Garmin Forerunner 945: our experience! ⋆ Triathlon365

The Forerunner 945 is a sports watch that is suitable for both triathletes and runners. Its successor, the Forerunner 955, has now also been launched. In this article we take a detailed look at this watch. We have tested the FR945 extensively.


  • Triathlon and running watch
  • Receive audio messages and text messages from family and friends during the race and share race updates quickly and easily
  • Training readiness: How fit and equipped you are for a workout. Can you handle a heavy workout or is recovery training better?
  • Synchronize training plans from, for example, TrainingPeaks or TrainerRoad
  • Battery life in GPS mode up to 36 hours

About the Garmin Forerunner 945

The Garmin Forerunner 945 is the predecessor of the Forerunner 955 and the successor to the Forerunner 935. It is a watch that is very suitable for triathletes. And certainly for the triathletes who train seriously and who want to improve again and again. The Forerunner 945 series consists of the standard model and a smartwatch with LTE connectivity. It is also possible to purchase a bundle. In addition to the Forerunner 945, the bundle also includes the HRM-Tri heart rate strap, the HRM-Swim heart rate strap, a set of black straps and a quick-change buckle pack.

Buy Garmin Forerunner 945: Lowest prices and best offers

As you have read before, you can buy the Forerunner 945 separately or as a bundle. In addition to this standard model, you can also opt for the Forerunner 945 LTE. Below you will find all standard models, separately or in the form of a bundle. The lowest priced product is shown first in the list. This way you can see at a glance what the best offer is at that moment.

Forerunner 945 LTE

When you purchase the Forerunner 945 LTE, you can choose to purchase a flexible LTE subscription. You can then use features such as LiveTrack over LTE, share live events, receive messages from spectators during the match and use security features. These security features include incident detection, assistance and in some markets assistance plus.

Watch the Garmin Forerunner 945 in a video

Watch the video below to get acquainted with the Forerunner 945. The video takes a look at various features and specifications.

Forerunner 945 as a triathlon watch

The Forerunner 945, like the Forerunner 745, Forerunner 955 and the Fenix ​​7, is advertised as a triathlon watch. In addition to the triathlon and training functions, you can also use many different smart functions and even navigation functions with this watch. During competitions or training sessions you can use the various multi-sport profiles such as triathlon, duathlon, brick training or multi-sport profiles that you have created yourself.

Navigation capabilities of the Forerunner 945

In addition to the many training functions, smart functions and health functions, this watch also has navigation functions. Firstly, you can use the built-in full-color maps. Second, you can find a particular route through the turn-by-turn navigation. You will then always see a message on your watch about how many meters you have to take a turn. Are you going to exercise in an environment that you don’t know very well yet? Then you can plan a tour. This is very easy, you only have to fill in the distance you want to walk or cycle. With the ClimbPro function you can see useful data about the current climb and the upcoming mountains during a mountainous ride. You can also see the slope percentage, the distance and the height gain.

Good to know: The watch features multi-GNSS. This means that there is support for GPS as well as GLONASS and Galileo. This gives you a better connection between tall buildings and in the forest under a dense canopy.


You can of course purchase the Forerunner 945 as a bundle. You will then receive a number of accessories. You can of course also order these accessories separately.

Answers to some frequently asked questions about the Forerunner 945

Below you will find the answers to a number of frequently asked questions about the Forerunner 945. Are there still things unclear after reading the questions and answers? Then you can always contact us.

How can you improve your cycling performance with this watch?

By connecting the watch to a Vector cycling power meter and a heart rate belt, you can view all cycling dynamics data. You can use this cycling data to adjust your training sessions if necessary in order to perform even better.

What are the competitive features on the Forerunner 945?

The Forerunner 945 has several features that can be useful during competitions. For example, with the Forerunner 945 LTE you can receive text and voice messages during the race and send race updates to friends and family. You can also use the PacePro pace strategies function and view the race forecasts.

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