Garmin Forerunner 245 Music


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Music For The Extra Mile

You do the running.
This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking.

  • Here’s something to sing about: music storage right on your wrist.
  • 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.
  • Up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music — that’ll take you all the way to the finish.

It even gets to know you, mile after mile and song after song.

Color
Black

- FEATURES -

  • A DESIGN THAT CUTS BACK ON BULK
    It’s sleek and lightweight — perfect for running and everyday wear.

  • THESE MATERIALS ARE READY TO RUN
    Featuring a sweat-proof silicone band and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Forerunner 245 Music can handle whatever’s ahead.

  • 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, indoor rowing, 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 accessory, Forerunner 245 Music 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.

  • 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 6 hours in GPS mode with music.

  • BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR
    Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.

  • MENSTRUAL TRACKING
    Track period cycle details, log physical and emotional symptoms, and note regular, irregular or menopause transition cycles to better understand your body.

  • MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST
    Sync your playlists from select music streaming services5 — such as Deezer, Amazon Music and Spotify® — right to your watch. Forerunner 245 Music can store up to 500 songs.

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

  • 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.

1When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitors (sold separately)
2When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
3Activity tracking accuracy
4This 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
5Requires premium subscription with a third-party music provider
Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB.

- SPECS -

  • Lens Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Bezel Material: fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Quick Release Bands - 20mm, 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 with music: Up to 6 hours
    GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
  • Water Rating: 5 ATM
  • Memory/History: 200 hours of activity data

- CLOCK FEATURES -

  • Time/Date
  • GPS Time Sync
  • Automatic Daylight Savings 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 (high and low)
  • Pulse OX Blood Oxygen Saturation (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep.
  • Fitness Age (in app)
  • Body Battery Energy Monitor
  • All-Day Stress Tracking
  • Relaxation Breathinig Timer
  • Sleep
  • Hydration (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
  • Menstrual Cycle (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+®, Wi-Fi®
  • 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
  • Plays and Controls Watch Music
  • Music Storage up to 500 Songs
  • Find My Phone
  • Find My Watch
  • VIRB® Remote
  • Smartphone Compatibility iPhone® & Android™
  • Pairs with Garmin Connect Mobile

- SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES -

  • LIVETRACK
  • Live Event Sharing - Android Only
  • Incident Detection During Selected 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™

- GYM & FITNESS EQUIPMENT -

  • Available Gym Activity Profiles - Strength, Cardio, and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, 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)
  • 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
  • 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 and Activity
  • Course Guidance
  • Touch and/or Button Lock
  • Auto Scroll
  • Activity History on Watch
  • PHSYSIO TRUEUP

- RUNNING FEATURES -

  • Available Run Profiles - Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Virtual Running, Trail Running
  • GPS-Based Distance, Time, and Pace
  • Running Dynamics (with compatible accessory)
  • Vertical Oscillation and Ratio (The Degree of 'Bounce' in Your Running Motion and the Cost-Benefit Ratio with Stride Length) (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) (with compatible accessory)
  • Stride Length (Real Time) (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
  • TRACEBACK®
  • 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 and Activity
  • Compatible with VARIA VISION™ (Head-mounted display)
  • Compatible with VARIA™ RADAR (Rear-facing radar)
  • Compatible with VARIA™ LIGHTS
  • Speed and Cadence Sensor Support

- 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

- KID ACTIVITY TRACKING FEATURES -

  • TOE-TO-TOE™ Challenges (optional Connect IQ app)

- IN THE BOX -

  • Forerunner 245 Music
  • Charge/data Cable
  • Documentation

 

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