YOU RUN, IT THINKS
This GPS smartwatch tracks your stats, crunches the numbers and gets to know all about your performance, your running form, your training and even your goals.
Monitor your training load to see if you’re fully owning it or just overdoing it.
Prep for your next race like a boss with free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans.
Finesse your form by tracking running dynamics1.
We'll watch your back for you with incident detection and assistance features2.
Get the perfect look and your favourite apps — all free — from the Connect IQ® Store.
You keep running and so will your battery life — for up to 7 days.
A DESIGN THAT CUTS BACK ON BULK
It’s sleek and lightweight — perfect for running and everyday wear.
THESE MATERIALS ARE READY TO RUN
Featuring a sweatproof silicone band and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Forerunner 245 can handle whatever’s ahead.
These adaptive training plans feature guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals. Workouts sync right to your watch.
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Switch up your workout routine with activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, indoor rowing, elliptical, stair-stepper and more.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
The watch constantly samples your heart rate3 and will alert you if it stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. It also helps gauge how hard you work during activities. Even underwater.
Track where you run, and get accurate stats, including distance, pace and intervals.
When used with a compatible accessory, Forerunner 245 measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance and more.
Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. This metric even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.
PULSE OX SENSOR
This wrist-based sensor estimates your body's blood oxygen saturation4, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep.
This metric 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.
This stat measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.
Run your heart out with a watch that's got the power to keep up. You'll get up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 24 hours in GPS mode.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR
Track your body's energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.
Track period cycle details, log physical and emotional symptoms, and note regular, irregular or menopause transition cycles to better understand your body.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible smartphone.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features2 send your location to emergency contacts.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.
SYNCS WITH GARMIN CONNECT™
Upload your activities to the Garmin Connect app to interact with a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete — and even share their triumphs via social media.
|LENS MATERIAL||Corning® Gorilla® glass 3|
|BEZEL MATERIAL||Fiber-reinforced polymer|
|QUICK RELEASE BANDS||Yes (20 mm, Industry standard)|
|PHYSICAL SIZE||42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm); Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm|
|DISPLAY SIZE||1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||240 x 240 pixels|
|DISPLAY TYPE||Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|BATTERY LIFE||Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days; GPS mode: Up to 24 hours|
|WATER RATING||5 ATM|
|MEMORY/HISTORY||200 hours of activity data|
|GPS TIME SYNC|
|AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME|
|WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND)|
|DAILY RESTING HEART RATE|
|ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTS||Yes (high and low)|
|PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION||yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)|
|FITNESS AGE||Yes (in app)|
|BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR|
|ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKING|
|RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER|
|HYDRATION||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|MENSTRUAL CYCLE||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|GARMIN ELEVATE™ WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR|
|PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR|
Daily smart features
|CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)|
|TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)|
|CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC|
|FIND MY PHONE|
|FIND MY WATCH|
|VIRB® CAMERA REMOTE|
|SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY||iPhone® and Android™|
|COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE|
Safety and Tracking Features
|LIVE EVENT SHARING||Android™ Only|
|INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES|
Activity tracking features
|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)|
|AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILES||Strength training, Cardio training, Elliptical training, Stair stepping, Indoor rowing and Yoga|
|AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING|
Training, planning and analysis features
|% HR MAX|
|AUTO MAX HR|
|HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+™ TO PAIRED DEVICES)|
|GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE|
|CUSTOMISABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES|
|DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS|
|CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS|
|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)|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY|
|TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK|
|ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH|
|AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES||Running, Treadmill running, Indoor track 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)|
|PACEPRO™ PACING STRATEGIES|
|FOOT POD CAPABLE|
Outdoor recreation features
|BREAD CRUMBTRAIL IN REAL TIME|
|BACK TO START|
|DISTANCE TO DESTINATION|
|ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)|
|AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES||Biking, Indoor biking|
|RACE AN ACTIVITY|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA VISION™ (HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY)|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR)|
|COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTS|
|SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT|
|AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILES||Pool swimming|
|POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)|
|STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)|
|"REPEAT ON" REST TIMER|
|POOL SWIM WORKOUTS|
|UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE|
Kid activity tracking features
|TOE-TO-TOE™ CHALLENGES||Yes (optional Connect IQ app)|