Forerunner® 945 LTE, Black

$649.99

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 smartwatch.

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.

Category:

Physical & Performance

Display size 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter
Display resolution 240 x 240 pixels
GPS Yes
Weight 49 g
Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 2 weeks
GPS mode with music: Up to 12 hours
GPS mode with LTE LiveTrack: Up to 10 hours
GPS mode with music and LTE LiveTrack: Up to 7 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 35 hours
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Maps & Navigation

Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Features

Auto lap splits No
“Repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Pilates workouts Yes
Preloaded ski resort maps No
GPS coordinates Yes
Live Event Sharing Yes
Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR) No
Audio prompts Yes
Sleep yes (advanced)
Auto CourseView updates Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) Automatic
Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) No
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) yes (with HRM-Tri™, HRM-Swim™ and HRM-Pro™)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) Yes
Swing Tempo No
Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
Plays and controls watch music Yes
APNEA mode No
Pool swim workouts Yes
Assistance Plus yes (with LTE subscription; coverage details)
Multi-gas mode No
Race an Activity Yes
Hot keys Yes
Single-gas mode No
Activity history on watch Yes
On-screen workout animations No
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) yes (with compatible accessory)
Auto max HR Yes
Critical swim speed Yes
Daily suggested workouts Yes
Training load focus Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) Yes
HR alerts Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) Yes
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Phone-free text messaging No
Vertical speed Yes
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) yes (with compatible accessory)
Customizable data pages Yes
MTB Grit & Flow Yes
Race an activity Yes
Finish time Yes
Elevation profile Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
Incident Detection during select activities Yes
PlaysLike distance No
Virtual Partner Yes
VO2 Max (Run) Yes
Relaxation reminders Yes
Reminder alerts No
Physio TrueUp Yes
Custom alerts Yes
NEXRAD on moving map No
Back to start Yes
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) yes (with compatible accessory)
Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) Yes
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Physical size 44.4 x 44.4 x 13.9 mm

Fits wrists with a circumference of 128-218 mm

Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
Chronograph No
Music storage Up to 1000 songs
Available gym activity profiles Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Breathwork, Pilates and Yoga
Live Delta Time No
Automatic altitude adjustment No
Ambient light sensor No
Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
Hazards and course targets Yes
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
TruSwing™ compatible Yes
UltraTrac mode Yes
In-flight Pulse Ox No
VO2 Max (Trail Run) No
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Calendar Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Unlock new step icons No
Preloaded race tracks No
Weather Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Pacing alerts (pool swim only) Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
Floors climbed Yes
Respiration rate (24×7) Yes
% HR max Yes
In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.) No
% HRR Yes
Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
TracBack® Yes
Storm alert Yes
Water rating 5 ATM
Advanced Vector support Yes
Handicap scoring Yes
Audible alerts No
Color display Yes
Multiple bike profiles No
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) Yes
Rest timer No
Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
HR zones Yes
Auto rest (pool swim only) Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®, LTE (with subscription)
Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection) Yes
Find My Phone Yes
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Sleep score and insights Yes
Custom targets No
Downloadable cartography support Yes
Available run profiles Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Run workouts Yes
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Training Effect Yes
Worldwide airport database(s) No
Waypoint information page No
GPS speed and distance Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) Yes
Spectator messaging yes (with LTE subscription)
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™)
Find My Watch Yes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) No
Connext avionics connectivity No
Preloaded road and trail maps Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Trendline™ Popularity Routing Yes
Strava Live Segments Yes
VIRB® Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Dual grid coordinates Yes
TrueUp™ Yes
Timer Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Trimix support No
Courses Yes
Respiration rate (during exercise) yes (with compatible accessory)
Compatible with Varia™ lights Yes
Thermometer Yes
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Alarm clock Yes
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Group LiveTrack Yes
Intensity minutes Yes
Interval training Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Touchscreen No
Countdown start (pool swim only) Yes
Virtual starting line No
Preloaded topographical maps Yes
Sun and moon information yes (via Connect IQ™)
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner Yes
Night vision mode No
Available swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swim running
Tempo Training No
Move IQ™ Yes
Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations No
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes
Records heart rate while swimming yes (with HRM-Tri™ and HRM-Swim™)
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) yes (with compatible accessory)
GLONASS Yes
Smart Notifications Yes
Sight ‘N Go No
Garmin Pay™ Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Yoga workouts Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
Depth sensor No
Projected waypoint Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Time/date yes
Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app No
Rewards (coins) No
Calories burned Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Auto start/end dive No
Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)
Garmin Live Segments Yes
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) Yes
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Power meter compatible Yes
Total ascent/descent Yes
Auto multisport activities Yes
Last race summary No
Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) Yes
PinPointer Yes
Improved recovery time Yes
Step counter Yes
Quick Release bands No
APNEA hunt mode No
60-minute activity goal No
Trail run auto climb Yes
Manual multisport activities Yes
Chores No
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert Yes
Automatic rep counting Yes
LiveTrack Yes
Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more No
HR calories Yes
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Anchor Alarm No
Gauge mode No
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies Yes
Time and distance alerts Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
XERO™ Locations Yes
Auto Pause® Yes
All-day Stress Yes
Running dynamics yes (with compatible accessory)
Full vector map No
Tack assist mode No
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s) No
Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Trail Biking, eBiking, eMountain Trail Biking
Future elevation plot Yes
QuickFit™ watch band compatible yes (22 mm compatible)
Accelerometer Yes
Recovery time Yes
Orienteering No
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Around Me mode Yes
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™)
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide Yes
Course guidance Yes
Track timer No
Strap material silicone
GPS Time Sync Yes
Countdown timer No
Race App No
Auto scroll Yes
Analog hands No
Round timer/odometer Yes
Compass Yes
Heat and altitude acclimation Yes
Digital scorecard yes
Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
Cardio workouts Yes
Green View with manual pin position Yes
Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Galileo Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Women’s Health yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) Yes
Manual lap Yes
Distance traveled Yes
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Garmin AutoShot™ Yes
Fitness Age yes (in app)
Nitrox support No
Unit-to-unit route/location sharing No
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) yes (with compatible accessory)
Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
Built-in barometer and tide tables No
Assistance Yes
Race predictor Yes
Stealth Mode No
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