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Where to buy the Garmin Forerunner 245 for the best price

CYBER MONDAY | Garmin Forerunner 245, all-time low price

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The Garmin Forerunner 245 stands out in the road running watch segment. It already did when Garmin introduced it, and it continues to be a very interesting offering now that it has continued to receive new features through updates and that its price is much, much lower at Black Friday.

As you may already know, in the Garmin FR245 you can find two different versions: The Garmin Forerunner 245 normal and the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music. The difference is that the latter has the ability to play music independently, i.e. without having to carry the phone with you.

I start with the offers of the standard Garmin FR245 and later I will leave you with those of the FR245 Music.

 

Black Friday Garmin Forerunner 245

We currently have two offers. The first is obviously from Amazon Spain. It is at its lowest price ever (in Spain).

Black Friday Garmin Forerunner 245

If you want to save a little more you can buy it at Amazon GermanyWhat is the difference? None, just the process is a bit more laborious, but you will save about 30€. I'll explain how you would have to do it:

  1. Enter the offer of the Garmin Forerunner 245
  2. Log in to your Amazon account (the same one you use in Spain).
  3. Place your order in the normal way and select your shipping address in Spain.
  4. It will only add a small shipping cost, but the total final savings compared to Spain will be about 20€ less.

And you don't have to worry about warranty. First of all because Garmin offers European warranty, so purchases in Germany are fully covered. But regardless of that, Amazon is going to supply you with an invoice from Amazon Spain (even if we buy in Germany), so you are fully covered.

Black Friday Garmin FR245

In any case, if you don't want to get dizzy with the purchase, the offer from Spain is also very good. It depends on how much you want to fuck today.

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Buy Garmin FR245 at Amazon Germany

Buy Garmin FR245 at Amazon

 

Black Friday Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

As for the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music the best offer was found at Sprinter.

Black Friday Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

For €216 you get the model with music playback and WiFi connectivity. And remember that it is not only music that you load on the watch, it is also compatible with streaming platforms such as Spotify or Amazon Prime Music.

Buy Garmin FR245 Music at Sprinter

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As for the Garmin Forerunner 245... I'll tell you a bit about it below, starting with all the new features it has been receiving and what has made it an even more interesting option.

 

Updates received by Garmin Forerunner 245

These are the features that the Forerunner 245 has recently received through updates.

All of them are new features reserved for the top of the range of Garmin and that, in addition, have also seen their arrival on the Forerunner 245.a are in the final firmware channel, having left beta status some time ago.

You can click on each of the links to find out in detail what's new, but I'll explain briefly:

The training suggestions will offer you different recommended workouts each day, depending on the accumulated load and other values that the watch registers.

The trail profile includes specific VO2Max estimation, created mainly to have a more solid data of this value.

The running track running profile, released with the FR745, will allow you to have accurate data when running on the track as it will learn the location and "stitch" the track perfectly to the street you are running on.

Finally, the virtual running profile allows you to use the watch on the treadmill and send heart rate, pace and cadence data to third-party apps via Bluetooth, for example Zwift.

 

Garmin FR245, perfect for asphalt racing

The Garmin Forerunner 245 is one of the best options within the watches for running on asphalt. In fact, it is one of the watches I recommend in the buying guide for 2021. With the FR245, Garmin made a qualitative leap forward by equipping it with all the improvements that pod used to find in high-end models: running dynamics, training status, training effect...

It also offers route navigation, so you can also make mountain routes, the only thing you will not have barometric altimeter. But as I say, if your main use is asphalt, you won't need it either.

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It features the latest optical pulse sensor from Garmin, which allows estimation of blood oxygen saturation (SpO2).

Garmin Forerunner 245 - sp02 measurement

The GNSS chipset is the one from Sony (the latest that is being mounted in all watches), so you will have an autonomy of up to 24 hours with GPS use.

With the Garmin Forerunner 245 podrás perform training series and intervals in the most comfortable way, which podrás create from the application or from the web. It is also compatible with Garmin Coachwhich allows you to create a training calendar to prepare yourself for different races such as 5K, half marathon, etc.

With Garmin Coach you enter a date for the race and, based on the data you provide (availability for training, set goal, etc.), it will create a training plan for you. The most interesting thing is that this plan is intelligent and dynamic. If one day you cannot train, the training plan will take it into account and adjust the following sessions according to the training you have not done.

So it is not a plan that is set in stone but has room for change and will adjust to your daily life.

Garmin Forerunner 245 - End activity

However, what stands out the most about this Garmin watch (which is one of the best deals of Black Friday 2021) are the training and performance metrics. The same functions that Garmin introduced in the Fenix 5 and Forerunner 935 and are also present in 245.

