Garmin Forerunner 245
This product may help you stay well by better understanding your body, preventing or predicting health challenges, motivating activity, and to share 'unwellness' alerts to your contacts, or results, with your health professional.
Smart watch to track heart 24/7, sleep, steps, location
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Built-in GPS and wrist-based heart rate let you monitor key aspects of your running and fitness progress by tracking distance, calories, pace 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.
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 6 hours in GPS mode with music.
A healthy outside starts from the inside.
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.
Stay connected on the run.
MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST
Sync your playlists from select music streaming services5 right to your watch. Forerunner 245 Music can store up to 500 songs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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How To Use
The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music can be used to track a variety of health measures, including:
- Heart rate: The watch has a built-in heart rate monitor that can track your heart rate throughout the day, during workouts, and during sleep.
- Stress level: The watch uses a combination of heart rate variability and activity data to estimate your stress level.
- Sleep: The watch can track your sleep duration, sleep stages, and sleep quality.
- Body battery: The watch uses a combination of heart rate variability, stress level, and activity data to estimate your body's energy levels.
- VO2 max: VO2 max is a measure of your aerobic fitness. The watch can estimate your VO2 max based on your heart rate, pace, and other data.
- Menstrual cycle: The watch can track your menstrual cycle and fertility windows.
To use the watch for health measures, you will need to pair it with your phone and download the Garmin Connect app. The app will allow you to view your health data, set goals, and track your progress over time.
Here are some tips for using the watch for health measures:
- Wear the watch snugly but comfortably.
- Keep the watch clean and dry.
- Update the watch firmware regularly.
- Talk to your doctor about your health data.