Garmin has announced 5 new watches in the Forerunner range. All five watches include an always-on, sunlight-readable display with GPS, all-day activity tracking, smart notifications, wrist-based heart rate, and new safety and tracking features. The new Forerunner line is compatible with Garmin Coach, free training plans that adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance. Garmin users can now train for a 10K or half-marathon with the help of three running coaches – Jeff Galloway, Greg McMillan and Amy Parkerson-Mitchell.
Forerunner 45 and Forerunner 45S
The Forerunner 45 monitors heart rate at the wrist and features built-in GPS to keep track of pace, distance, intervals and more. It will record efforts during a cycling workout, on the elliptical, while doing cardio, yoga and more. The Forerunner 45 series is designed to be worn 24/7, and will monitor daily steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. It also features all-day stress monitoring and Body Battery™ energy monitoring. The Forerunner 45 series features up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 13 hours in GPS mode.
Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music
The Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music include even more data and advanced features to help runners improve. The Forerunner 245 Music holds up to 500 songs and lets users sync playlists from select music streaming services, like Spotify® and Deezer, or transfer music from a computer.
Offering personalised training and recovery insight, both the Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music include performance monitoring tools like VO2 max and training status with adjustments for heat, recovery time and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. With the addition of a Running Dynamics Pod or compatible heart rate strap, athletes can go even further with their running data, seeing all six running dynamics right on the watch. Even after a workout, the Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music feature additional tools to track a runner’s well-being, including a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor that will help gauge how oxygen is being absorbed. The Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music feature up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode and up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music.
The Forerunner 945 is a premium running and triathlon smartwatch that holds up to 1,000 songs and lets users sync playlists from select streaming services, including Spotify and Deezer, or transfer music from a computer. When out training athletes can also make convenient payments right from the wrist with Garmin Pay™
The Forerunner 945 also includes all the key performance monitoring tools you would expect, as well as a new training load focus feature, which will sort an athlete’s recent training history into different categories based on activity structure and intensity.
Athletes are also able to see all six running dynamics on their watch with the use of a Running Dynamics Pod or compatible heart rate strap. Additional built-in activity profiles, including skiing, hiking, yoga and more make it easy for users to change up their routine with ease. Intended to be worn all day, the Forerunner 945 will provide athletes with additional insights to their body’s performance, and with Pulse Ox.
The Forerunner 945 features up to 2 weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 36 hours in GPS mode and up to 10 hours in GPS mode with music.
Available now, the Forerunner 45 series, Forerunner 245, Forerunner 245 Music and Forerunner 945 range in price from £169.99 to £519.99. The Forerunner 945 is also available in a triathlon bundle, which includes blue and black silicone bands, HRM-Tri™, HRM-Swim™, and a quick release kit for a suggested retail price of £649.99. www.garmin.com/Forerunner