Garmin Forerunner 245

GPS Running Smartwatch

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Technical Features for Garmin Forerunner 245

Forerunner 245
Forerunner 245

You do the running. Forerunner 245 Music does the thinking. This GPS running smartwatch evaluates performance stats such as VO2 max, aerobic and anaerobic training effects, and training status, which indicates if you’re undertraining or overdoing it. You can also track advanced running dynamics1 such as ground contact time balance and stride length. Store up to 500 songs right on your watch for phone-free listening, and even sync your favorite music from select streaming services3.

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Product # 010-02120-00 (Slate Gray)
Product # 010-02120-01 (Berry)
Key Features:
  • Training Status
  • Advanced Workouts
  • Running Dynamics
Advanced Running Dynamics and Performance Monitoring
Advanced Running Dynamics and Performance Monitoring

Advanced Running Dynamics and Performance Monitoring

Perfect your running form with detailed running dynamics1 such as ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more. The watch also evaluates your training and recovery, bringing you metrics such as training status and more.
Advanced Workouts
Advanced Workouts

Advanced Workouts

Work out your way by downloading free workouts or creating your own custom ones on the Garmin Connect™ online fitness community. Or if you’ve got a goal in mind for your next 5K, the Garmin Coach feature lets you select from free training plans that adapt to your goals and provide expert coaching every step of the way.
Connect IQ™ Apps
Connect IQ™ Apps

Connect IQ™ Apps

Personalize your watch with free watch faces, widgets and apps from our Connect IQ Store so you can know when your Uber is arriving, turn on the lights with the SmartThings app and more.

Specifications :

General :

Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Bezel Material Fiber-reinforced polymer
QUICK RELEASE BANDS yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Physical Size 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)
Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
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: Up to 24 hours
Water rating Swim, 5 ATM
Color display Yes
Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Clock Features :

Time/date Yes
GPS Time Sync Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Alarm clock Yes
Timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes

Sensors :

Galileo Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
Compass Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Pulse Ox Yes

Daily Smart Features :

Connect IQ™ (Downloadable Watch Faces, Data Fields, Widgets and Apps) Yes
Smart Notifications Yes
Text Response/Reject Phone Call With Text (Android™ Only) Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®
Calendar Yes
Controls Smartphone Music Yes
Find My Phone Yes
Find My Watch Yes
VIRB® Camera Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes

Safety and Tracking Features :

Incident Detection during select activities yes (Smartphone Required)
Assistance yes (Smartphone Required)
LiveTrack Yes
Group LiveTrack Yes
Live Event Sharing Android™ Only

Activity Tracking Features :

Step counter Yes
Move bar (Displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Auto goal (Learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Sleep monitoring (Monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep) Yes
Calories burned Yes
Distance traveled Yes
Intensity minutes Yes
TrueUp™ Yes
Move IQ™ Yes
Fitness Age yes (in app)
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
All-day Stress Tracking Yes

Gym & Fitness Equipment :

Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Automatic rep counting Yes

Training, Planning and Analysis Features :

GPS speed and distance Yes
Customizable data pages Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
Interval training Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Manual lap Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
V02 max Yes
Training Status (Lets you see if you're Training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) Yes
Training Load ( Your Total Training Load for the Last 7 Days Calculated From Estimated EPOC) Yes
Training Effect (aerobic) Yes
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Custom alerts Yes
Audio prompts Yes
Finish time Yes
Virtual Partner Yes
Race an Activity Yes
Course guidance Yes
Touch And/Or Button Lock Yes
Auto Scroll Yes
Activity history on watch Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes

Heart Rate Features :

HR zones yes
HR Alerts Yes
HR Calories Yes
% HR Max Yes
% HRR Yes
Recovery time Yes
Auto max HR Yes
HR Broadcast (Broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) Yes

Running Features :

Available run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
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) Yes
Performance condition (After running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) Yes
Run workouts Yes
Race predictor Yes
Foot pod capable Yes

Outdoor Recreation Features :

Point-to-point navigation Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Back to start Yes
TracBack® Yes
Distance to Destination Yes
GPS coordinates Yes

Cycling Features :

Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking
Courses Yes
Race an activity Yes
Time/distance alerts (Triggers alarm when you reach goal) Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (Head-Mounted display) yes
Compatible with Varia™ radar (Rear-facing radar) yes
Compatible with Varia™ lights yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) yes (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart sensors)

Swimming Features :

Available Swim Profiles Pool Swimming
Pool swim metrics (Lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Stroke type detection (Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (Pool Swim Only) Yes
Drill logging (Pool Swim Only) Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) Yes
"Repeat on" rest timer Yes
Pool swim workouts Yes


  • See a snapshot of your pregnancy alongside the health and wellness data you already track in the Garmin Connect app
  • Receive weekly education on symptoms you might experience plus exercise and nutrition tips
  • Learn how wellness and performance metrics could change during pregnancy; option to pause training status completely
  • Create customized reminders to drink water, log symptoms, do Kegel exercises and more
  • Enter your expected due date, and track the progress of your pregnancy on your pregnancy timeline
  • Log symptoms and baby movement, add notes and more in the Garmin Connect app or on your compatible smartwatch
  • Get a summary of everything you logged every 4 weeks to easily share with your doctor during checkups
  • Receive weekly weight gain recommendations

Package Includes:

  • Forerunner 245
  • Charge / Data Cable
  • Documentation

Works with Garmin Models:

  • Varia™ Rearview Radar
  • Varia™ RLT510
  • Varia™ Smart Bike Lights
  • Varia™ UT800 Smart Headlight
  • VIRB® 360
  • VIRB® Ultra 30
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