Garmin has added a new smartwatch to its portfolio with the launch of Forerunner 745, the fitness tracker was launched first in the US. Now finally the company has launched the smartwatch in India as well. The company claimed that it’s an advanced GPS fitness tracker which is specially built for runners and fitness freaks. Here’s a closer look at the specifications and price of the newly launched smartwatch.
Garmin Forerunner 745 Specifications
The smartwatch monitors stats and analyzes data to help users in achieving their goals. The users can train with dozens of built-in activity profiles, including triathlon, pool swimming, track running and more. Athletes can now round out their training routines and can seamlessly switch between activities with the press of a button during a race or brick workout.
According to the company, Forerunner 745 supports essential performance monitoring tools like VO2 max, training load, training status, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. Additionally, users will also receive on-device running and cycling daily workout suggestions based on their current training load and VO2 max.
The fitness tracker is capable of tracking data of users while biking. It tracks data like left and right balance, time seated and standing, platform centre offset and power phase1. It’s also capable of tracking distance, stroke, pace, personal records and more while swimming.
Based on the difficulty of a workout, the improved recovery time feature will let athletes know how long to rest before a hard training session. It also accounts for other factors that impact recovery including all-day stress, sleep and daily activities, and will adjust the recovery time on the watch, making it easier than ever for athletes to get the most out of their workouts.
Runners and triathletes can take their training to the next level. The smartwatch lets users sync indoor and outdoor workouts automatically from Garmin Connect™ or other training apps, including TrainingPeaks® and TrainerRoad, right to the watch. What’s more, the Forerunner 745 is compatible with Garmin Coach, free training plans that adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance. Garmin users can train for a 5K, 10K or half-marathon with the help of three running coaches – Jeff Galloway, Greg McMillan and Amy Parkerson-Mitchell – to guide and motivate them.
Before heading out for a run or ride, athletes can plan and download routes using the course creator in Garmin Connect, which uses Trendline™ popularity routing to provide the best road, trail or mountain routes that are aggregated from those most travelled by fellow runners and cyclists. For athletes using platforms like Strava2 and Komoot, they can create courses that will seamlessly sync to the Forerunner 745.
The watch stores up to 500 songs and lets users sync playlists from select preloaded music streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music or transfer music from a computer. A wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor4 will help provide a clearer picture of how athletes are sleeping and adjusting to altitude acclimation.
The smartwatch also comes with the menstrual cycle tracking feature that helps women adjust their training to maximize improvement potential and plan for upcoming races based on where they are in their cycle. Besides, users can also check text messages and view social media updates, emails and more directly on the Forerunner 745.
The company claims that the Forerunner 745 is capable of delivering a battery of up to 1 week of in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music.
Garmin Forerunner 745 Price in India
The all newly launched Forerunner 745 in India comes at the price of Rs 52,990. The fitness tracker will be up for sale in Whitestone, Magma Red, Neo Tropic and Black colour options via Amazon.in, Paytm Mall, Tata CLiQ, Flipkart, Myntra, and thegarminstore.in.