Garmin announced its new running watch named Forerunner 645 Music featuring on-device music storage and Contactless Payments. Samsung’s Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX were one of the first to receive the same followed by Garmin that allows users to store music for offline listening.
As the name suggests, the wearable is mainly targeted towards fitness freaks along with music on the go. It can store up to 500 songs that users can play while workouts by connecting it to a Bluetooth headset and hence excluding the need for a smartphone.
Moreover, it packs features like 24/7 heart rate monitoring2, advanced running dynamics, performance monitoring tools, connected features and more. As for the design, it gets metal chassis, chemically processed strengthened glass along with interchangeable wrist straps.
Training status automatically evaluates previous exercise and fitness levels to allow athletes understand if they’re training productively, peaking or overreaching.
- 1.2-inch 240 x 240 pixels resolution, sunlight-visible transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) always-on Garmin Chroma Display with chemically strengthened glass.
- Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ easily compatible with Android and iPhone.
- Connect the wearable with Bluetooth headphones and listen to phone-free music.
- Garmin Pay contactless payment solution offers users to carry out convenient payments using their watch.
- Offers offline selected music streaming.
- Provides advanced running dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more
- Wrist-based heart rate delivers performance monitoring features, moreover evaluates current training status.
- 5 ATM water resistant
- Provides battery life of up to 7 days in smartwatch mode, while GPS mode with music delivers 5 hours of backup.
Price and Availability:
The wearable offered with black or cerise band receives the price tag of $449.99 (Approx. Rs. 28580). However, without music offered in black or sandstone band is priced at $399.99 (Approx. Rs. 25410). It is currently available via Garmin’s official website.