Forerunner® 945

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Description

DESIGNED FOR THE DRIVEN

We made this watch for you — the up-at-dawn runners and the conditioned-for-pain triathletes. While you chase your next victory, make sure you’ve got the right tool for the job.

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You can’t run without the right rhythm. Sync your favorite music to your watch.

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You want numbers? We got numbers. Measure more performance metrics than ever.

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No cash? It’s cool. Use Garmin Pay™ contactless payments1.

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All the directions, none of the paper. Full-colour onboard maps guide you on your run.

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Have no fear. Safety and tracking features2 help you feel secure while you run.

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Outlast your longest race with up to 10 hours of battery life in GPS mode with music.

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ELITE RUNNING WATCH DESIGN

When every bit of weight makes a difference, fight for the finish line with a lightweight smartwatch that doesn’t bulk up your wrist.

MARATHON-READY MATERIALS

Forerunner 945 is miles ahead of the competition with a high-performance silicone band and an ultra-durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens.

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GARMIN COACH

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

BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS

Switch up your workout routine with activity profiles for cycling, pool and open-water swimming, track running, elliptical, stair-stepper and more.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

Get heart rate data3 along with alerts if your heart rate stays high while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater.

MULTI-GNSS

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

RUNNING DYNAMICS

When used with a compatible accessory, Forerunner 945 measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more.

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.

PERFORMANCE CONDITION

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

TRAINING STATUS

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

TRAINING EFFECT

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

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.

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.

EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE

Get up to 2 weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and 10 hours in GPS mode with music. Use UltraTrac mode to make sure you’ve got enough juice to outlast your longest race.

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FULL-COLOUR MAPPING

Whether you’re running the city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner 945 provides built-in mapping to help keep you on track.

CLIMBPRO FEATURE

Use ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.

TURN-BY-TURN NAVIGATION

Follow a route or course with help from turn-by-turn directions , which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.

ROUND-TRIP ROUTING

Enter a distance you want to travel, and get suggested routes that will bring you back to your starting point. Trendline popularity routing helps you find the best local paths.

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PULSE OX SENSOR

This wrist-based sensor a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor5 which monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.

BODY BATTERY ENERGY MONITOR

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

WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING

Use theUse the Garmin Connect™ app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more. Even get details on your wrist with the Menstrual Cycle Tracking widget and Pregnancy Tracking app.

MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST

Sync your playlists from select music streaming services6 — such as Deezer, Amazon Music and Spotify® — right to your watch. Forerunner 945 can store up to 1,000 songs.

GARMIN PAY PAYMENT SOLUTION

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

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

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

LIVETRACK FEATURE

Use LiveTrack to let friends and family follow your real-time location and even view your entire preplanned course. Rest assured that your loved ones know exactly where you’re running or riding.

SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features3 send your location to emergency contacts.

SMART TRAINER CONTROL

Control your Tacx® Smart trainer via ANT+® technology for course simulation, automatic resistance changes and workout prompts when you use courses or workouts from your watch.

CONNECT IQ STORE

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

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.

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Customise your Garmin Device using the Connect™ IQ Store.

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QuickFit® accessory bands let you match your style with no tools required.

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When paired with a compatible smartphone For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety
When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitors (sold separately)
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.
Requires premium subscription with a third-party music provider.
When paired with your compatible smartphone

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Additional information

Editions

Black (watch only), Blue (bundle)

in the box

Watch only
  • Forerunner 945 GPS watch
  • Charging/data cable
  • Documentation
Tri-bundle
  • Forerunner 945 GPS watch
  • 1 extra set bands (black)
  • HRM-Tri™ monitor
  • HRM-Swim™ monitor
  • Quick release kit
  • Charging/data cable
  • Documentation

specs

General
LENS MATERIAL Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
BEZEL MATERIAL fibre-reinforced polymer
QUICKFIT™ WATCH BAND COMPATIBLE Yes (22 mm)
STRAP MATERIAL silicone
PHYSICAL SIZE 47 x 47 x 13.7 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-220 mm
COLOUR DISPLAY Yes
DISPLAY SIZE 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 240 x 240 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT 50 g
BATTERY LIFE Smartwatch mode: up to 2 weeks
GPS mode with music: up to 10 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 36 hours
WATER RATING 5 ATM
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
 

Health monitoring

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND) Yes
DAILY RESTING HEART RATE Yes
ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTS Yes (high and low)
RESPIRATION RATE (24X7) Yes
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION Yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
FITNESS AGE Yes (in app)
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR Yes
ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKING Yes
RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER Yes
SLEEP Yes (Advanced)
SLEEP SCORE AND INSIGHTS Yes
HYDRATION Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
WOMAN’S HEALTH Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
 

Sensors

GPS Yes
GLONASS Yes
GALILEO Yes
GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR Yes
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER Yes
COMPASS Yes
GYROSCOPE Yes
ACCELEROMETER Yes
THERMOMETER Yes
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR Yes
 

Daily smart features

CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS) Yes
SMART NOTIFICATIONS Yes
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY) Yes
CALENDAR Yes
WEATHER Yes
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC Yes
PLAYS AND CONTROLS WATCH MUSIC Yes
MUSIC STORAGE Up to 1,000 songs
FIND MY PHONE Yes
FIND MY WATCH Yes
VIRB® CAMERA REMOTE Yes
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY iPhone®, Android™
COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE Yes
GARMIN PAY™ Yes
 

