A honest review of my Garmin Forerunner645 Music.

The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is one of the most comprehensive and advanced sports watches you can buy. Leaning towards being adapted for runners it has a multitude of expected benefits, some of which include:

  • Heart rate monitor
  • Step counter
  • Stop watch
  • Calorie counter

However, it’s the benefits that you don’t expect that really blow your (running) socks off. I’ve had mine for about 12 months and I’m still finding additional widgets, actions, and ways to do and track new things.

Recently, I’ve started preloading podcasts onto Spotify, linking them to my Garmin and listening as I run. Personally, I find it’s a great way to really zone out and listen to an inspiring mentor, online course or just a favourite book.

There is also a plethora of different customisations to download using the Garmin ConnectIQ app, from changing the watch face to adding another train metric or a weather add on.

The day-to-day functionality is super impressive. Your daily steps are added accurately, your running/cycling/swimming/yoga is logged and tallied for the week and it’ll also advise on training loads, fitness and VO2Max. It also takes record of other important things – that a certain runner will rarely listen to – such as, quality of sleep and the importance of rest days and daily step count.

Additionally it’s lightweight, only 42.2 grams, you can use Garmin pay and it has around 14 hours of battery life in GPS mode.

The watch is an excellent allrounder and to me, it’s important it looks smart when not exercising too. Mine is black and looks sleek when I’m in my work suit.

If you’re looking for a watch that’ll do everything you can think of and more then the Garmin forerunner645 is for you.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or need any advice on all things running, fitness or adventure.

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