Advanced GPS running and triathlon watch supports serious runners and budding triathletes reach their race goals
Singapore, 18 September 2020 – Garmin Singapore today announced the Forerunner 745, an advanced GPS smartwatch built for runners and triathletes looking for a lightweight training companion that can track detailed training data, on-device workouts, smartwatch features and more.
The Forerunner 745 offers a smaller form factor with more color options to female triathletes and athletes with smaller wrist sizes for a better fit. The Forerunner 745 weighs a mere 47g, designed so that users will hardly feel the weight of the watch so athletes can take on challenges to chase after their personal best.
Whether heading out for a run, ride or swim, the Forerunner 745 will monitor stats and analyze data to help athletes reach their goals. Featuring dozens of built-in activity profiles, including triathlon, pool swimming, track running and more, athletes can round out their training routine and can seamlessly switch between activities with the press of a button during a race or brick workout.
“With a compact form factor for the ease of training, the Forerunner tracks every sweaty run, bumpy bike ride and long swim, combining the performance monitoring tools athletes have come to depend on with new daily suggested workouts, as well as an improved recovery time advisor and wellness tracking features, to help runners and budding triathletes beat their personal best,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Director, Garmin Asia.
Featherweight form, heavyweight function
To help athletes better prepare for a race or training cycle, the Forerunner 745 includes key performance monitoring tools from Firstbeat Analytics like VO2 max, training load, training status and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. Athletes will even receive on-device running and cycling daily workout suggestions based on their current training load and VO2 max.
With the addition of a Running Dynamics Pod or compatible heart rate, runners can go even further with their data, seeing all six running metrics – including cadence, stride length and more – right on the watch. The Forerunner 745 also features advanced dynamics to help with cycling and swim training. While on a bike, it will track data such as left/right balance, time seated and standing, platform center offset and power phase. In the water, the Forerunner 745 will track distance, stroke, pace, personal records and more. Based on the difficulty of a workout, the improved recovery time feature will let athletes know how long to rest before a hard training session. It also accounts for other factors that impact recovery including all-day stress, sleep and daily activities, and will adjust the recovery time on the watch, making it easier than ever for athletes to get the most out of their workouts.
Runners and triathletes can take their training to the next level with the Forerunner 745. The watch lets users sync indoor and outdoor workouts automatically from Garmin Connect™ or other training apps, including TrainingPeaks® and TrainerRoad, right to the watch. What’s more, the Forerunner 745 is compatible with Garmin Coach, free training plans that adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance. Garmin users can train for a 5K, 10K or half-marathon with the help of three running coaches – Jeff Galloway, Greg McMillan and Amy Parkerson-Mitchell – to guide and motivate them.
Make your Forerunner 745 work harder for you
Before heading out for a run or ride, athletes can plan and download routes using the course creator in Garmin Connect, which uses Trendline™ popularity routing to provide the best road, trail or mountain routes that are aggregated from those most travelled by fellow runners and cyclists. For athletes using platforms like Strava and Komoot, they can create courses that will seamlessly sync to the Forerunner 745.
The Forerunner 745 gives athletes the freedom to enjoy their favorite tunes on a run or during a workout without having to take a phone along. The watch stores up to 500 songs and lets users sync playlists from select preloaded music streaming services such as Spotify®, Amazon Music and Deezer, or transfer music from a computer. What’s more, while out for a run or ride, athletes can stop for a bite to eat and quickly pay right from the wrist with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution.
Stay connected while on the move
Designed to be worn all day, every day, the Forerunner 745 features tools to track an athlete’s well-being. A wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor5 will help provide a clearer picture of how athletes are sleeping and adjusting to altitude acclimation while the Body BatteryTM energy monitor lets athletes track their energy levels to find the best times for activity and rest. Additionally, the menstrual cycle tracking feature helps women adjust their training to maximize improvement potential and plan for upcoming races based on where they are in their cycle.
Even while on the move, the Forerunner 745 lets athletes stay in touch. Directly from the wrist, users can receive text messages and view social media updates, emails and more. Whether working out alone or with friends, built-in safety and tracking features include incident detection, assistance and LiveTrack to let loved ones follow along on a run or ride. Following a workout, the Forerunner 745 will automatically upload activities to Garmin Connect.
Pricing and Availability
The Forerunner 745 features up to one week of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music. It is available now in black, neo tropic, magma red or whitestone and has a suggested retail price of SGD 769 at Lazada, Shopee, KrisShop.com, Garmin Brand Store located at 360 Orchard Road,#01-15 International Building and all Garmin authorised retailers. All purchases of Forerunner 745 will come with a free additional 1-year local warranty worth $200.
Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionised life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Other Garmin fitness brands include Tacx and Firstbeat Analytics. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com.sg/news/pressroom/, or follow us at facebook.com/garminSG, instagram.com/garminsg or youtube.com/GarminSingaporeAsia.