Forerunner 945  Forerunner 945

Forerunner 945 LTE - $1,149

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and is sometimes referred to as 4G LTE. It's a standard for wireless data transmission that allows you to download your favorite music, websites, and video really fast. This relies on what your provider offers.

Up-at-dawn runners and conditioned-for-pain triathletes, we want you to have peace of mind while you run, ride or swim. So leave your phone at home. This watch has got your back.

  • Leave your phone at home — on purpose. LTE connectivity1has you covered.
  • Put the perfect soundtrack right on your wrist.
  • Packed with powerful performance metrics to help you train smarter.
  • Easily pay for purchases2using Garmin Pay™ with just a tap of your wrist.
  • Explore more routes with guidance from full-colour onboard maps.
  • Get up to 7 hours of battery life in GPS mode with music and LTE LiveTrack.
High-performance running watch design
Carry more on your wrist without the extra bulk or added weight. Fly past the competition with a lightweight, sporty watch.

Ready for anything
From open water swims to long training rides, this watch is up to the challenge. Its high-performance silicone band and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX lens can handle just about anything.

LTE connectivity
This LTE-connected smartwatch links you in fun ways to your family and friends and also provides peace of mind while you're out doing your sport. Choose the plan that's right for you.

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, it can send a message to your emergency contacts with your location information.

Assistance plus
Take safety seriously. This watch can automatically send your name and location to the Garmin (IERCC - International Emergency Response Coordination Center), a 24/7 staffed professional emergency response coordination centre4 that can contact and coordinate with emergency services or others to provide assistance.

Use LiveTrack to let friends and family follow your real-time location and even view your entire preplanned course. Rest assured that your loved ones know exactly where you're running or riding.

Spectator messaging
Get midrace motivation with audio5 and text messages from your family and friends.

Live event sharing
Automatically send race updates to family and friends, without lifting a finger. While you're powering through, they can stay up to date with your pace, miles completed and more.

Daily suggested workouts
For training guidance that takes you and your fitness level into account, get daily run and ride recommendations based on your current training load and training status.

Garmin coach
These free adaptive Training plans feature guidance from expert coaches that adapt to you and your goals. Workouts sync right to your watch.

Sync training plans
Get your indoor and outdoor training plans from the Garmin Connect™ app, or sync seamlessly to your Forerunner from other platforms including TrainingPeaks® and TrainerRoad.

Training effect
See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic Training Effect feedback.

Recovery time
After each workout, the built-in recovery time advisor lets you know how long to rest before another big effort. It even accounts for all-day stress, sleep6 and daily activities outside of workouts.

Built-in sports apps
Switch up your workouts with activity profiles for cycling, triathlon, pool and open-water swimming, track running and more. For races and brick workouts, switch sports with a single button press.

Track run
Use this built-in activity profile to measure your running distance more accurately around a 400-metre track.

Improved intervals
A new intervals data page and automatic classification keeps track of your fast and slow time, then separates them for you. Open repeats mode offers intervals structure with lap button control.

V02 max
Train smarter with VO2 MAX an indicator of how you can expect to perform. This metric even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.

The PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.

Race predictor
This specialised tool takes into account your fitness level and training history to help you work toward your race goal and see the impact of training on your predicted finish time.

Performance condition
While you run, analyse pace, heart rate and heart rate variability for a real-time assessment of your current ability to perform.

Training load focus
This stat shows how your training load breaks down by categories of intensity and if that breakdown is balanced, focused or lacking in one or more areas.

Training status
This metric evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you're training productively, peaking or overreaching. Wrist-based heart rate
Our latest generation sensor provides heart rate data6 and alerts if your heart rate stays high while you're at rest. Gauge how hard your heart is working during activities, even underwater.

Running dynamics
When used with a compatible accessory7, measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more.

Cycling power
Connect to a compatible Garmin power meter (sold separately) to work toward a more efficient ride with help from cycling dynamics, FTP and advanced training methods.

