Garmin Forerunner 245 muisc vs 645 music vs vivoactive 3 music compared

Compare Forerunner 245 Music vs 645 Music vs Vivoactive 3 Music

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Featured in this comparison, the Garmin 645 music, Vivoactive 3 Music and the newly announced 245 Music which was released alongside the 245. These three devices certainly have one thing in common – significant onboard storage that lets you store some of your data on the device. Beyond that, they also share other attributes in common and just in case you are wondering what the differences are, we compare the Forerunner 245 Music vs 645 Music vs Vivoactive 3 Music specs and features head-to-head.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music vs 645 Music vs Vivoactive 3 Music – Specifications

 Garmin Forerunner 245 MusicGarmin Forerunner 645 MusicGarmin Vivoactive 3 Music
garmin forerunner 245 music specsgarmin forerunner 645 specsgarmin vivoactive 3 music

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
3.2 out of 5 stars (3.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Average:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Forerunner 245 MusicGarmin Forerunner 645 MusicGarmin Vivoactive 3 Music
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatchSporty/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Forerunner 235____
Successor----Garmin Vivoactive 4
Released dateApril, 2019April, 2018June, 2018
Ideal forUnisexUnisexWomen
(Also a great choice for men)

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.2 inch1.2 inch1.2 inch
Display resolution240 x 240 pixels240 x 240 pixels240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density------
Input type 5 buttons, (not touchscreen) 5 buttons, (not touchscreen)Touchscreen plus 1 physical button
Always-onYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 mm42.5 x 42.5 x 13.5 mm43.1 x 43.1 x 13.6 mm
Weight38.5 grams42.2 grams39 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymerPolymer
Strap/band materialSiliconeSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialFiber-reinforced polymerStainless steelCeramic
Strap size20mm20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Aqua
White
BlackBlack, gray

MEMORY

RAM------
Internal storage4GB4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+ Bluetooth smart, ANT+
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo
Wi-FiYesYesNo
NFCNoYesYes
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIMNoNoNo
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedNoYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenYesNoNo
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNoNo
Triathlon modeYesYes_
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterNoYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
CompassYesYesYes
Gyroscope NoYesYes
Ambient lightYes__Yes
Pulse Ox.YesNoNo
ECGNoNoNo
ThermometerNoYesYes
Other sensors------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OSProprietary OS
Chipset------
CPU------
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ------
Battery lifeSmartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 5 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 14 hours
Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 5 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 13 hours
Charging typeUSB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNoNo
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYesYes
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseYesYes (android only)Yes

MISC

Payment systemNoGarmin PayGarmin pay
Compatibility Android and iOS
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Android and iOS
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Companion appGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandNoNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Forerunner 245Garmin Forerunner 645 MusicGarmin Vivoactive 3 music
StrapsStrapsStraps
USB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music vs 645 Music vs Vivoactive 3 Music – The Differences

Features compared

  • Design

  • The new 245 Music looks decent enough even while not being so stylish, the Vivoactive 3 also looks decent and a bit classy, but the 645 Music obviously is the classiest and off course a more befitting match for high profile occasions.

    The stainless steel bezel gives it the classic appearance.
    From the sizes, the 245 Music is a bit sleeker than both the 645 and Vivoactive 3 Music. And as per durability, all three devices are made of durable materials.

    Talking about the method of input, you’ll be doing almost everything on the Vivoactive 3 Music via the touchscreen support and the single physical button by the side, while the 245 and 645 both have five physical buttons for navigating the interface.

  • Connectivity

  • While both the Forerunner 645 and Vivoactive 3 come with an NFC chip that enables support for Garmin Pay – A contactless mobile feature that lets you make payment from any of these two. That feature isn’t available on the 245. Perhaps that’s why the 245 is cheaper compared to the 645 Music or Vivoactive 3 Music which both will cost you more to own.

  • Battery Life

Each of these three has got an impressive battery life that is slight longer than what you get from close competitors such as the Fitbit Versa or the Apple Watch Series 4. However, the 245 Music has a slight longer battery life than both the 645 and Vivoactive 3. Perhaps as a result of the few missing features that are present on the other two.

Which Should You Buy?

From the appearances, the Forerunner 645 has the classiest design and no doubt the best choice for official outings with its somewhat premium design. Although more expensive than the other two. It has more features like the NFC and an altimeter sensor that makes it a great choice for climbers, a great choice for men.

The Vivoactive 3 Music also has a decent design that features the touchscreen support with a single button that leaves it with a stylish design that suits women more and being the cheapest, it no doubt gives the best value for money.

The 245 Music, on the other hand, is a nice alternative to the 645.

Here is a summary;

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music The classiest and most comprehensive choice. A great deal for climbers.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music A classy comprehensive fitness smartwatch with an impressive battery life. Gives great value for money and also the best choice for women.
Garmin Forerunner 245 A nice alternative to the 645.

Our Pick

The Forerunner 645 has the most decent design while also being a more comprehensive fitness smartwatch. Its indeed our preferred choice.

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