Garmin Releases the much anticipated new Forerunner 745

Garmin Forerunner 745

Garmin today released the new Forerunner 745 smartwatch. If you ever wanted a watch specially made for runners and designed by runners, this is it for you.

With advanced GPS to support your triathlon and battery performance strong to last over 6 hours, it can stand up to the pressures of any race day.

The new Forerunner allows you to make use of its’ best features whether you are swimming, biking, running, or prepping for your first 5K.

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Garmin’s Forerunner 745 detailed

Much like other Garmin smartwatches, the Forerunner 745 can effortlessly sync your segments from Komoot and Strava.

Garmin Forerunner 745 recovery analyticsFor serious trainers, built-in Recovery analytics are very handy.

After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout.

It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity, and sleep.

The new Forerunner is equipped to guide you through your training regimen using the ‘Training effect’ feature.

While other smartwatches can quickly show you your VO2 max score, the training effect feature on the forerunner allows you to coordinate and balance workouts that help maintain and improve your fitness level.

If you are into performing speed interval training, this watch can provide you with your Aerobic and Anaerobic training effect details.

Although some may say that the Forerunner’s offerings are overkill for the regular person who is just trying to stay fit, we think that it can be a powerful motivator if your fitness regimen includes some degree of cardio.Garmin Forerunner 745 Key Features

Key Features of the Forerunner 745

  1. Built-in Heart Rate monitor that measures heart rate, heart rate variability, and more
  2. Multi GNSS system for advanced GPS support
  3. SpO2 monitoring via built-in Pulse OX sensor
  4. Body Battery Energy monitoring
  5. Ability to play Music using Amazon Music, Spotify, or Deezer (Store up to 500 songs)
  6. Garmin Pay Contactless Support
  7. Support for Notifications from your mobile device
  8. Water resistance for up to 5ATM
  9. Stores up to 200 hours of your activity history on the watch
  10. Advanced Sleep Monitoring
  11. Advanced analytics support for Swimming exercises
  12. Gym activity profiles for cardio, strength, yoga, pilates, and auto rep counting

Garmin’s Forerunner 745 battery, power, and price

The new Garmin Forerunner 745 achieves all this with still enough power left to function as a smartwatch.

You get up to week-long battery life in the Smartwatch mode and 6 hours in GPS mode with music.

The new Forerunner is priced at $499.99 and is available to purchase from Garmin’s site.

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I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.

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