The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Watch measures and records a whole host of data including heart rate and VO2 from training sessions and races to provide an invaluable insight into the performance. Just as importantly it assesses and analyses rest and recovery periods too, making sure that everything is optimised for maximum gains. With profiles for cycling, pool swimming, indoor rowing and even for using the elliptical or stair-stepper, the Forerunner 245 Music is a complete training tool.
Smartphone connectivity means that alerts for texts and calls can be viewed on-screen without having to fumble for the phone, and will even notify chosen contacts with location information in the event of an accident. The Garmin Coach app can provide training plans tailored to a specific goal or race time, and then send those sessions to the watch for maximum convenience when exercising. Should extra motivation or pain distraction be required then the Forerunner 245 Music can connect to streaming services such as Deezer and Spotify and store up to 500 songs on the device itself.
Advanced metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio can also be analysed in order to improve running form, with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or running dynamics pod, sold separately.
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Running Watch
Forerunner 245 Music has a whole host of new features that makes the watch the most advanced of the Forerunner series, but it still has the super-user-friendly interface we know from Forerunner 235 and the other Garmin models.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music has many added features that were previously reserved for the Big Brother - Forerunner 645 Music.
NEW FUNCTIONS FOR THE FORERUNNER 245 MUSIC:
- Garmin Music - 500 songs directly on the watch.
- Activity registration under selected activities.
- Improved Garmin Elevate - wrist-based heart rate monitor.
- Running Dynamics (requires compatible accessories).
- Pulse Ox sensor - oxygen saturation and acclimation.
- Body Battery - energy monitoring.
- Stress detection throughout the day.
- Garmin Coach via Garmin Connect.
- Exercise status - shows exercise effect, fitness level.
- Exercise load - shows results of your workout in real time.
- Improved Race Predictor (end time estimation of all distances).
- Galileo satellite reception.
- GPS coordinates.
- Point-to-Point navigation.
- Navigation in breadcrumbs.
- Electronic compass.
- UltraTrac mode and TracBack.
- Improved battery in GPS mode.
- Higher resolution and more colors.
- Improved screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
- Lower weight - 38.5 g (Forerunner 235 42 g.).
- Compatible with Bluetooth headphones.
- Compatible with Garmin Varia lamps.
- Move IQ - auto recognition of selected activities.
- Physio TrueUp - collects and recognizes selected data across compatible devices.
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NEW TRAINING PROFILES AND ACTIVITIES IN FORERUNNER 245 MUSIC:
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is mainly a watch for the dedicated runner who wants a watch that provides data and insight into the run, showing analysis and improvements.
Forerunner 245 Music has added many training profiles that make the watch more useful for more than just running.
NEW TRAINING PROFILES IN FORERUNNER 245 MUSIC:
- Cardio workout
- Cross trainer
- Stair Training
- Indoor rowing
- Swimming in the pool
DESIGN AND SCREEN:
With the Forerunner 245 Music, Garmin has provided an extra special elegant watch with a high-quality finish.
The Forerunner 245 Music is totally redesigned and is reminiscent of the Forerunner 645 Music in dimension.
The Forerunner 245 Music measures only 42.3 x 42.3 mm, making the watch compact and incredibly comfortable to wear on either wrist.
The new screen resolution of 240 x 240 pixels, and color display with 64 colors ensures a whole new user experience.
Forerunner 245 Music delivers excellent battery life of up to 24 hours in GPS mode.
In normal watch mode, the battery life is up to 7 days.
With music turned on during the run, the battery life reaches up to 6 hours, providing plenty of battery for most people’s needs - even at marathon distance.
Forerunner 245 Music can now receive the European satellite system Galileo, which helps with more stable and accurate connection.
Forerunner 245 Music thus has both GPS (US), GLONASS (RUSSIAN) and Galileo (European) satellite reception.
Note: Battery life is slightly reduced with GLONASS and Galileo satellite reception.
UltraTrac has been added to the watch, which is a feature that can be used for ultra running and long walks where the satellite signal is reduced and the satellite reception frequency is reduced.
- Smartwatch: Up to 7 days
- GPS mode: Up to 24 hours
- GPS + Music mode: Up to 6 hours
- UltraTrac mode: +24 hours
ADVANCED PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS:
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music helps analyze workouts before, during and after performance monitoring training. In addition, the watch shows whether you are training to your endurance or maximum effect with aerobic and anaerobic exercises.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music can be set to performance mode, training status, workout load and recommended recovery time. These are tools to help achieve the best effect during your running training.
