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Garmin Launches New Forerunner Series Smartwatches with GPS

Garmin expands its smartwatch portfolio with five new watches that feature music capabilities, workout and advanced training tracker, and GPS mapping.

Friday, May 3, 2019

The New Forerunner Series

The New Forerunner Series

SPORT - EDITORIAL

by Taner Korkmaz

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Technology is making progress in every aspect of our lives thanks to the companies that perceive our needs in order to make our life more comfortable and develop products to meet these needs. The concept of Smart is the way that this approach directs our lives. Smartphones, smartwatches, and finally smartcars. Smartphones have changed our world, now everything we want is in the palm of our hands. And smartwatches have also moved accessibility and functionality one step further. Whether you are a professional or amateur athlete, the advantages of smartwatches make training processes much more effective. Garmin uses its know-how to design smartwatches and aim to meet the many needs of its users with a single product and to be stylish at the same time.

Designed for the needs of runners, Garmin Forerunner collection offers 5 different smartwatch models including Forerunner 45, Forerunner 45S, Forerunner 245, Forerunner 245 Music and Forerunner 945. These newly developed smartwatches feature integrated music features, full-color mapping, advanced training management interface, and GPS tracking.

Garmin Forerunner 45S

Garmin Forerunner 45S

Garmin's new Forerunner series is designed with all the needs of runners in mind. By Forerunner smartwatches, runners can monitor their performances and stats in detail. Forerunner smartwatch users can view their performance history and determine their goals in light of this information.

Each of the Forerunner series smartwatch models is designed in a form that can be easily used by runners who use different dresses and accessories in all weather conditions.

Forerunner smartwatches are produced by using lightweight materials and can be used with gloves. With Forerunner smartwatches that are resistant to all weather conditions, users can also run on rainy days.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

Another essential feature that Garmin offers in this new Forerunner range is about safety. The new safety and tracking features allow users to share their real-time positions with the preferred contacts when they endangered or when they need it.

Garmin aims to train athletes who use each of their smartwatches, to train more efficiently, and to push themselves higher in line with the data presented to them.

Garmin Forerunner 45 Black Band

Garmin Forerunner 45 Black Band

Forerunner 45 and Forerunner 45S

The Forerunner 45 and Forerunner 45S models are designed for athletes who have just started training or racing. It is suitable for daily use and can be used while running or during daily life. The wrist-based heart rate tracking, built-in GPS, tempo and distance-measuring features offer functionality beyond basic requirements.

With 12 different activity profiles, not only monitoring while running but also collects data during bikes, cardio or yoga, and other physical activities. The Garmin Forerunner 45 series is designed to be used 24/7 to observe daily step, distance, calorie burning, and sleep quality. The Forerunner 45 series offers up to 13 hours of battery life in GPS mode, and in smartwatch mode battery life extends up to 7 days.

Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 245

Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music

Built on Garmin's most popular GPS running smartwatch, the Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music helps athletes to develop themselves by gathering more data and offering more advanced analysis features. The Forerunner 245 Music has a memory capacity of up to 500 songs, users can transfer music from a computer, and allows users to experience music streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer.

Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music with its additional performance monitoring devices, users can study with their performance data. Running Dynamics Pod and heartbeat band allow runners to follow their performance in six different modes. Even after work, Garmin's Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music provide additional tools, such as the Pulse Ox sensor, to monitor the athlete's oxygen absorption. The Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music offers up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode. Up to 1 day of battery life in the GPS mode, and it provides up to 6 hours of uninterrupted music listening while in GPS mode.

Garmin Forerunner 945

Garmin Forerunner 945

Forerunner 945

The Garmin Forerunner 945 is the running and triathlon smartwatch for the elites. Capable of holding 1000 songs, Forerunner 945 allows users to listen to music from services such as Spotify and Deezer, and transfer music from a computer. Forerunner 945 users can enjoy the benefits of the Garmin Pay ™ contactless payment solution while running or cycling. With its full-color map, Garmin Forerunner 945 helps to find the right path and prevents its users from getting lost while running or cycling through complicated city streets.

The Garmin Forerunner 945 is equipped with functions that will enable elite athletes to monitor their performance in the most efficient way. The Forerunner 945 offers a variety of modes for skiing, hiking and golfing. When worn all day long, Forerunner 945 allows users to monitor their body performance in different subjects, from heart rate monitoring to the oxygen absorption performance. Forerunner 945 smartwatch provides users with great convenience with up to 2 weeks of battery life. Forerunner 945, which can be used for 36 hours in GPS mode, can be used up to 10 hours when listening to music in this mode.

The Forerunner 245, Forerunner 245 Music and Forerunner 945 are available now, and the Forerunner 45 series will be available in May. Garmin Forerunner series smartwatches have price tags from $199.99 to $599.99.





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