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Garmin Forerunner 245

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Garmin Forerunner 245 review: specs and price

Garmin Forerunner 245
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Garmin Forerunner 245

Why is Garmin Forerunner 245 better than the average?

  • Battery life with GPS on
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    24hvs17.98h
  • Resolution
    240 x 240pxvs29658.81px
  • Weight
    38.5gvs65.74g
  • Thickness
    12.2mmvs14.81mm
  • Screen size
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    1.2"vs1.19"
  • Height
    42.3mmvs52.37mm
  • Pixel density
    283ppivs269.43ppi
  • Width of band
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    20mmvs22.09mm

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Garmin Forerunner 245

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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Dustproof/water-resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

Garmin Forerunner 245
2.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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3.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

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4.resolution
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Best

Suunto 9 Baro

300 x 320px

240 x 240px

5.weight
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Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

38.5g

6.waterproofing maximum depth
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These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

50m

Sensors

1.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

Garmin Forerunner 245
2.Has a heart rate monitor
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A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

Garmin Forerunner 245
3.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Garmin Forerunner 245
4.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin Forerunner 245
5.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

Garmin Forerunner 245
6.Has a 3D compass
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3D compass is a compass that will show accurate readings also when the compass is tilted. Therefore you don’t need to keep the compass on level ground to get steady readings.

For example

Garmin Fenix 5X

Garmin Forerunner 245

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

Garmin Forerunner 245
2.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

Garmin Forerunner 245
3.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

Garmin Forerunner 245
4.Has a route tracker
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With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

Garmin Forerunner 245
5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

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6.Has goal setting
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Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

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Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

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2.Has Bluetooth
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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Garmin Forerunner 245
3.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Garmin Forerunner 245
4.Supports ANT+
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ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

Garmin Forerunner 245
5.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Garmin Forerunner 245
6.Automatically syncs
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The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 935

Garmin Forerunner 245

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Garmin Forerunner 245
2.battery life
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With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

7 days

3.battery life with GPS on
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There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

24h

4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Garmin Forerunner 245
5.Alerts you to low phone battery
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When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Garmin Forerunner 245
6.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 735XT

Garmin Forerunner 245

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

Garmin Forerunner 245
2.Includes access to online portal
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Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

Garmin Forerunner 245
3.Can upload maps
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You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

Garmin Forerunner 245
4.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

Garmin Forerunner 245
5.Has achievements
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You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

Garmin Forerunner 245
6.Acquires GPS faster
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It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

For example

TomTom Spark 3

Garmin Forerunner 245

Miscellaneous

1.USB ports
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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Garmin Forerunner 945

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