Garmin Forerunner 45 6005-023

Garmin Forerunner 45

6005-023
  • Available prices $279.99
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Description

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Whether a New Year’s resolution has you lacing up, or you’re a season runner that finds peace in your pace, exercise it personal. Garmin’s Forerunner 45 personalizes how you train, showing how your body responds to: exercise, relaxing and even sleeping. Equipped with the latest generation Elevate optical heart rate monitor, the 45 takes 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, on the trails and every step in between. Pairing your phone to your 45 via the free Garmin Connect app, opens a world of smartwatch functionality. Garmin Connect lets you review activities, receive notifications (texts, social media alerts, emails, etc.), download training plans, keep an eye on the weather, control certain phone apps; like music players, and more. Not just an app, Garmin Connect’s online community lets you join challenges, share milestones and get encouragement.

  • Built-in activity modes for biking (outdoor), running (outdoor) and walking, with more activities unlockable through free the Connect app, like elliptical training, biking (indoor), running (indoor) stair stepping, yoga and more.
  • 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 your paired smartphone) allows you to share your location and heart rate with friends, family, or coaches.
  • 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.
  • Broadcast of your HR over ANT+ (so other devices can pick it up).
  • VO2 max data gives you a peak behind the curtain, helping you better understand your fitness level by looking at how efficiently your body uses oxygen.
  • 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.
  • Assistance mode sends out a predefined message (through your paired smartphone), letting your emergency contacts know exactly where you are, and that you would like them to keep an eye on you.
  • Body Battery™ mode tracks your energy levels throughout the day. By monitoring what drains your energy (exercise) and recharges your energy (rest, food, etc.), you get a better idea of how, and when to train.
  • Garmin Coach provides free, personalized training plans that you can download through Garmin Connect. Train for your first 5k, improve on your next 10k, or just learn to train more efficiently, Garmin Coach will help you exercise smarter.
  • 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 45’s relaxation timer will take you through steps to lower your stress levels.
  • 24/7 activity tracking and step counting, 45 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.
  • Connects with ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart, from foot pods, to speed and cadence pods (not power meters or Varia lights).
  • Connect IQ support allows you to download custom watch faces.
  • Intuitive 5-button interface works with and without gloves and in all weather conditions.
  • 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.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 13 hours in GPS mode or up to 7 days in smartwatch mode.
  • Fits wrists with a circumference of 129-197mm.
  • In the box: Forerunner 45, charging cable and documentation.

Tech specs

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Weight 36g
Ideal for
  • Running, fitness and training
  • Cycling
  • Casual wear
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
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 13-168 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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