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Garmin Forerunner 245 Merlot

Product Code: 010-02120-11

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Shop now for Garmin Forerunner 245 Merlot

Garmin Forerunner 245 Merlot

Product Code: 010-02120-11

Item is no longer available.


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Mid-range GPS running watch that includes an activity tracker to counts daily steps, distance, calories and sleep.


  • Lightweight GPS running smartwatch with wrist-based heart rate
  • 42 mm case size, suitable for wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
  • Includes a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor in-built sport apps
  • Includes Garmin Coach: adaptive training plans to help you reach your goals
  • Multi GNSS support - GPS, GLONASS and Galileo - to track in more challenging environments
  • Running dynamics (accessories required) to measure running metrics such as cadence, stride, balance and more
  • Metrics tracked: performance condition, training status based on recent exercise history, training effect and load
  • Measures V02 max to indicate performance
  • Training Status metric evaluates your exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you are on track
  • Training Effect metric shows hou your workouts infulence the development of endurance, speed and power
  • Training Load measures your exercise volume over the last 7 days and compares to your recent training history
  • Sensors: wrist-based heart rate, 3-axis compass, accelerometer, Pulse OX
  • Body battery energy monitoring, hydration tracking, respiration tracking
  • Smart notifications: texts, emails, alerts and social media
  • Customisable with downloadable apps, widgets, watch faces using Connect IQ store
  • Syncs with Garmin Connect, the online community for uploading, sharing and competing
  • Safety and tracking features to let others know where you are
  • Battery life: up to 7 days in smartwatch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode

Product Screen Shots

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Package Includes

  • Forerunner 245 - Merlot GPS watch
  • Charging data cradle
  • Documentation

Technical Specification

Garmin Forerunner 245 Merlot Product Code: 010-02120-11


Lens Material Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel Material Fiber-reinforced polymer
Case Material Fibre-reinforced polymer
Quick Release Bands Yes (20 mm)
Strap Material Silicone
Physical Size 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm); Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm
Display Size 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
Display Resolution 240 x 240 pixels
Display Type Colour, sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight 38.5 g
Battery Life Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode: Up to 24 hours
Water Rating 5 ATM
Memory/History 200 hours of activity data

Clock Features

Time/Date yes
GPS Time Sync yes
Automatic Daylight Saving Time yes
Alarm Clock yes
Timer yes
Stopwatch yes
Sunrise/Sunset Times yes

Health Monitoring

Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Pulse OX Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot check/in sleep)
Daily Resting Heart Rate yes
Fitness Age yes (in app)
All-Day Stress Tracking yes
Relaxation Breathing Timer yes
Sleep yes
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect)
Menstrual Cycle yes (in Garmin Connect)
Bodt Battery Energy Monitor yes


GPS yes
Glonass yes
Galileo yes
Garmin Elevate Wrist Heart Rate Monitor yes
Compass yes
Accelerometer yes
Pulse OX Yes

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth Smart, Ant+
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, apps) yes
Smart Notifications yes
Text Response/Reject Phone Call with Text (Android only) yes
Calendar yes
Weather yes
Find My Phone yes
Find My Watch yes
Smartphone Compatibility iPhone, Android
Controls Smartphone Music yes
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobile yes
VIRB Camera remote Yes

Safety and Tracking Features

LiveTrack Yes
Incident Detection Diring Selected Activities Yes
Assistance Yes
Live Event Sharing Yes (Android only)

Activity Tracking Features

Step Counter yes
Move Bar yes
Auto Goal yes
Calories Burned yes
Floors Climbed yes
Distance Travelled yes
Intensity Minutes yes
TrueUp yes
Move IQ yes

Fitness equipment/gym

Available Gym Activity Profiles Strength, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, floor climbing, indoor rowing and yoga
Cardio Workouts yes
Strength Workouts yes
Automatic Rep Counting yes

Training, planning and analysis features

HR Zones yes
HR Alerts yes
HR Calories yes
% HR Max yes
% HRR yes
Auto Max HR yes
Recovery Time yes
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over Ant+ to paired devices) yes
GPS Speed and Distance yes
Customisable Screens yes
Customisable Activity Profiles yes
Auto Pause yes
Interval training yes
Advanced Workouts yes
Downloadable Training Plans yes
Auto Lap yes
Manual Lap yes
Configurable Lap Alerts yes
VO2 Max yes
Training Status yes
Training Load yes
Training Effect (Aerobic) yes
Training Effect (Anerobic) yes
Customisable Alerts yes
Audio Prompts yes
Finish Time yes
Virtual Partner yes
Race an Activity yes
Course Guidance yes
Touch and/or Button Lock yes
Activity History on Watch yes
Physio TrueUp yes
Auto Scroll yes
Activity History on Watch yes

Running Features

Available Run Profiles Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running
GPS-Based Distance, Time, Pace yes
Running Dynamics yes (with compatible accessory)
Vertical Oscillation and Ratio yes (with compatible accessory)
Ground Contact Time and Balance yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride Length yes (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) yes
Performance Condition yes
Run Workouts yes
Race Predictor yes
Foot Pod Capable yes
PacePro Pacing Strategies yes

Outdoor Recreation Features

Point-to-Point Navigation yes
Breadcrumb Trail in Real Time yes
Back To Start yes
TracBack yes
UltraTrac Mode yes
Distance to Destination yes
GPS Coordinates yes

Cycling Features

Alerts (triggers alarms when you reach goals) yes
Courses yes
Available Cycling Profiles Biking, indoor biking
Race an Activity yes
Compatible with Varia Vision yes
Compatible with Varia Radar yes
Compatible with Varia Lights yes
Speed and Cadence Sensor Support yes

Swimming Features

Available Swim Profiles Pool Swimming
Pool Swim Metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency, calories) yes
Stroke Type Detection (pool swim only) yes
Drill Logging (pool swim only) yes
Basic Rest Timer (up from 0, pool swim only) yes
"Repeat On" Rest Timer yes
Pool Swim Workouts yes
Underwater Wrist-based Heart Rate yes

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