Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE and 55: safety and motivation for all runners

Garmin expands its line of devices for running with two new models the Forerunner® 55and 945 LTE,

On the one hand, Forerunner® 55, to cover all the needs of the most amateur runners and on the other Forerunner® 945 LTE, evolution of the famous multisport watch of the firm, which now incorporates new safety features for lovers of triathlon and the practice of various sports disciplines.

Forerunner® 945 LTE

The new version of the Forerunner model® 945 stands out for integrating the new communication technology LTE1, which allows you to have all the security and monitoring functions in real time without the need to carry your phone, as well as music, Garmin Pay ™ contactless payments and topographic maps, all on your wrist.

In this sense, the watch allows users, whether training or competing, the possibility of asking for help when necessary and staying connected with their main contacts without the need to carry a mobile phone.

Thus, if the user feels unsafe or the sports watch itself detects that an incident has occurred, the assistance and incident detection functions2 they will send a message with your location to the previously chosen emergency contacts.

Also, the watch can automatically send the user's name and location to Garmin IERCC, a professional emergency response coordination center with staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, designed to contact and coordinate with emergency services or others in order to provide the necessary assistance3.

Garmin IERCC will remain in contact with the athlete through two-way messages with the watch until the emergency situation is resolved.

Thanks to the function LiveTrack, family and friends will be able to follow the route in real time and even see the entire route previously planned by the user.

During an activity, users can send pace and mileage updates to their contacts and receive text and audio messages4 motivators of the spectators who are following the activity.

In order to use the functions connected to LTE, a subscription plan is required that can be accessed from 6,99 euros per month.

This multisport device allows the user to be ready for any challenge, from swimming in open water to doing long workouts or races.

Thanks to it, it is possible to be aware of the training load or, even, of advanced running dynamics, among which are: cadence, contact time with the ground, stride length, vertical ratio, vertical oscillation and power.

It also offers pre-installed full color TopoActive maps optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking and function. Climb Pro, which provides in real time information on the unevenness of the route, which translates into being able to manage the effort along the route.

In turn, it is provided with a sensor Press Ox*, which measures the body's oxygen absorption capacity both for acclimatization to altitude and for better sleep control.

To all this, new statistics are added in the intervals and training on the track, taking into account if the runner has gone faster or slower than he had anticipated.

Allows you to download and store up to 1000 songs and synchronize playlists via Wi-Fi from music streaming services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and Spotify5 and, thanks to technology Garmin PayTM 6, make contactless payments directly from the watch.

Finally, it is presented with a somewhat smaller size (44,4 × 44,4 × 13,9 mm) than the previous version, with the same screen and identical autonomy: up to two weeks in smartwatch mode, 36 hours in GPS mode and up to 60 hours in Ultratrac mode.

It can be purchased alone or in pack mode with two chest bands (HRM-PROTM and HRM-SwimTM), and is available in three colors: black, white and black / yellow (pack).

Forerunner® 55

Compact and light, Forerunner® 55 It is a sports watch with GPS for the most amateur running world fans, which offers a multitude of features to train, contribute to an improvement in habits and stay connected.

Thus, in addition to having daily training suggestions based on training history, fitness level and recovery time, it includes race time predictions and race completion estimates.

A watch that goes beyond running, because it integrates the control of multiple sports, bringing as a novelty the modality HIIT, swimming in a pool, virtual running and a respiratory activity profile.

Plus, it's packed with advanced wellness tracking features like physical age, all-day breathing and stress management, and more. And all this with an incredible autonomy of its battery, which reaches 20 hours using GPS and up to two weeks in smartwatch mode.

Offers different forms of customization, being able to download screens, widgets and applications through Garmin Connect IQTM Store. It is available in three colors (black, white and blue) and, thanks to the Quick Release system for quick removal, it is possible to change the strap quickly and easily, being able to choose from all the strap options available.

Shared benefits

These two sports watches share various features, among which are the personalization of workouts using Garmin Coach 2.0, which allows you to prepare a race for distances of 5k, 10k or 21k.

Specifically, the user has the guidance of three expert trainers and free training plans that adapt to the user and their goals.

Both models have the technology PaceProTM, which allows you to plan the strategy to follow on the day of the race by offering a pace guide through GPS based on a route or distance selected using the Garmin Connect applicationTM.

Also, Forerunner® 945 LTE, along with PacePro functionTM, provides slope-adjusted pace cues throughout the activity, based on altitude, based on your pacing strategy.

In turn, they are provided with GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO simultaneously, which translates into having location with total accuracy via satellite, providing optimum precision even in the most complicated areas.

Similarly, for greater safety and assistance during training, they consist of automatic incident detector.

When activated, and as long as the smartphone is connected to the watch (in the case of the 55 model), it will automatically send a message (in the event of an incident) with the exact position to the emergency contacts previously established in Garmin Connect. This message can be deactivated if the incident has not been so bad, or it can also be sent manually.

With regard to physiological parameters, they include VO2 maximum, which allows to determine how the body is adapting to high altitudes in high altitude sports and expeditions.

Also, they have the energy monitor Body Battery, which uses a combination of stress, heart rate variability (HRV), sleep and activity data to calculate the body's energy reserves at any time, and thus, be able to plan the day by optimizing activity and rest times.

And for women, both have from Garmin Connect the possibility of being able to track both the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

In short, two new options that will allow any type of runner to fully enjoy their favorite sport and many more, always with safety as an essential element.

To consider

  • To use the LTE functions, it is necessary to be subscribed to one of the plans offered by Garmin and connectivity to an LTE network. Check the coverage area.
  • See requirements and limitations for security and tracking features.
  • Assistence Plus is not available in all markets where M1 category LTE connectivity is available; check the coverage area.
  • When used with paired headphones, not included
  • May require a Premium subscription with a third-party music service provider
  • Depending on the country, the payment network and the issuing bank

* These are not medical devices and are not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any vascular or cardiac pathology.

 Price

  • Forerunner® 945 LTE price: 649,99 euros (VAT included)
  • Forerunner® 945 LTE pack price: 799,99 euros (VAT included)
  • PVR Forerunner® 55: 199,99 euros (VAT included)

Related publications

Button back to top