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Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin Forerunner 945
$499.99
Brand: Garmin
Category: Garmin Forerunner
  • Design: Corning Gorilla Glass DX
  • Display: 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
  • Water Resistant Rating: 5 ATM
  • Memory: 16GB

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

7.2
  • Battery Life 7 / 10
  • Compatibility 7 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10
  • Features and Functionality 7 / 10
  • Fitness and Health Tracking 7 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Software and User Interface 7 / 10
  • Price 7 / 10

Looking for a GPS smartwatch that can keep up with your active lifestyle? Look no further than the Garmin Forerunner 945. Designed for serious athletes and fitness enthusiasts, this advanced timepiece is packed with features that will take your training to new levels.

The Forerunner 945 is more than just a running watch. With built-in GPS, it accurately tracks your runs, rides, swims, and a wide range of other activities. It provides detailed metrics such as distance, pace, elevation, and heart rate, allowing you to analyze your performance and make informed decisions to improve your training.

But the Forerunner 945 doesn’t stop at tracking. It offers advanced performance monitoring features that give you valuable insights into your training load, recovery time, and training status. With these metrics, you can better understand your body’s response to exercise, optimize your training plan, and avoid overtraining. The watch even provides personalized training suggestions and race predictors, helping you reach your goals more effectively.

Stay connected and motivated with smart notifications delivered right to your wrist. The Forerunner 945 seamlessly pairs with your smartphone, enabling you to receive calls, texts, and app alerts without disrupting your workout. You can stay in touch with friends and family while staying focused on your training goals.

Designed for comfort and durability, the Forerunner 945 features a sleek and lightweight design that won’t weigh you down during your workouts. Its water-resistant construction means you can take it swimming or brave the elements without worry. Plus, with impressive battery life, you can rely on the watch to keep up with your longest training sessions and races.

Sync your data wirelessly with the Garmin Connect app, a powerful platform that helps you analyze your workouts, set goals, and connect with a vibrant community of fitness enthusiasts. The app provides comprehensive insights into your performance, allows you to join challenges, and offers personalized training plans tailored to your specific needs. With Garmin Connect, you can stay motivated, track your progress, and celebrate your achievements.

The Garmin Forerunner 945 is the ultimate training partner for athletes who strive for peak performance. With its accurate tracking, advanced performance metrics, smart notifications, and seamless integration with the Garmin Connect app, it’s the perfect watch to support your fitness journey. Strap on the Forerunner 945, lace up your shoes and unlock your full potential as you conquer your training goals.

Specs

General

Model Forerunner 945
Release Date June 2, 2021
Status Available
Memory 16GB

Design

Body Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX

fiber-reinforced polymer

Color Black Watch Only
WEIGHT 50 g
Dimension Dimension refers to the measurements or size of an object, typically including length, width, and height, that define its physical extent in space. 47 x 47 x 13.7 mm


WATER RATING 5 ATM

Display

Screen Size 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
DISPLAY TYPE sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Resolution Screen resolution refers to the number of pixels displayed on a screen, determining the level of detail and clarity of images and text. 240 x 240 pixels

Battery

BATTERY SAVER
CHARGING METHOD Garmin proprietary plug charger
Battery Life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 2 weeks
GPS mode with music: Up to 10 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 36 hours

App Support

ON-SCREEN WORKOUT ANIMATIONS
ON-SCREEN WORKOUT MUSCLE MAPS
PAIRS WITH GARMIN CONNECT MOBILE
PAIRS WITH GARMIN GOLF APP

Connectivity

BLUETOOTH
ANT+
LTE
Wi-Fi

Fitness Tracking

HIIT WORKOUTS
LIVETRACK
PILATES WORKOUTS
YOGA WORKOUTS
STEP COUNTER
Sleep Score and Insight
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)
CALORIES BURNED
CARDIO WORKOUTS
Fitness Age
FLOORS CLIMBED

