|Overall rating||9 reviews)(|
Always on the run? Feel free to leave your phone and wallet behind. Forerunner 645 features the Garmin Pay Ready contactless payment method1, which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. A bottle of water here, a bite to eat there — just pay, and keep on moving.
With up to 500 songs worth of music storage built right into your watch, we’re putting the “beat” in your daily mission to beat yesterday. It’s easy to transfer music from your computer and then queue up your favourite playlist for easy listening through Bluetooth headphones. Now you really can leave your phone behind when you head out for a run, because the music that helps keep you moving is right there on your wrist. If you’re a Deezer premium+ subscriber you can even sync your carefully-crafted playlists to your watch for more ad-free listening (coming soon).
We’re making it easier to get the data you need to improve your form. Let Forerunner 645 measure crucial running metrics that you can use to analyse your performance. Biomechanical measurements, such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio are the key to understanding your form so you can bring your best on race day. These metrics are available with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband. Also, take advantage of feature sets to help with cycling and even swim training. In the pool, Forerunner 645 will track your distance, pace, stroke count and more.
Just how effective is your current training plan? Forerunner 645 will help you monitor your training and recovery so you can better prepare for a race or training cycle. Training status is a new performance monitoring tool that automatically evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. The new anaerobic training effect metric opens a window of insight to a critical dimension of training, telling you how your training is improving your ability to push the limits. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.
Check out our Connect IQ™ store, where you can add personality to Forerunner 645 by downloading apps, widgets, watch faces and more. It’s easy and even better, it’s free. New apps are added every day, so you can keep tabs on when your Uber is arriving, turn on your lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain will start. With the Face It™watch face app, choose any image from your photo library, make some tweaks, and set it as your watch’s face.
Forerunner 645 makes it easy to run without leaving important smart features behind. Once paired with your compatible smartphone you’ll be able to receive and respond6 to text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. You can even use it to find your phone. And let friends LiveTrack your runs.
Syncing your activities to Garmin Connect is for more than just storing your data. Garmin Connect is a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete by joining challenges, encourage each other’s successes and even share their triumphs via social media. Garmin Connect is free and available on the web or on your smartphone with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app.
Your routine is anything but routine. Forerunner 645 lets you change things up with ease, thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool), elliptical, paddle sports, strength training and many more. Create your own custom workouts, and download for free from our Garmin Connect online fitness community. Then review your past efforts on the app, or share them with family and friends for added motivation.
Feel free to take this watch outside in all kinds of weather. Not only is it safe for swimming and showering, its Garmin Chroma Display™ is easy to read — even in direct sunlight — and housed under extra-durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass. When you want to change it up, swapping bands is fast and doesn’t require tools. The perfect everyday companion, this lightweight watch is rated to 5 ATM (50 meters) to be safe for swimming and showering. And with up to 7 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 5 hours in GPS mode, Forerunner 645 is the running partner that can keep up with you.
|Lens Material||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3|
|Bezel Material||Stainless steel|
|Quick Release Bands||yes (20 mm, Industry standard)|
|Physical size||42.5 x 42.5 x 13.5 mm|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Display type||Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Display size||1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter|
|Display resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode: Up to 12 hours
|Memory/History||200 hours of activity data|
Does what it takes, and free apps from the Garmin App Store get extended basic functionality nicely. The damage was displayed after a few months of use, but the warranty replacement went smoothly. The connection to iPhone is lost in between. Heart rate measurement from the wrist is not very accurate.
Give me all the information I need about fitness! Unnecessarily awkward to move from one "window" to another when the buttons have to be pressed back and forth. It's good to be able to read the data on the phone, for example, the Connect app often loses connection to the watch and requires a restart. I can recommend it to others who want a sports watch!
I've been using the clock for about three weeks, and so far it has met all of my expectations! I think the wrist heart rate measurement works just fine and accurately enough. The watch is also easy to use, water resistance Plus. Adding and listening to music is easy. I might not have needed a payment feature, and I had to find that my own credit cards don’t support Garmin’s payment feature. So if you are planning to buy a watch because of this payment feature, then you should check if your lender supports this app.