Let the Music Play
Sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services — such as Spotify — to your watch for ad-free listening. You can even store up to 500 songs right on your watch with using any music streaming services. 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.
Advanced Performance Analytics
Forerunner 245 Music offers personalized training and recovery insight for smarter training decisions, helping you prepare for your next race.
The higher your VO2 max, the higher you can expect to perform, which is exactly what is shown by the performance condition metric. 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.
Analyze Your Running Form
Forerunner 245 and 245 Music 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.
It 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.
Connect IQ - Customize yourselves
You can add personality to Forerunner 245 and 245 Music by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more. It’s easy and — even better — it’s free.
Stay Connected on the Run
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.
Wellness and Advanced Sleep Monitoring
The Forerunner 245 Music smartwatch has tools to help keep tabs on your overall well-being and the sleep4 you’re getting at night. These tools provide crucial insight you can use to maximize your training.
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.
To give you an idea of how you’re sleeping, Forerunner 245 and 245 Music tracks your light, deep and REM stages of sleep, along with movement throughout the night.
It also features all-day stress monitoring for wellness tracking during the day. If your stress level starts to climb, use the relaxation breathing timer for a few minutes of guided breathing, which can help calm your mind and body.
To help you optimize 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 optimize times for activity and rest.
Forerunner 245's battery life can up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 24 hours for GPS mode.
Forerunner 245 Music's battery life can up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music; and up to 24 hours for GPS mode without music.
Train smarter with the tools available from 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.
1. Requires premium subscription with a third-party music provider
2. When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run or HRM-Tri monitors (sold separately)
3. When paired with a compatible smartphone.See safety and tracking features requirements and limitations
4. Activity tracking accuracy
5. This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
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Forerunner 245 Music