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  • Sync with music streaming services, such as Spotify®, to easily store and play your favorite songs right from your watch
  • Evaluates your current training status to indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it; offers additional performance monitoring features
  • Get free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach, or create your own custom workouts on our Garmin Connect online fitness community
  • Provides advanced running dynamics², including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
  • Safety and tracking features³, such as built-in incident detection, make it easy to share your location
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music

 

You do the running. Forerunner 245 Music does the thinking. It even gets to know you, mile after mile and song after song. This GPS smartwatch has storage for your favorite tunes, so you can keep moving to the music without having to lug your phone along. It also tracks your stats, crunches the numbers and gets to know all about your performance, your running form, your training history and even your goals. All you need to focus on is putting one foot in front of the other.

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Let the Music Play

If you can’t run without the perfect playlist, you won’t be able to run without Forerunner 245 Music. Sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services¹ — such as Deezer and Spotify — to your watch for ad-free listening. You can even store up to 500 songs right on your watch. It’s easy to transfer music from your computer and then queue up your favorite playlist for easy listening through headphones enabled with BLUETOOTH®technology.

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Advanced Performance Analytics

What amount of training is right for you? Forerunner 245 Music offers personalized training and recovery insight for smarter training decisions, helping you prepare for your next race. It keeps tabs on your VO2 max and understands how heat and altitude impact your performance. And the higher your VO2 max, the higher you can expect to perform, which is exactly what is shown by the performance condition metric. Training status 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. Recovery time helps you maximize the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next tough challenge. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history

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Share and Compete

Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone.

More Ways to Customize

Check out our Connect IQ store, where you can add personality to Forerunner 245 Music by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more. It’s easy and — even better — it’s free. New apps are added every day, so you can keep tabs on when your Uber will arrive, turn on your lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start.

Analyze Your Running Form

The Forerunner 245 Music GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics² such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillationand vertical ratio. These measurements are the key to understanding your form, so you can bring your best on every run and at every race. Your Forerunner 245 Music can start tracking these metrics with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband.

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Stay Connected on the Run

Forerunner 245 Music makes it easy to run without leaving important smart features behind. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. And new safety and tracking features make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts in case you need assistance — manually, or automatically with built-in incident detection, if needed. So, lace up your shoes, and head out with a little extra peace of mind.

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Color

Aqua, Black, Lava Red

Specs

General

Lens Material Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer
Quick Release Bands (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material (20 mm, Industry standard)
Physical size 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm) Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
Weight 38.5 g
Water rating Swim, 5 ATM
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Battery Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
Color display
Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Clock Features

Time/date
GPS Time Sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Timer
Stopwatch
Sunrise/sunset times
Face It™ watch face creator

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Compass
Accelerometer

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
Music controls
Controls smartphone music
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB® remote
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile

Safety and Tracking Features

Incident Detection during select activities (Smartphone Required)
Assistance (Smartphone Required)
LiveTrack

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)
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)
Calories burned
Floors climbed
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
TrueUp™
Move IQ™
Fitness Age (in app)

Fitness Equipment/Gym

Preloaded gym activity profiles Strength Training, Cardio Training, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts
Strength workouts
Automatic rep counting

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
Auto Pause®
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
Auto Lap®
Configurable lap alerts
V02 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 (aerobic)
Training Effect (anaerobic)
Customizable alerts
Audio prompts
Finish time
Race an Activity
Course guidance
Segments (Live, Garmin)
Strava features (Beacon, live segments)
LiveTrack
Touch and/or button lock
Auto scroll
Activity history on watch

Heart Rate 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)

Running Features

Preloaded run profiles Running, Indoor Track Running, Treadmill Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace
Running dynamics
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)
Run workouts
Race predictor
Foot pod capable

Outdoor Recreation Features

Preloaded outdoor recreation profiles Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand up Paddleboarding, Rowing
Point-to-point navigation
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
TracBack®
UltraTrac mode
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
GPS coordinates

Cycling Features

Preloaded cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking
Courses
Race an activity
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
Compatible with Varia™ lights
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor) (ANT+® and Bluetooth® Smart)

Swimming Features

Preloaded swim profiles Pool Swimming
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
Drill logging
Pool swim workouts

In The Box

  • Watch
  • Charging cable
  • Documentation

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