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Forerunner® 245


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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 sweatproof silicone band and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Forerunner 245 can handle whatever’s ahead.

Everything you need to improve your performance.

DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS

For personalized 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 CDC and 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.

Understanding all about you.

BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING

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 widget and Pregnancy Tracking app.

Stay connected on the run.

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.

SYNC WITH THE GARMIN CONNECT™ APP

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.

General Features

Physical & Performance

Display size 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
GPS Yes
Weight 38.5 g
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode: Up to 24 hours

Maps & Navigation

Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Features

“Repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Touch and/or button lock Yes
GPS coordinates Yes
Live Event Sharing Android™ Only
Audio prompts Yes
Sleep yes (advanced)
Auto CourseView updates No
Downloadable training plans Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) No
Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) No
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™)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) Yes
Swing Tempo No
Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
Plays and controls watch music No
APNEA mode No
Pool swim workouts Yes
Multi-gas mode No
Race an Activity Yes
Hot keys No
Single-gas mode No
Activity history on watch Yes
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)
Auto max HR Yes
Daily suggested workouts yes (limited)
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) Yes
HR alerts Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) No
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Vertical speed No
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) No
Customizable data pages Yes
Race an activity Yes
Finish time Yes
Elevation profile No
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
Incident Detection during select activities Yes
PlaysLike distance No
Virtual Partner Yes
VO2 Max (Run) Yes
Relaxation reminders No
Reminder alerts No
Physio TrueUp Yes
Custom alerts Yes
NEXRAD on moving map No
Back to start Yes
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) yes (with compatible accessory)
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) Yes
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Physical size 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)

Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm

Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ No
Chronograph No
Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Automatic altitude adjustment No
Ambient light sensor No
Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
Hazards and course targets No
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
TruSwing™ compatible No
UltraTrac mode Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) No
Calendar Yes
Barometric altimeter No
Unlock new step icons No
Weather Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
Floors climbed No
Respiration rate (24×7) No
% HR max Yes
% HRR Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
TracBack® Yes
Storm alert No
Water rating 5 ATM
Advanced Vector support No
Handicap scoring No
Audible alerts No
Color display Yes
Multiple bike profiles No
Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
HR zones Yes
Auto rest (pool swim only) Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) No
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Find My Phone Yes
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Sleep score and insights No
Custom targets No
Downloadable cartography support No
Available run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) No
Stopwatch Yes
Run workouts Yes
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) No
Training Effect Yes
Worldwide airport database(s) No
Waypoint information page No
GPS speed and distance Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) No
Area calculation No
Find My Watch Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Trendline™ Popularity Routing No
Strava Live Segments No
VIRB® Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone® and Android™
Dual grid coordinates No
TrueUp™ Yes
Timer Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Trimix support No
Courses Yes
Compatible with Varia™ lights Yes
Thermometer yes (tempe™ sensor required)
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Alarm clock Yes
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Group LiveTrack No
Intensity minutes Yes
Interval training Yes
Gyroscope No
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Touchscreen No
Countdown start (pool swim only) No
Virtual starting line No
Preloaded topographical maps No
Sun and moon information No
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner No
Night vision mode No
Available swim profiles Pool Swimming
Tempo Training No
Move IQ™ Yes
Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations No
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) No
GLONASS Yes
Smart Notifications Yes
Sight ‘N Go No
Garmin Pay™ No
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
Depth sensor No
Projected waypoint No
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Time/date yes
Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app No
Rewards (coins) No
Calories burned Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Auto start/end dive No
Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)
Garmin Live Segments No
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) yes (using ANT+ or BLE)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Power meter compatible No
Total ascent/descent No
Auto multisport activities No
Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) No
PinPointer No
Improved recovery time Yes
Step counter Yes
Quick Release bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
APNEA hunt mode No
60-minute activity goal No
Trail run auto climb No
Manual multisport activities No
Chores No
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert No
Automatic rep counting Yes
LiveTrack Yes
Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more No
HR calories Yes
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Anchor Alarm No
Gauge mode No
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Yardage to layups/doglegs No
XERO™ Locations No
Auto Pause® Yes
All-day Stress Yes
Running dynamics yes (with compatible accessory)
Full vector map No
Tack assist mode No
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s) No
Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking
Future elevation plot No
Accelerometer Yes
Recovery time Yes
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Around Me mode No
Hunt/fish calendar No
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide No
Course guidance Yes
Strap material silicone
GPS Time Sync Yes
Countdown timer No
Auto scroll Yes
Analog hands No
Round timer/odometer No
Compass Yes
Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Cardio workouts Yes
Green View with manual pin position No
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Galileo Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Women’s Health yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) Yes
Manual lap Yes
Distance traveled Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Garmin AutoShot™ No
Fitness Age yes (in app)
Nitrox support No
Unit-to-unit route/location sharing No
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) No
Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
Built-in barometer and tide tables No
Assistance Yes
Race predictor Yes
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