Extended battery life
Get up to 2 weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 7 hours in GPS mode with music and LTE LiveTrack.

Full colour mapping
Whether you're running the city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner® 945 LTE provides built-in mapping to help keep you on track.

Create more courses
Create courses in our Garmin Connect app8, so you'll never run out of places to run. Or plan one on other platforms such as Strava and Komoot, then automatically sync them to your Forerunner.

ClimbPro feature
Use ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.

Turn-by-turn navigation
Follow a route or course with help from turn-by-turn directions, which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.

Round-trip routing
Enter a distance you want to run or ride and get suggested courses that will bring you back to your starting point. Trendline™ popularity routing helps you find the best local paths.

Multiple Satellite systems
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.

Pulse OX system
This wrist-based sensor9 monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.

Body battery™ energy monitoring
Track your body's energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.

Women's health tracking
Use the Garmin Connect™ app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more. Even get details on your wrist with the Menstrual Cycle Tracking widget and Pregnancy Tracking app.

Music on your wrist
Download your playlists from select music streaming services right to your watch. Forerunner® 945 LTE can store up to 1,000 songs.

Garmin pay solution
Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with the Garmin Pay contactless payment solution through participating providers.

Smart notifications
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch, when paired with a compatible smartphone.

Smart trainer control
Control your Tacx® Smart trainer via ANT+® technology for course simulation, automatic resistance changes and workout prompts when you use courses or workouts from your watch.

Connect IQ™ store
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.

Sync with Garmin connect
Upload your activities to the Garmin Connect app to interact with a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete — and even share their triumphs via social media.

