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Choosing your Garmin Forerunner GPS watch

Founded in 1989 in the United States, Garmin is today leader in navigation systems for athletes, whether they are mountaineers, cyclists, runners or athletes. Garmin started designing GPS watches with its Forerunner range in 2009 with the 310XT model in order to meet the growing demand from runners. With this model you could start your run or walk and track your time, distance, speed, pace and heart rate directly from your wrist. Since then, the range has evolved to include several models to suit the needs of every runner.


What makes Garmin Forerunner GPS watches special?

Garmin Forerunner watches are designed to accompany the runner in his practice and in the associated performance. That's why Garmin wanted each model to be designed in a simple & accessible way. Pace tracking and heart rate are indicators that allow you to progress and surpass yourself. Navigation, as well as route tracking are a key point. However, the Forerunner range is not just used for running, it can be used for other activities such as swimming, cycling or hiking: it is a multi-sport watch.

Simple and accessible

Simple and accessible

Multisport

Multisport watch

Music

Music


What is the difference between the Garmin Forerunner GPS watches?

With a Garmin Forerunner watch, no matter what you do, you'll find something to suit you.. Garmin Forerunner watches are multi-sport watches with many features that can only help you in your quest for performance. Nevertheless, each watch has its own specificity, which is why we will guide you and describe in a few words and with the help of the table, the characteristics of each model.

Garmin Forerunner 55

Garmin Forerunner 55

The Garmin Forerunner 55 has been designed to help athletes of all levels to easily track their training and achieve their goals. The built-in GPS allows you to record your time, pace and speed whether you are walking or running.

Garmin Forerunner 245

Garmin Forerunner 245

The Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS watch is a watch that thinks and designs workouts for you. It provides interesting performance data such as VO2 Max, aerobic and anaerobic time spent in a session for example. If you're a performance-oriented person and do a lot of sports, then this is the watch for you.

Garmin Forerunner 255

Garmin Forerunner 255

Forerunner 255 and 255S are watches dedicated to runners, users who are committed to their practice and who want to know their body and their abilities better, to progress and perform. It offers all the tools to progress, including training status and load, recovery information, new analysis data such as running power, but also animated training, a new version of the daily training recommendations and access to Garmin Coach programs.

Garmin Forerunner 745

Garmin Forerunner 745

The Garmin Forerunner 745 is a dedicated watch for runners and triathletes who need very specific data and functions for their training, such as average power over a specific time interval. It is designed to follow you wherever your sporting activities take you and can hold over 200 races, adventure bike rides and long swims.

Garmin 945

Garmin Forerunner 945 et 945 LTE

The Garmin Forerunner 945 GPS watch has an attractive service: it has built-in mapping. In addition, it has the ability to sync with premium online music services allowing you to listen to music from your watch. This feature is found on other versions of the Garmin Forerunner 245. The Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE differs from the original model in that it has LTE connectivity, which allows it to access a 4G network without a phone, slightly longer battery life and new sports.

Garmin 955

Garmin Forerunner 955

The Garmin Forerunner 955 watch is dedicated to an expert target group, which is looking for a reliable, accurate and durable measurement tool. The Forerunner 955 series offers all the tools for progress, such as training status and load, new training readiness status, recovery information etc.


Garmin Forerunner watch comparison

Forerunner 55 Forerunner 245 Forerunner 255 Forerunner 745 Forerunner 945 Forerunner 945 LTE Forerunner 955
Weight 37g 39g 48g 70g 72g 81g 52g in Titanium version, 62g in steel version
Battery life 20h/14 days Up to 100h Up to 12 days/ 26h with gps Up to 12h Up to 170h Up to 170h 20 days/49h with gps
Wrist heart rate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Measurements in mm 42 × 42 × 11.6 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 97 x 71 x 20 43.8 x 43.8 x 13.3 44.4 x 44.4 x 13.9 44.4 x 44.4 x 13.9 N.C
Altimeter No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Route tracking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sleep analysis Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Music No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connected features Garmin Coach, smartphone notifications
Synchronisation with Garmin connect to keep track of your activities
control music via your watch.
Bluetooth sensor, smartphone notifications, ANT+ compatible
LiveTrack, Garmin Coach
music control via your watch.
Garmin Coach, bluetooth compatible
Garmin Pay, Music on your wrist
Sends your location to the emergency room in case of a problem.
Garmin Coach, bluetooth compatible
Garmin Pay, Music on your wrist
Sends your location to the emergency room in case of a problem.
Garmin Coach, bluetooth compatible
Garmin Pay, Music on your wrist
Sends your location to the emergency room in case of a problem.
Garmin Coach, bluetooth compatible
Garmin Pay, Music on your wrist
Sends your location to the emergency room in case of a problem.
access to the 4G network without a phone
Garmin Pay, bluetooth compatible
music on your wrist
smartphone notifications, running power
cartography, touch screen

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