Garmin is updating its Forerunner GPS lineup today with an entirely new line of watches ranging from the $ 199.99 Forerunner 45 to the $ 599.99 Forerunner 945 for professional athletes.
The Forerunner 45 (and 45S, which is a smaller version of 45) got the biggest visual changes in the schedule. They have the same rounded display as the more expensive models in the Forerunner line, plus some new tracking features for day-to-day planning exercises and support for the Garmin Coach function. Like all Forerunner watches from Garmin, there is an integrated heart rate sensor and integrated GPS.
The 245 (and the 245 Music, which is the same as the 245, but with the option of locally storing up to 500 songs) is an upgraded version of the 235, and gets newly added support for stress and sleep control plus sports for track and an updated interface. It also adds a pulse oximeter sensor for even more fitness data.
Lastly, there's the new Forerunner 945, the flagship $ 599.99 line-up. The 945 adds a pulse oximeter to measure oxygen uptake, Garmin Pay for contactless shopping and colorful maps to navigate during runtime. You can store up to 1,000 songs locally (from compatible services such as Spotify or Deezer), and there is a new tool to analyze the history of previous exercises to improve future training. Garmin promises up to two weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 36 hours in GPS mode and up to 10 hours with GPS and active music.
The Forerunner 45 models will be available at the end of May. The Forerunner 245, Forerunner 245 Music and Forerunner 945 are now available.