Garmin Forerunner 245 Music 30mm GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor - Large - Black

Model Number: FORERUNNER 245 MUSIC
Web Code: 13531659

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music 30mm GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor - Large - Black

Overview

The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music logs your heart rate, sleep patterns, speeds, and more to make monitoring your workouts and ordinary activities a breeze. With advanced physio, workout, running dynamics features and Garmin Coach. You can even download up to 500 of songs to this watch to keep your aerobic workout pumping.

Overview

The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music logs your heart rate, sleep patterns, speeds, and more to make monitoring your workouts and ordinary activities a breeze. With advanced physio, workout, running dynamics features and Garmin Coach. You can even download up to 500 of songs to this watch to keep your aerobic workout pumping.
  • Real time and automatic goal setting keeps your fitness routine on target
  • Monitors your activity levels while you're cycling, using the indoor track, hoofing it on the treadmill, elliptical, doing your cardio workout, rowing indoors, and pumping those calf muscles on the stair stepper
  • Monitors calories burned to ensure you're getting the right amount of exercise to complement your diet
  • Vo2 Max monitors your oxygen levels so you'll know when your heart function reaches peak velocity
  • Heart rate tracker monitors your heart rate and allows you to keep an eye on beats per minute during workouts and periods of rest
  • Accelerometer keeps track of increases and decreases in speed
  • Sleep tracking keeps a log of your sleep patterns so you can easily monitor your quality of rest
  • Pregnancy tracking feature via the Garmin Connect app tracks symptoms and baby movement, delivers weekly education, and shows how your wellness and performance metrics could change during pregnancy
  • GPS-enabled to keep you on the trail during outdoor excursions
  • Waterproof design allows you to log activity when you're in the pool
  • Smart phone synchronization, illuminated, silent, and vibration alerts keep you connected to you calls and texts
  • Illuminated alerts are easy to read and notify you to incoming calls, missed calls, and text messages
  • Wireless capabilities and data syncing ensure you're always connected and accessing accurate readings
  • Lithium Ion battery provides up to 7 days of power in SmartMode or 6 hours in GPS/music mode
  • Illuminated LCD display and full-colour 240 x 240 resolution make it easy to register readings at a glance
  • Wrist band is adjustable to create a perfect fit and is equipped with a sturdy metal clasp
  • 5 manual buttons and gesture controls provide easy operation
  • 3 sensors ensure activities are precisely monitored
  • Plastic and glass case provides a dustproof design that promises protection from harsh outdoor conditions
  • Garmin Operating System is exceptionally reliable
  • Compatible with Mac iOS, Mac OS X 10.5  and later, Windows 2000 and later, and Android
  • On-board email and calendar features ensure you stay informed of business and social engagements
  • Download up to 500 songs to keep your workouts pumping to the beat of your favorite music while enjoying a phone-free Bluetooth connection
  • Bluetooth enabled ANT+ USB/BLE + Wi-Fi for instant connections to your other devices
  • Includes Garmin Connect Ap and is compatible with approximately 50+ additional apps
Band Colour
Black
Band Size
Large
Band Material
Plastic
Case Colour
Black
Case Material
Plastic & Glass
GPS
Yes

Connectivity

NFC Enabled
No

Compatibility

Watch Operating System
Garmin OS
Mac iOS Compatibility
Yes
Android Compatibility
Yes
Other Compatibility
None
Voice Commands
No

Display

Touchscreen
No
Display Technology
LCD
Illuminated Display
Yes
Ambient Light Sensor
No
Display Resolution
240 X240
Display Colour
Full Colour

Power

Power Type
Battery Powered
Battery Type
Lithium Ion
Battery Life (Typical)
7 Day Smartmode / 6 Hours GPS/ Music Mode
Charging Method
USB Charging Data Cable

Features

Water Resistance
Yes
Dust Proof
Yes

Health Tracking Features

Heart Rate
Yes
Sleep Tracking
Yes
Women's Health
Yes
Body Temperature
No
Perspiration
No

Activity Monitoring Features

Goal Setting
Automatic
Calories Tracking
Yes
Steps Tracking
Yes
Distance Tracking
Yes
Running Tracking
Yes
Elevation Tracking
No
Monitoring Sports
Running; Walking; Cycling; Indoor Track; Treadmill ;Elipital; Cardio; Swim; Stair Stepper; Row Indoors
Other Tracking & Monitoring
VO2 max
Compass
No
Altimeter
No
Barometer
No
Number Of Sensors
3