Sensors

GPS The GPS (Global Positioning System) function in a watch utilizes satellite technology to accurately determine and track the wearer's precise location and movement. It allows the watch to provide real-time location information, navigation guidance, and distance tracking during outdoor activities. When the GPS function is enabled, the watch communicates with multiple satellites to triangulate the user's position. This information is then used to display the current latitude and longitude coordinates, as well as provide mapping and navigation features. With GPS functionality, users can track their routes, measure distances, and monitor their speed or pace during activities such as running, hiking, cycling, or other outdoor sports. The watch can also display a map or route overlay, allowing users to navigate through unfamiliar areas or follow pre-planned routes. In addition to location tracking, GPS-enabled watches may offer features like waypoints, where users can mark specific locations for future reference or return. Some watches also integrate with smartphone apps or online platforms, allowing users to sync and analyze their GPS data, view activity summaries, and share their accomplishments with others. The GPS function in a watch provides valuable information and enhances outdoor experiences, offering precise positioning, navigation assistance, and activity tracking capabilities for users engaged in various outdoor activities.
GYROSCOPE With a gyroscope, a smartwatch can offer various features and functionalities. It can accurately track and measure the watch's movement, enabling precise gesture recognition and motion-based controls. For example, the gyroscope can detect wrist gestures like flicking or rotating, allowing users to navigate through menus or control certain functions on the smartwatch without touching the screen. The gyroscope function also enhances the accuracy of fitness tracking and activity monitoring. It can detect different types of movements, such as walking, running, or cycling, and provide more detailed data about the watch's orientation and movement patterns. This information can be used to calculate step counts, distance traveled, calories burned, and other activity metrics. Moreover, the gyroscope function can be useful in augmented reality (AR) applications. It enables the smartwatch to sense and respond to the user's movements, enhancing the immersive experience in AR games, navigation, or other interactive applications. Overall, the gyroscope function adds another dimension of motion sensing to the smartwatch, enabling more precise tracking, control, and interaction capabilities.
ACCELEROMETER With an accelerometer, a smartwatch can provide a range of useful features and functionalities. It enables the detection of various activities and gestures, such as walking, running, cycling, or even more specific actions like shaking or tapping the watch. This information is valuable for fitness tracking, step counting, distance measurement, and calorie estimation. The accelerometer function also plays a crucial role in screen orientation detection. It allows the smartwatch to automatically adjust the display orientation based on how the user is wearing or positioning the watch, ensuring that the information is always presented in the correct orientation. Additionally, the accelerometer can contribute to fall detection and safety features. By detecting sudden changes in acceleration, the smartwatch can analyze if the wearer has experienced a fall and potentially initiate an alert or emergency response. Furthermore, the accelerometer function is often used in interactive games and applications, allowing users to control actions or navigate through interfaces by tilting or shaking the smartwatch. In summary, the accelerometer function in a smartwatch enables motion detection, activity tracking, screen orientation adjustment, fall detection, and interactive control, enhancing the overall user experience and functionality of the device.
COMPASS With the compass function, a smartwatch can display a compass needle or a digital compass reading, indicating the cardinal directions (north, south, east, west) or the user's precise heading. This feature is particularly useful for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or navigation in unfamiliar areas. The compass function in a smartwatch can work in conjunction with other features like GPS to provide more accurate and reliable directional information. It can help users orient themselves, find their way, and navigate along a specific route or towards a designated point of interest.
GALILEO GALILEO is the European Union's global satellite navigation system, similar to GPS and GLONASS. With GALILEO support, a smartwatch can access a larger number of satellites, which enhances positioning accuracy and provides more reliable navigation and tracking capabilities. The GALILEO function enables the smartwatch to offer precise location information, accurate route guidance, and improved performance in challenging environments. It allows users to engage in outdoor activities, track their fitness, and navigate confidently, taking advantage of the benefits of GALILEO's global coverage and increased positioning accuracy.
GLONASS The GLONASS function in a smartwatch enables it to receive signals from GLONASS satellites, along with other satellite systems like GPS, Galileo, or BeiDou. This functionality enhances the watch's positioning accuracy and allows for precise navigation, tracking, and location-based services. With GLONASS support, the smartwatch can provide real-time location information, route guidance, and activity tracking, making it ideal for outdoor activities, fitness tracking, and navigation in challenging environments.
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER With a barometric altimeter, a smartwatch can offer features such as altitude tracking, elevation gain/loss monitoring, and the ability to display current altitude during outdoor activities. It allows hikers, climbers, and outdoor enthusiasts to have a reliable and convenient tool for measuring their ascent or descent. The barometric altimeter function can also enhance other features of the smartwatch, such as GPS tracking and fitness tracking. By combining altitude data with GPS positioning, the smartwatch can provide more accurate distance calculations, pace tracking, and performance analysis for activities like hiking, trail running, or skiing.
Abnormal Heart Rate Alert
AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR With an ambient light sensor, a smartwatch can provide several advantages and features. It automatically adjusts the screen brightness to match the ambient lighting conditions. In bright environments, the display brightness is increased to ensure clear visibility, while in darker settings, it decreases to prevent the screen from being too bright or causing discomfort to the eyes. By dynamically adjusting the display brightness, the ambient light sensor helps optimize power consumption. It prevents unnecessary battery drain by reducing the display brightness in low-light situations, conserving energy and extending the smartwatch's battery life. The ambient light sensor also contributes to a better user experience. It ensures that the smartwatch display is always easy to read, regardless of the lighting conditions. This is particularly beneficial for outdoor activities, where the lighting conditions can vary significantly throughout the day. Additionally, the ambient light sensor can be utilized for automatic sleep tracking and smart sleep features. It can detect changes in ambient light during sleep, assisting in analyzing sleep patterns and providing insights into sleep quality.
GARMIN ELEVATE WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR With a Pulse Ox monitor, a watch can provide users with insights into their blood oxygen levels. It measures the percentage of oxygen-saturated hemoglobin in the blood, which can be an essential indicator of overall health and wellness. Monitoring SpO2 levels can help detect potential respiratory issues, assess oxygenation during physical activities or at high altitudes, and provide general awareness of blood oxygen levels. The Pulse Ox function in a watch can be particularly useful for individuals with respiratory conditions like asthma or COPD, as well as for athletes or individuals engaging in high-intensity workouts or altitude-related activities. It allows users to track their oxygen levels in real-time and make informed decisions regarding their activities or seek medical attention if necessary.

