Forerunner 245 Music

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You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you, mile after mile and song after song. Its sleek and lightweight design cuts back on bulk - perfect for running and everyday wear.


  • Garmin Coach: Adaptive training plans feature guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals. Workouts sync right to your watch
  • Built-in sports apps: Switch up your workout routine with activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, track running, elliptical, stair-stepper and more
  • Wrist-based heart rate: Get heart rate data3 along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater
  • Built-in GPS: Track where you run, and get accurate stats, including distance, pace and intervals
  • Running dynamics: When used with a compatible accessory, Forerunner 245 Music measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more
  • Train smarter with VO2 Max: An indicator of how you can expect to perform. This metric even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude
  • Wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor: Estimates your body’s blood oxygen saturation, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep
  • Training status: Evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching
  • Training Effect: See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic Training Effect feedback
  • Training load: This stat measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history
  • Recovery time: After each workout, the built-in recovery time advisor lets you know how long to rest before another big effort. It even accounts for all-day stress, sleep and daily activity outside of workouts
  • Battery life: Run your heart out with a watch that’s got the power to keep up. You’ll get up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music
  • Body Battery™ energy monitor: Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest
  • Women's health tracking: Use the Garmin Connect™ app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more. Even get details on your wrist with the Menstrual Cycle Tracking and Pregnancy Tracking app
  • Music on your wrist: Sync your playlists from select music streaming services - such as Deezer, Amazon Music and Spotify® - right to your watch. Can store up to 500 songs
  • Smart notifications: Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible device
  • LiveTrack feature: Let friends and family follow your real-time location, and even view your entire preplanned course. Rest assured that your loved ones know exactly where you’re running
  • Safety and tracking features: If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features send your location to emergency contacts
  • Connect IQ™ Store: Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store
  • Syncs with Garmin Connect™: Upload your activities to the Garmin Connect app to interact with a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete — and even share their triumphs via social media
  • Contents:
    • Forerunner 245 Music
    • Charging/data cable
    • Documentation
Lens material Corning® Gorilla® glass 3
Bezel material Fiber-reinforced polymer
Quick release bands Yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
Strap material Silicone
Physical size

42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)
Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm

Colour display Yes
Display size 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Display type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight 38.5 g
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
Water rating 5 ATM
Memory/history 200 hours of activity data
Clock Features
Time/date Yes
GPS time sync Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Alarm clock Yes
Timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Health Monitoring
Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second) Yes
Daily resting heart rate Yes
Abnormal heart rate alerts Yes (high and low)
Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
Fitness age Yes (in app)
Body Battery™ energy monitor Yes
All-day stress tracking Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
Sleep Yes (Advanced)
Hydration Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Women's health Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Galileo Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
Compass Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation monitor Yes
Daily Smart Features
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
Smart notifications Yes
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Calendar Yes
Weather Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Plays and controls watch music Yes
Music storage Up to 500 songs
Find my phone Yes
Find my watch Yes
VIRB® camera remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone® and Android™
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Safety and Tracking Features
LiveTrack Yes
Live event sharing Android™ Only
Incident Detection during select activities Yes
Assistance Yes
Activity Tracking Features
Step counter Yes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Calories burned Yes
Distance travelled Yes
Intensity minutes Yes
TrueUp™ Yes
Move IQ™ Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app Yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Fitness Equipment/Gym
Available gym activity profiles Strength training, Cardio training, Elliptical training, Stair stepping, Indoor rowing and Yoga
Cardio workouts Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Automatic rep counting Yes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
HR zones Yes
HR alerts Yes
HR calories Yes
% HR max Yes
% HRR Yes
Recovery time Yes
Auto max HR Yes
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) Yes (using ANT+ or BLE)
GPS speed and distance Yes
Customisable screen(s) Yes
Customisable activity profiles Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
Interval training Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Manual lap Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
VO2 Max (Run) Yes
Training status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend) Yes
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) Yes
Training effect (aerobic) Yes
Training effect (anaerobic) Yes
Customisable alerts Yes
Audio prompts Yes
Finish time Yes
Virtual partner Yes
Race an activity Yes
Course guidance Yes
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Auto scroll Yes
Activity history on watch Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes
Running Features
Available run profiles Running, Treadmill running, Indoor track running, Trail running
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Running dynamics Yes (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) Yes
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies Yes
Run workouts Yes
Race predictor Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Outdoor Recreation
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Bread crumbtrail in real time Yes
Back to start Yes
TracBack® Yes
UltraTrac mode Yes
Distance to destination Yes
GPS coordinates Yes
Cycling Features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Courses Yes
Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor biking
Race an activity Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) Yes
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) Yes
Compatible with Varia™ lights Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes
Swimming Features
Available swim profiles Pool swimming
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
Pool swim workouts Yes
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
Kid Activity Tracking Features
Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app Yes (optional Connect IQ app)