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Garmin Forerunner® 945

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  • Regular price $619.99


DESIGNED FOR THE DRIVEN

We 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.


You can’t run without the right rhythm. Sync your favorite music to your watch.


You want numbers, we got numbers. Measure more performance metrics than ever.


No cash? It’s cool. Use Garmin Pay™ contactless payments1.


All the directions, none of the paper. Full-color onboard maps guide you on your run.


Have no fear. Safety and tracking features2 help you feel secure while you run.


Outlast your longest race with up to 10 hours of battery life in GPS mode with music.

Physical & Performance

Display Size 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
GPS Yes
Weight

50 g

Display Type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 2 weeks
GPS mode with music: Up to 10 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 36 hours

Maps & Navigation

Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Features

Pairs with Garmin Golf app Yes
Auto lap splits No
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Pilates workouts Yes
GPS coordinates Yes
Live Event Sharing Android™ Only
Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR) No
Audio prompts Yes
Sleep yes (advanced)
Auto CourseView updates Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic
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 Yes
Single-gas mode No
Activity history on watch Yes
On-screen workout animations Yes
Ground contact time and balance yes (with compatible accessory)
Auto max HR Yes
Critical swim speed Yes
Daily suggested workouts Yes
Training load focus Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) Yes
HR alerts Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Compatible with Vector™ and Rally™ (power meters) Yes
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Phone-free text messaging No
Vertical speed Yes
Lactate threshold yes (with compatible accessory)
Customizable data pages Yes
MTB Grit & Flow Yes
Race an activity Yes
Finish time Yes
Elevation profile Yes
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 yes (with compatible accessory)
Training Load Yes
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Physical size

47 x 47 x 13.7 mm

Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-220 mm

Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
Chronograph No
Music storage Up to 1000 songs
Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga
Live Delta Time No
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 Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
TruSwing™ compatible Yes
UltraTrac mode Yes
In-flight Pulse Ox No
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Calendar Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Unlock new step icons No
Preloaded race tracks No
Weather Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Pacing alerts (pool swim only) Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
Floors climbed Yes
Respiration rate (24x7) Yes
% HR max Yes
In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.) No
% HRR Yes
Available outdoor recreation profiles

Hiking, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking

Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
TracBack® Yes
Water rating 5 ATM
Advanced cycling dynamics Yes
Handicap scoring No
Audible alerts No
Color display Yes
Multiple bike profiles No
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) Yes
Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
HR zones Yes
Auto rest (pool swim only) Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Find My Phone Yes
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Sleep score and insights Yes
Custom targets No
Downloadable cartography support Yes
Available run profiles

Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running

Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Run workouts Yes
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Training Effect Yes
Worldwide airport database(s) No
Waypoint information page No
GPS speed and distance Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) Yes
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™)
Find My Watch Yes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) No
Connext avionics connectivity No
Preloaded road and trail maps Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Trendline™ Popularity Routing Yes
Strava Live Segments Yes
VIRB® Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Dual grid coordinates Yes
TrueUp™ Yes
Timer Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Trimix support No
Courses Yes
Respiration rate (during exercise) yes (with compatible accessory)
Compatible with Varia™ lights Yes
Thermometer Yes
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Alarm clock Yes
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Group LiveTrack Yes
Intensity minutes Yes
Interval training Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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) Yes
Virtual starting line No
Preloaded topographical maps 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, Swimrun

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) yes (with compatible accessory)
GLONASS Yes
Smart Notifications Yes
Sight 'N Go No
Garmin Pay™ Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Yoga workouts Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
Depth sensor No
Projected waypoint Yes
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 Yes
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 Yes
Total ascent/descent Yes
Auto multisport activities Yes
Last race summary No
Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) Yes
PinPointer No
Improved recovery time Yes
Step counter Yes
Quick Release bands No
APNEA hunt mode No
60-minute activity goal No
Trail run auto climb Yes
Manual multisport activities Yes
Chores No
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert Yes
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
Time and distance alerts Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
XERO™ Locations Yes
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, Mountain Trail Biking

Future elevation plot Yes
QuickFit™ watch band compatible

yes (22 mm compatible)

Accelerometer Yes
Recovery time Yes
Orienteering No
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Around Me mode Yes
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™)
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide Yes
Course guidance Yes
Track timer No
Strap material

silicone

GPS Time Sync Yes
Countdown timer No
Race App No
Auto scroll Yes
Analog hands No
Round timer/odometer Yes
Compass Yes
Heat and altitude acclimation Yes
Digital scorecard yes
Lens Material

Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX

Cardio workouts Yes
Green View with manual pin position Yes
Performance condition Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Galileo Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Women's Health yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Training Status 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™ Yes
Fitness Age yes (in app)
Nitrox support No
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) yes (with compatible accessory)
Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
Built-in barometer and tide tables No
Assistance Yes
Race predictor Yes

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