Garmin Forerunner 245 Smart Watch Black/Slate

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Key Features

Features:

DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS

For personalised training guidance, get daily run recommendations of varying intensities based on your training history, fitness level and recovery time.

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 swimming, track running, elliptical, stair-stepper and more.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

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

BUILT-IN GPS

Track where you run, and get accurate stats, including distance, pace and intervals.

RUNNING DYNAMICS

When used with a compatible accessory1, Forerunner 245 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.

PULSE OX SENSOR

This wrist-based sensor estimates your body’s blood oxygen saturation4, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep.

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.

RECOVERY TIME

After each workout, the built-in recovery time advisor lets you know how long to rest before another big effort. It even accounts for all-day stress, sleep and daily activity outside of workouts.

INTENSITY MINUTES

With improvements based on guidance from the WHO, now you can understand when you earned daily intensity minutes and during what activity.

BATTERY LIFE

Run your heart out with a watch that’s got the power to keep up. You’ll get up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 24 hours in GPS mode.

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 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 and Pregnancy Tracking app.

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 location5 and even view your entire preplanned course. Rest assured that your loved ones know exactly where you’re running.

SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features2 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 Store.

SYNCS 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.

This GPS smartwatch tracks your stats, crunches the numbers and gets to know all about your performance, your running form, your training and even your goals. It’s sleek and lightweight, perfect for running and everyday wear. Featuring a sweatproof silicone band and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, the Forerunner 245 can handle whatever’s ahead. Monitor your training load to see if you're fully owning it or just overdoing it. Prep for your next race like a boss with free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans. Finesse your form by tracking running dynamics. It will watch your back for you with incident detection and assistance features Get the perfect look and your favorite apps, all free, from the Connect IQ™ Store. With battery life for up to 7 days, you’ll keep running and so will your watch.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Smart Watch 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
COLOR DISPLAY  ✔
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: Up to 24 hours
WATER RATING 5 ATM
MEMORY/HISTORY 200 hours of activity data

Clock Features

 
   
TIME/DATE  
GPS TIME SYNC  
AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME  
ALARM CLOCK  
TIMER  
STOPWATCH  
SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES  

Health Monitoring

 
   
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND)  
DAILY RESTING HEART RATE  
ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTS yes (high and low)
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
FITNESS AGE yes (in app)
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR  
ALL-DAY STRESS  
RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER  
SLEEP Yes (Advanced)
HYDRATION Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
WOMEN'S HEALTH Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)

Sensors

 
   
GPS  
GLONASS  
GALILEO  
GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR  
COMPASS  
ACCELEROMETER  
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR  

Daily Smart Features

 
   
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth®, ANT+®
CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)  
SMART NOTIFICATIONS  
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)  
CALENDAR  
WEATHER  
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC  
FIND MY PHONE  
FIND MY WATCH  
VIRB® REMOTE  
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY iPhone® and Android™
PAIRS WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE  

Safety and Tracking Features

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

Activity Tracking Features

 
   
STEP COUNTER  
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)  
CALORIES BURNED  
DISTANCE TRAVELED  
INTENSITY MINUTES  
TRUEUP™  
MOVE IQ™  
GARMIN CONNECT™ CHALLENGES APP Yes (optional Connect IQ app)

Gym & Fitness Equipment

 
   
AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILES Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
CARDIO WORKOUTS  
STRENGTH WORKOUTS  
AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING  

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

 
   
HR ZONES  
HR ALERTS  
HR CALORIES  
% HR MAX  
% HRR  
RECOVERY TIME  
AUTO MAX HR  
HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+™ TO PAIRED DEVICES) yes (using ANT+ or BLE)
GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE  
CUSTOMIZABLE DATA PAGES  
CUSTOMIZABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES  
AUTO PAUSE®  
INTERVAL TRAINING  
ADVANCED WORKOUTS  
DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS  
AUTO LAP®  
MANUAL LAP  
CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS  
VO2 MAX (RUN)  
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  
TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC)  
CUSTOM ALERTS  
AUDIO PROMPTS  
FINISH TIME  
VIRTUAL PARTNER  
RACE AN ACTIVITY  
COURSE GUIDANCE  
TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK  
AUTO SCROLL  
ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH  
PHYSIO TRUEUP  

Running Features

 
   
AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running
GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE  
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)  
PERFORMANCE CONDITION (AFTER RUNNING 6–20 MINUTES, COMPARES YOUR REAL-TIME CONDITION TO YOUR AVERAGE FITNESS LEVEL)  
PACEPRO™ PACING STRATEGIES  
RUN WORKOUTS  
RACE PREDICTOR  
FOOT POD CAPABLE  

Outdoor Recreation

 
   
POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATION  
BREAD CRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME  
BACK TO START  
TRACBACK®  
ULTRATRAC MODE  
DISTANCE TO DESTINATION  
GPS COORDINATES  

Cycling Features

 
   
ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)  
COURSES  
AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES Biking, Indoor Biking
RACE AN ACTIVITY  
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA VISION™ (HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY)  
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR)  
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTS  
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (W/SENSOR)  

Swimming Features

 
   
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 TIMER (POOL SWIM ONLY)  
POOL SWIM WORKOUTS  
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE  
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™ CHALLENGES APP yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)

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