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Garmin unveils new smartwatch series

Garmin introduces a new smartwatch lineup that integrates music, full-color mapping, advanced training, and tracking features.

The new Forerunner series tracks a run, monitor stats, crunch the numbers and get to know more about an athlete’s performance, training history, goals and more. It is designed to meet the needs of all runners, no matter how far or fast they run. Each new Forerunner smartwatch features lightweight materials and an intuitive 5-button design for easy controls in any weather condition. The watches include an always-on, sunlight-readable display with GPS, all-day activity tracking, smart notifications, wrist-based heart rate, and new safety and tracking features that allow users to share their real-time location with chosen contacts in case of an emergency.

The everyday running companion

Perfect for beginners, the Forerunner 45 is good for everyday use. It monitors heart rate at the wrist and has a built-in GPS to keep track of pace, distance, intervals and more. With a dozen activity profiles available, it can record efforts during a cycling workout, on the elliptical, while doing cardio or yoga. It monitors daily steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. Featuring and all-day stress monitoring and Body Battery energy monitoring, users can plan their day better to optimize times for activity and rest. It has a solid battery life that can last up to seven days in smartwatch mode and up to 13 hours in GPS mode.

For the running enthusiast

The Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music include advanced features to help runners improve their performance. For the audiophiles, there’s the Forerunner 245 Music which holds up to 500 songs and lets users sync playlists from select music streaming services like Spotify or transfer music from a computer.

Both the Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music include performance monitoring tools like VO2 max and training status with adjustments for heat, recovery time, and aerobic & anaerobic training effects. It complements with the brand’s Running Dynamics Pod and compatible heart rate strap, letting the athletes see all six running dynamics right on the watch.

Even after a workout, the Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music tracks the runner’s well-being, including the level of oxygen in your body through the wrist-based Pulse Ox4 sensor. It can last up to seven days of continuous use in smartwatch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode, and up to six hours in GPS mode with music.

Engineered for the serious triathlete

Made for the elite, the Forerunner 945 is a premium running and triathlon smartwatch that stores up to 1,000 songs and lets users sync playlists from Spotify, or transfer music from a computer. The onboard maps on the smartwatch guide serious runners and athletes so they never get lost on a run.

To help athletes with their intensive training, the Forerunner 945  includes key performance monitoring tools that will sort an athlete’s recent training history into different categories based on activity structure and intensity. They can also see all six running dynamics on their watch with the use of a Running Dynamics Pod or compatible heart rate strap. Intended to be worn all day, the Forerunner 945 provide additional insights to body’s performance. It also has a Pulse Ox4 sensor to see the amount of oxygen absorbed in the body and has two weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode. It can last up to 36 hours in GPS mode and up to ten hours in GPS mode with music.

The Forerunner 45, Forerunner 245, Forerunner 245 Music, and Forerunner 945 is now available at Garmin stores nationwide with a price tag of PHP 12,595, PHP 24,595, and PHP 42,995 respectively.

To learn more, visit Garmin’s website. 

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