Garmin 010-02156-05 Forerunner 45 – 42mm

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About this item Gps running watch with Garmin Coach training plan support.Supported Application:GPS,Fitness Tracker,Heart Rate Monitor,Sleep Monitor,Music Player. Connectivity technology:GPS. Wireless comm standard:Bluetooth Easy to use running watch estimates heart rate at the wrist and features GPS to track your pace, distance, intervals and more Works with free Garmin coach adaptive training plans that bring expert, personalized coaching right to your wrist Connected features include smart notifications for incoming texts and calls, automatic uploads to our Garmin connect online community, live tracking and controls for the music playing on your paired compatible smartphone Safety and tracking Features include incident detection (during select activities) which sends your real time location to emergency contacts through your paired compatible smartphone Sports apps for running, cycling, indoor track, treadmill, elliptical, cardio, yoga and more Battery life: Up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 14 hours in GPS mode


Garmin 010-02156-05 Forerunner 45 – 42mm

Product Dimensions 1.65 x 1.65 x 0.45 inches

Item Weight 1.28 ounces

Item model number 010-02156-05

Batteries 1 A batteries required. (included)

Connectivity technologies GPS

GPS True

Special features Built-in Sports Apps, Safety and Tracking Features, Syncs with Garmin Connect™, Body Battery™ Energy Monitoring, Music Controls, Smart Notifications, Wrist-Based Heart Rate, Connect IQ™ Store, Stress Tracking, Fitness Tracking

Display resolution 208 x 208

Other display features Wireless

Human Interface Input Buttons

Color Black

Whats in the box Forerunner 45; Charging Cable; Documentation

Department Unisex-Adult

Weight 0.08 Pounds

Standing screen display size 1.04 Inches

Memory Storage Capacity 1 GB

Brand Garmin

Style 45

Color Black

Screen Size 1.04 Inches

Shape Round

Target Audience Unisex

Age Range (Description) Adult

Compatible Devices Smartphone

About this item GPS running watch with Garmin Coach training plan support.Supported Applications: GPS, Fitness Tracker, Heart Rate Monitor, Sleep Monitor, Music Player. Connectivity technology: GPS. Wireless comm standard: Bluetooth Easy to use running watch estimates heart rate at the wrist and features GPS to track your pace, distance, intervals, and more Works with free Garmin coach adaptive training plans that bring expert, personalized coaching right to your wrist Connected features include smart notifications for incoming texts and calls, automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect online community,

live tracking and controls for the music playing on your paired compatible smartphone Safety and tracking Features include incident detection (during select activities) which sends your real-time location to emergency contacts through your paired compatible smartphone Sports apps for running, cycling, indoor track, treadmill, elliptical, cardio, yoga and more Battery life: Up to 7 days in smartwatch mode; 14 hours in GPS mode

Garmin 010-02156-05 Forerunner 45 – 42mm

When you Lace up your shoes and get ready to run, make sure you have the right tool for the job. Forerunner 45 is the GPS running watch with all the running-related features you need in a sleek, lightweight smartwatch that you’ll want to wear all day and night.

Additional information

Product Dimensions

1.65 x 1.65 x 0.45 inches

Item Weight

1.28 ounces



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1 A batteries required. (included)

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Best Sellers Rank

#3,916 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #3 in Running GPS Units

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Special features

Built-in Sports Apps, Safety and Tracking Features, Syncs with Garmin Connect™, Body Battery™ Energy Monitoring, Music Controls, Smart Notifications, Wrist-Based Heart Rate, Connect IQ™ Store, Stress Tracking, Fitness Tracking

Display resolution

208 x 208

Other display features


Human Interface Input


Scanner Resolution

208 x 208



Whats in the box

Forerunner 45; Charging Cable; Documentation





Date First Available

April 30, 2019


0.08 Pounds

Standing screen display size

1.04 Inches

Memory Storage Capacity

1 GB



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60 reviews for Garmin 010-02156-05 Forerunner 45 – 42mm

