The Garmin Forerunner 45 is the GPS running watch with all the running-related features you need in a sleek, lightweight smartwatch. The screen can show up to three data fields at a time, and I found both distance and heart-rate tracking to be very accurate. There’s no question that Garmin packed an incredible number of features into the FR45, at least from an upgrade perspective over the FR35. The Garmin FR45 is packed to the brim with features.
Getting the most out of your Garmin requires some understanding of how to use it. That’s where having the owner’s manual comes in handy. With proper usage, there is less risk of damage, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of it.
For safe and optimum performance, the Garmin Forerunner 45 must be used properly. Carefully read and follow all instructions and guidelines in this manual and give special attention to the CAUTION and WARNING statements. Misuse may result in damage to the unit and/or cause harm or serious injury.
|Lightweight||Limited sport profiles|
|Good value||No real swim tracking|
|Music controls||Plastic-heavy build|
The overarching conclusion is that it will be worth your time and money to make this purchase because you’ll get a lot more bang for your buck with this model than with its predecessor. Garmin has gone above and beyond with the FR45, packing in tons of features that make it a worthwhile upgrade.
|Lens Material||chemically strengthened glass|
|Physical size||42 x 42 x 11.4 mm Fits wrists with a circumference of 129-197 mm|
|Display size||1.04″ (26.3 mm) diameter|
|Display resolution||208 x 208 pixels|
|Display type||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Weight||Small: 32 g|
Large: 36 g
|Battery life||Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days|
GPS mode: Up to 13 hours
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Memory/History||200 hours of activity data|