Garmin’s premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch series has a new member – welcome to the Forerunner 745. It sits just below the company’s flagship Forerunner 945 and offers all the necessary tracking features to help you succeed in competitions and the long practice hours you get there.
The Forerunner 745 includes all the fitness sensors and advanced statistics of the more premium Garmin sports watch, along with basic smartwatch features such as notification management, local music storage and playback, as well as NFC payments via Garmin Pay. It’s also Garmin’s smallest and lightest running and triathlon smartwatch.
The watch is built around a 1.2-inch transflective MIP (Memory in Pixel) that is always displayed with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. It measures 43.8 x 43.8 x 13.3 mm and weighs 47 grams. These are pre-loaded activity profiles for swimming, cycling and running and can also track more than 100 other activities. There are even advanced statistics like swimming polish and stroke, as well as bike balance and platform offsetting.
There is also a blood oxygen sensor for VO2 max data and a pulse oximeter for sleep detection. The watch is 5ATM waterproof and offers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity but no cellular output. As for the battery, Garmin claims that the Forerunner 745 can last one week with moderate use, 16 hours with GPS on and up to 6 hours with GPS and music version.
The Forerunner 745 is available in black, white, red and green for $ 500 / € 490 / £ 450.