DURABLE YET WEARABLE
Comfortable for training, racing and for everyday life, Forerunner 745 is our smallest and lightest full-featured running and triathlon smartwatch.
Put performance at the top of your list.
DAILY WORKOUT SUGGESTIONS
For training guidance that takes you and your fitness level into account, get daily run and ride recommendations based on your current training load and training status.
See how your workouts influence the development of endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback.
After each workout, recovery time lets you know when you’ll be ready for another hard workout. It even accounts for training intensity and factors such as stress, daily activity and sleep.
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Get built-in activity profiles for running, cycling, triathlon, pool and open water swimming, track running and more. For races and brick workouts, switch sports with just one button press.
Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. This metric even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.
This specialised tool takes into account your fitness level and training history to help you work toward your race goal and see the impact of training on your predicted finish time.
While you run, Forerunner 745 analyses pace, heart rate2 and heart rate variability for a real-time assessment of your current ability to perform.
This stat measures your exercise volume from the last 7 days and compares it to the optimal range for your fitness and recent training history.
This metric evaluates your recent exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you’re training productively, peaking or overreaching.
Connect to a compatible Garmin power meter (sold separately) to work toward a more efficient ride with help from cycling dynamics, FTP and advanced training methods.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
Get hassle-free heart rate data2, including advanced heart rate alerts and other features, to help you get the most out of your workouts.
When used with a compatible accessory3, Forerunner 745 measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more.
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) to better track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
These free adaptive training plans feature guidance from expert coaches and adapt to you and your goals. Workouts sync right to your watch.
CREATE MORE COURSES
Create courses in our Garmin Connect™ app4, so you’ll never run out of places to run. Or plan one on other platforms such as Strava and Komoot, then automatically sync them to your Forerunner.
TRENDLINE™ POPULARITY ROUTING
Using the billions of miles of data that runners and riders have uploaded, Garmin Connect can find the best route — choosing from roads (and trails) most travelled.
Made for runners and triathletes like you.
PULSE OX SENSOR
This wrist-based sensor5 monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to provide a clearer picture of how you’re sleeping or how you’re adjusting to altitude.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING
Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest.
Tracking your period cycle details can help you adjust your training to maximise improvement potential and plan for upcoming races based on where you are in your cycle.
MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST
Sync your playlists from select music streaming services6 — right to your watch. Forerunner 745 can store up to 500 songs.
GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines and select transit systems with Garmin Pay contactless payment solution1 through participating providers.
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your compatible smartphone.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features7 send your location to emergency contacts.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store8.
SYNC WITH GARMIN CONNECT
Upload your activities to the Garmin Connect app to interact with a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete — and even share their triumphs via social media.
Get up to 1 week of battery life in smartwatch mode and 6 hours in GPS mode with music. Use UltraTrac™ mode to make sure you’ve got enough juice to outlast your longest race.
Get metrics that show exactly how hard you’re working.
See your stats and track your goals in the Garmin Connect™ app.
Customise your Garmin device using the Connect IQ™ Store.
Physical & Performance
|Display resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
|Display type||Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Battery life||Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 16 hours
UltraTrac™ mode: Up to 21 hours
|Display size||30.4 mm (1.2″) diameter|
Maps & Navigation
|Memory/history||200 hours of activity data|
|Battery Saver – customisable low power watch||No|
|Gas time remaining||No|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Around Me mode||No|
|Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR)||No|
|Custom dive data screens||No|
|Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations||No|
|Training effect (anaerobic)||Yes|
|Auto rest (pool swim only)||Yes|
|HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)||Yes|
|Hazards and course targets||No|
|Drill logging (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Worldwide airport database(s)||No|
|Controls smartphone music||Yes|
|3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|
|Heat and altitude acclimation||Yes|
|Music storage||Up to 500 songs|
|Downloadable training plans||Yes|
|Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR)||No|
|Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)||No|
|Race an activity||Yes|
|Live Event Sharing||Android™ Only|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation||Yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile||Yes|
|Training status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend)||Yes|
|Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™||No|
|Future elevation plot||Yes|
|Auto start/end dive||No|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)||No|
|Gas consumption rate||No|
|Fitness age||Yes (in app)|
|Distance to destination||Yes|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone® & Android™|
|% HR max||Yes|
|In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.)||No|
