Garmin multi-sports watch: Garmin has announced five models of new multisports watches: Forerunner 45 / 45S, Forerunner 245/245 Music and Forerunner 945.
What is known?
The first two models are for beginner runners who do not need advanced activity tracking features. The Forerunner 45 and 45S differ only in body size. The first version has a 42-mm, and the second – a 39-mm diameter. Their main functions are the same: Garmin Coach assistant, GPS, accelerometer and heart rate tracking sensor. The battery life is up to 7 days without GPS.
The average Forerunner 245/245 Music models received a slightly different body, the dynamic running tracking and pulse oximeter function. They are equipped with a waterproof case. Thanks to him, the watch set several modes for swimming.
Versions 245 and 245 Music differ in the built-in storage for music. The watch comes in a 42-millimeter case and will work up to 7 days in normal mode, up to 24 hours with GPS and up to 6 hours with GPS and music turned on.
Garmin Forerunner 945 is the top model of the new line. It differs from the younger versions of double memory for music, the presence of NFC-chip for the payment system Garmin Pay and longer battery life.
According to the company, the charge will be enough for two weeks in the “Only hours” mode, 36 hours with GPS and 10 hours using music. The Forerunner 945 also received a fixed training load focusing feature, card support, and a special triathlon kit with additional straps.
Price and when to expect?
Watches will be available this month. The cheapest Forerunner 45 and 45S will cost $ 200. The standard version of Forerunner 245 will cost customers $ 300, and the music version 245 Music – $ 350. For the advanced model, the Forerunner 945 will be asked for $ 600 (regular kit) and $ 750 (triathlon kit).