Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS Running Smartwatch (Slate Gray)

  • $535.06

    Track your workouts and train smarter with the Forerunner 245 GPS Running Smartwatch from Garmin. While geared primarily for running, the Foreru...

    Track your workouts and train smarter with the Forerunner 245 GPS Running Smartwatch from Garmin. While geared primarily for running, the Forerunner 245 also features activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, elliptical, and more. Whatever the exercise, the Forerunner 245 utilizes training status monitoring to provide you with helpful performance analytics. Learn your VO2 max, aerobic and anaerobic training data, and optimal recovery time to help you optimize your workouts.

    The Forerunner 245 also helps you monitor your health and wellness in-between workouts. The Forerunner 245 can monitor your sleep quality, your blood oxygen saturation with a built-in Pulse Ox sensor, and your stress levels 24/7. It's all collected in your Body Battery data, which gauges your likely energy reserves at any given moment.

    In addition to tracking and monitoring, the Forerunner 245 has social features, such as Garmin Connect for community support, Garmin Coach for training plans and guidance, and general notification updates from your paired iOS or Android smartphone.

    Performance Analytics with VO2 Max

    Support for VO2 max and training status monitoring allows the Forerunner 245 to provide ratings and feedback that evaluate your performance. It will let you know if you're training at your peak or if you're pushing too hard. Know how your workouts are affecting your endurance, speed, and power with aerobic and anaerobic feedback. Recovery time is incorporated as well, letting you know exactly when you can tackle your next challenge. If you need to review your history, the Forerunner 245 lets you access your 7 days of exercise data and can compare it to an optimal range for your personal fitness and training history.

    Wellness and Sleep

    When you're not exercising, it's important to make sure you keep stress levels in check and get quality sleep. To help make sure you're adequately caring for your body between workouts, the Forerunner 245 can track your sleep, movement throughout the night, and with the built-in Pulse Ox sensor, it can measure your body's blood oxygen saturation. It also has all-day stress monitoring with a relaxation-breathing timer. When it's triggered, guided breathing helps to calm you. All of this feeds into your Body Battery data, which gives you an indication of how much energy you have in reserve at any moment.

    Garmin Connect and Garmin Coach

    The Forerunner 245 supports both Garmin Connect and Garmin Coach, which are tools to help you get advice and help with your training regime. Garmin Community is an online fitness community for sharing achievements, providing and supplying motivation with others, and challenges you can join to push you further along in achieving your fitness goals. Garmin Coach gives you access to expert coaches and free training plans that are adaptable to your personal fitness goals.

    Stay Connected

    Pair the Forerunner 245 with your smartphone and you'll gain the ability to stay connected with the outside world while working out. Receive text messages, social media updates, emails, and more right on your wrist.

    Safety Tracking

    When paired with your smartphone, you can use the safety-tracking feature to share your location with specific contacts. If you are lost, hurt, or otherwise in need of help, you can use this feature to manually contact someone. There is also built-in incident detection that can contact someone for you automatically when triggered.

    Connect IQ Store Support

    Access the Connect IQ Store to customize your Forerunner 245 with more personality and functionality. Download apps, widgets, watch faces, and more.

    Become a Better Runner

    It's one thing to monitor your achievements, but it's entirely something else to monitor how you achieve them. With the addition of an optional compatible heart rate strap or Running Dynamics Pod, this sports smartwatch can analyze and provide feedback on critical running metrics, such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation, and vertical ratio. Combining all of these metrics together can provide you with a better understanding of how you run and what you may need to change to possibly achieve better results.

    Clock Features

    GPS time sync
    Automatic daylight-saving time
    Alarm clock
    Sunrise/sunset times


    Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor
    Pulse Ox

    Daily Smart Features

    Text response/reject phone call with text (Android Only)
    Find My Phone
    Find My Watch
    VIRB camera remote support

    Safety and Tracking Features

    Incident detection during select activities via smartphone pairing
    Assistance via smartphone pairing
    Live event sharing (Android Only)

    Activity Tracking Features

    Step counter
    Move bar to motivate after a period of inactivity
    Auto goal assignment
    Calories burned
    Distance traveled
    Intensity minutes
    Move IQ
    Fitness age

    Gym and Fitness Equipment Features

    Activity profiles for strength, cardio, elliptical, stair stepping, indoor rowing, and yoga
    Automatic rep counting

    Training, Planning, and Analysis Features

    GPS speed and distance
    Customizable data pages
    Customizable activity profiles
    Auto pause
    Interval training
    Advanced workouts
    Auto lap
    Manual lap
    Configurable lap alerts
    Customizable 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

    Heart Rate Features

    HR zones, alerts, and calories
    % HR max
    % HRR
    Auto max HR
    HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)

    Running Features

    Running, treadmill running, indoor track running, and trail running profiles
    GPS-based distance, time and pace
    Performance condition (after running 6-20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
    Run workouts
    Race predictor
    Foot pod capable

    Outdoor Recreation Features

    Point-to-point navigation
    Bread crumb trail in real time
    Back to start
    UltraTrac mode
    Distance to destination
    GPS coordinates

    Cycling Features

    Biking and indoor biking profiles
    Race an activity
    Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
    Compatible with Varia Vision head-mounted display
    Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar)
    Compatible with Varia lights
    Speed and cadence sensor support with optional sensor

    Swimming Features

    Pool swimming profile
    Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke, count/rate, calories)
    Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, or butterfly)
    Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
    Drill logging
    Pool swim workouts
    Display Size 1.2" / 30.5 mm
    Display Type MIP LCD
    Screen Resolution 240 x 240
    Pixel Density 283 ppi
    Watch Crystal Material Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth
    Global Positioning GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
    Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Optical Heart Rate, Pulse Oximeter (Sp02)
    OS Compatibility Android
    Memory Retention 200 Hours (Activity Data)
    Estimated Battery Life 7 Days (Smartwatch Mode)
    24 Hours (GPS On)
    Material Polymer, Silicone
    Water Resistance Depth 5 ATM (Pressure Equivalent to 164.04' / 50 m)
    Splash Proof Yes
    Band Material Silicone
    Band Circumference 5 to 8" / 127 to 204 mm
    Dimensions 1.67 x 1.67 x 0.48" / 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 mm
    Weight 1.4 oz / 38.5 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 2.8 x 2.7"
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