For those who want more from their workouts, the Garmin Forerunner 45 is one of the most impressive running watches out there right now. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive device for this price. Yes, it has gaps and compromises, but it also sets the standard for features we now expect in our lower-end watches. An excellent entry-level option.
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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.
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.
|Lightweight||Limited sport profiles|
|Good value||No real swim tracking|
|Music controls||Plastic-heavy build|
Forerunner 45 Specs
|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|