  1. LEO

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Covers all the basics

    Great price, great watch. I’ve had mine for 3+ years and use it to track daily time & steps, a few health metrics, bikes & hikes, & beginner running coaching. After 3 years 98% functional with only one minor glitch, and I’m just starting to think about an upgrade. Syncs well with Garmin Connect on my iPhone. My son is a runner and I got him one of these to track cross country runs and post to Strava, and it’s perfect. Got mine during the early pandemic and it really did provide motivation to stay active. I’m not super-techy but I enjoyed figuring out how to set up and use all the functions of this watch. Highly recommend as an affordable first GPS watch

  2. Megan Fagalde

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good starter watch

    Got this watch for my husband as a starter running watch and he loves it! It is smaller, which he wanted, and tracks his runs and calories burned more accurately than stand alone fitness apps. An added bonus was the running coach, he was very excited about that! Overall a great buy for a simple straightforward running watch.

    2 people found this helpful

  3. MommaB

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My 5th Garmin

    Love Garmin watches for running. I don’t use any of the other features except for tracking my runs and my HR when I’m just wearing it as a regular watch. But I love Garmin. It’s my 5th watch since I started using this brand over 10 years ago. It’s my 5th only because my hubby ran over my other.. but they last a long time and they’re great quality. The accuracy is wonderful and easy to use buttons make it a good runner’s watch.

    One person found this helpful

  4. poopy

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent Heart Rate Recording for Non-Running

    I had a few-years old Forerunner 245S handed down from a friend which recently stopped recording heart rate. Before that, it was on-point! I got this cheaper version as a replacement because she’s a big runner and I figured I don’t need as nice of a watch as she gets. I also run, walk, and regularly play racket sports and sometimes climb. For running and walking, this thing is great. Works perfectly fine. While playing tennis or pickleball or climbing, I could not get it to read accurately to save my life. There was even a session of pickleball I had wherein the watch read accurately for the first half, and then after that it consistently read at least 20BPM under where I actually was. I don’t know if I just got unlucky or what, but I cannot recommend this watch to anyone who would use it for any physical activity with regular rapid changes in heart rate.

    One person found this helpful

  5. Patricia

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great deal

    I’m a begginer so it’s a great start option

  6. Missy FairbanksMissy Fairbanks

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 2 yrs and 11 months-Band broke unable to replace

    I purchased this Garmin 45s in August of 2020 and have worn it daily. I use it as a watch and fitness tracker for running but as of late mostly cycling on trails. The GPS function is accurate. I also really like the ability to connect to Strava and also like how the Garmin apps tracks all the stats from my activities so I can see progress.The convenience of being able to receive texts and emails is nice, as well as the emergency alert.Unfortunately my watch band broke in a place that I am unable to replace with a new band. The watch itself still works after almost 3 yrs. One of the downsides for me beside the band breaking is that it does not have an activity for indoor biking.I purchased this watch for $179. It ended up being about $60/yr for the use I was able to get from this product.

    11 people found this helpful

  7. Book Lover

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Had For One Year So Far

    I purchased this a year ago when I signed up for a half marathon. Previously, I had been using Fitbit products and wanted something different. Overall, I like that you can make this watch as simple or as complex as you like. I’m more of the pared-down info style, so I’ve removed many of the options and widgets. The Garmin app is super easy to use. I’ve added a couple different watch faces, used training programs, etc. and have not had a single issue with pairing or connecting. Also rarely have issues connecting to GPS; walking around in a circle or even just a couple steps backward or forward gets it going if it doesn’t connect right away.I had to stop training for the half marathon due to injuries and still use this watch as my everyday one. Step counting is the main feature that I use now, but if I do the occasional run or walk I like that this is an all-in-one deal. It lasts quite a while on a battery charge.I wouldn’t have bought this except for the half marathon that I was working on, and wouldn’t buy another unless I was doing something similar. But now that I have it, it’s a nifty watch that has everything I want. It works just as well today as it did the day I purchased it.

    7 people found this helpful

  8. Cheryl

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Versatile watch for runners

    The watch has many functions to help you in training. It is my first Garmin watch and programming is not always intuitive but there is an online manual. The level of customization is great. So far so good but I’ve had it for only a month – the interval training function has been very useful.