Sensors

Accelerometer
Yes
UV Index Monitor
No
Ambient Temperature
No
Weather
No
Bluetooth
ANT+ USB/BLE + Wi-Fi
ANT+ Technology
Yes
USB (Data)
Yes
Smart Phone Synchronization
Yes
Data Syncing
Yes
Wireless Syncing
Yes
Real Time Data Syncing
Yes

Notifications & Controls

Incoming Calls
Yes
Missed Calls
Yes
Answering Calls
No
Smart Phone Battery Alert
Yes
Camera Control
No
Gesture/Motion Control
Yes
Music Controls
Yes
Find My Phone
Yes
Email
Yes
Calendar
Yes
SMS
Yes
Silent Alarm
Yes
Alarm
Yes
Vibration
Yes
Illuminated Alerts
Yes

Memory

Memory Card Type
None

Physical Features

Number of Physical Buttons
5
Adjustable Band
Yes
Removable Band
Yes
Minimum Band Size (Circumference)
122 mm
Maximum Band Size (Circumference)
224 mm
Clasp Type
Standard Metal
Case Thickness
1.22 mm
Case Width
4.2 cm
Web-based Application
Yes
Companion App Required
Yes

Software/Apps

Preloaded Apps
Garmin Connect Ap

Dimensions

Width
4.23 cm
Depth
1.22 cm
Height
4.23 cm
Weight
38 g
  • Forerunner 245 Music
  • charging data cable
  • manual

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Rating Breakdown

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31

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19

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34

Reviewer Recommendation

92%

Of the 48 reviewers who responded, 44 would recommend this product.

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  • Great for tracking my entire day.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by SlowRunner - September 14, 2019

    After finding out that the forerunner 235 only had music controls and not full music features, I had to bite the $150 bullet and purchase the 245 music. Best upgrade ever. Loading my amazon music was literally effortless because it automatically did it for me. The garmin connect is wonderful. I can view my entire day, sleep to steps, energy levels to stress and much more. The workout details are the best. I can view all my running stats and see them on the map. The watch is lightweight and good looking. It is comfortable on my wrist and I sleep with my watch on for the first time ever. It pairs with satellites almost immediately and no waiting. It took a few days to get used to the buttons and how to access the stuff I need, but now it is second nature. The music feature is great, using my amazon prime music that downloads my workout playlists and pairs right away with my wireless headphones. The best watch I have owned so far. If it can last as long as my previous Tom Tom, that would be a bonus.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Forerunner 245 Music -Poor Quality for a Garmin
    Reviewed by Bob245 - January 23, 2022

    I bought recently, called support who stated to change time zone, best I place in GPS mode then go outside. I travel much and need a quality exercise watch that I can easily change to local time zones - support wasn't able to help me. I returned this watch. I had already purchased different watch faces and subscribed to Spotify, so that was a waste of money now. I will strongly think twice about getting another Garmin based on this experience. I always thought highly of Garmin, this was bad experience. I suggest you think hard about buying this poor quality watch.

    Review originally posted on Garmin


  • Great Features
    Reviewed by AndyTri - January 24, 2022

    Got this for my birthday. I love that I can share my route with my wife. Easy to navigate from run to bike to swim features. Downloading Spotify so I can race without the extra weight of a phone is the best!

    Review originally posted on Garmin


  • Well polished watched, minus two
    Reviewed by Knot in KS - August 18, 2019

    I’ve been using Garmin watches since the launch of the 910XT. Every watch has had its quirks and issues. The 245 displays a well rounded GPS watch with music capabilities. Battery life is relatively strong at around 4-5 days with exercise. Wrist band material was the best yet of any watch. The two reason is returned the watch and moved to a competitor 1) your Sony chip algorithm is trash. The 910xt has better gps accuracy 2) the buttons were starting to fail after a couple weeks. I had to soak the watch every day. I don’t understand why you guys can’t design buttons. The 910 had 3 button failures. 230 had zero. Like come on!

    Review originally posted on Garmin


  • Great watch!
    Reviewed by Tam Song - May 10, 2020

    Amazing features, good battery life, love the music. I used Amazon Music and it maxed out at 350 songs, which is more than enough, though not as many as it's rated for. However, the songs I downloaded were probably longer than average. I didn't want a smartwatch. I'm a runner, I mostly just care about the running features. This watch covers all that I'd want, with a plethora of running features, plus some cool smartwatch features too. I love the buttons, they're way more responsive than a touch screen. This is not a watch that'd win the style awards, but that's not what I care about. It does look good, just not as sharp or fancy.

    Review originally posted on Garmin



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