Safety and Tracking Features

LIVETRACK Yes
GROUP LIVETRACK Yes
LIVE EVENT SHARING Android™ Only
INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES Yes
ASSISTANCE Yes
 

Tactical features

DUAL GRID COORDINATES Yes
 

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
CALORIES BURNED Yes
FLOORS CLIMBED Yes
DISTANCE TRAVELLED Yes
INTENSITY MINUTES Yes
TRUEUP™ Yes
MOVE IQ™ Yes
GARMIN CONNECT™ CHALLENGES APP Yes (optional Connect IQ app)
 

Fitness equipment/gym

AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILES Strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, indoor rowing and yoga
CARDIO WORKOUTS Yes
STRENGTH WORKOUTS Yes
YOGA WORKOUTS Yes
PILATES WORKOUTS Yes
AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING Yes
 

Training, planning and analysis features

HR ZONES Yes
HR ALERTS Yes
HR CALORIES Yes
% HR MAX Yes
% HRR Yes
RECOVERY TIME Yes
AUTO MAX HR Yes
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) Yes (using ANT+ or BLE)
RESPIRATION RATE (DURING EXERCISE) Yes (with compatible accessory)
GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE Yes
CUSTOMISABLE SCREEN(S) Yes
CUSTOMISABLE 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
HEAT AND ALTITUDE ACCLIMATION Yes
VO2 MAX (RUN) 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 LOAD FOCUS Yes
TRAINING EFFECT (AEROBIC) Yes
TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC) Yes
PRIMARY BENEFIT (TRAINING EFFECT LABELS) Yes
CUSTOMISABLE ALERTS Yes
AUDIO PROMPTS Yes
FINISH TIME Yes
VIRTUAL PARTNER Yes
RACE AN ACTIVITY Yes
AUTO MULTISPORT ACTIVITIES Yes
MULTI-SPORT Yes
COURSE GUIDANCE Yes
GARMIN LIVE SEGMENTS Yes
STRAVA LIVE SEGMENTS Yes
ROUND-TRIP COURSE CREATOR (RUNNING/CYCLING) Yes
TRENDLINE™ POPULARITY ROUTING Yes
TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK Yes
HOT KEYS Yes
AUTO SCROLL Yes
ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH Yes
PHYSIO TRUEUP Yes
 

Running features

AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES Running, indoor track running, treadmill 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
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 STRATEGIES Yes
RUN WORKOUTS Yes
RACE PREDICTOR Yes
FOOT POD CAPABLE Yes
 

Golfing features

PRELOADED WITH 42,000 COURSES WORLDWIDE Yes
YARDAGE TO F/M/B (DISTANCE TO FRONT, MIDDLE AND BACK OF GREEN) Yes
YARDAGE TO LAYUPS/DOGLEGS Yes
MEASURES SHOT DISTANCE (CALCULATES EXACT YARDAGE FOR SHOTS FROM ANYWHERE ON COURSE) Automatic
DIGITAL SCORECARD Yes
STAT TRACKING (STROKES, PUTTS PER ROUND, GREENS AND FAIRWAYS HIT) Yes
GARMIN AUTOSHOT™ Yes
AUTO COURSEVIEW UPDATES Yes
GREEN VIEW WITH MANUAL PIN POSITION Yes
HAZARDS AND COURSE TARGETS Yes
TRUSWING™ COMPATIBLE Yes
ROUND TIMER/ODOMETER Yes
 

Outdoor recreation

AVAILABLE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROFILES Hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking
POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATION Yes
BREADCRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME Yes
BACK TO START Yes
TRACBACK® Yes
ULTRATRAC MODE Yes
AROUND ME MODE Yes
ELEVATION PROFILE Yes
DISTANCE TO DESTINATION Yes
BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERT Yes
CLIMBPRO™ ASCENT PLANNER Yes
TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMB Yes
VERTICAL SPEED Yes
TOTAL ASCENT/DESCENT Yes
FUTURE ELEVATION PLOT Yes
PRELOADED TOPOACTIVE EUROPE MAPS Yes
PRELOADED ROAD AND TRAIL MAPS Yes
DOWNLOADABLE CARTOGRAPHY SUPPORT Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH BASECAMP™ Yes
GPS COORDINATES Yes
AREA CALCULATION Yes (via Connect IQ™)
HUNT/FISH CALENDAR Yes (via Connect IQ™)
PROJECTED WAYPOINT Yes
SUN AND MOON INFORMATION Yes (via Connect IQ™)
XERO™ LOCATIONS Yes
 

Cycling features

ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES) Yes
COURSES Yes
GARMIN CYCLE MAP (ROUTABLE CYCLING-SPECIFIC STREET MAP) Yes
AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES Biking, indoor biking, mountain biking
BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR) Yes
RACE AN ACTIVITY Yes
FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER) Yes (with compatible accessory)
COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ (POWER METER) Yes
POWER METER COMPATIBLE Yes
ADVANCED VECTOR SUPPORT 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 (W/SENSOR) Yes
 

Swimming Features

AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILES Pool swimming, open water swimming
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 TIMER Yes
AUTO REST (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTS Yes
PACING ALERTS (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
COUNTDOWN START Yes
POOL SWIM WORKOUTS Yes
CRITICAL SWIM SPEED Yes
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE Yes
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™ and HRM-Swim™)
 

Kid activity tracking features

TOE-TO-TOE™ CHALLENGES APP Yes (optional Connect IQ app)

accessories

Charging/Data Cable (1 m) Charging Cable 1 meter

             €29.99

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  • Vector™ 3
  • Vector™ 3S