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Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music Full Specifications

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Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music Full Specifications – Last month Garmin officially announced the release of the Forerunner 245 and 245 music – the two long awaited successors to the older Forerunner 235 which brings to the table onboard music storage, are even more durable and stylish, plus a longer battery life while being great choices for comprehensive fitness tracking.

These two are well equipped with the right technologies that include heart rate sensor, accelerometer, pulse ox and inbuilt GPS multi-satellite system that makes them a great deal for runners. However, you will have to spend a bit more for the additional onboard music storage feature.

A bit pricey at $350.

Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music Full Specifications

 Garmin Forerunner 245Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
garmin forerunner 245 vs 245 musicgarmin forerunner 245 music specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Battery:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Features:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 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)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Forerunner 245Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
Device typeFitness/GPS smartwatchFitness/GPS smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Forerunner 235Garmin Forerunner 235
Successor----
Released dateApril, 2019April, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

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

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 mm42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 mm
Weight38.5 grams38.5 grams
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap size20mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Aqua
White
Black
Aqua
White

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage4GB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNoNo
Wi-FiNoYes
NFCNoNo
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNo
SIMNoNo
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedNoNo
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNo
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterNoNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesYes
Gyroscope NoNo
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse Ox.YesYes
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

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

BATTERY

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

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemNoNo
Compatibility Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
Companion appGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Forerunner 245 MusicGarmin Forerunner 245
StrapsStraps
USB charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music

  1. Design
  2. The Forerunner 245 and 245 Music aren’t the most stylish smartwatches on the market, but they both look decent enough to grace your wrist for even official outings. Although these two come in sporty design they’re actually stylish while also being fitness focus just like most Garmin smartwatches.

    While having decent designs, these two are now more durable with the Corning Gorilla glass manning the screen. It could well take some hard knocks and it’s no big deal. Garmin didn’t specify what the casing is made of, but it’s obviously a thermoplastic material, perhaps polycarbonate, and the silicone straps are comfortable to wear.

    The display still features Garmin’s transflective colored memory-in-pixel which offers a clear display that’s not so lively, but somewhat interactive and also easy to view under sunlight.

    The 45mm case sizes are a lot more moderate compared to the older Forerunner 235 and at 12.2mm thickness size, it isn’t bulky.

    The watch faces are also customizable, although not the most stylish as you’d find on a Samsung Galaxy watch. You can choose a watch face of your choice from the Garmin Connect store.

    So, basically the difference between the Forerunner 245 and 245 Music is the availability of significant onboard storage on the later that allows you to store and play your favorite tracks on the go. You can as well stream your favorite tracks from streaming services such as Spotify.

  3. Long Battery Life
  4. According to Garmin, the Forerunner 245 and 245 will last about 7 days on smartwatch mode. If we should go by their words, it’s a longer battery life than their closest competitors such as the Fitbit Versa and Samsung Galaxy Watch Active.

    And with the GPS active, it’s up to 24 hours which is also impressive. A great deal for long-distance runners and fitness-minded folks alike that engage in extreme workout activities.

  5. Waterproof Rating
  6. Both the 245 and 245 Music are rated 5ATM which means these two are water-resistant up to 50 meters underwater. So, these two would survive when they are accidentally beaten by rain or perhaps you might want to wear it to the pool or ocean.

  7. Activity/Fitness Tracking
  8. Fitness Tracking is still at the forefront of Garmin smartwatches and the new duo; 245 and 245 Music are fantastic choices for keeping a tab on your active life.

    Both the Forerunner 245 and 245 music come with a heart rate sensor, accelerometer, including a pulse oximeter and compass support while also housing support for GPS multi-satellite system that certainly makes these two some of the hottest deal for fitness tracking.

    The aforementioned sensors enable the 245 and 245 Music to track your steps, calories, sleep with tracking support for quite a number of activities.

    Also featured, is the Garmin Coach that provides guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to your goals. You can as well create custom goals to fit your style.

    There is a lot more of what the 245 and 245 music can track. You check it all out here.

  9. Media
  10. The difference between the 245 and 245 Music is that the later has enough onboard storage space to contain your favorite tracks (about 500 or more).

    This comes handy for runners when it becomes inconvenient carrying your phone along with you, you can then listen to your favorite tracks via a Bluetooth enabled earbud. However, for this feature, you will have to part ways with an additional $50.

  11. Notifications

The Forerunner 245 and 245 Music are capable of keeping you connected to all that matters to you.

With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi supported and compatible with both Android and iOS devices, the 245 will alert you when there’s a new notification on your phone. So that email, calls, and other alerts from both third-party and native Apps are just a beep away.

Pros

  • Decent design and durable.
  • It is swim-proof.
  • A great choice for comprehensive activity tracking.
  • Fitness coach available.
  • Impressive battery life.
  • Lightweight design.

Cons

  • Insignificant onboard storage on 245
  • Lacks NFC.

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