  9. Tina M.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this watch

    I love this watch, I have purchased three. There’s a lot you can do with this watch and the price is reasonable. There’s a free app where you can change the faces of the watch to something you prefer. There’s also an app that you can track running , walking , exercising, heart rate, etc and even challenge your friends. Has a stop watch. And for ladies, it has an emergency button in case you need help, it will contact someone on your phone emergency list for you. If you lose your phone it will also find your phone . This watch is perfect for the ladies for men I recommend the 45. This is a 45S. The S is a smaller version of the 45. This will fit all ladies it’s very adjustable and very comfortable. This will count calories, and also tell you when it’s time to move you can set a goal of steps and it records them if you reach your steps you will get fireworks and through the app you will get badges . Very durable As I beat mine up all the time, Also waterproof. And the support staff with Garmin can help you for free with any problems you have even if you need to send it back or replace it great guarantee I recommend the warranty!!

  10. willie55

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So glad I bought this watch

    Have had this watch over a year and love it. The GPS works great. The step tracker is very accurate, does not give into phantom steps where you are just moving your arms slightly. With many stepper watches, the LCD is too dim to see the face in even slightly lit days. This watch is the opposite. It loves the sun and you can even see the face better in bright sun. In dark the LCD light works great. I can set the watch for runs, bike rides and it lets me know my time and distance. I shut off the heart tracker to save the battery. It went from about a day to 4=5 days between charges now. So glad I bought this watch.

    4 people found this helpful

  11. dan

    4.0 out of 5 stars


    About three weeks into use I found that the GPS was not getting signal. At times I waited 20 minutes for it to connect. It doesn’t really stop me from doing my activity but going with GPS is annoying. I found online that the problem is with a CPE file. Apparently the watch needs to not only connect to a GPS satellite but also some trajectory data has to be known. That data is in a CPE file on the watch. Garmin states that when you sync your watch that file should be updated if needed. In many cases that does not work. A work around advertised is to use Garmin Connect and hardwire your watch to your PC or MAC and do a sync. That has worked for me. I do that at least once a week and so far no more problems. To see if your CPE file has expired you do the following:1) Hold in middle left button until you see WATCH FACE or something appear then release 2) Press (don’t hold) middle left button quick to see ABOUT3) press top right button for info data to appear4) press middle left button to see CPE: Current or EXPIREDHope this helps.I did not want the larger watch as I had a forerunner in the past and it was bulky. The watch face of the 45 is the same size as the 45s. What is different is the 45 s has a thinner outer case so it is just a tad smaller and that is what I like. However, the watch band for the 45s is smaller. I believe this was marketed for the ladies and not men. I am male but I have a thinner wrist. I did measure and this does fit but just barely. I would like a bit more room but this is fine. I do wish it could have removable or interchangeable wristbands like many of the other fitness watches out there. I don’t know if it was a cost issue in manufacturing or not but I think it is something Garmin should look at.Feature wise no complaints. This does all I want and it is very easy to use. The GPS finds the satellite quickly (which was a problem with my older Garmin) and using my car and another phone app I find the distance measurement to be accurate.I used the Garmin app to download a different watch face that I like more than the default so I seethe numbers without glasses.All in all a winner.

    9 people found this helpful

  12. John

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch upgrade has been amazing.

    I used to use a series 35, for 5 years, and finally upgraded to the 45 and I’ve loved it! I don’t need it for much, I only wear it when I run but it’s worked like a charm.

  13. Amazon CustomerJohn

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Little to much tech needed to understand how to use all features. Previous model was the best discontinued product from Garmin for my usage. I understand need to be different to be noticed, but just make an easy to use reliable product and I guarantee you have me a customer for life.

  14. Paola González

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fácil de usar

    Modelo sencillo ideal para mis entrenamientos de running. Resistente al agua. Lo he usado en inmersiones y está perfecto. Excelente marca!

  15. CrashIA21

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good watch!

