Garmin has launched the Forerunner 245 and 245 Music GPS smartwatches, which are aimed at advanced runners in their training regimes. Designed with the demands and requirements of athletes, the Garmin Forerunner 245 packs tracking and stat monitoring capabilities to deliver comprehensive reports for training history and for more effective goal-setting.
The Forerunner 245 and 245 music are packed with numerous new features that are aimed to enhance runners’ training experience. Body Battery, for example, effectively collects and calculates user activity in order to optimise work and rest recycles by estimating disposable energy reserves at all times.
Running Awareness primes the watch to sense potential accidents like falls, sharing location information with pre-set emergency contacts should one be detected.
With a lightweight form-factor for unobstructed training, the Forerunner 245 and 245 Music features an always-on colour display that is legible under sunlight. The wearables are operated with an intuitive five-button interface.
The GPS-capable devices are able to deliver all-day activity and heart rate tracking with mobile notifications, along with new safety and tracking features.
Training is at the core of the Garmin 245 and 245 Music: three running coaches – Jeff Galloway, Greg McMillan, and Amy Parkerson-Mitchell motivate users on custom training plans for 5K runs available on Garmin Coach for free.
Performance tracking via VO2 Max and training status indicators help runners make right choices with considerations for heat, recovery and anaerobic and aerobic effects. Paired with the Running Dynamics Pod or other compatible heart rate straps, runners can access up to six running dynamics directly on their wearables. This includes the Pulse Ox sensor that gauges the oxygen absorption levels during training sessions.
The Forerunner 245 Music allows users to store up to 500 songs, in addition to synced playlists on music streaming platforms like Spotify and Deezer, or even choose to directly transfer music files from a computer.
The Garmin Forerunner 245 (SGD 459)is available in Slate Grey and Amp Yellow – exclusive for Japanese and Southeast Asian markets. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music (SGD 529) is available in Black, Aqua and Lava Red.
Both versions will be available from 18 May 2019 at authorised retailers.