Garmin 佳明 Forerunner 245 跑步智能手表，高级动态设计010-02120-20 音乐 黑色
More Ways to Customize
Check out our Connect IQ Store, where you can add personality to Forerunner 245 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.
GPS Running Smartwatch with Advanced Training Features
You do the running. Forerunner 245 does the thinking. This GPS smartwatch doesn’t just tell you where you ran. It 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.
- 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 dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more (when used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run or HRM-Tri monitors (sold separately)
- Safety and tracking features include incident detection (during select activities) which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your paired compatible smartphone
- Customize with free watch faces, apps and more from our Connect IQ store
- Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 24 hours in GPS mode
Features and Benefits
Advanced Performance Analytics
What amount of training is right for you? Forerunner 245 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. 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.
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 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 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 245 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.
Stay Connected on the Run
Forerunner 245 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 detection (when paired with a compatible smartphone), if needed. So, lace up your shoes, and head out with a little extra peace of mind.
1. I've owned the Garmin Forerunner 235, Fenix 3 and Fenix 5X (among several older watches from Garmin and others)
2. I run 25-35 miles/week (4x outdoors + occasional treadmill) and bike indoors 1-2x per week on Zwift
3. I use the Stryd Live footpod
4. I sync all of my data to Strava
Why I purchased this watch
- I've been using the Garmin Fenix 5X for the past year, and it has been a great watch. It's definitely a huge watch (arguably too big) with a lot of great features, some of which I used and some I didn't. However, it doesn't have music, which is a feature that I really wanted. I really don't like carrying around my phone to listen to music on runs, so the idea of having a watch that had that feature was appealing.
- However, I wasn't ready to shell out $650+ for the Fenix 5 Plus for the music feature. I had been looking at the Forerunner 645 Music, but it was pricey, and the Vivoactive 3 which was priced right but isn't really a pure running watch.
- Enter the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music which was released in late May 2019.
What I like about the 245's form factor
- Lightweight and barely noticeable on my wrist
- Very crisp, high resolution (240x240) display (easier to see than the Fenix 5X despite its smaller size)
- Screen is Gorilla Glass 3 (less likely to scratch than some older Forerunner models)
What I like about the 245 for running
- Uses the same basic interface as all Garmin running watches, so it's intuitive for me to use by now (takes some getting used to for newbies, though)
- Running metrics that were in the Fenix 5X are all available (e.g. pace, heart rate, cadence, training effect, VO2 max estimate, etc.)
- You can load pre-designed courses (for directions during a run), workouts (for interval training and such) and training plans (5k/10k/Half Marathon plans)
What I like about the 245's music features
- Can hold 500 songs (~3.6GB available)
- Music options include Spotify, Deezer and manual loading of MP3 or AAC files from your computer
- Wi-Fi syncing of music
What else I like about the 245
- Connecting to my Stryd footpod and bluetooth headphones was quick easy
- Sleep tracking (deep sleep, light sleep, REM, awake)
- New "Body Battery" feature that measures the amount of energy reserve you have throughout the day
- New blood oxygen sensor (Pulse Ox) will probably tell me something interesting (maybe?)
What I wish it had
- I purposely decided to "downgrade" from the extremely large and heavy Fenix 5X (51mm) to this watch (42mm). While I don't regret the decision, I wish the Forerunners's size was somewhere in between (maybe 45mm).
- Battery life for this watch is fine if you're not running ultras (estimated at 6 hours for music + GPS) but I'd be willing to give up a little weight in exchange for a larger battery to keep this one going longer between charges.
- Barometric altimeter - not a must have for me in flat Florida, but this allows you to measure elevation and stairs climbed; instead, elevation is pulled using GPS data which may be less accurate
- Spotify and Deezer music services require premium membership ($8-$10 / month)
- Podcasts don't sync automatically via Spotify; manual syncing required (or there's a paid app call Runcasts, but it has mixed reviews so I haven't tried it)
- At some point, I'm going to miss the pre-loaded elevation maps that the Garmin Fenix 5X had; I didn't use them very often, but they did come in handy every now and then
- Price point is pretty high at $349 retail --> Garmin can get away with it now because of their strong reputation and advanced features, but I'm not sure they'll be able to get away with such a price premium for much longer
Other potential concerns
- I've read that some people have issues with the music cutting in and out on Bluetooth headphones. I haven't experienced this when running, but it did start to cut in and out while walking during my cool down. My assumption is that this happens because the antenna on the watch is too far away from my ears when my hands are down by my side while walking (as opposed to closer to my chest when running). This isn't a big deal for me because 99% of the time I'll be running while listening to music.
- Potential solution: I have read that one solution is apparently to make sure the watch is on the same side of your body as the antenna for your headset (typically the right side). You might want to try that if you're having the same issue.
2 month update: I continue to like this watch, so my overall rating hasn't changed. I've found it to be incredibly accurate when running (like all modern Garmin watches) and the battery life is holding strong. I haven't managed to scratch it despite wearing it every day since I bought it. Garmin also recently added Amazon Music support to the watch, which is great if you're like most people and have a Prime membership (premium music subscription not required).
I have had an issue with an inaccurate heart rate reading, but only while riding my indoor bike (not while running). My heart rate reading will "plateau" well below my actual heart rate and won't budge much thereafter. Garmin apparently is aware of this issue, so I'm hoping they come up with a fix soon.
As for Bluetooth headphones, I've been happy with the Mpow Flame2 (also sold on Amazon). They maintain strong connectivity while running - rarely dropping signal.
Pros - Feels great, Lots of little apps you can install on the watch for various activities or navigation. Lots of ways to 'skin' the look of the watch for regular use. Great stat tracking (online), and integration with other garmin devices like a heart strap or a cadence device for bicycles. Works great under water, in the shower. Pretty light weight, strap is noninvasive. Lets you turn off/on different modes, like auto-events.
Cons - The batteries could last a little longer, I think on the music version they do. The strap seems to 'chafe' my wrist more than my fitbit alta hr did... This watch will stop counting paces/distance if you rest your arms/stop moving them, unlike the fitbit which seemed to be a lot more lenient. Little more expensive than I would like. Some of the apps don't really work like they should, especially some of the ones you might want to pay a few dollars for.
Bottom line, this thing destroys my old fitbit when it comes to stats, accuracy (heart rate especially), functionality. But if you just want something to track your heart rate, and not give you too much fuss on the elliptical, fitbit might be a better bargain. I had to ditch the fitbit because it would stop counting after long periods of time, and that was just too frustrating.