Garmin has announced the launch of its premium GPS running Smartwatch – Forerunner 945 – that can hold up to 1,000 songs. The device comes with Incident Detection using which users can send their real-time location to their emergency contacts in case they need assistance. That’s not all, it also comes with features like aerobic and anaerobic training effect. The smartwatch also comes with performance measurements that can be adjusted for heat and altitude.
The company has also claimed that with their GPS a runner can also analyse how far, fast and where one can run on their longest trail runs.
The smartwatch covers a majority of the workouts and has built-in activity profiles for running cycling, swimming, skiing, paddle sports, trail running and many more.
Commenting on Garmin’s premium smartwatch launch Mr Ali Rizvi, National Sales Manager – Garmin India said, “The Forerunner series is our flagship series and is treasured fiercely by the avid runners. With the launch of Forerunner 945, we aim to add more thrill and adventure for the running community. The watch also comes with more exciting features like premium music services, VO2 max, aerobic and anaerobic training effect, incident detection, and many more. The smartwatch will not just track your performance but will also be your best running partner by telling you if you are being productive or overdoing it. It will guide you to a smarter way of workout and easily become a part of your daily lifestyle.”
Specifications and Pricing
As we mentioned earlier, the new smartwatch can store up to 1,000 songs that let you sync your favourite music from streaming services like Spotify. The smartwatch also allows you to transfer music from a computer to your device.
Now coming to the Physio Features & Measurements of the device, Garmin Forerunner 945 can track VO2 max in order to analyse the amount of oxygen a person utilizes during intense workout and training. It also tracks your exercise history and performance.
As we mentioned earlier, Garmin claims that the Forerunner 945 also lets you understand performance measurements adjusted for heat and altitude including acclimation status for both.
The Forerunner 945 also comes with a feature called Garmin coach that be downloaded for free. According to the company it offers free training plans that adapts according to your goals and routines. Using this feature, you can measure significant running metrics like ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more.
With the safety and tracking feature of the smartwatch, users can easily share their location with the contacts of their choice, in case one needs assistance. The Body Battery feature lets you optimise your body’s energy. It can also track your wrist-based heart rate, stress level and relaxation breathing timer.
The company said it has a battery life of up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode; up to 10 hours in GPS mode with music, 40 hours in GPS mode without music and up to 60 hours in Ultratrac mode.
The interested buyers can purchase this smartwatch on Amazon.in, Paytm mall and Myntra online. For offline purchase, you can head over to Helios Watch Stores by Titan- Pan India, Just in Time Stores, Ct Pundole- Pune, Kamal Watches- Hyderabad, Johnson Watch- Connaught Place, New Delhi, GO SPORT (Mumbai and Bangalore) and Exclusive Garmin Brand Stores (Delhi and Bangalore). The Forerunner 945 is available in three colour variants Black and Blue Colour at a price tag of Rs 59,990.