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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.
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 dynamics1.
We'll watch your back for you with incident detection and assistance features2.
Get the perfect look and your favourite apps — all free — from the Connect IQ™ Store.
You keep running and so will your battery life — for up to 7 days.
It’s sleek and lightweight — perfect for running and everyday wear.
Featuring a sweatproof silicone band and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Forerunner 245 can handle whatever’s ahead.
For personalised training guidance, get daily run recommendations of varying intensities based on your training history, fitness level and recovery time.
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.
Switch up your workout routine with activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, track running, elliptical, stair-stepper and more.
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.
Track where you run, and get accurate stats, including distance, pace and intervals.
When used with a compatible accessory1, Forerunner 245 measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more.
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.
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.
This metric evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching.
See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic Training Effect feedback.
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.
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.
With improvements based on guidance from the WHO, now you can understand when you earned daily intensity minutes and during what activity.
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.
Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.
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.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible smartphone.
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.
If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features2 send your location to emergency contacts.
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.
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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Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
|QUICK-RELEASE BANDS||yes (20 mm, Industry standard)|
42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)
|DISPLAY SIZE||1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||240 x 240 pixels|
|DISPLAY TYPE||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|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|
|GPS TIME SYNC||✅|
|AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME||✅|
|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||✅|
|RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER||✅|
|HYDRATION||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|WOMEN'S HEALTH||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR||✅|
|PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR||✅
|Daily Smart Features|
|CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)||✅|
|TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)||✅|
|CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC||✅|
|FIND MY PHONE||✅|
|FIND MY WATCH||✅|
|SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY||iPhone® and Android™|
|PAIRS WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE||✅|
|Safety and Tracking Features|
|LIVE EVENT SHARING||Android™ Only|
|INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES||✅|
|Activity Tracking Features|
|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)||✅|
|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|
|AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING||✅|
|Training, Planning and Analysis Features|
|% HR MAX||✅|
|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||✅|
|DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS||✅|
|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 (ANAEROBIC)||✅|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY||✅|
|TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK||✅|
|ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH||✅|
|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||✅|
|FOOT POD CAPABLE||✅|
|BREAD CRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME||✅|
|BACK TO START||✅|
|DISTANCE TO DESTINATION||✅|
|ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)||✅|
|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)||✅|
|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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