30 Apr 2019

Garmin Forerunner 945 Forerunner 245 Music Forerunner 45 Australia Price Specs Release Date

New Garmin Forerunners 2019

Runners rejoice! Garmin have just dropped a bombshell of an announcement for runners - five, we repeat, FIVE new Garmin Forerunner watches... It feels like Christmas has arrived and it's only April!

We wanted to give you a quick rundown on the Australian price, specs and Australia release date for the following new Garmin watches just announced:

  • Forerunner 945
  • Forerunner 245 Music + Forerunner 245
  • Forerunner 45 + Forerunner 45S

Are you excited?! Us too! Let's dive into the detail of the new Forerunners lineup for 2019. Starting from the top...

Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin Forerunner 945 Australia

The Garmin Forerunner 945 replaces popular multi-sport Forerunner 935 that offered triathletes and runners a lightweight multi-sport Garmin watch with the same feature-packed software on board as the Fenix 5. It has now received a refresh in the form of the new FR945.

Forerunner 945 Snapshot

  • Premium GPS Running/Triathlon Smartwatch with Music
  • Price Australia: Non-bundle - A$949 / Bundle with HRM-Swim + HRM-Run straps (+ blue & black bands): A$1,149
  • Release date Australia: May 2019 (subject to change)
  • Colour options: Black (wristband colour), Blue + Black (bundle)

Forerunner 945 Features

  • Running and triathlon smartwatch
  • Music - 1,000 songs storage capacity + sync Spotify and Deezer playlists (subscription required)
  • Garmin Pay for contactless payments on the run (literally!)
  • Full colour on-board GPS maps for directing yourself during an activity
  • Key performance monitoring tools including training load + new feature that sorts recent training history into categories of intensity
  • Running dynamics (with compatible Run Dynamics Pod or compatible HRM strap)
  • Pulse Ox for analysing how well your body is absorbing oxygen
  • Garmin Coach compatible providing you with adaptive training programs

Forerunner 945 Battery Life

  • 2 weeks battery life in smartwatch mode
  • Up to 36 hours in GPS mode
  • Up to 10 hours in GPS mode with music

View the complete list of Garmin Forerunner 945 specs.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music & Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Australia

The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music and Forerunner 245 are updates to the now fairly old Forerunner 235. There are two versions of the new Forerunner 245 - the music and non-music version.

Forerunner 245 Music Snapshot

  • GPS Running Smartwatch with Music and Advanced Training Features
  • Price Australia: Music version - A$549 / Non-music version - A$469
  • Release date Australia: May 2019 (subject to change)
  • Colour options: Music version - Black, Aqua (TBC), White (TBC) / Non-music version: Gray

Forerunner 245 Music Features

  • Running GPS smartwatch
  • Music - 500 songs storage capacity + sync Spotify and Deezer playlists (subscription required) - music version only
  • Personalised training and recovery insights
  • Performance monitoring tools - VO2 max, training status with adjustments for heat, recovery time
  • Aerobic and anaerobic training effect
  • Running dynamics (with compatible Run Dynamics Pod or compatible HRM strap)
  • Pulse Ox for analysing how well your body is absorbing oxygen
  • Garmin Coach compatible providing you with adaptive training programs

Forerunner 245 Music Battery Life

  • 7 days battery life in smartwatch mode
  • Up to 24 hours in GPS mode
  • Up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music

Forerunner 245

The Garmin Forerunner 245 is the same as the Forerunner 245 Music, minus the music storage capacity and streaming service playlist syncing, it is slightly cheaper at A$469 as a result and is only available in gray.

View the complete list of Garmin Forerunner 245 Music specs.

Garmin Forerunner 45 & 45S

Garmin Forerunner 45 & 45S Australia

The Garmin Forerunner 45 and 45S are updates to the Forerunner 35, the entry-level GPS running watch with a wrist-based heart rate sensor and is ideal for the casual runner or weekend warrior - this could be the perfect Parkrun running watch!

Forerunner 45 & 45S Snapshot

  • GPS Running Watch with Garmin Coach Training Plan Support
  • Price Australia: A$299
  • Release date Australia: June 2019 (subject to change)
  • Colour options: 45 - Black, Lava Red / 45S - Iris, White
  • Watch case size: 45 - 42mm / 45S - 39mm

Forerunner 45 & 45S Features

  • Running GPS watch
  • Wrist-based heart rate monitoring
  • Sleep monitoring, step and calorie burn
  • All-day stress monitoring and Body Battery energy monitoring
  • Garmin Coach compatible providing you with adaptive training programs

Forerunner 45 & 45S Music Battery Life

  • Up to 7 days battery life in smartwatch mode
  • Up to 13 hours in GPS mode

View the complete list of Garmin Forerunner 45 specs.

Conclusion

So there you have it, a brief overview of the newly announced Garmin Forerunner range - five exciting new Garmin watches! To conclude, Garmin's official announcement provides a quick summary of the key features of the new Forerunner stable of Garmin watches:

"Engineered for runners, by runners, each new Forerunner features lightweight materials and an intuitive 5-button design that is easy to operate with or without gloves, and in any weather condition. The watches include an always-on, sunlight-readable display with GPS, all-day activity tracking, smart notifications, wrist-based heart rate, and new safety and tracking features that allow users to share their real-time location with chosen contacts in case they need help."

In addition Garmin added:

"Whether training for a 5K or something far longer, the new Forerunner line is compatible with Garmin Coach, free training plans that adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance."

Read the full new Garmin Forerunner press release.

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