Garmin Forerunner® 945 - GPS Multisport Smartwatch – Multisport WatchesThe Forerunner 945 from Garmin is a GPS multisport watch for ambitious runners and triathletes. It comes of course with wrist-based heart rate, memory for a lot of your favorite songs, the payment function Garmin Pay and with values for VO2max, training condition, altitude and heat acclimatization and many more.
Premium GPS running/triathlon smartwatch with music: the Forerunner® 945 from Garmin
Garmin made this watch for you: the up-at-dawn runners and the conditioned-for-pain triathletes. While you chase your next victory, make sure you've got the right tool for the job.
Highlights of the Forerunner® 945
- Sync music from select premium streaming services or store up to 1,000 songs on your watch, and connect with headphones (sold separately) enabled with Bluetooth® technology for phone-free listening
- Performance monitoring features include VO2 max and training status with adjustments for heat, altitude acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects
- Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution lets you make convenient payments with your watch so you can leave your cash and cards at home
- Full-colour, onboard maps guide you on your run so you never get lost during your workout
- Safety and tracking features include incident detection (during select activities) and assistance; both send your real-time location to emergency contacts
- Battery life: up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode, 10 hours in GPS mode with music or up to 60 hours in UltraTrac™ mode
Take your music on the go
Take your favourite music with you when you're on the run. Sync your carefully crafted playlists from select premium music streaming services such as Deezer, Spotify® and more for ad-free listening. You can store up to 1,000 songs right on your watch and transfer music from your own computer library as well. Then queue up your favourite playlist for easy listening through headphones enabled with Bluetooth technology.
Forerunner 945 monitors your performance and even offers personalised insight, so you can train smarter, not harder. The smartwatch tracks your VO2 max and adjusts the value based on heat and altitude. 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. And — new for Forerunner 945 — training load focus sorts your recent training history into different categories based on activity structure and intensity.
An easier way to pay
The Forerunner 945 GPS smartwatch features Garmin Pay, which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. Now you can leave your wallet behind without missing out on that post-run caffè latte. Just tap and go.
Maps on your wrist
Whether you're running the city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner 945 provides built-in mapping to help keep you on track. Full-colour mapping comes preloaded with map data optimised for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. And the device also features Trendline™ popularity routing, which uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect™ data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes.
Stay connected and secure
With Forerunner 945, you can head out for a training session without being out of touch. 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. 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.
Track more than ever before
For such a lightweight watch, you'll be surprised by everything Forerunner 945 can track. It features multinetwork (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) satellite reception to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. It features wrist-based heart rate and a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor which monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.
Workouts and training plans
Whether you're training for a marathon or something even longer, create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Forerunner 945 also supports Garmin Coach adaptive training plans. These plans feature 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.
Analyse your running form
The Forerunner 945 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 945 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.
Run, sprint, swim, bike, tri
Change things up with ease, thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool/open water), cross-country skiing, paddle sports, trail running and many more. Forerunner 945 even has an auto multisport feature that lets you switch sports with a single button press for brick workouts and du/triathlon races.
A few more extras
Forerunner 945 is still an exceptional smartwatch for everything that happens between races and training sessions. All-day activity tracking keeps tabs on your steps and calories and even provides advanced sleep monitoring. For endless personalisation options, Forerunner 945 is compatible with the Connect IQ™ Store, where you can download free apps, widgets and data fields. Check out the Running Power app, which lets you see your running power in real time — as well as after your run.
- 50 g (Manufacturer information)
Scope of delivery
- Forerunner 945 GPS watch
- Charging/Data Cable
Garmin Forerunner 945: Designed for the Driven
Garmin Coach: Pro Running Coaches on Your Wrist
Lens material Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX Bezel material fibre-reinforced polymer QuickFit™ watch band compatible Yes (22 mm) Strap material silicone Physical size 47 x 47 x 13.7 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-220 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 50 g Battery life Smartwatch mode: up to 2 weeks
GPS mode with music: up to 10 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 36 hours
Water rating 5 ATM Colour display ✔ Memory/history 200 hours of activity data
Time/date Yes GPS time sync ✔ Automatic daylight saving time ✔ Alarm clock ✔ Timer ✔ Stopwatch ✔ Sunrise/sunset times ✔
GPS ✔ GLONASS ✔ Galileo ✔ Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor ✔ Barometric altimeter ✔ Compass ✔ Gyroscope ✔ Accelerometer ✔ Thermometer ✔ Pulse Ox ✔
