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The Garmin Forerunner 245 is available in two different versions, because in addition to this model you also have the Forerunner 245 music. This allows you to listen to music through headphones during exercise. In this article we look at this sports watch / triathlon watch and give our honest opinion and experience with this watch in a review.


  • Intended as a running watch with which you can track multiple activities
  • Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 music
  • Suitable for swimming (in the pool) and cycling
  • Battery life up to 24 hours in GPS mode

About the Garmin Forerunner 245

The Garmin Forerunner 245 is a sports watch specially developed for runners. The Forerunner 245 is part of a series. Usually consists of a series of several models, for example with different screen sizes or Solar models that provide a longer battery life. This series consists of two different models. The “regular” version and a “music” version. If you choose the Forerunner 245 music version, you can connect headphones with a Bluetooth connection to the watch. This way you can listen to music, podcasts or audio books when you are exercising.

Buy Garmin Forerunner 245: Lowest prices and best offers

Below we have listed the various webshops where you can purchase the Forerunner 245 or 245 music. New prizes are collected every day. This way you always stay informed of the lowest prices and the best offers. The lowest prices are shown first in the list. The Forerunner 245 is available in a gray or purple version.

Forerunner 245 music

The Forerunner 245 music is available in 3 different versions. You can choose from the white, black and aqua blue color. Below you will find these versions in various webshops.

Watch the Forerunner 245 music in a video

In addition to the Forerunner 245, you also have the (even more popular) Forerunner 245 music. Watch the video below to get acquainted with the watch and its many different functions.

Forerunner 245 as a triathlon watch

The Forerunner 245 is mainly known as a running watch. Yet there are different activity profiles to choose from, such as swimming in the pool or cycling. While swimming you can also display your heart rate data on the screen. When running you can also choose to run on the track. By default, the activity cycling is also on the watch. Unfortunately, you cannot opt ​​for swimming in open water or for the triathlon activity.

Tip: The successor to this sports watch, the Garmin Forerunner 255, has a built-in triathlon function and more than 30 activity profiles.


There are various accessories/compatible products available that you can purchase if you own the Forerunner 245. You can think of a heart rate belt such as the HRM-Pro plus, a smart scale (the Index S2 Smart Scale), the Running Dynamics Pod and a new or different colored (silicone) wristband.

Frequently asked questions about this sports watch

Below you will find the answers to a number of frequently asked questions about the Forerunner 245. Do you have any more questions about this watch? Then contact us!

Which watch can I choose if I want more functions?

Do you want a watch with more functions? Then there are different Garmin models that you can choose from. Consider, for example, the Forerunner 255 (the successor to the Forerunner 245), the Forerunner 745 (a real triathlon watch), the Forerunner 955 (also a triathlon watch).

What is the successor to the Forerunner 245?

The successor to the Forerunner 245 is the Forerunner 255. This watch is also available in a standard version and a music version. One of the differences is that the Forerunner 255 is available in two different sizes, choose from a 41mm screen or a 46mm screen. And choose the music or the standard version. This watch has a built-in triathlon function.

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