|Lens material||Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX|
|Preloaded race tracks||No|
|Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)||No|
|Garmin cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)||No|
|Find my phone||Yes|
|Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)||Yes|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)||Yes|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights||Yes|
|Daily Resting Heart Rate||Yes|
|Training effect (aerobic)||Yes|
|Pacing alerts (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Night vision mode||No|
|Barometric trend indicator with storm alert||Yes|
|Customisable activity profiles||Yes|
|Preloaded ski resort maps||No|
|Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)||Yes|
|Hunt/fish calendar||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Dual grid coordinates||Yes|
|Available cycling profiles||Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Trail Biking|
|Dive ascent/descent rate indicator||No|
|Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes)||No|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)||Yes|
|Activity history on watch||Yes|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||Yes|
|Body Battery™ Energy Monitor||Yes|
|Tack assist mode||No|
|Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC)||Yes|
|Power meter compatible||Yes|
|Quick release bands||No|
|Trendline™ popularity routing||Yes (in Garmin Connect™)|
|Respiration rate (during exercise)||No|
|Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Wind speed and direction (requires connection to the golf app)||No|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)||No|
|Bezel material||Fibre-reinforced polymer|
|Auto max HR||Yes|
|Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts||Yes (high and low)|
|Training load focus||Yes|
|FTP (Functional threshold power)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Time and distance alerts||Yes|
|Area calculation||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|GPS time sync||Yes|
|60-minute activity goal||No|
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)||Yes|
|Automatic rep counting||Yes|
|Physical size||43.8 x 43.8 x 13.3 mm|
|APNOEA hunt mode||No|
|Full vector map||No|
|VIRB® camera remote||Yes|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor||Yes|
|Respiration rate (24×7)||Yes|
|ClimbPro™ ascent planner||Yes|
|Find my watch||Yes|
|PacePro™ Pacing Strategies||Yes|
|Speed and cadence sensor support||Yes|
|Preloaded TopoActive Europe maps||No|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of ‘bounce’ in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)||Yes|
|GPS speed and distance||Yes|
|Available gym activity profiles||Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga|
|All-day stress tracking||Yes|
|Critical swim speed||Yes|
|Unit-to-unit route/location sharing||No|
|Incident Detection during select activities||Yes|
|Foot pod capable||Yes|
|Sun and moon information||Yes (via Connect IQ™)|
|Live Delta Time||No|
|Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||Yes (with HRM-Tri™, HRM-Swim™ and HRM-Pro™)|
|Pool swim workouts||Yes|
|Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges||Yes (optional Connect IQ app)|
|Back to start||Yes|
|Automatic daylight saving time||Yes|
|Hydration||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|Available swim profiles||Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimrun|
|Green View with manual pin position||No|
|Underwater wrist-based heart rate||Yes|
|Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)||Yes (in Garmin Connect™)|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||Yes|
|Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC||No|
|Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)||No|
|Strava Live Segments||Yes|
|Number of transmitters supported||No|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®|
|Preloaded with 41k courses worldwide||No|
|Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app||No|
|On-screen workout animations||No|
|Compatible with BaseCamp™||No|
|Virtual starting line||No|
|Built-in barometer and tide tables||No|
|Altimeter with adjustable baro setting||No|
|Connext avionics connectivity||No|
|Auto CourseView updates||No|
|Available outdoor recreation profiles||Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Backcountry Skiing, XC Classic and Skate Skiing, Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Rowing|
|Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect)||No|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||Yes|
|Auto multisport activities||Yes|
|Stride length (real time)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Running dynamics||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Downloadable cartography support||No|
|Expedition GPS Activity||No|
|Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Last race summary||No|
|Compatible with Vector™ (power meter)||Yes|
|Garmin Live Segments||Yes|
|Unlock new step icons||No|
|Power Modes – customisable in-activity battery settings||No|
|“Repeat on” rest timer||Yes|
|Phone-free text messaging||No|
|Advanced sleep monitoring (sleep score & insights)||Yes|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs||No|
|GPS-based distance, time and pace||Yes|
|Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s)||No|
|Touch and/or button lock||Yes|
|Advanced Vector support||Yes|
|Trail run auto climb||Yes|
|Configurable lap alerts||Yes|
|NEXRAD on moving map||No|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||Yes|
|Available run profiles||Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Virtual Running, Trail Running|
|Breadcrumb trail in real time||Yes|
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||Yes|
|Plays and controls watch music||Yes|
|QuickFit™ watch band compatible||yes (22 mm)|
|Sight ‘N Go||No|
|Relaxation breathing timer||Yes|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor||Yes|
|Waypoint information page||No|
|Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)||Yes|
|Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more||No|
|Automatic altitude adjustment||No|
|Menstrual Cycle||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|In-flight Pulse Ox||No|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)||Yes|
|Race an activity||Yes|
|Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)||Yes|
|Auto lap splits||No|
|Multiple bike profiles||No|