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Forerunner 945 is the GPS smartwatch that’s designed for the driven, the qualifiers, the elite. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
¹When paired with a compatible smartphone; may require premium subscription with a third-party music provider
²View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information
³When paired with a compatible smartphone. See safety and tracking features requirements and limitations
4Activity tracking accuracy
5This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
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Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
|QuickFit™ watch band compatible||
yes (22 mm)
47 x 47 x 13.7 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-220 mm
|Display size||1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter|
|Display resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
|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
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Memory/History||200 hours of activity data|
|GPS Time Sync|
|Automatic daylight saving time|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor|
Daily Smart Features
|Connectivity||Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)|
|Controls smartphone music|
|Plays and controls watch music|
|Music Storage||Up to 1000 songs|
|Find My Phone|
|Find My Watch|
|VIRB® Camera Remote|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
Safety and Tracking Features
|Incident Detection during select activities||yes (Smartphone Required)|
|Assistance||yes (Smartphone Required)|
|Live Event Sharing||Android™ Only|
Activity Tracking Features
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)|
|Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)|
|Fitness Age||yes (in app)|
|Body Battery™ Energy Monitor|
|All-day Stress Tracking|
Gym & Fitness Equipment
|Available gym activity profiles||Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Yoga|
|Automatic rep counting|
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
|GPS speed and distance|
|Customizable data pages|
|Customizable activity profiles|
|Downloadable training plans|
|Configurable lap alerts|
|Heat and altitude acclimation|
|Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)|
|Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)|
|Training load focus|
|Training Effect (aerobic)|
|Training Effect (anaerobic)|
|Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)|
|Race an Activity|
|Auto multisport activities|
|Manual multisport activities|
|Segments (Live, Garmin)|
|Strava features (Beacon, live segments)|
|Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)|
|Trendline™ Popularity Routing|
|Touch and/or button lock|
|Activity history on watch|
Heart Rate Features
|% HR max|
|Auto max HR|
|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)|
|Records heart rate while swimming||yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)|
|HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)|
|Respiration rate (during exercise)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Available run profiles||
Running, Indoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running
|GPS-based distance, time and pace|
|Running dynamics||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Stride length (real time)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)|
|Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)|
|Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Foot pod capable|
|Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwide|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)||Automatic|
|Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)|
|Auto CourseView updates|
|Green View with manual pin position|
|Hazards and course targets|
Outdoor Recreation Features
|Available outdoor recreation profiles||
Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking
|Bread crumb trail in real time|
|Back to start|
|Around Me mode|
|Distance to destination|
|Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert|
|ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner|
|Trail run auto climb|
|Future elevation plot|
|Preloaded topographical maps|
|Downloadable cartography support|
|Compatible with BaseCamp™|
|Sight 'N Go|
|Area calculation||yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Hunt/fish calendar||yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Sun and moon information||yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Dual grid coordinates|
|Available cycling profiles||
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)|
|Race an activity|
|Time/distance alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goal)|
|FTP (Functional Threshold Power)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)|
|Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)|
|Power meter compatible (displays power data from compatible third-party ANT+™-enabled power meters)|
|Advanced Vector support|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)||
|Available swim profiles||
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count/rate, calories)|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly)|
|Swim efficiency (SWOLF)|
|Pool swim workouts|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, calories)|
|Heart rate (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android™|
Auckland: 09 489 5494
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- We will happily refund or exchange any item purchased on kiwivelo.co.nz.
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- We do not cover returns cost.
- Returned goods must be unused and supplied with their original packaging undamaged also.
- If you have paid with card, we will credit the card we have on file for you this may take up to 10 working days to appear as cleared funds.
- Replacement products normally take 5 days to deliver - provided you have followed our returns procedure correctly.
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For more assistance related to returned items, contact us on 0800 549 483