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 ✔ Controls smartphone music ✔ Plays and controls watch music ✔ Music storage Up to 1,000 songs Find my phone ✔ Find my watch ✔ VIRB® camera remote ✔ Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™ Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile ✔ Garmin Pay™ ✔
Safety and tracking features
Incident Detection during select activities Yes (Smartphone required) Assistance Yes (Smartphone required) LiveTrack ✔ Group LiveTrack ✔ Live Event Sharing Android™ Only
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 travelled ✔ Intensity minutes ✔ TrueUp™ ✔ Move IQ™ ✔ Fitness age Yes (in app) Body Battery™ Energy Monitor ✔ All-day stress tracking ✔
Available gym activity profiles Strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, indoor rowing and yoga Cardio workouts ✔ Strength workouts ✔ Automatic rep counting ✔
Training, planning and analysis features
GPS speed and distance ✔ Customisable screen(s) ✔ Customisable activity profiles ✔ Auto Pause® ✔ Interval training ✔ Advanced workouts ✔ Downloadable training plans ✔ Auto Lap® ✔ Manual lap ✔ Configurable lap alerts ✔ Heat and altitude acclimation ✔ VO2 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 load focus ✔ Training effect (aerobic) ✔ Training effect (anaerobic) ✔ Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) ✔ Customisable alerts ✔ Audio prompts ✔ Finish time ✔ Virtual partner ✔ Race an activity ✔ Auto multisport activities ✔ Multi-sport ✔ Course guidance ✔ Segments (Live, Garmin) ✔ Strava features (Beacon, live segments) ✔ Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) ✔ Trendline™ popularity routing ✔ Touch and/or button lock ✔ Hot keys ✔ Auto scroll ✔ Activity history on watch ✔ Physio TrueUp ✔
Heart rate features
HR zones ✔ HR alerts ✔ HR calories ✔ % HR max ✔ % HRR ✔ Recovery time ✔ Auto max HR ✔ HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) Yes (with compatible accessory) Records heart rate while swimming Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™) HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) ✔ Respiration rate (during exercise) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Available run profiles Running, indoor track running, treadmill running, trail running GPS-based distance, time and pace ✔ 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) ✔ Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) ✔ Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) Yes (with compatible accessory) Run workouts ✔ Race predictor ✔ Foot pod capable ✔
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwide ✔ Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) ✔ Yardage to layups/doglegs ✔ Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic Digital scorecard ✔ Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) ✔ Garmin AutoShot™ ✔ Auto CourseView updates ✔ Green View with manual pin position ✔ Hazards and course targets ✔ TruSwing™ compatible ✔ Round timer/odometer ✔
Outdoor recreation features
Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, XC skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, kayaking Point-to-point navigation ✔ Breadcrumb trail in real time ✔ Back to start ✔ TracBack® ✔ UltraTrac mode ✔ Around Me mode ✔ Elevation profile ✔ Distance to destination ✔ Barometric trend indicator with storm alert ✔ ClimbPro™ ascent planner ✔ Trail run auto climb ✔ Vertical speed ✔ Total ascent/descent ✔ Future elevation plot ✔ Preloaded topographical maps ✔ Downloadable cartography support ✔ Compatible with BaseCamp™ ✔ GPS coordinates ✔ Projected waypoint ✔ Sight 'N Go ✔ Area calculation Yes (via Connect IQ™) Hunt/fish calendar Yes (via Connect IQ™) Sun and moon information Yes (via Connect IQ™) Dual grid coordinates ✔ XERO™ Locations ✔
Available cycling profiles Biking, indoor biking, mountain biking Courses ✔ Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) ✔ Race an activity ✔ Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal) ✔ FTP (Functional threshold power) Yes (with compatible accessory) Garmin cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map) ✔ Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) ✔ Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters) ✔ Advanced Vector support ✔ 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)
Available swim profiles Pool swimming, open water 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 ✔ Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories) ✔ Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) Yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™UPC: 753759211684
Philip v.Comment:I did a lot of research before buying it and was a bit nervous about that new Sony chip. Some youtube reviews stated the accuracy was not that good in GPS modus; After some trials in very dense forest (where my 645 tended to loose track on certain paths due to the trees) and open anc city roads I can say I am really impressed with this 945 GPS watch. It is faster, much more and new functions compared to 645,and the live maps on the watch are really amazing. I can not say it is perfect but comes close and in my situation better GPS than the 645 (both used with GPS and GLonass on simultaniously ). I can not imagine going back to my previous watch although I was very happy with it. The 945 is better in every aspect. Battery life, tracking, the amount of data, the GPX courses you can store on your wrist and use in climbpro, the compass bearing GPS maps(amazing) makes you find a mountain or pinpoint any point on the map, and they watch will find you the trail(fastest or shortest etc) towards that point!Markus E.Comment:Sehr geiles Teil, leicht, angenehm zu tragen und sehr viele Funktionen. An die Bedienung muss man sich bei der Umstellung erst mal gewöhnen, funktioniert dann aber recht schnell.F. Z.Comment:Assolutamente geniale, come sempre Garmin offre perfezione. É un orologio da Elit ma adatto a chiunque voglia raggiungere un traguardo. Leggero, facile da usare e preciso nei dettagli. Grande forse per il polso femminile come il mio, ma lo trovo lo stesso un bel pezzo decorativo. Lo consiglio da compare, non rimarrete delusi.Franz N.Comment:Ich trage die Uhr erst seit einer Woche, aber ich liebe sie jetzt schon.
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