Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Smartwatch

Model: 010-02120-20 UPC: 753759217181 Item: 3115

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You do the running. Forerunner 245 Music does the thinking. This GPS running smartwatch evaluates performance stats such as VO2 max, aerobic and anaerobic training effects, and training status, which indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it. You can also track advanced running dynamics such as ground contact time balance and stride length. Sync your favorite music from select streaming services, and even store up to 500 songs right on your watch for phone-free listening.


  • Sync with music streaming services, such as Spotify, to easily store and play your favorite songs right from your watch
  • Evaluates your current training status to indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it; offers additional performance monitoring features
  • Get free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach, or create your own custom workouts at our Garmin Connect™ online fitness community
  • Provides advanced running dynamics, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio, and more
  • Safety and tracking features make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts
  • Customize with free watch faces, apps and more from our Connect IQ store
  • GPS, GLONASS and Galileo network capability helps you track how far, fast and hard you’ve run — on or off the city streets
  • Connected features include built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, smart notifications, automatic uploads to the Garmin Connect online fitness community, and the ability to track your runs with the LiveTrack feature
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode and 6 hours in GPS mode with music



  • GPS: Yes
  • Display resolution: 240 x 240 pixels
  • Weight: 38.5 g
  • Display type: sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Battery life:
    • Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
    • GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
    • GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours
  • Display size: 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
  • Memory/History: 200 hours of activity data
  • Cardio workouts: Yes
  • Time/date: yes
  • % HRR: Yes
  • Water rating: 5 ATM
  • Training Effect (anaerobic): Yes
  • Customizable data pages: Yes
  • HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices): Yes
  • Drill logging (pool swim only): Yes
  • TracBack: Yes
  • Auto scroll: Yes
  • Controls smartphone music: Yes
  • Music Storage: up to 500 songs
  • Downloadable training plans: Yes
  • HR zones: Yes
  • Point-to-point navigation: Yes
  • Finish time: Yes
  • Race an activity: Yes
  • Step counter: Yes
  • Run workouts: Yes
  • Live Event Sharing: Android Only
  • Manual lap: Yes
  • Distance traveled: Yes
  • Pairs with Garmin Connect Mobile: Yes
  • Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.): Yes
  • Courses: Yes
  • Fitness Age: yes (in app)
  • Galileo: Yes
  • Distance to destination: Yes
  • Smartphone compatibility: iPhone and Android
  • % HR max: Yes
  • Strength workouts: Yes
  • Lens Material: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Calendar: Yes
  • Find My Phone: Yes
  • Text response/reject phone call with text (Android only): Yes
  • Compatible with Varia lights: Yes
  • Training Effect: Yes
  • Customizable activity profiles: Yes
  • HR calories: Yes
  • Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level): Yes
  • Alarm clock: Yes
  • LiveTrack: Yes
  • Available cycling profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking
  • Strap material: silicone
  • Auto Lap: Yes
  • Auto Pause: Yes
  • Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display): Yes
  • Activity history on watch: Yes
  • Advanced workouts: Yes
  • Body Battery Energy Monitor:  Yes
  • Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC): Yes
  • Quick Release Bands: Yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
  • 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)
  • Bezel Material: fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Auto max HR: Yes
  • Compass: Yes
  • Course guidance: Yes
  • GPS Time Sync: Yes
  • Automatic rep counting: Yes
  • Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
  • VIRB Remote: Yes
  • Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only): Yes
  • Pulse Ox: Yes
  • GLONASS: Yes
  • Sunrise/sunset times: Yes
  • Find My Watch: Yes
  • PacePro Pacing Strategies: Yes
  • Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor): yes (ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart sensors)
  • Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length): yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute): Yes
  • GPS speed and distance: Yes
  • Available gym activity profiles: Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Indoor Rowing and Yoga
  • All-day Stress Tracking: Yes
  • Incident Detection during select activities: yes (Smartphone Required)
  • Foot pod capable: Yes
  • Move IQ: Yes
  • Pool swim workouts: Yes
  • Back to start: Yes
  • Automatic daylight saving time: Yes
  • Virtual Partner: Yes
  • Smart notifications: Yes
  • Available swim profiles: Pool Swimming
  • Underwater wrist-based heart rate: Yes
  • Weather: Yes
  • Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories): Yes
  • Interval training: Yes
  • Race predictor: Yes
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
  • Recovery time: Yes
  • Color display: Yes
  • Intensity minutes: Yes
  • Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal): Yes
  • Stride length (real time): yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Stopwatch: Yes
  • Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep): Yes
  • Running dynamics: yes (with compatible accessory)
  • Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only): Yes
  • VO2 max: Yes
  • GPS coordinates: Yes
  • Physio TrueUp: Yes
  • HR alerts: Yes
  • "Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only): Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace: Yes
  • Calories burned: Yes
  • Touch and/or button lock: Yes
  • Audio prompts: Yes
  • Configurable lap alerts: Yes
  • Timer: Yes
  • TrueUp: Yes
  • Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps): Yes
  • UltraTrac mode: Yes
  • Available run profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
  • Bread crumb trail in real time: Yes
  • Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it): Yes
  • Plays and controls watch music: Yes
  • Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor: Yes
  • Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories): Yes
  • Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar): Yes
  • Race an Activity: Yes
  • Custom alerts: Yes

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • Forerunner 245 Music
  • Charge/data cable
  • Documentation


Customer Reviews for Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Smartwatch

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Rated 5 out of 5
Like everything about it.
Super happy with the watch and love the music function.
September 15, 2021
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Rated 4 out of 5
Powerful! Great features - small battery :/
This is a very complete watch to start your health and fitness process or to support your professional level if you’re an athlete. However, the battery it seems to be very small. I have to charge it every 2 days if I’m using music while I’m walking/running. If I don’t do any sport activities, it lasts up to 4-5 days. I like the watch and it makes me feel motivated to continue my weight-loss process.
September 5, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Got me hooked on running watch!
I never considered using a running watch before but decided to try one to step up my running game. This exceeded my expectation and it is now part of my daily wear. The buttons are simple to use and the interface is clear. The strap is comfortable but requires thorough cleaning if in contact with sunscreen post run. The app ecosystem is great via Garmin Connect linking to my preferred running apps. I also use this in conjunction with the running pod which gives further insights into the analytics.
September 2, 2021
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Rated 1 out of 5
GPS doesn't work / running distance not recorded
I bought this watch 1 month ago. It worked decently for one week and then the GPS stopped working so my activity is not recorded. I tried suggestions I found online and I tried the sync with both my PC and phone. Nothing solved the issue.
September 2, 2021
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