GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Training Features
- Sync with music streaming services, such as Spotify®, to easily store and play your favorite songs right from your watch
- Evaluates your current training status to indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it; offers additional performance monitoring features
- Get free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach, or create your own custom workouts on our Garmin Connect™ online fitness community
- Provides advanced running dynamics², including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
- Safety and tracking features³, such as built-in incident detection, make it easy to share your location
- Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music
You do the running. Forerunner 245 Music does the thinking. It even gets to know you, mile after mile and song after song. This GPS smartwatch has storage for your favorite tunes, so you can keep moving to the music without having to lug your phone along. It also tracks your stats, crunches the numbers and gets to know all about your performance, your running form, your training history and even your goals. All you need to focus on is putting one foot in front of the other.
Let the Music Play
If you can’t run without the perfect playlist, you won’t be able to run without Forerunner 245 Music. Sync your carefully crafted playlists from select music streaming services¹ — such as Deezer and Spotify — to your watch for ad-free listening. You can even store up to 500 songs right on your watch. It’s easy to transfer music from your computer and then queue up your favorite playlist for easy listening through headphones enabled with BLUETOOTH® technology.
Advanced Performance Analytics
What amount of training is right for you? Forerunner 245 Music offers personalized training and recovery insight for smarter training decisions, helping you prepare for your next race. It keeps tabs on your VO2 max and understands how heat and altitude impact your performance. And the higher your VO2 max, the higher you can expect to perform, which is exactly what is shown by the performance condition metric. 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.
More Ways to Work Out
Running is what you do, so train smarter with the tools available from our Garmin Connect online fitness community. Create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Or, if you’ve got a specific goal in mind for your next 5K, check out Garmin Coach. Featuring 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. What about when you want to switch it up? Forerunner 245 Music also has activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, indoor rowing and even for using the elliptical or stair-stepper.
Analyze Your Running Form
The Forerunner 245 Music GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics² 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 245 Music 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.
More Ways to Customize
Check out our Connect IQ Store, where you can add personality to Forerunner 245 Music by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more. It’s easy and — even better — it’s free. New apps are added every day, so you can keep tabs on when your Uber will arrive, turn on your lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start.
Stay Connected on the Run
Forerunner 245 Music makes it easy to run without leaving important smart features behind. 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 new 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 detection³, if needed. So, lace up your shoes, and head out with a little extra peace of mind.
Share and Compete
Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone.
Wellness and Advanced Sleep Monitoring
The Forerunner 245 Music smartwatch has tools to help keep tabs on your overall well-being and the sleep4 you’re getting at night. These tools provide crucial insight you can use to maximize your training. For example, it’s our first running watch to include a Pulse Ox sensor5. This wrist-based sensor estimates your body’s blood oxygen saturation, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep. And to give you an idea of how you’re sleeping, Forerunner 245 Music tracks your light, deep and REM stages of sleep, along with movement throughout the night. It also features all-day stress monitoring for wellness tracking during the day. If your stress level starts to climb, use the relaxation breathing timer for a few minutes of guided breathing, which can help calm your mind and body. And to help you optimize your body’s energy, Body Battery™ energy monitoring uses collected data to gauge your energy reserves at any moment, so you can plan your day to optimize times for activity and rest.
Track Your Cycle
Coming soon, you'll 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. You’ll get education about training and nutrition during each phase of your current cycle, too. With the Connect IQ app6, you’ll get cycle updates — such as period reminders, cycle details and symptoms logged for the day — delivered to your wrist.
|Connect IQ Apps|
|VIRB Remote Control|
|Auto Lap Feature|
|Configurable lap pop-up|
|Auto Pause feature|
|Garmin Coach training plans|
|Pool swim activity|
|Configurable data fields|
|Aerobic training effect|
|Anaerobic training effect|
|Auto max HR|
|Bike Speed and Cadence|
|Varia Vision in-sight display support|
|Varia smart bike lights support|
|Varia rearview radar support|
GPS time sync
Automatic daylight-saving time
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor
Daily Smart Features
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android Only)
Smartphone music control
Watch music control
Find My Phone
Find My Watch
VIRB camera remote support
Safety and Tracking Features
Incident detection during select activities via smartphone pairing
Assistance via smartphone pairing
Live event sharing (Android Only)
Activity Tracking Features
Move bar to motivate after a period of inactivity
Auto goal assignment
Gym and Fitness Equipment Features
Activity profiles for strength, cardio, elliptical, stair stepping, indoor rowing, and yoga
Automatic rep counting
Training, Planning, and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distance
Customizable data pages
Customizable activity profiles
Configurable lap alerts
Race an activity
Touch and/or button lock
Activity history on watch
Heart Rate Features
HR zones, alerts, and calories
% HR max
Auto max HR
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)
Running, treadmill running, indoor track running, and trail running profiles
GPS-based distance, time and pace
Performance condition (after running 6-20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)
Foot pod capable
Outdoor Recreation Features
Bread crumb trail in real time
Back to start
Distance to destination
Biking and indoor biking profiles
Race an activity
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)
Compatible with Varia Vision head-mounted display
Compatible with Varia lights
Speed and cadence sensor support with optional sensor
Pool swimming profile
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke, count/rate, calories)
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, or butterfly)
Swim efficiency (SWOLF)
Pool swim workouts
Garmin Fitness Product Warranty Policy and Repair Process
Garmin fitness products are warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the original date of purchase.
To learn more about Garmin's warranty policy please visit: Limited Warranties.
To submit an online repair request please visit the Garmin Repair Center
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Quick Release Bands:
yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)
Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
240 x 240 pixels
sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
Swim, 5 ATM
200 hours of activity data
Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
up to 500 songs
Music Storage on Watch:
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