    I upgraded from a forerunner 25. So far the watch works great. It’s very light & i do not realize its on my wrist. I haven’t been able to use the GPS part since it’s winter in Iowa & I work extra hours during tax season.

  16. Gerald Alberry

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    He loves it

    Bought this for son as a gift. He jogs slot and it works perfect for him.

  17. Beth

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love this watch

    This is my first running watch. I didn’t want anything big or fancy or anything that had more than I needed. I’ve had this watch now for about a year and a half and I absolutely adore it. I use it mostly for running paces and distances as well as step count. I don’t really pay attention to sleep data or the body battery, as they aren’t really super accurate. I will sleep TERRIBLY one night on occasion and the watch will say I slept all night without waking and my body battery is 100. Not a chance, fam. Also, recovery is usually based on hrv, which, according to the current research, isn’t a great measure. So really I don’t put much stock in that stuff. Calories burned are also not accurate on most wearables.I find the HR can lag a bit. I will be GASPING for air at some point during a workout and my HR will say 110. 2-3 mins later, I finally see 160+ show up. But it’s not really enough for me to not like the watch – just something I’ve noticed.I’ve never had issues with the gps connecting, but I know that’s an issue for some.The wrist strap will cause me issues if I don’t switch wrists at night. I wear it on my left arm during the day and my right arm at night while I sleep and I haven’t had any issues since adopting that method.I love the ability to program the runs my coach programs for me using the app and I find the app to be pretty intuitive.I am noticing the longer I have the watch, the shorter the battery life is getting. I ONLY use gps for my 3 weekly runs, and those runs are usually only about 30-40 min long. So I’m only using GPS about 90-120 mins a week and I’d say I get about 3 days out of a charge right now.I’m DREADING the day mine dies. I feel like all the new watches out there come with so many features I don’t want or need and this little guy is just so perfect.

    11 people found this helpful

  18. Deivys

    5.0 out of 5 stars



  19. me-not-my-employer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels outdated in 2023

    It’s light weight; it GPS-tracks my runs/rides; there’s no touch screen to receive errant input; the display is readable at a distance while moving. Those are the highs. The GPS aspect takes ages to lock on, though, so I often end up standing around when I’m ready to move, impatiently deciding between getting going and waiting to have a solid track of the activity. The detail it captures feels kind of limited in 2023. I’ve had some Garmin Vivo-type trackers that did more, but those had funky input methods that did me wrong (sleeves and water causing input events, for instance). If you need something basic and light, this might be it; if you’re expecting a current competitive feature set, you probably need to add some weight and move up the food chain. I’m still a huge Garmin fan over the competition; app works nicely and gets serious about things that matter outdoors, etc..

    5 people found this helpful

  20. Alek fisher

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    I absolutely love this watch I use it all day everyday and the battery lasts for a long time !!!!!!

  21. Jerry Orzano

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent but issues with accurate HR

    I like most of the features of this watch including the price but I am having issues with it giving me an accurate HR reading. It is about 20 to 30 beats a minute low when I am exercising. It basically stays a few beats higher than when at rest. I really need an accurate HR reading for my watch. Anyone (including seller/manufacturer) have a fix for me?

    One person found this helpful

  22. Agnese Taffuri

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    My husband still wears it since being bought 3 years ago! Still works perfectly!!!

  23. Tyson Gardner

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just a fancy watch

    This product I use to tell time


    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Falling apart

    Great watch for running or just keeping time. However, about a month before it turned 2 years old the face just popped off after very light impact against a sink. Guessing its not under warranty anymore.

  25. Laura H

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not in love

    I’m a seasoned runner, but I’m not really hard to please with regards to a watch. I really wanted one to track my distance and be able to switch activities for cycling, elliptical, and other non-running activities. It works and it’s comfortable, but the buttons are not intuitive. I’m a tech product manager professionally, so I know how important the user experience is. I don’t need a bunch of high tech gadgets, just the basics, and this watch does the job, but it could do a better job if the product team put more thought into ease-of-use.

