Garmin Forerunner 245 Hardware, Battery Life and Sensors
The first thing we noticed after strapping on the 245 was just how comfortable it is.
Garmin snapped its soft, interchangeable silicone band to the timepiece for an ultra-comfortable fit. The band has almost two dozen holes in it so you can find a precise fit that won’t slide around when you start sweating. Plus, you can buy other Quick Release interchangeable bands in several different colors—Slate, Berry, White, Aqua, Black—so you can alter the look at any time without using any tools.
“This is hands down the most comfortable watch I have ever worn,” Ashley says. “I’ve run in it, showered in it and slept in it every day for the past two weeks. I’ve only taken it off to charge it and upload my workouts.”
[Editor’s note: Garmin integrated the 245 with Bluetooth connectivity so it will upload your workouts directly to Garmin Connect or Strava without plugging it in, but the pre-production model we tested didn’t connect wirelessly. Bluetooth uploads work seamlessly on other Garmin watch models we’ve tested, so we don’t expect that to be a problem when the 245 and 245 Music hit stores.]