Garmin Forerunner 945 GPS Running Watch

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Product Description

Forerunner 945 is the GPS smartwatch that's designed for the driven, the qualifiers, the elite. We made this watch for you: the up-at-dawn runners and the conditioned-for-pain triathletes. While you chase your next victory, make sure you've got the right tool for the job.

Take Your Music on the Go
Take your favorite music with you when you're on the run. Sync your carefully crafted playlists from select premium music streaming services1 such as Deezer, Spotify and more for ad-free listening. You can store up to 1,000 songs right on your watch and transfer music from your own computer library as well. Then queue up your favorite playlist for easy listening through headphones enabled with BLUETOOTH technology.

Maximize Performance
Forerunner 945 monitors your performance and even offers personalized insight, so you can train smarter, not harder. The smartwatch tracks your VO2 max and adjusts the value based on heat and altitude. Training status evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you're training productively, peaking or overreaching. See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback. Recovery time helps you maximize the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next tough challenge. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history. And - new for Forerunner 945 - training load focus sorts your recent training history into different categories based on activity structure and intensity.

An Easier Way to Pay
The Forerunner 945 GPS smartwatch features Garmin Pay, which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. Now you can leave your wallet behind without missing out on that post-run cafe latte. Just tap and go.

Maps on Your Wrist
Whether you're running the city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner 945 provides built-in mapping to help keep you on track. Full-color mapping comes preloaded with map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. And the device also features Trendline popularity routing, which uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes.

Stay Connected and Secure
With Forerunner 945, you can head out for a training session without being out of touch. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you'll be able to receive text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. And safety and tracking features make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts in case you need assistance - manually, or automatically with built-in incident detection.

Track More Than Ever Before
For such a lightweight watch, you'll be surprised by everything Forerunner 945 can track. It features multinetwork (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) satellite reception to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. It features wrist-based heart rate4 and a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor5 which monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.

Workouts and Training Plans
Whether you're training for a marathon or something even longer, create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Forerunner 945 also supports Garmin Coach adaptive training plans. These plans feature guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals. It's a foolproof way to get to the finish line. As part of your training plan, it can even help you predict your race time.

Analyze Your Running Form
The Forerunner 945 GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio. These measurements are the key to understanding your form, so you can bring your best on every run and at every race. Your Forerunner 945 can start tracking these metrics with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband.

Run, Sprint, Swim, Bike, Tri
Change things up with ease, thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool/open water), cross-country skiing, paddle sports, trail running and many more. Forerunner 945 even has an auto multisport feature that lets you switch sports with a single button press for brick workouts and du/triathlon races.

A Few More Extras
Forerunner 945 is still an exceptional smartwatch for everything that happens between races and training sessions. All-day activity tracking keeps tabs on your steps and calories and even provides advanced sleep monitoring. Get a better understanding of your body using the Garmin Connect menstrual cycle tracking feature. Use it to track cycle details, log physical and emotional symptoms and record personal notes for regular, irregular and menopause transition cycle types. For endless personalization options, Forerunner 945 is compatible with the Connect IQ Store, where you can download free apps, widgets and data fields. Check out the Running Power app, which lets you see your running power in real time - as well as after your run.

1When paired with a compatible smartphone; may require premium subscription with a third-party music provider
2View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information
3When paired with a compatible smartphone. See safety and tracking features requirements and limitations
4Activity tracking accuracy
5This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox not available in all countries.

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Customer Reviews

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Rated 4 out of 5
on the fence still
Have only run twice with this so far. My main drawback is that it doesn't have HR during the run. The last run I did I wore both my other watch and Garmin to see the differences and HR ranges were different for both. Love the long battery life. Later this week I will get to try this while cycling.
May 31, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Recommended By This League Champion
This watch is the cream of the crop. I am a Foothill Tech Distance Runner and a recent League Champion and I challenge you to find a better watch then this.
May 30, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
OG Triathelete
I’ve had my Garmin 945 since May 21, 2021.I really like the detailed data that it provides such as the fitness age, intensity running pace of each mile, my stress levels throughout the day and suggested fitness age. However, I don’t think the battery will last for 10 weeks without recharging.
May 30, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Love my new watch!
I bought this watch as a replacement for my Apple watch and to try something different. So far it's exceeded my expectations. While both watches are different, for the use of getting fit, this watch works for me.
May 27, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Surprisingly smart watch
Well designed very thoughtful and functional for a triathlete
May 25, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
I bought two weeks ago
This is the perfect watch for athletes!!!!
May 24, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Wedding bells??
Best watch I’ve ever owned...Heck, I’d marry it if I could!!
May 17, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome watch!
Bought a week ago and am very pleased I did. Has soo many features and customizations, some I didn't know where possible.
May 16, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great Watch!
Great watch - love the features and I actually had tried to buy a different brand (twice) and they weren't working properly. So, I returned those and went with this one. Everything was quick to set up except for the music. I was under the impression that this downloaded your Apple music, but it doesn't. To save you some time, if you are getting this for music to be played, you will need a Spotify account (premium). It took me 3 hours to try out different ways to download my library and nothing worked. Save yourself the time and do the Spotify account, because it's quicker and easier in the longrun. Once I got that settled, this watch worked really well! I haven't tried it in the pool yet, but hoping it records my laps easily. The run was effortless and GPS boots in about 1-5 minutes. The details after the run are phenomenal! So much information! AND ... it transfers to my phone to see everything there without me needing to do anything! So, overall, this is phenomenal. The only issue is the music, but that can be remedied. Kind of a bummer not to be able to transfer my Apple playlists but I can make the same playlist in Spotify, so no big deal. In short, I recommend getting it.
May 14, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Great features but….
It’s great, unfortunately as triathlete and working for several month with training peaks is not possible to see the structured swimming workouts on the watch! Very dissatisfied :(
May 5, 2021
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