With VO2-max, the watch helps and understands how heat and altitude affect performance. The higher the VO2 max, the better you can expect to perform.
Exercise status, based on the latest training and performance, evaluates the physical condition of the body. With these performance indicators, the watch shows you whether your workout is productive, optimal, or your body is overworked.
AEROB AND ANAEROB TRAINING EFFECT:
From your heart rate zones and training, Forerunner 245 helps monitor the affect your workout has on your body. Have you trained to your maximum effect?
With exercise load, the watch helps measure the last 7 days and compares with your optimal form of interval and training history. This way you can see how your training affects your body curve reading over a given time in Garmin Connect.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music has a built-in pulse measurement in the wrist (Garmin Elevate). With Garmin Elevate, you are always able to measure heart rate during activity and everyday life. Garmin Elevate measures your heart rate 24/7.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music also features an extra Pulse Ox sensor that measures blood oxygen saturation. Providing useful data on blood oxygen saturation supports sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music has built-in storage for music files and playlists for up to 500 songs directly on the watch.
Connect a wireless headset with Bluetooth and you're ready to run without thinking about wires and smartphone storage.
Transfer MP3 files or offline playlists from Spotify Premium and Deezer Premium wirelessly with Wi-Fi or cable.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music’s new feature, the Garmin Coach allows for free training programs from professional trainers.
Garmin Coach has training programs for all levels, based on your goals.
Garmin Coach guides you through all your running steps, step by step directly on the watch.
SMARTWATCH AND ACTIVITY MEASUREMENTS:
Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is also your daily activity guide that measures steps, calories, heart rate, sleep detection and more.
With the Forerunner 245 Music you receive notifications, calls, calendar and weather reports. Other options are also available, as long as the watch is connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Body Battery is a new feature that measures the body's overall stress level, overall fatigue and energy status.
Body Battery works by measuring on a scale of 100-0, starting at 100 in the morning when you are fresh and well-rested. During the day it gradually drops depending on your unique situation.
ADVANCED SLEEP REGISTRATION:
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music measures your sleep rhythm through the accelerometer, Garmin Elevate and Pulse Ox sensor. Sensors measure movement during the night, as well as how rested you are in the morning.
Based on these measurements, you can view your overall sleep rhythm and pattern via Garmin Connect.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FUNCTIONS:
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music now comes with activity registration on selected sports activities.
Turn on activity detection and add your emergency contacts, enabling you to send out an instant message and your location, should you need assistance.
Share your position with friends and family, on your run or during a race, so they can always follow you and know exactly where you are on route.
With Group-LiveTrack you can maintain connectivity and positions with your training buddies and other participants during training and competitions.
Note: It requires you to have your smartphone connected to Bluetooth.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is more than a running watch. With training profiles such as running, cycling, various fitness profiles and swimming. You have a watch that covers almost every need, whether you are a nerdy runner or a sportsman who loves to run and exercise.
VIRTUAL RACER AND VIRTUAL PARTNER:
Train smarter and run faster.
With virtual partner, you always have a training partner that can push you to train or compete against a certain time.
Virtual Racer tells you whether you are ahead or behind in relation to the time you set out to achieve.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is compatible with a range of accessories that provide advanced data for your race.
With Compatible Heart Rate Monitor (HRM-RUN) or Running Dynamics Pod, you can view all your smart data in real time, helping you achieve a better run.
Among other things you can see cadence, vertical conditions, contact time with the ground, stride length and right/left balance.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity.
With the Forerunner 245 Music you can upload your data and training history via Bluetooth to your smartphone and via the connected Wi-Fi network.
With the Forerunner 245 Music, the watch can be paired with third-party Bluetooth-powered heart rate monitor and connected to any new wireless Bluetooth headset.
Use Garmin Connect on your smartphone or PC/Mac to complete your experience with your Forerunner 245 Music. Garmin Connect is Garmin's online universe, which gathers all your data, and allows you to see your steps, sleep rhythm and daily training.
Garmin Connect is more than just a directory for your data. With Garmin Connect you can challenge your friends however you wish.
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