Garmin Forerunner 245 6005-019

Garmin Forerunner 245

6005-019
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Description

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The Forerunner 245 takes care of the training details, so you can enjoy the run, ride, swim, or any number of supported activities. Equipped with the latest generation Elevate optical heart rate monitor, it reads your pulse straight off your wrist, no need for a chest strap. Running metrics like speed and distance are handled by the onboard GPS and internal accelerometers. These sensors all work together, turning your movement into data, making sure you get credit for all you do, in the gym, the pool and on the trails. Having your phone on hand and connected via the free Garmin Connect app, opens a world of smartwatch functionality. Garmin Connect lets you review activities, download training plans, keep an eye on the weather and receive texts, social media alerts and email.

  • Built-in activity modes for biking, running, walking, swimming (indoor only), gym focused activities (strength training – with rep counter, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, indoor rowing and yoga) and more (no multisport mode).
  • A powerful, internal antenna connects to 3 different satellite constellations, GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Multiple networks, combined with satellite position caching, give you a fast connection and a strong GPS signal wherever you are.
  • Internet Live Tracking during activities (through a connected smartphone) allows you to share your location and heart rate with friends, family, or coaches.
  • UltraTrac™ mode allows you to stay in the field longer, reducing the GPS recording rate in order to conserve battery.
  • Equipped with Garmin’s new V3 low-profile Elevate™ optical heart rate monitor which provides more reliable constant heart rate data and allows you to train without a chest strap. Elevate V3 includes a red LED to provide Pulse Ox measurements.
  • Physiological metrics includes VO2 max – which now takes ambient temperature into consideration, an improved race predictor, recovery advisor and performance indicator.
  • Training status uses data from past workouts to learn your fitness level and tell you how effective your training is.
  • Broadcast of your HR over ANT+ (so other devices can pick it up).
  • Compatible with running dynamics sensors (sold separately) for cadence, ground contact time, stride length, vertical oscillation, vertical ratio and ground contact time.
  • Incident detection uses the internal sensors to detect if an accident has occurred. In the case of an accident the unit will send a signal through your paired smartphone to your emergency contacts, letting them know where you are and that you need help.
  • Stress level score monitors heart rate variability while inactive to produce a stress score from 0-100, the lower the score, the lower your stress. When stress levels are high, the 245’s relaxation timer will take you through steps to lower your stress levels.
  • 24/7 activity tracking, 245 learns your activity level and helps guide you towards a more active lifestyle.
  • Move bar reminds you to move after being stationary for too long.
  • On board sleep tracking mode monitors your rest, letting you see your total sleep hours as well as periods of movement and restful sleep in your Connect profile.
  • Smart notifications (emails, texts, alerts and more) come in via Bluetooth connection to your smartphone.
  • Automatically sync your data to a paired smartphone running the free Garmin Connect app.
  • Compatible with all smartphones featuring Bluetooth 4.0 (iPhone 4s or higher, and Android 4.3 or higher).
  • Connects with ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart, from foot pods, to speed and cadence pods, to Varia lights, but not power meters.
  • Connect IQ support allows you to download apps, templates, data fields, watch faces, and other features.
  • Always-on, colour display is bright and clear in any conditions.
  • Internal memory stores up to 200 hours of activities. Garmin Connect will store all of your activity data.
  • User-friendly strap changes, thanks to quick-release pins.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 24 hours in GPS mode or up to 7 days in smartwatch mode.
  • In the box: Forerunner 245, charging cable and documentation.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Running, fitness and training
  • Cycling
  • Swim training
Face material

Polycarbonate is inexpensive and light, with good clarity and wear-resistance. Mineral crystal glass offers greater clarity and significantly greater wear-resistance. Sapphire crystal is better still for clarity and wear-resistance.

Mineral crystal glass
Wrist strap material Silicone
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

IP X8
Dimensions 4.2 x 1.2cm
Snooze No
Countdown timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Electronic compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.

No
12/24 hour format Yes
Interface USB and Wireless
Lug width 20mm
Low battery warning Yes
Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

Yes
Garmin Connect

An online community where members upload, analyze and share activity data.

Yes
Add maps capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

No
Programmable workouts

Want an easy jog? A fast-paced ride? A workout with lots of variety to keep you on your toes? With programmable workouts you can tailor your training to match whatever you are looking for on a particular day.

Advanced
New lap auto start

Automatically triggers a new lap after reaching a specified difference.

Yes
Heart rate monitor Yes
Distance/time alarm Yes
Interval training Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Auto pause

Automatically pauses timer when you stop or go below a specified pace.

Yes
Heart rate in real time

Displays beats per minute during activity.

Yes
Calories in real time

Displays calorie expenditure during activity, based on heart rate monitor data.

Yes
Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Sold separately
Battery life 24-168 h
Chest strap Sold separately
Custom POI

A POI (point of interest) is a specific location that someone may find interesting (i.e., favourite viewpoint, best coffee stop before the trailhead). The custom POI feature allows the user to load only the POI's that interest them onto their GPS unit.

Yes
Metric/imperial units format Yes
Power meter

Displays output in watts as you ride.

Not compatible
Unit to unit transfer

Shares data wirelessly between compatible units.

No
Basemap

A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

No
Area calculation No
Tide tables No
Battery power indicator Yes
Data card Not accepted
Foot pod

Attaches to your shoe, captures your running data (i.e., pace, distance), and transmits it to your heart rate monitor or GPS.

Sold separately
Touch screen No
Heart rate target zones

Displays heart rate zones during activity.

Yes
Barometric altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.

No
Coded signal

A coded instrument ensures no interference between your chest strap and your watch, necessary if you are training in busy gyms or trails where other signals may be encountered.

Yes
Workout history Yes
Wireless sync Yes
WiFi No
Button lock Yes
Batteries Lithium-ion (included)
Haptic feedback Yes
Case diameter 42mm
Virtual partner

Allows user to monitor training goals with either a virtual partner or alarms.

Yes
Pause timer

Pauses the timer when slowing or stopping, and automatically resumes when moving again.

Yes
Replaceable wrist strap Yes
Pace alarm

An alarm that notifies you if you vary from a pre-set pace.

Yes
ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

Yes
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