Garmin Forerunner 745 smartwatch for pro-athletes launched

Garmin Forerunner 745 Launched

A smartwatch is an excellent gadget to have on you; especially if you’re an aspiring, amateur, or even a professional athlete. While the ones from the most popular manufacturers like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei don’t fully give-in to the performance-monitoring roots, there are a few who do. Here, Garmin has always been one of the frontrunners in this market. And now, the company has launched Forerunner 745 with blood oxygen monitoring and other exciting upgrades. Let’s discover more about the Garmin Forerunner 745 including its features, expected price in Nepal, and availability.

Garmin Forerunner 745 Overview

Fitness Tracking

The Forerunner 745 is the successor to 2016’s 735XT and comparatively under-powerful than Garmin’s premium Forerunner 945. It is designed with pro-athletes in mind and has got a feature-set to back its professional heritage. It has a pulse oximeter that monitors the blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) level in your body which can deliver a more thorough insight on your sleep habits and more. Moving on, the Garmin Forerunner 745 also provides training guidance and daily recommendations depending on your training pattern.

Garmin Forerunner 745 - Biking

And after every workout, you can get see how effective it was (with aerobic and anaerobic feedback), and how long it’s going to take before you’re ready for the next round of workout by counting in factors like stress, sleep level, daily activity, etc. The watch comes with different sports apps for a bike ride, track run, cycling, triathlon, swimming (open water, pool), etc.

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Brick Workouts

Under different races or brick sessions (a workout that combines multiple disciplines like a bike ride, run, and a swim), although the watch can’t automatically switch between those, it does have a button that you can press to toggle different sports mode. There’s VO2 Max monitoring as well for determining your expected level of performance under any workout. Complementing this is how the Forerunner 745 takes account of your pace, heart rate (and its variability) when you’re running to indicate your ability to perform – in real-time.

Forerunner 745 also has a built-in GPS system (with GLONASS and Galileo) for accurate location tracking. It features something called “Body Battery Energy Monitoring”. This tracks your body’s energy levels to determine the best time for you to exercise and rest. Also, the “Trendline” routing feature gives you the best possible route between any two points; be it a road or trails by using the user data of other Garmin smartwatch users.

Rest of the specs

Garmin has packaged all this into a fairly lightweight body weighing 47 grams. It has a 1.2-inches transflective Memory-In-Pixel (MIP) color display with 240 x 240 pixels. Protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass DX, it also supports Always-on Display (AoD). Forerunner 745 has a silicone strap while its bezels are made from fiber-reinforced polymer. It is 5ATM water-resistant and can record up to 200 hours of activity data.

Garmin Forerunner 745 - Color options

In terms of battery life, the Garmin Forerunner 745 can last up to 7 days in Smartwatch Mode. Similarly, it is rated at up to 21 hours in UltraTrac, 16 hours in GPS, and 6 hours in GPS with music mode. You can also store up to 500 songs and sync music, playlists from different streaming platforms like Amazon Music and Spotify. It has Garmin Pay integrated as well, meaning you can make payments using this watch. A handy feature here is that if it senses you’re in some sort of danger or something worse has occurred, the watch automatically sends your current location to emergency contacts.

Garmin Forerunner 745 Specifications:

  • Body: 1.72 x 1.72 x 0.52-inches; 47 grams
  • Display: 1.2-inches transflective Memory-In-Pixel (MIP) color panel; Corning Gorilla Glass DX; 240 x 240 pixels
  • Strap: Silicone straps
  • Storage: Up to 500 songs
  • Water Rating: 5 ATM (up to 50 meters in depth for 10 minutes)
  • Battery Life: Up to 7 days (Smartwatch mode), 21 hours (UltraTrac mode), 16 hours (GPS without music), 6 hours (GPS with music)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, ANT+, WiFi, NFC, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou
  • Companion App: Garmin Connect (Android | iOS)
  • Colors: Neo Tropic, Magma Red, Whitestone, Black

Garmin Forerunner 745 Price in Nepal and Availability

The Garmin Forerunner 745 is available for purchase in the US & UK for $499.99 and £449.99, respectively. We can expect the price of Garmin Forerunner 745 to be around NPR 65,000 if and when it launches in Nepal.

Smartwatch model Price in Nepal (Expected)
Garmin Forerunner 745 NPR 65,000
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