First look: new Garmin Forerunner series

Check out the latest lineup of watches from Garmin

April 30th, 2019 by | Posted in Running Gear | Tags: , , , ,

Garmin is releasing a new series of Forerunners with a model for every type of runner. Here’s a look at the newest lineup of smart watches to take your training to the next level.

Garmin 245 Music. Photo: Matt Stetson

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Forerunner 45 and 45S

Forerunner 45. Photo: Garmin

This watch is for the runner who’s just getting into it. This watch does everything you need it to, without overwhelming a runner when they’re getting started. It monitors pace, distance and intervals, and can also be switched to other modes for activities like yoga, cardio or cycling. The Forerunner 45 and 45 S also monitors daily calorie burn, sleep and steps walks. The 45 features a 42mm case whereas the 45S is slightly smaller with a 39mm case. The watches retail for $279.99 CAD.

Forerunner 245 Music

Gone are the days where you had to bring multiple devices on your run. The Forerunner 245 has integrated music streaming services and also has room for up to 500 downloaded songs. Beyond the music update, the watch is bringing you even more training and recovery insights. There’s an adaptable training status based on heat, recovery time and training efforts, there’s a running dynamics feature which allows runners to check out their form on the fly, and finally, a heart rate monitor for even more intel into an athlete’s performance.

Garmin 245 Music. Photo: Matt Stetson
If music isn’t your jam, no problem, the Forerunner 245 is also available without it. Forerunner 245 with music retails for $479.99 and without at $419.99 CAD.

Forerunner 945

The Forerunner 945 is for the multisport athlete. The watch has all of the capabilities of the 245, with the addition of tracking for other sports like skiing, hiking and golf and the ability to hold up to 1,000 songs. The 945 also has Garmin Pay, so you can go out for a run with nothing but a house key and a watch. With exceptional battery life, up to two weeks in smartwatch mode, the 945 has functionality for every part of your day. The watch retails for $829.99 CAD.

Forerunner 945. Photo: Garmin

All watches are compatible with Garmin Coach, which provides free and adaptable training plans for runners looking to race everything from a 5K through a half-marathon.