Garmin Forerunner 245

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MUSIC FOR THE EXTRA MILE

You do the running. This GPS running smartwatch does the thinking. It even gets to know you, mile after mile and song after song.

Monitor your training load to see if you’re fully owning it or just overdoing it.

Prep for your next race like a boss with free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans.

Finesse your form by tracking running dynamics1.

We’ll watch your back for you with incident detection and assistance features2.

Here’s something to sing about: music storage right on your wrist.

Up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music — that’ll take you all the way to the finish.

A DESIGN THAT CUTS BACK ON BULK

It’s sleek and lightweight — perfect for running and everyday wear.

THESE MATERIALS ARE READY TO RUN

Featuring a sweatproof silicone band and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, Forerunner 245 Music can handle whatever’s ahead.

DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS

For personalised training guidance, get daily run recommendations of varying intensities based on your training history, fitness level and recovery time.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

Get heart rate data3 along with alerts if your heart rate stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater.

VO2 MAX

Train smarter with VO2 MAX an indicator of how you can expect to perform. This metric even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.

TRAINING EFFECT

See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic Training Effect feedback.

INTENSITY MINUTES

With improvements based on guidance from the WHO, now you can understand when you earned daily intensity minutes and during what activity.

GARMIN COACH

These adaptive training plans feature guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals. Workouts sync right to your watch.

BUILT-IN GPS

Track where you run, and get accurate stats, including distance, pace and intervals.

PULSE OX SENSOR

This wrist-based sensor estimates your body’s blood oxygen saturation4, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep.

PULSE OX SENSOR

This wrist-based sensor estimates your body’s blood oxygen saturation4, which can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen — especially while you sleep.

BATTERY LIFE

Run your heart out with a watch that’s got the power to keep up. You’ll get up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music.

BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS

Switch up your workout routine with activity profiles for cycling, pool swimming, track running, elliptical, stair-stepper and more.

RUNNING DYNAMICS

When used with a compatible accessory1, Forerunner 245 Music measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more.

TRAINING STATUS

This metric evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching.

RECOVERY TIME

After each workout, the built-in recovery time advisor lets you know how long to rest before another big effort. It even accounts for all-day stress, sleep and daily activity outside of workouts.

BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR

Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.

WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING

Use the Garmin Connect™ app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more. Even get details on your wrist with the Menstrual Cycle Tracking and Pregnancy Tracking app.

MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST

Download up to 500 songs plus playlists from your Spotify®, Deezer or Amazon music accounts (subscription may be required).

SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features2 send your location to emergency contacts.

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with a compatible smartphone.

CONNECT IQ™ STORE

Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.

LIVETRACK FEATURE

Use LiveTrack to let friends and family follow your real-time location5 and even view your entire preplanned course. Rest assured that your loved ones know exactly where you’re running.

SYNCS WITH GARMIN CONNECT™

Upload your activities to the Garmin Connect app to interact with a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete — and even share their triumphs via social media.

See your stats, and track your goals in the Garmin Connect™ app.

Switch up your style with a variety of accessory bands.

LEARN MORE

When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run™ or or HRM-Tri™ monitors (sold separately).
When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
When paired with your compatible smartphone.
Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB.

Physical & Performance

Display size 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
GPS Yes
Weight 38.5 g
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours

Maps & Navigation

Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Features

“Repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Touch and/or button lock Yes
GPS coordinates Yes
Live Event Sharing Android™ Only
Audio prompts Yes
Sleep Yes (Advanced)
Auto CourseView updates No
Downloadable training plans Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) No
Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) No
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) yes (with HRM-Tri™, HRM-Swim™ and HRM-Pro™)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) Yes
Swing Tempo No
Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
Plays and controls watch music Yes
APNEA mode No
Pool swim workouts Yes
Multi-gas mode No
Race an Activity Yes
Hot keys No
Single-gas mode No
Activity history on watch Yes
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) yes (with compatible accessory)
Auto max HR Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) Yes
HR alerts Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) No
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Vertical speed No
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) No
Customizable data pages Yes
Race an activity Yes
Finish time Yes
Elevation profile No
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
Incident Detection during select activities Yes
PlaysLike distance No
Virtual Partner Yes
VO2 Max (Run) Yes
Relaxation reminders No
Reminder alerts No
Physio TrueUp Yes
Custom alerts Yes
NEXRAD on moving map No
Back to start Yes
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) yes (with compatible accessory)
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) Yes
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Physical size 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm)

Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm

Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ No
Chronograph No
Music storage up to 500 songs
Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
Automatic altitude adjustment No
Ambient light sensor No
Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
Hazards and course targets No
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
TruSwing™ compatible No
UltraTrac mode Yes
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) No
Calendar Yes
Barometric altimeter No
Unlock new step icons No
Weather Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
Floors climbed No
Respiration rate (24×7) No
% HR max Yes
% HRR Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
TracBack® Yes
Storm alert No
Water rating 5 ATM
Advanced Vector support No
Handicap scoring No
Audible alerts No
Color display Yes
Multiple bike profiles No
Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
HR zones Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) No
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Find My Phone Yes
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Sleep score and insights No
Custom targets No
Downloadable cartography support No
Available run profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) No
Stopwatch Yes
Run workouts Yes
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) No
Training Effect Yes
Worldwide airport database(s) No
Waypoint information page No
GPS speed and distance Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) No
Area calculation No
Find My Watch Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Trendline™ Popularity Routing No
Strava Live Segments No
VIRB® Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone® and Android™
Dual grid coordinates No
TrueUp™ Yes
Timer Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Trimix support No
Courses Yes
Compatible with Varia™ lights Yes
Thermometer No
Hydration Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Alarm clock Yes
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Group LiveTrack No
Intensity minutes Yes
Interval training Yes
Gyroscope No
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Touchscreen No
Countdown start (pool swim only) No
Virtual starting line No
Preloaded topographical maps No
Sun and moon information No
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner No
Night vision mode No
Available swim profiles Pool Swimming
Tempo Training No
Move IQ™ Yes
Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations No
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) No
GLONASS Yes
Smart Notifications Yes
Sight ‘N Go No
Garmin Pay™ No
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check and optionally in sleep)
Depth sensor No
Projected waypoint No
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Time/date yes
Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app No
Rewards (coins) No
Calories burned Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Auto start/end dive No
Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)
Garmin Live Segments No
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) yes (using ANT+ or BLE)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Power meter compatible No
Total ascent/descent No
Auto multisport activities No
Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) No
PinPointer No
Step counter Yes
Quick Release bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
APNEA hunt mode No
60-minute activity goal No
Trail run auto climb No
Manual multisport activities No
Chores No
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert No
Automatic rep counting Yes
LiveTrack Yes
Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more No
HR calories Yes
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Anchor Alarm No
Gauge mode No
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app Yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Yardage to layups/doglegs No
XERO™ Locations No
Auto Pause® Yes
All-day Stress Yes
Running dynamics yes (with compatible accessory)
Full vector map No
Tack assist mode No
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s) No
Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking
Future elevation plot No
Accelerometer Yes
Recovery time Yes
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Around Me mode No
Hunt/fish calendar No
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide No
Course guidance Yes
Strap material silicone
GPS Time Sync Yes
Countdown timer No
Auto scroll Yes
Analog hands No
Round timer/odometer No
Compass Yes
Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Cardio workouts Yes
Green View with manual pin position No
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Galileo Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Women’s Health Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) Yes
Manual lap Yes
Distance traveled Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Garmin AutoShot™ No
Fitness Age yes (in app)
Nitrox support No
Unit-to-unit route/location sharing No
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) No
Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
Built-in barometer and tide tables No
Assistance Yes
Race predictor Yes

Forerunner 245 Music

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Forerunner 245

  • Charge/data cable
  • Documentation

AU Warranty / Availability of Repair Facilities & Parts

Garmin Warranty / Availability of Repair Facilities & Parts

On this page, Garmin customers in Australia will find detailed warranty information; information regarding availability of repair facilities and parts including for out of warranty service; certain other information regarding repair or replacement of a Garmin product; and how to contact us in Australia for further information.

Limited Warranty

This warranty is given by Garmin Australasia Pty Ltd (Garmin Australasia)

Application of Australian Consumer Guarantees

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. The benefits under our Limited Warranty are in addition to other rights and remedies under applicable law in relation to the products. Garmin Returns Australasia, PO Box 684 Seven Hills, NSW 1730, Australia. Phone: 1-800-235-822. Email: [email protected]

One Year Consumer Products Limited Warranty

Non-aviation products are warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin Australasia will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or labour, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This Limited Warranty does not apply to: (i) cosmetic damage, such as scratches, nicks and dents; (ii) consumable parts, such as batteries, unless product damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (iii) damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, water, flood, fire, or other acts of nature or external causes; (iv) damage caused by service performed by anyone who is not an authorized service provider of Garmin; (v) damage to a product that has been modified or altered without the written permission of Garmin, (vi) damage to a product that has been caused by connection to power and/or data cables that are not supplied by Garmin. In addition, Garmin reserves the right to refuse warranty claims against products or services that are obtained and/or used in contravention of the laws of any country. This product is intended to be used only as a travel aid and must not be used for any purpose requiring precise measurement of direction, distance, location or topography. Garmin makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of map data.

