The Garmin Forerunner 745 offers a range of features specifically designed to support training and provide accurate data for both running and triathlon athletes.
The Garmin Forerunner 745 is one position below the flagship series, the Forerunner 945, and appears as the successor of the Forerunner 735XT which is claimed to be quite successful in the market. The features are complete. All sensors for detecting activity and fitness of users are here, including features to measure blood oxygen levels and Pulse Oximeter to monitor sleep quality.
Just like his brother, the Forerunner 745 is also equipped with GPS. But please note, when the GPS is active the battery life only reaches 16 hours. For use with GPS and playing music, Garmin promises the device can run for up to 6 hours. While in regular smartwatch mode without GPS the battery can be up to 1 week.
Besides being suitable for supporting sports such as running and triathlon, this smartwatch is also ideal for swimming athletes. Interestingly, the Forerunner 745 is also equipped with a feature that will explain how long the athlete must rest before starting training again. That way, the risk of fatigue and injury can be avoided.
Just like smartwatches in general, the Garmin Forerunner 745 can also display notifications that come into smartphones. Users can also store up to 500 songs from music streaming services like Spotify. Especially for women, Garmin provides a menstrual cycle tracking feature.
Garmin Forerunner 745 has a body that is quite tough with 5ATM certification, which means it is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters. There are 4 color choices offered, including Black, Neo Tropic, Magma Red, and Whitestone.
For those interested, the Garmin Forerunner 745 is priced at US$499.99.