Garmin unveils GPS smartwatch Forerunner 745 for runners

Garmin International announced Forerunner 745, a GPS smartwatch built for runners and triathletes looking for detailed training data, on-device workouts, smartwatch features and more.
Garmin Forerunner 745Forerunner 745 will monitor stats and analyze data to help athletes reach their goals. Featuring dozens of built-in activity profiles, including triathlon, pool swimming, track running and more, athletes can round out their training routine and can seamlessly switch between activities with the press of a button during a race or brick workout.

Forerunner 745 includes key performance monitoring tools from Firstbeat Analytics like VO2 max, training load, training status and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. Athletes will receive on-device running and cycling daily workout suggestions based on their current training load and VO2 max.

The Forerunner 745 gives athletes the freedom to enjoy their favorite tunes on a run or during a workout without having to take a phone along. The watch stores up to 500 songs and lets users sync playlists from select preloaded music streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer, or transfer music from a computer.

The Forerunner 745 features up to 1 week of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music. It is available in black, neo tropic, magma red or whitestone and has a suggested retail price of $499.99.