  • Training EffectIndicates whether the training has been aerobic or anaerobic.
  • Training loadTo keep track of our training and to know that we are not overtraining or if we still need to tighten the screws.
  • Training statusIndicates whether the training we are doing is useful for progressing.

And all this is combined with other metrics such as VO2Max estimation (with time estimation for different distances), recovery time, stress, Body Battery...

As if all this were not enough, this is a model that continues to receive updates. Recently Garmin introduced the new Garmin in the new Forerunner 745 the function for running on an athletics track. Well, this same mode has also arrived to the Forerunner 245 in the form of an update (accompanied by a redesigned user interface).

Anyway, this is a quick summary. If you want to know all the details, the best thing to do is to take a look at the complete test where you will see all the features that you must take into account of the Garmin Forerunner 245.

>> Review Garmin Forerunner 245

So you know, if the FR245 fits what you are looking for take advantage of the offer that is available today, because it is frankly good.

Buy Garmin Forerunner 245 at Amazon UK

Buy Garmin Forerunner 245 at Amazon Germany

Buy Garmin Forerunner 245 Music in Sprinter

 

Do you have a question regarding the Garmin Forerunner 245 that you need answered? Use the comments below and ask away, I'll get back to you in a matter of minutes.

And with that... thanks for reading!

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52 Comments

  1. I currently have a 735xt with which I am very happy, but which has a lack of autonomy.
    What performance would you lose with an FR 245
    Thank you very much.

  2. A very tempting price, I'm looking for a watch oriented mainly to health, this one meets many of the parameters I'm looking for, although the training part, I don't care (I do elliptical and MTB) but purely recreational and for health.
    My main focus is on the Apple Watch, but at this price it's a bit of a consideration, would you recommend it for this use?

    1. If the main focus is health, the Apple Watch is much more focused on it in the Series 4 and Series 5. But of course, the price is much higher than the Garmin. However in sport the FR245 is much more powerful.

      What is the difference in health between the two? The main thing is how everything is laid out in the software of both the watch and the app. In the Apple Watch, health is at the center of everything and it is better from a visualization point of view. Both are going to measure heart rate 24/7, estimate oxygen saturation, track health, etc. What the Garmin obviously doesn't have is ECG, in case that's a feature you're interested in.

      1. the ECG is interesting, although not decisive, I find more interesting the warnings in case of detecting anomalies, fall detection, and health records in general, such as HR, sleep, stress, respiration/relaxation...
        As for the app, ultimately Garmin Connect syncs data with Apple Health (I'm a Vivosmart HR and Vivosmart 3 user), so I understand the serious question of parsing it where it's most convenient.
        That said, very tempting.

        1. In my experience, ECG is a feature that unless you have heart problems, you use once and never use again.

          The Garmin has high heart rate warning, and fall detection but that only works during training.

  3. Hi, Eduardo.

    A couple of questions to see if you can answer them for me.

    Can it be paired with Stryd via Bluetooth?
    And secondly, do you know if it is possible to dump a "structured" running training from TrainingPeaks?
    Thank you.

    1. With Stryd it works via ANT+. You simply download any of the Connect IQ apps or data fields (from Stryd's own) and it will connect directly.

      Garmin is fully synchronized with TrainingPeaks. Every day it downloads the workout you touch automatically, and podr performs it from the watch.

  4. Hello Eduardo, do you know if the return policy, buying it in Germany, will work as well as if it were purchased on Amazon Spain?

    Thank you for letting us know about the offer!

    A salute.

    1. Yes, the return policy is just as good. The only thing to keep in mind is that if for whatever reason you regret the purchase because you just don't feel like it anymore, you will have to pay the shipping costs. But well, that's the same as in Spain, although in this case it would be 3 or 4 euros more...

      If you have to send it back because it has come back bad (which can happen), you would send it at your own expense and they will pay you the shipping costs.

  5. Good, a few weeks ago I bought a 735xt and I am delighted, I wanted to get one of the style for my girlfriend but in what can be used for swimming, would you recommend this one? Thank you very much

  6. The offer you linked on Amazon Germany is for the model WITHOUT music and bluetooth, no? It's just that I've seen you compare prices with the model with music memory on Amazon ES and I want to be sure before jumping into the pool (which I don't know if I'm missing something in Google translation). It's a very good offer, but I'm looking for the model with 'music' option.

    1. The one in the offer from Germany does not have music, but it does have Bluetooth.

      There are two models, the FR245 and the FR245 Music. If you want the one with music then the one from Germany is not suitable.

