88points

Garmin Forerunner 245

85points

Garmin Instinct

Garmin Forerunner 245
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Garmin Forerunner 245 vs Garmin Instinct

Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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Garmin Instinct

Why is Garmin Forerunner 245 better than Garmin Instinct?

  • 8h longer battery life - GPS
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    24hvs16h
  • 3.52x higher resolution
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    240 x 240pxvs128 x 128px
  • Monitors blood oxygenation levels
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  • 13.5g lighter
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    38.5gvs52g
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 3.1mm thinner
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    12.2mmvs15.3mm
  • 33.33% bigger screen size
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    1.2"vs0.9"
  • 2.7mm shorter
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    42.3mmvs45mm

Why is Garmin Instinct better than Garmin Forerunner 245?

  • 7 days longer battery life
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    14 daysvs7 days
  • Has a barometer
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  • Has multi-sport mode
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  • 50m higher waterproof depth rating
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    100mvs50m
  • Has a temperature sensor
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  • Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
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  • Has a world timer
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Price comparison

Garmin Forerunner 245

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Forerunner 245 AmazonGarmin 010-02120-20 Forerunner 245 Music...Garmin 010-02120-20 Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Black
Amazon logo
$325.99
Garmin Forerunner 245 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 245, GPS Running Smart...Garmin Forerunner 245, GPS Running Smartwatch with Advanced Dynamics, Slate Gray
Amazon logo
$299.99
Garmin Forerunner 245 aliexpressLCD Touch Screen for Garmin Forerunner 2...LCD Touch Screen for Garmin Forerunner 245 245 MUSIC Smart Watch LCD Display Screen Digitizer Assembly Replacement Repair Parts
aliexpress logo
$34.78
Garmin Forerunner 245 walmartGarmin Forerunner® 245 GPS Running Smart...Garmin Forerunner® 245 GPS Running Smartwatch with Music in Black
walmart logo
$349.00

Garmin Instinct

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Tundra, 1.27" (010-02064-01)
Amazon logo
$199.00
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Flame Red, 1.27 inches, Model Number: 010-02064-02
Amazon logo
$249.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Sea Foam, One Size (010-02064-05)
Amazon logo
$239.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Lakeside Blue
Amazon logo
$198.00
Garmin Instinct aliexpressOriginal LCD Display Screen Panel Repair...Original LCD Display Screen Panel Repair Part for Garmin Instinct Rugged(black)GPS Sport Watch Accessories Used
aliexpress logo
$45.00
Garmin Instinct walmartGarmin Instinct™ - Rugged GPS Watch, Gra...Garmin Instinct™ - Rugged GPS Watch, Graphite
walmart logo
$229.00

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.sweat resistance
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.Has a display
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.resolution

240 x 240px

128 x 128px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
5.has branded damage-resistant glass
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
6.weight

38.5g

52g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Sensors

1.has GPS
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Has a heart rate monitor
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
3.has an accelerometer
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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.
4.Has a barometer
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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.
5.has a compass
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
6.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.

Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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.
2.Tracks distance
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
It tracks how far you travel.
3.Measures pace
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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.
4.Has a route tracker
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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.
5.Has goal setting
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.
6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with Android
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.Syncs wirelessly
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
3.supports ANT+
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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 (e.g., sports watches, smartphones, and cycling computers).
4.Automatically syncs
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
5.supports Wi-Fi
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
6.Is compatible with iOS
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.battery life with GPS on

24h

16h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
2.battery life

7 days

14 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
3.has a battery level indicator
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.Has a solar power battery
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.
6.has a removable battery
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.Can upload maps
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
2.Has vibrating alerts
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
3.Has a stopwatch
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
4.Has silent alarm
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
5.Includes access to online portal
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
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.
6.Has notifications
Garmin Forerunner 245
Garmin Instinct
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

Miscellaneous

1.Compatible with external heart rate monitors
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
2.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
3.Has live tracking
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can share your workout progress live, for example allowing your friends to see where you are on your running route.
4.rating on Google Play
The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
5.languages supported
You can use a broader range of languages in the app. This allows you to use it in the language you choose and makes it suitable for more users around the world.
6.Has exercise diary
Garmin Forerunner 245 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
Garmin Instinct (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It has an exercise diary, allowing you to easily keep track of your previous workouts.

Price comparison

Garmin Forerunner 245

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Forerunner 245 AmazonGarmin 010-02120-20 Forerunner 245 Music...Garmin 010-02120-20 Forerunner 245 Music, GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Dynamics, Black
Amazon logo
$325.99
Garmin Forerunner 245 AmazonGarmin Forerunner 245, GPS Running Smart...Garmin Forerunner 245, GPS Running Smartwatch with Advanced Dynamics, Slate Gray
Amazon logo
$299.99
Garmin Forerunner 245 aliexpressLCD Touch Screen for Garmin Forerunner 2...LCD Touch Screen for Garmin Forerunner 245 245 MUSIC Smart Watch LCD Display Screen Digitizer Assembly Replacement Repair Parts
aliexpress logo
$34.78
Garmin Forerunner 245 walmartGarmin Forerunner® 245 GPS Running Smart...Garmin Forerunner® 245 GPS Running Smartwatch with Music in Black
walmart logo
$349.00

Garmin Instinct

ProductStorePrice
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Tundra, 1.27" (010-02064-01)
Amazon logo
$199.00
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Flame Red, 1.27 inches, Model Number: 010-02064-02
Amazon logo
$249.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Sea Foam, One Size (010-02064-05)
Amazon logo
$239.99
Garmin Instinct AmazonGarmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch wi...Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS, Features GLONASS and Galileo, Heart Rate Monitoring and 3-Axis Compass, Lakeside Blue
Amazon logo
$198.00
Garmin Instinct aliexpressOriginal LCD Display Screen Panel Repair...Original LCD Display Screen Panel Repair Part for Garmin Instinct Rugged(black)GPS Sport Watch Accessories Used
aliexpress logo
$45.00
Garmin Instinct walmartGarmin Instinct™ - Rugged GPS Watch, Gra...Garmin Instinct™ - Rugged GPS Watch, Graphite
walmart logo
$229.00

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