Garmin Forerunner 45 Large - Black

Garmin Forerunner 45 Large - Black
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The Garmin Forerunner 45 is the perfect running watch, designed with a silicone band that is easily adjustable and sports-ready to keep up with your daily workouts. It combines running features, GPS, wellness tracker, and smart notifications into one lightweight smartwatch. Forerunner 45 can also control the music playing on your smartphone and enables your family and friends to track your runs with the LiveTrack feature.

Key Features

  • The Forerunner 45 is provided with a free Garmin Coach training plan and three expert coaches that will assist and guide you in your workouts.
  • Stay connected while you run with Forerunner’s smart notifications for incoming calls and text messages. It can also upload your run data in Garmin’s online fitness community.
  • Featuring the Incident Detection app, it detects emergencies and sends automated text messages, email, and GPS location from your smartphone to your emergency contacts.
  • It has various activity and wellness tracking features that will monitor your daily steps, sleeping hours, calories burned, and more.
  • Connect and sync your activities to Garmin Connect that is available online, where you can join in challenges and compete with other Garmin users.
  • Show off your character by customising your Forerunner 45’s watch faces in the Connect IQ Store where you can choose from existing designs or in your gallery.
All Product Details
Brand Garmin
Product Type Smart Watches
Sports & Activity
Screen Size / Type MIP, 1.04"
Heart Rate Monitor
Water Resistant 5 ATM
Total Internal Memory 200 hours of activity data
Sensors GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Garmin Elecate wrist heart rate monitor, Accelerometer
Battery Life Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 days GPS mode: Up to 13 hours
Product Width 4.2cm
Product Depth 1.14cm
Product Height 4.2cm
Product Weight .04 kg
Manufacturers 12 Months
Garmin Forerunner 45 Large - Black is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 313.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from New 45S features I bought my 45S about 2 months ago. Love the steps. Very versatile to use for multi-sports. Sleep works moderately well. Wonderful watch, but some of the watch faces can be glitchy and not work at times. My favorite is called "Elegance". The only other problem is that the second hand appears and disappears due to the glitch of the system. All of the second hands are like this on this model. Have not had a lot time to test each workout system due to busy schedule as a Hospice nurse. This my 4th Garmin watch. Each one gets better with more technology. Connection to Android phone is better too than the older models. I will continue to buy Garmin.
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my Series 3 Apple Watch I USED to own an Apple Watch, it was great except for the expense and constant screen breaking, glitches, and only touch screen option. THEN I switched to the Forerunner 45S—SUPER SIMPLE BUT FANTASTIC. Accurate on GPS, HR, Having actual buttons to get splits is awesome, pretty foolproof and easy to use. Activity Tracking is okay but may need a bit of work... seems like it’s overestimating calories burned amongst other things. Wish that it was totally waterproof, but water resistant is better than nothing! I would like more color combinations and options as well, but nonetheless a GREAT product at a SOLID price point! Keep cranking ‘em out Garmin!
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase I've Made I've been using the Forerunner 45 for about a month and honestly, I was nervous that I wouldn't love it or get over the novelty very quickly. Boy was I wrong! This watch is AMAZING!! I love the GPS tracking for my runs but I didn't expect all of the other data that you get, i.e. cadence, VO2 Max, Stride Length, etc. I feel so incredibly informed and more in charge of my training and recovery. It's sleek, works great, and has a great battery life. I've even had the chance to use its incident reporting abilities when I got scratched by a careless driver. I reccomend this to everyone - especially if you're on a budget! This gadget is so much bang for your buck
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like this better than FitBit I’ve had this watch for about a month. I bought it because I am training for my first half Marathon. Overall a great experience. However, for a first time smart watch/tracker watch user there are a few issues with it being not so intuitive and not as user friendly as I’d hoped. I’m tech savvy but this watch does have some issues staying connected to my phone. I often have to turn the watch off, then back on for it to reconnect (and yes I check All trouble shooting issues before I tried this). Also understanding the running settings and calibrating it with a treadmill was confusing. Overall though I am VERY pleased with it. So many great features, too many to share in one review.
Date published: 2019-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than my old Forerunner 110 I wanted a replacement for my old 110 and wanted something with a better GPS system and not too big. The Forerunner 45 uses Glonass and finds satellites in half the time of my old gps. I also like that the 45 has a cycling app which my old gps didn't have. For a few dollars more I could have gone with the Instinct which has hiking tracking, altimeter and compass, but was afraid that it would be too heavy for running. If I had it to do over again I think I would have gone with the Instinct because I don't think it would have been that heavy given how light the Forerunner 45 is, plus it would have better back country applications. The 45 does meet all my needs for running and cycling though.
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Value Fun little watch. Feels good, looks alright, does everything as expected maybe a little more. The real hero here is the Garmin connect app. That comes with. Great info, good tracking (sleep,steps,heart rate, GPS). people have complained about it having to link up with satellite for gps, but its maybe a whole minute you dont even notice. Its light weight, and water proof, and if your looking for your first smart watch and aren't a PRO ATHLETE this is thing is great. Smaller and more comfortable than android and apple watches, and not nearly as busy. And battery lasts longer than those big smart watches which are tedious,this garmin is perfect and I dont even notice I'm wearing it even when sleeping.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Love This is my first Garmin, and I absolutely LOVE it so far. It looks beautiful and functions great. It finds the GPS satellites quickly so I'm never waiting long to start my run. I love programming speed workouts into the watch - it takes the thinking out of the workout and pushes me to not quit on a tough workout because I have to finish what I programmed! I also love that it is waterproof. My last fitness tracker (not Garmin) was not and its annoying to have to take it off when you run in the rain. It was such a great value for the price and I would highly recommend it to any runner.
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. I have been using this for a month and I love it. All my kids are runners and they have Garmins and bought me one as a gift. I signed up for the half marathon workout plan and have been consistently following the workouts. The watch synchs up to my Samsung galaxy and records all of my workouts. I use the phone during my runs to check on my progress and keep my workout pace. On top of all that I get details on the quality of my rest, my heart rate, and even my stress level. The watch even alerts me to phone calls, text messages, and emails. I am very pleased with my Forerunner 45.
Date published: 2020-10-18
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What's in the box
  • Forerunner 45, Power/Data Cable
  • Documentation
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Questions & Answers

Is this watch bluetooth compatible?

Asked by: Ktc1
Hi there. Thanks for your question. Yes the Garmin Forerunner 45 is Bluetooth compatible. To pair with your phone, you must pair the watch through the Garmin Connect App and not directly to the phone through Bluetooth settings.
Answered by: HN Customer Service
Date published: 2021-03-11
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