  7. Hi, I know it doesn't have a barometric altimeter, but does it have a GPS altimeter like the old 405 for example? If so, is it a configurable field on the screen to see it as you run?
    Greetings and thanks

  8. I am interested in the forerunner 245 GPS, and I have clicked on the contents of the box and do not see charging cable, I imagine, it will come included.

      1. Ordered! thanks, the only thing to comment, the final price is not 189 without 198 (I do not know why) plus shipping comes to 204€.

        Thank you!

        1. To you for supporting the site by buying through the links!

          The price differences come from the different VAT rates. In France it is 20% and here we have 21%, so at the end of the purchase process there is some variation.

          The 189€ was the offer in Germany, but that one is sold out.

  9. HOLA EDUARDO

    WHAT WATCH WOULD YOU ADVISE FOR CYCLING AND SWIMMING MAINLY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR REPLY. SALU2

  10. SINCE I HAVE IT, I WOULD ALSO USE IT IN THE SEA, ALTHOUGH MORE RESIDUAL. FUNDAMENTALLY, SWIMMING POOL, SPINNING BIKE AND SOME FITNESS IN THE GYM. BUDGET NO MORE THAN 600,00 OR 650,00 €. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    1. With that budget you can access almost any watch... It is not necessary to spend so much, for half you have options that will cover you perfectly.

      Take a look at all the offers available today, for the different models. You can see it in the specific Black Friday article

      For this use I would recommend:

      • Garmin Fenix 6S if you have a small wrist and don't want a very large watch. That one is not in the listing above. It's the normal version without maps or music, but since you don't say anything about it I guess you're not looking for it.
      • Polar Grit Xthrough the offer on the Polar website.

      Both are around the same price, have good materials and do not feel plastic.

  11. Hi!!! I am hesitating between buying the FR245 with the Amazon FR offer or the Apple Watch SE.
    I am an Apple user and I can't decide which option is better and I would like to use it more... Because I have seen a review of the FR 245 and it looks very good but also in the new Apple Watch SE as I have seen they have improved the training mode.
    I run 3-4 times a week for a maximum of 10-15km at 5km/min approx.
    I would like to know your opinion to see if I can make up my mind. Thanks

        1. The Fenix 5 Plus would be a good choice if you need navigation with maps or payments with Garmin Pay. Otherwise the use you are going to make of both is the same and, therefore, they provide you with the same information.

          1. I would like to know what is the best watch for swimming in pool and open water, and also for cycling.thanks

  12. Thank you very much!!! I have seen the Garmin swim 2, but I also want it for hiking and I understand that as a smart watch leaves much to be desired.... is it true????
    Thank you

    1. It's like the Garmin FR45, a fairly simple watch with swimming functions... personally I think it's expensive for what it offers.

      Considering you need open water, my advice would be the Polar Vantage M. In Garmin you would have to go to the 735XT (somewhat outdated already), Swim 2 (pretty basic) or higher end models like the Fenix.

  13. Hi, Eduardo.
    Let's see if you can give me a hand, to see which one I would be more interested in, according to quality and price.
    It would be for running and occasional cycling use only.
    I usually go out with headphones, to value one with bluetooth.

    1. If you only do sports as a hobby and without competitive purpose, the Garmin Vivoactive 4 can be a good option. You will have Garmin Pay, barometric altimeter and a slightly more aesthetically pleasing design.

      If you compete or train to improve your times, then you'll get more out of the Forerunner 245 Music.

      Both come out to about the same price. You can see the Vivoactive 4 offer in the Cyber Monday Guide.

  14. Hello:
    I bought the Garmin FR 245 Music, I sent it to order to UK, I have a curiosity, I heard that some of these devices have had failure in the pixels of the screen, I would like to know, how likely it is that this happens and in case it happens to me that precautions podría take and how to enforce the warranty, greetings from Chile.

  15. Hello
    First time I will buy a running watch, is the 245 or the 645 music better?
    This last one also has a good offer on amazon... would you 1TP11I could you guide me?

    1. Currently the FR245 is a better choice. More battery and has received more updates. The only thing it doesn't have is wireless payments and barometric altimeter, it all depends on how much importance you give to those two functions.

      1. Thank you, I forgot to mention the value:
        on amazon the 245 music is at 291 USD
        while the 645 is very well discounted, its value: 253 USD

        is the 245 music still a better option, as it is "newer"?
        thank you.....

        1. With that price difference maybe the 645 is worth more, but as I say regardless of the difference I would value more if you want autonomy and the new features (such as track training) or Garmin Pay and barometric altimeter.

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