Garmin India- a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today launched the all new Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music. These two are the latest and advanced modelsunder their best-selling Forerunner series. Built on the mantra of “You do the running; FR 245 series will do the thinking”, the lightweight smartwatch is loaded with advanced features such as, incident detection, body battery, race predictor, and are available in new attractive colours.
Specially made for the serious and new-age runners, these GPS-enabled smartwatches enhance the running experience with detailed data, safety and tracking features along with other advanced training options. In addition to these, the Forerunner 245 Music holds up to 500 songs and lets users sync playlists from select preloaded music streaming services like Spotify or transfer music from a computer.
Speaking at the launch of these new models of the Forerunner series, Mr. Ali Rizvi, National Sales Manager – Garmin India said, “The Forerunner series is the flagship series for Garmin, which has been highly appreciated by the running fanatics. Adding more value to the series, Garmin India today launched the Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music for all those enthusiasts who wish to combine intelligence, style and futuristic features, all in one. With features like body battery, VO2 max, incident detection, race predictor etc., this forerunner series will prove to be the perfect running partner to deliver an enhanced running experience to the users.”
The Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music are the latest solution from the ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment, which focuses on developing technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it is running, cycling, swimming or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, Garmin fitness devices can help athletes of all levels reach their health and fitness goals.
Train safer & smarter with Forerunner 245 & Forerunner 245 Music
These watches don’t just serve the purpose of your fitness, but also look after one’s safety & security. With their built-in incident detection feature, one can now easily share their location with their pre- chosen contacts, in case one needs assistance. Location can also be shared if a potential incident, such as a fall is detected.
Another new feature with the Forerunner 245 series is the newly introduced Body Battery which helps optimize body’s energy. The Body Battery energy monitoring uses collected data to gauge one’s energy reserves at any moment, so that the user can plan their day accordingly, optimizing times for activity and rest.
Additionally, the Forerunner 245 Music holds the ability ‘Store up to 500 songs’ on the watch for phone-free listening and even syncs one’s favourite music from select streaming services like Spotify or allows transferring music from a computer to your device.
Advanced Physio Features & Running Dynamics
With the improved race predictor, a runner can now easily predict the race time and plan training sessions accordingly. The Forerunner 245 model is also equipped with advanced features that will help one evaluate the training status and indicate if under training or overdoing is taking place. It also offers additional performance monitoring features like VO2 Max, to analyze the amount of oxygen a person can utilize during intense exercise. It further analyzes the recovery time post intense activity, aerobic and anaerobic training effect, and training status & load.
These watches also come with advanced running dynamics such as ground contact time & balance, stride length, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio, which work on enhancing one’s overall running sessions.
Designed for the running gene
Garmin users can now train with the help of Garmin Coach feature, which offers free training plans that adapt according to a runner’s goals and performances. Whether the user is training for a 5K or a marathon, it creates a personalized workout. The user can also download Garmin Coach adaptive training plans for free! Offering a lot more, the smartwatch also includes multiple sport activity modes like run plus treadmill, indoor track, bike, indoor bike, treadmill, pool swim, row indoor, elliptical, stair stepper and many more.
The Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music are reliable training companions with outstanding battery life – up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music and 24 hours in GPS mode without music.
Pricing and Availability
The Ultra modern and sport-ready Forerunner 245 & Forerunner 245 Music comes with lightweight, adjustable, quick release bands. The Forerunner 245 is available in Slate and Amp Yellow colours, priced at Rs. 29,990 while the Forerunner 245 Music is available in three quirky colours- Black, Lava Red and Aqua, priced at Rs. 34,990
The ‘Forerunner 245 and Forerunner 245 Music is available online at Amazon.in, Paytmmall and Myntra. For offline purchase the customers can shop at GO Sport Mumbai and Bangalore, Peloton Calicut, PlayWell Calicut and Kochi and Helios Watch Stores Pan India.