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Garmin Forerunner 45/45S Full Specifications

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Garmin Forerunner 45/45S Full Specifications – Garmin has released the much awaited Forerunner 45 alongside the 45S. These two will be replacing the older Forerunner 35 and just like the 35, the 45 and smaller 45S are entry-level fitness smartwatches for runners and fitness enthusiasts alike.

The 45 is the bigger model while the 45S is the smaller and more stylish model which obviously is a nicer choice for women, while the 45 is a nicer fit for men. Both spot quite a number of nice and interesting features which includes the Garmin coach and the incident detection capability.

Garmin Forerunner 45/45S Full Specifications

 Garmin Forerunner 45Garmin Forerunner 45S
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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:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 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:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Forerunner 45Garmin Forerunner 45S
Device typeSporty/Fitness smartwatchSporty/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Forerunner 35Garmin Forerunner 35
Successor----
Released dateApril, 2019April, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.04 inch1.04 inch
Display resolution208 x 208 pixels208 x 208 pixels
Pixel density----
Input type5 Physical buttons (not touchscreen)5 Physical buttons (not touchscreen)
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension42 x 42 x 11.4 mm39.5 x 39.5 x 11.4 mm
Weight36 grams32 grams
Casing materialThermoplasticThermoplastic
Strap/band materialSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialThermoplasticThermoplastic
Strap size22mm22mm
Screen protectionChemically strengthened glassChemically strengthened glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, redWhite, purple

MEMORY

RAM----
Internal storage200 hours of activity data200 hours of activity data
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smartBluetooth smart
Bluetooth callingNoNo
Wi-FiNoNo
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 oxygenNoNo
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle tracking__
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesYesYes
Triathlon mode__
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingYesYes

MEDIA

AudioNoNo
Music streamingNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoNo
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNo
MicrophoneNoNo
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterNoNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassNoNo
Gyroscope NoNo
Ambient lightNoNo
Pulse Ox.NoNo
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 13 hours
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode: Up to 13 hours
Charging typeCharging cradleCharging cradle
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNo
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Yes
Control camera__
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseNoNo

MISC

Payment systemNoNo
Compatibility Android and iOS
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Android and iOS
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Companion appGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Forerunner 45Garmin Forerunner 45S
StrapsStraps
USB charging cableUSB charging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Garmin Forerunner 45/45S

  1. Design
  2. The Garmin Forerunner 45 and 45S aren’t the most stylish smartwatches out there, however, these two come in a quite stylish design that no doubt leaves them both with decent appearances which aren’t bad for entry-level smartwatches.

    The difference between the 45 and 45S is that the later is the smaller model, measuring 39.5 inches wide compared to the 45 which measures 42mm. Moreover, the slimmer bezel of the 45S makes it a bit more stylish than the 45. These attributes suggests that the 45S is a nicer fit for women, while the 45 is a great choice for men.

    Both 45 and 45S are lightweight – 32 and 36 grams respectively which means you might just forget you wearing any of these.

    Just like other Garmin smartwatches, both the 45 and 45S are powered by the colored Transflective memory-in-display (MIP) which is very easy to view under sunlight. The 1.04 inch screen isn’t touchscreen, but don’t worry you have 5 buttons to help you navigate the tiny display effortlessly.

    You can also customize watch faces by simply choosing one from the Connect store and as well the straps can be swapped. Just in case you don’t like the silicone straps that come in the box.

    From the design, it’s a pretty nice job, slim and lightweight which is what a sports watch should be.

  3. Long Battery Life
  4. Going by the manufacturer’s claim, it seems we’ve another set of smartwatches with long-lasting battery life. The 45/45S are both stated to last up to 7 days on smartwatch mode, while with the GPS active, it’s about 13 hours. I’d say quite impressive, these are great choices for fitness enthusiasts especially those that engage in longer durational activities.

  5. Waterproof Rating
  6. Both the 45 and 45S are rated 5ATM which means these two are water-resistant up to 50 meters. This is great and if you like to wear your watch to the pool, it shouldn’t be a problem. You can wear either of these two to the pool or perhaps to the ocean.

  7. Activity/Fitness Tracking
  8. For a renowned name in the fitness tracking business, you should expect nothing but another round of great quality. The 45 and 45S being fitness smartwatches come with a heart rate sensor, an accelerometer with inbuilt multi-satellite support that enables these devices to track quite a number of activities.

    The 45/45S can track your heart rate, distance, calories, pace, including outdoor activities. There’s the Garmin Coach which will provide you with professional guide that includes a plan that helps you achieve even more fitness goals plus support for a number of sport modes which includes running, yoga, and cycling.

    There’s now also support for all-day stress monitoring via the body battery energy monitor that tracks your stress, activity and relaxation level helping you manage stress levels.

  9. Notifications

The 45 and 45S are both equipped to keep you connected to what matters to you. They are compatible with Android and iOS devices which when successfully paired together will beam notifications from your phone to the watch helping stay connected to all that matters.

Other features integrated include the find my phone feature and the ability to control music on your phone. Another new feature, is the incident detection capability during select activities.

The 45/45S can detect incidents and will automatically send both a message and your location to a predefined emergency contact. This off course will have to be activated via a connected phone from the Garmin connect App.

Unfortunately, both the 45 and 45S lack NFC, so you won’t be able to make payments on the go with these two.

Pros

  • Decent sporty design.
  • It is swim-proof.
  • A great choice for comprehensive activity tracking.
  • Incident detection feature.
  • Impressive battery life.
  • Lightweight design.

Cons

  • Little onboard storage.
  • Lacks NFC.

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