9 Jan 2018

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Australia Specs Price Release Date

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

The new Garmin Forerunner 645 Music was announced by Garmin in the lead up to CES 2018 on 8 January 2018 and should be available to buy online in Australia from mid-March 2018.

A detailed Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review will be posted as soon as we get our hands on a new Garmin Forerunner 645 Music unit! Until then, here is a quick rundown of the need-to-know Forerunner 645 Music features.

Shop the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Black and Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Cerise

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Overview

The Forerunner 645 Music is a full-featured GPS running watch that features 24/7 wrist-based heart rate monitoring, music storage, NFC contactless payment (Garmin Pay) and a barometric altimeter.

Forerunner 645 Music at a glance

- Launch price: A$599
- Colour options: Black and Cerise (wristband colour)
- Weight: 42 grams
- Ship date (subject to change): mid-March 2018.

Forerunner 645 Music Specs & Features

The following list of features calls out the latest and, in our opinion, the best features of the new Forerunner 645 Music:

- Music storage up to 500 songs and download/upload playlists from music streaming services (subscription may be required) and compatibility with selected wireless Bluetooth headphones
- Garmin Pay (for supported banks only) providing convenient contactless payment from your wrist
- Interchangeable bands
- Stainless steel bevel and chemically strengthened glass
- Always on Chroma display (easier to read in direct sunlight than previous models)
- Training load analysis provided by Firstbeat - as per FR935 and Fenix 5
- Advanced running dynamics with the Garmin Running Dynamics Pod (sold separately)
- Barometric altimeter (first time in the Forerunner series)
- Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode, 5 hours in GPS mode with music
- Available in two wristband colour options, Black and Cerise.

Forerunner 645 Music Detailed Specs

Read the full/detailed specs here: Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Specs

If you like listening to music when you run, we think you’ll like the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music, a lot! The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music allows you to throw on a pair of Bluetooth headphones, leave your smartphone and wallet at home and just run, whilst tracking your heart rate through the wrist-based Elevate heart rate sensor.

The addition of NFC contactless payment via Garmin Pay for small purchases on the go such as coffee, a water bottle, electrolyte or energy gels, adds another level of freedom and convenience to this top end runner-focused sport GPS watch.

Forerunner 645 vs 935 vs 235 vs 735XT Comparison

So how does the new Forerunner 645 Music compare to the Forerunner 935, Forerunner 235 and the Forerunner 735XT? The following table outlines the recent Forerunner model feature comparisons 645 Music vs 935 vs 235 vs 735XT. Note the Forerunner 645 Music's predecessor, the Forerunner 630, has been discontinued.

Forerunner 645 vs 935 vs 235

Conclusion

Simply put, the Forerunner 645 Music has been designed to be a lightweight, advanced GPS running watch, providing you with an abundance of running metrics/feedback to help you achieve your running goals and the freedom to just head out and run with music! No wallet, no phone needed, just you, a pair of headphones and the new Forerunner 645.

Whilst we are yet to receive and test a unit, on paper we think Garmin have kicked a big goal with the Forerunner 645 Music!

What do you think of it? We'd love to hear your opinion on this new Garmin device so please leave your thoughts below.


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