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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Reviews

Reviews (13)

4.9 out of 5 stars.

4.9/5 on 13 total reviews

Grace Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Love it!

This watch has far surpassed my expectations. I love the fit, the size, and its many functions. Best of all, I can listen to all my music without having to lug around my phone. It's great!

Dan Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Ecstatic making the move from Fitbit!

I had been a long time Fitbit user (a little over 10 years) and my latest Versa 2 was dying. I had been looking at Garmin’s for a few years, done some research on them as well as talked to a few friends that have one. Fleet Feet just so happened to have the Forerunner 245 Music on sale so I decided to get one. From the moment I put it on, I was hooked. So easy to use, accurate, and now I don’t run with my phone anymore, very liberating! I’m hooked and can guarantee I’m a Garmin customer!

DIANA Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
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5 out of 5 stars.
Great watch!

This watch checks all of the boxes for me and more! Easy to set up, comfortable to wear and love the added feature of wi-fi, which allows for auto updates to Connect IQ to easily review my data. Love it!

Sean Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Exceeds expectations

Watch was a gift for wife. She is not the most tech savvy but she was able to easily download her music and navigate through the widgets while going for a run. She likes the watch as a replacement for her iPod that finally gave up on her. She especially likes the ease of advancing the songs and pausing while taking a call.

William Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Good upgrade from 220

I had a Forerunner 220 for years and absolutely loved it. I was sad to let go of it, but it was on its last leg. The 245 seems like it will serve me well for years and the added features are really nice

Tess Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
So Far So Great!

The watch is easy to set up and the accuracy beats out any of my previous sports watches.

Carolynn Verified Buyer
4 out of 5 stars.
Good, with specific flaws.

The amount of data this watch can provide is amazing. It performs as expected, does everything advertised, and isn't terribly heavy on your wrist. There's dozens of watchfaces to download showing various levels of info and can create your own with pics on your phone, though they usually end up blurry and mediocre, but in terms of watch performance it's great. Note that unlike Fitbit which would auto detect exercise if you don't start a run on the watch it won't count it as an "activity" That being said there are just a couple draw backs. The menus can be Byzantine especially if you prefer podcasts. Obviously most of us are going Spotify, but adding podcasts to your watch is a nightmare and even if you have multiple episodes it won't play the next. The best thing to do is to create a playlist of podcast episodes and download that, and get rid of that when you get back. Keep in mind that you have to do the downloading from the watch interface, it's not auto syncing from Spotify. I didn't try runcasts as I'd heard it wasn't ideal, and didn't want to spend 5 bucks a month. On the listening note it couldn't be easier to pair with Bluetooth head phones, maintains connection the entire time with no problems. The app is pretty good. It does a good job of displaying your data and you can customize what you want to see. The help button is usually helpful in explaining. It's not quite as user friendly as something like Fitbit, or as visually clean, but it's more detailed with a lot of the data so it's a trade off. That being said one of the worst things is with the app rather than the watch itself, if you track calories you'll have to get my fitness pal and link it. It won't do it in app by itself. It's still excellent for its price point, there's just a significant learning curve and a few annoyances. But not having to carry a phone is excellent and worth most of the gripes.

Lucy Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Love my new Garmin!

Thank you Fleet Feet for hooking me up with the running watch of my dreams :heart:️

Joe Verified Buyer
5 out of 5 stars.
Awesome product

Awesome product

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