Forerunner 745 is made to go where your sport takes you. It’s built to hold up to 200 sweaty runs, bumpy bike rides and long swims.
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.1 View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information.2 Activity tracking accuracy.3 When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitors (sold separately).4 Requires app on your compatible smartphone paired to the Forerunner 745.5 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.6 May require premium subscription with a third-party music provider.7 When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.8 When paired with your computer or compatible smartphone downloaded with the Connect IQ Store app.
Hydration: Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Menstrual cycle: Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Garmin elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Pulse ox blood oxygen saturation monitor
Daily smart features
Connectivity: Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect iq™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
Text response/reject phone call with text (android™ only)
Controls smartphone music
Plays and controls watch music
Music storage: Up to 500 songs
Find my phone
Find my watch
Virb® camera remote
Smartphone compatibility: iphone® & android™
Compatible with garmin connect™ mobile
Safety and Tracking Features
Live event sharing: Android™ only
Incident detection during select activities
Dual grid coordinates
Activity tracking features
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Available gym activity profiles: Strength, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates and Yoga
Automatic rep counting
Training, planning and analysis features
% hr max
Auto max hr
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)
Hr broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices)
Gps speed and distance
Customisable activity profiles
Downloadable training plans
Configurable lap alerts
Heat and altitude acclimation
Training status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by Tracking your training history and fitness level trend)
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated epoc)
Training load focus
Training effect (aerobic)
Training effect (anaerobic)
Primary benefit (training effect labels)
Race an activity
Auto multisport activities
Garmin live segments
Strava live segments
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
Trendline™ popularity routing
Touch and/or button lock
Activity history on watch
Available run profiles: Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor and Outdoor Track Running, Virtual Running, Trail Running
Gps-based distance, time and pace
Running dynamics: Yes (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length): Yes (with compatible accessory)
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)