Voice Assistant

VOICE ASSISTANT SUPPORT
ASSISTANCE
BLUETOOTH PHONE CALLING

Notifications

SMART NOTIFICATIONS
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC
FIND MY PHONE
FIND MY WATCH

Mobile Payments

GARMIN PAY

Health Monitoring

Women's Health The women's health function in a watch is a specialized feature designed to cater to the unique health needs and experiences of women. It includes various tools and tracking capabilities related to menstrual cycles, fertility, and overall reproductive health. With this function, women can track and log their menstrual cycles, including the start and end dates, cycle length, and symptoms or patterns associated with each phase. The watch can provide predictions for upcoming periods and fertility windows based on the recorded data. Additionally, the women's health function may offer features such as ovulation tracking, which helps women identify their most fertile days for family planning or contraception purposes. It may also provide insights into hormonal changes, mood fluctuations, and other health factors specific to women's reproductive cycles. By leveraging the women's health function, women can gain a better understanding of their menstrual and reproductive health patterns. This information can be valuable for family planning, managing fertility, tracking symptoms, and communicating with healthcare professionals about any concerns or irregularities.
Wrist-Base Heart Rate The wrist-based heart rate utilizes optical sensors on the underside of the device to continuously monitor the user's heart rate directly from their wrist. This function allows the smartwatch to track and display real-time heart rate data during various activities, including workouts, rest periods, and everyday tasks. It provides users with insights into their heart rate zones, helps them monitor their exercise intensity, and enables them to make informed decisions about their fitness and health. Wrist-based heart rate monitoring in a smartwatch eliminates the need for additional accessories like chest straps, providing convenience and ease of use for users seeking to track and optimize their cardiovascular performance.
Respiration Rate The respiration rate function in a watch measures and tracks the user's breathing rate. It uses sensors and algorithms to detect the rise and fall of the user's chest or other indicators of breathing to calculate the number of breaths taken per minute. This function provides insights into breathing patterns, can assist in managing stress, and promote relaxation. The respiration rate data is typically displayed on the watch or synced to a companion app for tracking and analysis. It can be a helpful feature for individuals seeking to monitor their respiratory health or practice breathing exercises for well-being. Yes
Relaxation Breathing Timer
Hydration The hydration function in a watch helps users track and monitor their hydration levels throughout the day. It reminds users to drink water regularly and stay adequately hydrated. To utilize this function, users typically input their personal hydration goals or water intake targets into the watch or a connected app. The watch then provides reminders or alerts at specified intervals to encourage users to drink water and meet their hydration goals. By monitoring hydration levels, users can maintain optimal water intake and prevent dehydration, which can negatively impact overall health and performance. The hydration function in a watch serves as a helpful reminder and motivator to prioritize and track water consumption throughout the day.

Compatibility

Android
iPhone

Cycling

AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILES
ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)
BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR)
RACE AN ACTIVITY
POWER CURVE AND % FTP WORKOUTS
FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER)
COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ AND RALLY™ (POWER METERS)
POWER METER COMPATIBLE
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR)
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTS
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (W/SENSOR)

Swimming Features

AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILES
POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)
STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY)
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTS
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)
DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY)
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)
AUTO REST (POOL SWIM ONLY)
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTS
PACING ALERTS (POOL SWIM ONLY)
COUNTDOWN START (POOL SWIM ONLY)
POOL SWIM WORKOUTS
CRITICAL SWIM SPEED
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
HEART RATE FROM EXTERNAL HRM (REAL-TIME DURING RESTS, INTERVAL AND SESSION STATS DURING RESTS, AND AUTOMATIC HEART RATE DOWNLOAD POST-SWIM)

Golfing Features

YARDAGE TO F/M/B (DISTANCE TO FRONT, MIDDLE AND BACK OF GREEN)
DIGITAL SCORECARD
GREEN VIEW WITH MANUAL PIN POSITION
HAZARDS AND COURSE TARGETS
PINPOINTER
ROUND TIMER/ODOMETER
STAT TRACKING (STROKES, PUTTS PER ROUND, GREENS AND FAIRWAYS HIT)
TOURNAMENT LEGAL

Running

AVAILABLE RUN PROFILES
FOOT POD CAPABLE
GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE
GRADE-ADJUSTED PACE
GROUND CONTACT TIME AND BALANCE
LACTATE THRESHOLD
PERFORMANCE CONDITION
ROUND TIMER/ODOMETER
RUN WORKOUTS
RUN/WALK/STAND DETECTION
RUNNING POWER
STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME)
TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMB
VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIO

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