Forerunner 945 is the GPS smartwatch that’s designed for the driven, the qualifiers, the elite.
They made this watch for you: the up-at-dawn runners and the conditioned-for-pain triathletes. While you chase your next victory, make sure you’ve got the right tool for the job.
Take Your Music on the Go - Take your favorite music with you when you’re on the run. Sync your carefully crafted playlists from select premium music streaming services¹ such as Deezer, Spotify and more for ad-free listening. You can store up to 1,000 songs right on your watch and transfer music from your own computer library as well. Then queue up your favorite playlist for easy listening through headphones enabled with BLUETOOTH technology.
Maximise Performance - Forerunner 945 monitors your performance and even offers personalized insight, so you can train smarter, not harder. The smartwatch tracks your VO2 max and adjusts the value based on heat and altitude. Training status evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback. Recovery time helps you maximize the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next tough challenge. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history. And — new for Forerunner 945 — training load focus sorts your recent training history into different categories based on activity structure and intensity.
An Easier Way to Pay - The Forerunner 945 GPS smartwatch features Garmin Pay, which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. Now you can leave your wallet behind without missing out on that post-run caffè latte. Just tap and go.
Maps on Your Wrist - Whether you’re running the city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner 945 provides built-in mapping to help keep you on track. Full-color mapping comes preloaded with map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. And the device also features Trendline popularity routing, which uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes.
Stay Connected and Secure - With Forerunner 945, you can head out for a training session without being out of touch. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. And safety and tracking features make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts in case you need assistance — manually, or automatically with built-in incident detection.
Track More Than Ever Before - For such a lightweight watch, you’ll be surprised by everything Forerunner 945 can track. It features multinetwork (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) satellite reception to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. It features wrist-based heart rate4 and a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor5 which monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.
Workouts and Training Plans - Whether you’re training for a marathon or something even longer, create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Forerunner 945 also supports Garmin Coach adaptive training plans. These plans feature guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals. It’s a foolproof way to get to the finish line. As part of your training plan, it can even help you predict your race time.
Analyse Your Running Form - The Forerunner 945 GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio. These measurements are the key to understanding your form, so you can bring your best on every run and at every race. Your Forerunner 945 can start tracking these metrics with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband.
Run, Sprint, Swim, Bike, Tri - Change things up with ease, thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool/open water), cross-country skiing, paddle sports, trail running and many more. Forerunner 945 even has an auto multisport feature that lets you switch sports with a single button press for brick workouts and du/triathlon races.
A Few More Extras - Forerunner 945 is still an exceptional smartwatch for everything that happens between races and training sessions. All-day activity tracking keeps tabs on your steps and calories and even provides advanced sleep monitoring. Coming soon, you'll get a better understanding of your body using the Garmin Connect menstrual cycle tracking feature. Use it to track cycle details, log physical and emotional symptoms and record personal notes for regular, irregular and menopause transition cycle types. For endless personalization options, Forerunner 945 is compatible with the Connect IQ Store, where you can download free apps, widgets and data fields. Check out the Running Power app, which lets you see your running power in real time — as well as after your run.
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot:No
Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal):Yes
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile:Yes
Virtual starting line:No
Preloaded topographical maps:Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor): yes
Sun and moon information:yes (via Connect IQ™)
ClimbPro Ascent Planner:Yes
Night vision mode:No
Available swim profiles: Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations:No
Records heart rate while swimming:yes (with HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim)
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):yes (with compatible accessory)
Sight 'N Go:Yes
Automatic daylight saving time:Yes
Projected waypoint: Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time:Yes
Sync dive log to Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile:No
Customizable activity profiles:Yes
Auto start/end dive:No
Segments (Live, Garmin):Yes
Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps):Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices):Yes
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute):Yes
Controls smartphone music:Yes
Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+-enabled power meters):Yes
Auto multisport activities:Yes
Last race summary:No
Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map):Yes
Quick Release Bands:No
APNEA hunt mode:No
60-minute activity goal:No
Trail run auto climb:Yes
Manual multisport activities:Yes
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert:Yes
Automatic rep counting:Yes
Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more:No
Yardage to layups/doglegs:Yes
All-day Stress Tracking: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, Mountain Biking
Future elevation plot:Yes
QuickFit watch band compatible: yes (22 mm)
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android only):Yes
Around Me mode:Yes
Hunt/fish calendar: yes (via Connect IQ)
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwide:Yes
Strap material: silicone
GPS Time Sync:Yes
Heat and altitude acclimation:Yes
Lens Material: Corning Gorilla Glass DX
Green View with manual pin position:Yes
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level):Yes
Distance to destination:Yes
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.):Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories):Yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace:Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal):Yes