Forerunner® 945

Part Number: TBC
Recommended Retail Price: R 11 099.00
ICASA Certification: TA-2019/0008


Forerunner® 945 Features:

Premium GPS Running/Triathlon Smartwatch with Music

- Sync music from select premium streaming services¹, or store up to 1000 songs on your watch,
  and connect with headphones (sold separately) enabled with BLUETOOTH® technology
  for phone-free listening
- Performance monitoring features include VO2 max and training status with adjustments for heat,
  altitude acclimation status, training load focus, recovery time, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects
- Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution² lets you make convenient payments with your watch so you can
  leave your cash and cards at home
- Full-color, onboard TopoActive Africa maps6 guide you on your run so you never get lost during your workout
- Safety and tracking features include incident detection (during select activities) and assistance; both send your
  real-time location to emergency contacts³
- Battery life: up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode,36 hours in GPS mode only, 10 hours in GPS mode with
  music or up to 60 hours in UltraTrac™ mode.

Forerunner 945 is the GPS smartwatch that’s designed for the driven, the qualifiers, the elite. We made this watch for you: the up-at-dawn runners and the conditioned-for-pain triathletes. While you chase your next victory, make sure you’ve got the right tool for the job.

Take Your Music on the Go

Take your favorite music with you when you’re on the run. Sync your carefully crafted playlists from select premium music streaming services¹ such as Deezer, Spotify® and more for ad-free listening. You can store up to 1,000 songs right on your watch and transfer music from your own computer library as well. Then queue up your favorite playlist for easy listening through headphones enabled with BLUETOOTH technology.

Maximize Performance

Forerunner 945 monitors your performance and even offers personalised insight, so you can train smarter, not harder. The smartwatch tracks your VO2 max and adjusts the value based on heat and altitude. Training status evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching. See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback. Recovery time helps you maximise the benefit of your efforts by predicting when you will be ready for your next tough challenge. You can even view your overall training load, which measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history. And — new for Forerunner 945 — training load focus sorts your recent training history into different categories based on activity structure and intensity.

An easier way to pay

The Forerunner 945 GPS smartwatch features Garmin Pay, which lets you pay for purchases with your watch. Use it just about anywhere you can tap your card to pay. Now you can leave your wallet behind without missing out on that post-run caffè latte. Just tap and go.

Maps on your wrist

Whether you’re running the city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner 945 provides built-in TopoActive Africa mapping to help keep you on track. Full-colour mapping comes preloaded with map data optimised for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. And the device also features Trendline™ popularity routing, which uses billions of miles of Garmin Connect™ data to help you find and follow the best trails and routes.

Stay connected and secure

With Forerunner 945, you can head out for a training session without being out of touch. Once paired with your compatible smartphone, you’ll be able to receive text messages and see social media updates, emails and more right on your wrist. Safety and tracking features make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts in case you need assistance — manually or automatically with built-in incident detection.

Track more than ever before

For such a lightweight watch, you’ll be surprised by everything Forerunner 945 can track. It features multinetwork (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) satellite reception to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. It features wrist-based heart rate4 and a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor5 which monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.

Workouts and training plans

Whether you’re training for a marathon or something even longer, create your own custom workouts, or download free ones that sync right to your watch. Forerunner 945 also supports Garmin Coach adaptive training plans. These plans feature guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals. It’s a foolproof way to get to the finish line. As part of your training plan, it can even help you predict your race time.

Analyse your running form

The Forerunner 945 GPS smartwatch also has the tools you need to improve your running form. The watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio. These measurements are the key to understanding your form, so you can bring your best on every run and at every race. Your Forerunner 945 can start tracking these metrics with the addition of a compatible heart rate strap or the compact Running Dynamics Pod, which clips right onto your waistband.

Run, sprint, swim, bike, tri

Change things up with ease, thanks to built-in activity profiles for running (indoor/outdoor), cycling (indoor/outdoor), swimming (pool/open water), cross-country skiing, paddle sports, trail running and many more. Forerunner 945 even has an auto multisport feature that lets you switch sports with a single button press for brick workouts and du/triathlon races.

A few more extras

Forerunner 945 is still an exceptional smartwatch for everything that happens between races and training sessions. All-day activity tracking keeps tabs on your steps and calories and even provides advanced sleep monitoring. For endless personalisation options, Forerunner 945 is compatible with the Connect IQ™ Store, where you can download free apps, widgets and data fields. Check out the Running Power app, which lets you see your running power in real time — as well as after your run.

Menstrual cycle tracking

Get a better understanding of your body using the Garmin Connect™ menstrual cycle tracking feature. Use it to track your cycle, log physical and emotional symptoms and record personal notes. You’ll get education about training and nutrition during each phase of your current cycle, too. With the Connect IQ™ app, you’ll get cycle updates delivered to your wrist — including period reminders, cycle details and symptoms logged for the day.

¹When paired with a compatible smartphone. May require premium subscription with a third-party music provider.
²View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information at
³When paired with a compatible smartphone.
4Activity tracking accuracy.
5This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
6TopoActive Africa map is compiled using the community generated OpenStreetMap database and may have some feature limitations. OpenStreetMap T&Cs apply.

The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB.


Technical Specifications


Technical Specifications


What's in the Box:


Accessories for the Forerunner® 945

Elastic Strap for HRM (small)
Part No: 010-10714-01

Carrying Case
Part No: 010-10718-01

Part No: 010-10997-09

Part No: 010-10997-12

Bicycle Mount Kit
Part No: 010-11029-00

Force Yellow Watch Band (Forerunner 935)
Part No: 010-11251-0R

Replacement Soft Strap for Heart Rate Monitor
Part No: 010-11254-02

HRM-Tri & HRM-Swim Accessory Bundle
Part No: 010-11254-03

Part No: 010-12342-00

Charging/Data Clip (Forerunner 935 / fēnix 5S / fēnix 5 / fēnix 5X / Approach S60)
Part No: 010-12491-01

QuickFit 22mm Watch Silicone Bands - Black
Part No: 010-12496-00

QuickFit 22mm Watch Silicone Bands - Granite Blue
Part No: 010-12496-01

QuickFit 22mm Watch Silicone Bands - Amp Yellow
Part No: 010-12496-02

QuickFit 22mm Watch Silicone Bands - Flame Red
Part No: 010-12496-03

QuickFit 22mm Watch Silicone Bands - Cirrus Blue
Part No: 010-12496-04

QuickFit 22mm Watch Leather Bands - Brown
Part No: 010-12496-05

QuickFit 22mm Watch Stainless Steel Bands - Slate Gray
Part No: 010-12496-06

Garmin Charge Power Pack
Part No: 010-12562-00

Bike Speed Sensor 2
Part No: 010-12843-00

Cadence Sensor 2
Part No: 010-12844-00

Bike Speed Sensor 2 and Cadence Sensor 2 Bundle
Part No: 010-12845-00

Part No: 010-12883-00