Garmin launches Forerunner 745 in India for ₹52,900
Garmin India has launched the new Forerunner 745 which is an advanced GPS smartwatch built for runners and triathletes. Specially designed keeping the requirements of athletes in mind, the Garmin Forerunner 745 monitors stats and analyses data to help users in achieving their goals. The users can train with dozens of built-in activity profiles, including triathlon, pool swimming, track running and more.
Further, avoiding any distractions, athletes can now round out their training routines and can seamlessly switch between activities with the press of a button during a race or brick workout.
The Garmin Forerunner 745 supports essential performance monitoring tools like VO2 max, training load, training status, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. Additionally, users will now also receive on-device running and cycling daily workout suggestions based on their current training load and VO2 max. Runners can also view all six running metrics, including cadence, stride length, and more, right on the watch.
The Garmin 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.
During a swim, the Forerunner 745 tracks distance, stroke, pace, personal records and more. Based on the difficulty of a workout, it has the improved recovery time feature that 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.
Additionally, there is the menstrual cycle tracking feature that helps women adjust their training to maximize improvement potential and plan for upcoming races based on where they are in their cycle.
The smartwatch lets users sync indoor and outdoor workouts automatically from Garmin Connect or other training apps, including TrainingPeaks and TrainerRoad. 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.
The Forerunner 745 can store up to 500 songs and lets users sync playlists from select preloaded music streaming services3 such as Spotify, Amazon Music or transfer music from a computer.
The Forerunner 745 supports notifications for calls, texts, social media updates, emails etc and also has a built-in safety and tracking features that include incident detection, assistance and LiveTrack.
The Forerunner 745 features up to 1 week of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music. The new smartwatch from Garmin is priced at ₹52,990 and is available in four colours - Whitestone, Magma Red, Neo Tropic and Black.
It is available online on Amazon.in, Paytm Mall, Tata CLiQ, Flipkart, Myntra, thegarminstore.in and also offline in stores like Lifestyle, Kolozilla Sports, Wheels Sports, Matermind Bicycle, Bums of the saddle, Cyclofit, Pro Bikers and other outlets.