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 favourite 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.
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 favourite playlist for easy listening through headphones enabled with BLUETOOTH® technology.
What amount of training is right for you? Forerunner 245 Music offers personalised 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. 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 maximise 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.
Running is what you do, so train smarter with the tools available from the Garmin Connect online fitness community. Create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch.
Or, if you've got a specific goal in mind for your next 5K, check out Garmin Coach. Featuring guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals, it's a foolproof way to get to the finish line. As part of your training plan, it can even help you predict your race time. What about when you want to switch it up? Forerunner 245 Music also has activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, indoor rowing and even for using the elliptical or stair-stepper.
The Forerunner 245 Music GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and 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.
Check out the Garmin 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, challenge yourself with the Strava Relative Effort app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start.
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. 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.
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.
The Forerunner 245 Music smartwatch has tools to help keep tabs on your overall well-being and the sleep you're getting at night. These tools provide crucial insight you can use to maximise your training. For example, it's our first running watch to include a Pulse Ox sensor. This wrist-based sensor estimates your body's blood oxygen saturation, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep. And to help you optimise your body's energy, Body Battery™ energy monitoring uses collected data to gauge your energy reserves at any moment, so you can plan your day to optimise times for activity and rest.
(optional) Auxiliary equipment: HRM-Dual Heart Rate Monitor
HRM-Run - Heart Rate Monitor + Strap
Running Dynamics Pod
Foot Pod SDM4 ANT+
Speed Sensor 2
Cadence Sensor 2
tempe Wireless ANT+ Temperature Sensor
Quick Release Armband
Included in delivery: Forerunner 245 Music, USB charging/data cable, Documentation
Kind of functions: Daily smart features
Safety and tracking features
Training, planning and analysis features
Outdoor recreation features
Fitness equipment/Gym features
Material: lens: Corning® Gorilla® glass 3
bezel: Fiber-reinforced polymer
Size in mm (L/W/H): 42,3 x 42,3 x 12,2 mm (fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm)
Speciality: Plays and controls Music
Wrist-based Heart Rate Measuring
Training Plans & Garmin Coach
Automatic Incident Detection
Pre-installed sports apps
Weight supplement: manufacturer information
|Product Name:||Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Running Watch - Black 010-02120-30|
|activity:||Cycling, Run, Fitness, Triathlon|
|transmission standard:||ANT+, Bluetooth, WiFi|
|Battery Type:||integrated Battery|
|device functions:||PC-/App-Analysis, GPS, HRM included, Cadence (optional or included), Plan Training on Device, Calorie Consumption, Temperature, Smart Notifications, Cycle Computer, Speed Sensor Bike (optional or included), Foot Pod, Audioplayer, Pedometer|
|device version:||Sports Watch & Smartwatch|
|manufacturer item code:||010-02120-30|