation features
AVAILABLE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROFILESHiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Backcountry Skiing, XC Classic and Skate Skiing, Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Rowing
POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATIONYes
BREADCRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIMEYes
BACK TO STARTYes
TRACBACK®Yes
ULTRATRAC MODEYes
ELEVATION PROFILEYes
DISTANCE TO DESTINATIONYes
BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERTYes
CLIMBPRO™ ASCENT PLANNERYes
TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMBYes
VERTICAL SPEEDYes
TOTAL ASCENT/DESCENTYes
FUTURE ELEVATION PLOTYes
GPS COORDINATESYes
AREA CALCULATIONYes (via Connect IQ™)
HUNT/FISH CALENDARYes (via Connect IQ™)
SUN AND MOON INFORMATIONYes (via Connect IQ™)
Cycling features
ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)Yes
COURSESYes
AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILESBiking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Trail Biking
BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR)Yes
RACE AN ACTIVITYYes
FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER)Yes (with compatible accessory)
COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ (POWER METER)Yes
POWER METER COMPATIBLEYes
ADVANCED VECTOR SUPPORTYes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA VISION™ (HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY)Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR)Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTSYes
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT
Yes
Swimming Features
AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILESPool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimrun
OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)Yes
POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, 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) (POOL SWIM ONLY)Yes
"REPEAT ON" REST TIMERYes
AUTO REST (POOL SWIM ONLY)Yes
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTSYes
PACING ALERTS (POOL SWIM ONLY)Yes
COUNTDOWN STARTYes
POOL SWIM WORKOUTSYes
CRITICAL SWIM SPEEDYes
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATEYes
HEART RATE FROM EXTERNAL HRM (REAL-TIME DURING RESTS, INTERVAL AND SESSION STATS DURING RESTS, AND AUTOMATIC HEART RATE DOWNLOAD POST-SWIM)yes (with HRM-Tri™, HRM-Swim™ and HRM-Pro™)
Kid activity tracking features
TOE-TO-TOE™ CHALLENGESyes (optional Connect IQ app)