This Limited Warranty also does not apply to, and Garmin is not responsible for, any degradation in the performance of any Garmin navigation product resulting from its use in proximity to any handset or other device that utilizes a terrestrial broadband network operating on frequencies that are close to the frequencies used by any Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) such as the Global Positioning Service (GPS). Use of such devices may impair reception of GNSS signals.

If during the warranty period you submit a claim for warranty service in accordance with this Limited Warranty, then Garmin at Garmin’s sole option will: (i) repair the device using new parts or previously used parts that satisfy Garmin’s quality standards, (ii) replace the device with a new device or a refurbished device that meets Garmin’s quality standards, or (iii) exchange the device for a full refund of your purchase price. Such remedy shall be your sole and exclusive remedy under and for any breach of this limited warranty.

Before seeking warranty service, please access and review the online help resources available on support.garmin.com/en-AU/. If your device is still not functioning properly after making use of these resources, contact a Garmin Authorized service facility in the original country of purchase or follow the instructions on support.garmin.com to obtain warranty service. If you are in Australia, you can also call 1-800-235-822.

If you seek warranty service outside of the original country of sale or purchase, Garmin cannot guarantee that the parts and products needed to repair or replace your product will be available due to differences in product offerings and applicable standards, laws and regulations. In that case, Garmin may, in its sole discretion and subject to applicable laws, repair or replace your product with comparable Garmin products and parts, or require you to ship your product to a Garmin Authorized Service facility in the country of original purchase or to a Garmin Authorized service facility in another country that can service your product, in which case you will be responsible for complying with all applicable import and export laws and regulations and for paying all custom duties, V.A.T., shipping fees and other associated taxes and charges. In some cases, Garmin and its dealers may be unable to service your product in a country outside of the original country of purchase or return a repaired or replaced product to you in that country due to applicable standards, laws or regulations in that country.

Online Auction Purchases Products purchased through online auctions are not eligible for rebates or other special offers from Garmin warranty coverage. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is required. Garmin will not replace missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.

Purchases made within Australia or New Zealand can be returned to the Garmin Service Centre as per below instructions.

Procedure for Claims Under Limited Warranty

To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is required. Garmin retains the exclusive right to either repair or replace the unit with a factory refurbished unit or new unit at its sole discretion. The same policy shall apply to software. To obtain warranty service, please complete these two easy steps:

STEP 1: Contact Garmin Technical Support to receive an RMA number.

Call or e-mail Garmin Technical Support Specialists to describe the problem you are experiencing and request a Return Material Authorization (RMA) tracking number. You will need to provide the unit’s serial number (if applicable), your return shipping address, and a daytime telephone number.
Phone: 1 800 235 822
Email: [email protected]

STEP 2: Ship the unit, along with the RMA number, to Garmin.

Once you have received the RMA number, securely package the unit and ship it (insured) to the following address:

RMA Number: (insert your RMA number here – see above)
Garmin Returns Australasia
PO Box 684
Seven Hills, NSW 1730
Australia

Availability of Repair Facilities & Parts, Including Out of Warranty Service

Garmin products, including its wearable products, include complex integrated components. Repair of integrated component parts, such as cracked screens or broken integrated bands, may not be possible outside of Garmin factory conditions. Therefore, facilities or spare parts may not be available for the repair of such components.

Where an out of warranty service is sought for such a broken component, Garmin Australasia in its discretion may offer to sell a whole new or a factory refurbished product as a replacement for the broken product. This information applies only to out of warranty service, to which neither the consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law nor our warranty applies, for example a screen broken through misadventure. For in warranty service, please see Limited Warranty.

Repair or replacement of a Garmin product

Please note the following prescribed notice under the Australian Consumer Law in respect of repair or replacement of a Garmin product

  • Repair or replacement of goods which are capable of retaining user-generated data may result in loss of that data.
  • Goods presented for repair may be replaced by refurbished goods of the same type rather than being repaired. Refurbished parts may be used to repair the goods.

Additional Resources

Parallel imports: https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/sales-delivery/buying-parallel-imports
Proof of purchase: https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/prices-surcharges-receipts/receipts-proof-of-purchase
Identifying genuine business: https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/consumer-protection/identifying-a-genuine-business

Contact for Further Information

If you require further information in regards to either in-warranty or out of warranty service, please contact the Garmin Australasia Product Support Team on:
Telephone: 1-800-235-822
Email: [email protected]

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