  • Lens material Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
  • Bezel material Fibre-r
  • Strap material is Silicone
  • Physical size 44.4 x 44.4 x 13.9 mm
  • Colour display
  • Display size 30.4 mm diameter
  • Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
  • Display type Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Weight 49 g
  • Water rating 5 ATM
  • Memory/history 200 hours of activity data
Battery life
  • Smartwatch Mode: Up to 2 weeks
  • GPS mode with music: Up to 12 hours
  • GPS mode with music and LTE LiveTrack: Up to 7 hours
  • GPS mode without music: Up to 35 hours See Details
Clock Features
  • Time/date
  • Gps time sync
  • Automatic daylight saving time
  • Alarm clock
  • Timer
  • Stopwatch
  • Sunrise/sunset times
Health Monitoring
  • Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
  • Daily resting heart rate
  • Abnormal heart rate alerts
  • Respiration rate (24x7)
  • Pulse ox blood oxygen saturation
  • Fitness age
  • Body battery™ energy monitor
  • All-day stress
  • Relaxation reminders
  • Relaxation breathing timer
  • Sleep
  • Sleep score and insights
  • Hydration
  • Woman's health
  • GPS
  • Galileo
  • Garmin elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Thermometer
  • Pulse ox blood oxygen saturation monitor
Daily Smart Features
  • Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®, LTE (with subscription)
  • Connect iq™
  • Smart notifications
  • Text response/reject phone call with text (android™ only) 
  • Calendar
  • Weather
  • Controls smartphone music
  • Plays and controls watch music
  • Music storage - up to 1000 songs
  • Find my phone
  • Find my watch
  • Virb® remote
  • Smartphone compatibility - iPhone®, Android™
  • Pairs with garmin connect™ mobile
  • Garmin pay™
Safety and Tracking Features
  • Livetrack
  • Spectator messaging with LTE subscription
  • Group livetrack
  • Live event sharing
  • Incident detection during select activities
  • Assistance
  • Assistance plus with LTE subscription; coverage details
Tactical Features
  • Dual grid coordinates
Activity Tracking Features
  • Step counter
  • Move bar
  • Auto goal
  • Calories burned
  • Floors climbed
  • Distance traveled
  • Intensity minutes
  • Trueup™
  • Move iq™
  • Garmin connect™ challenges app
Gym & Fitness Equipment
  • Available gym activity profiles: Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Breathwork, Pilates and Yoga
  • Cardio workouts
  • Strength workouts
  • Yoga workouts
  • Pilates workouts
  • Automatic rep counting
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
  • Hr alerts
  • Hr calories
  • % Hr max
  • % Hrr
  • Recovery time
  • Auto max hr
  • Hrv stress test
  • Hr broadcast
  • Respiration rate
  • GPS speed and distance
  • Customizable data pages
  • Customizable activity profiles
  • Auto pause®
  • Interval training
  • Improved interval
  • Advanced workouts
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Auto lap®
  • Manual lap
  • Configurable lap alerts
  • Heat and altitude acclimation
  • Vo2 max (run)
  • Training status
  • Training load
  • Training load focus
  • Training effect
  • Training effect (anaerobic)
  • Primary benefit
  • Improved recovery time
  • Daily suggested workouts
  • Custom alerts
  • Audio prompts
  • Finish time
  • Virtual partner
  • Race an activity
  • Auto multisport activities
  • Manual multisport activities
  • Course guidance
  • Garmin live segments
  • Strava live segments
  • Round-trip course creator
  • Trendline™ popularity routing
  • Touch and/or button lock
  • Hot keys
  • Auto scroll
  • Activity history on watch
  • Physio trueup
Running Features
  • Available run profiles: Running, indoor and outdoor track running, treadmill running, trail running, virtual running, ultra running
  • Gps-based distance, time and pace
  • Running dynamics
  • Vertical oscillation and ratio
  • Ground contact time and balance
  • Stride length
  • Cadence
  • Performance condition
  • Lactate threshold
  • PacePro™ pacing strategies
  • Run workouts
  • Race predictor
  • Foot pod capable
Golfing Features
  • Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
  • Yardage to f/m/b
  • Yardage to layups/doglegs
  • Measures shot distance
  • Digital scorecard
  • Stat tracking
  • Garmin autoshot™
  • Auto courseview updates
  • Green view with manual pin position
  • Hazards and course targets
  • Pinpointer
  • Handicap scoring
  • Truswing™ compatible
  • Round timer/odometer
Outdoor Recreation
  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking
  • Point-to-point navigation
  • Bread crumb trail in real time
  • Back to start
  • Tracback®
  • Ultratrac mode
  • Around me mode
  • Elevation profile 
  • Distance to destination
  • Barometric trend indicator with storm alert
  • Climbpro™ ascent planner 
  • Trail run auto climb
  • Vertical speed
  • Total ascent/descent
  • Future elevation plot
  • Preloaded topographical maps
  • Preloaded road and trail maps
  • Downloadable cartography support
  • Compatible with basecamp™
  • Gps coordinates
  • Area calculation
  • Hunt/fish calendar
  • Projected waypoint
  • Sun and moon information
  • Xero™ locations
Cycling Features
  • Alerts
  • Courses
  • Cycle map
  • Mtb grit & flow
  • Available cycling profiles: Biking, indoor biking, mountain trail biking, ebiking, emountain trail biking
  • Bike lap and lap maximum power (power meter)
  • Race an activity
  • Ftp
  • Compatible with vector™ (power meter)
  • Power meter compatible
  • Advanced vector support
  • Compatible with varia vision™ (head-mounted display)
  • Compatible with varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
  • Compatible with varia™ lights
  • Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)
Swimming Features
  • Available swim profiles Pool swimming, open water swimming, swim running
  • Open-water swim metrics
  • Pool swim metrics
  • Stroke type detection (pool swim only) 
  • Drill logging (pool swim only) 
  • Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)
  • "Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only)
  • Auto rest (pool swim only) 
  • Time and distance alerts
  • Pacing alerts (pool swim only) 
  • Countdown start (pool swim only)
  • Pool swim workouts
  • Critical swim speed
  • Underwater wrist-based heart rate
  • Heart rate from external hrm - with hrm-tri™ and hrm-swim™
Kid Activity Tracking Features
  • Toe-to-toe™ challenges app