    One person found this helpful

  26. Reese

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for tracking exercise

    Important to know: this is a smart watch, but not like an apple or Samsung one. The main the purpose of this is to track exercise, at which it does a phenomenal job from multiple standpoints. It uses GPS to make sure it accurately tracks a variety of workouts. The battery lasts me about a week, depending on how much I GPS track my workouts. Like that I can monitor my heart rate, and even connect a heart chest strap to the want through ANT+ Bluetooth. Finally, you can see messages from people, but you can’t respond. You can also answer or decline phone calls. There’s also a nice emergency setting in the watch that you can alert authorities and family of your exact location if you need to. The garmin app also allows you to pick a wide variety of watch faces which keeps things fun. Overall, great and affordable exercise tracker

    4 people found this helpful

  27. A. McFadden

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for outdoor running

    My usual fitness activities have been curtailed by the pandemic, so I started running again. I wanted a device with GPS tracking so I could figure out how far I was running and at what pace. The Forerunner 45 does everything I need, some things that are informative that I didn’t know I wanted, and a whole bunch of stuff I don’t actually care about.The watch does a great job of tracking distance and time. It continuously records heart rate and steps, so you can see how your pace and run cadence (steps per minute) change over the course of the run. The data is transferred to a mobile device over Bluetooth and then uploaded to the cloud, so you can sit at your computer afterward and see an interactive map of the route you took. This allows you to see if you’re speeding up or slowing down at different points. (You can see stats like current pace and heart rate on the watch itself while you’re running, but I prefer the after-action report approach.)Most of the data is more interesting than useful, but the important parts seem pretty solid.The watch itself is easy to use. Unlike most mobile devices, it’s actually easier to read in bright sunlight. There’s about a billion different things you can configure, but if you don’t care about those things you can just ignore them. The Bluetooth connectivity works well with my low-end Motorola phone, often sending me notifications even when I’m upstairs and the phone is downstairs. (It’s got a lot of “smart watch” features, showing incoming e-mail, text messages, etc.) The watch is waterproof, but the manual recommends rinsing it off if after a workout to prevent corrosion.The Garmin Connect software has all sorts of coaching and social media blah blah whatever. If you want to share or compete you can do so.You can specify the type of exercise you’re doing, so I started tracking dog walks as well.Overall, after using it for a week, it seems to be a pretty good piece of gear.

    5 people found this helpful

  28. John Goggans

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

    Love this watch. It’s easy to use and lightweight. Nice big display. It seems to be much more stable than the Vivoactive 3 I used before. One odd thing : it times each run to the 100th sec but it rounds the time to the 10th when it goes to history. Not sure why they would do that but it’s annoying for someone who still runs a lot of shorter distances.

  29. GoodVibesOnly

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking, adequate features

    This watch is actually a downgrade for me. I suspected it would be when I ordered it, and I was right. I had (actually still have) a Samsung Gear Sport that is almost 3 years old and I’ve loved it. Buying the Forerunner 45 has made me realize why. The reasons I chose the 45 were 1. The price – I didn’t want to spend $300+ again, mostly just on principle. 2. The battery life. I only got 2 days max on my Gear and a few times a month I’d wind up wearing a watch whose battery had gone dead. This watch was under $200 and will stay charged for a week. It’s also really nice looking and comfortable. My Gear had some features I never used, and this one doesn’t have any of those extras. My main gripes are the dim display and the buttons. (My gear has a touchscreen and rotating bezel, which I didn’t realize I used so much until now) I’m learning how the buttons work, but it’s less intuitive overall. And again, the display on the 45 is just plain dim. Do you have to sacrifice brightness for battery life? Maybe. I might get used to it. I might also gift this to my teenager in a couple of months and buy another Samsung for myself. I do really like the way it collects info, organizes it, and displays it IN the Garmin Connect app. But my Gear allows me to view similar info on the watch itself. The Gear is more like wearing a mini computer on my wrist and this is more like wearing a nifty watch. So, it’s a solid 4-star watch, IMO, considering the cost.

  30. Jason Prunty

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Looks good and working fine .

  31. Saira Anzola

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Me encantó, es ideal para correr y he aprovechado los planes de entrenamiento. Considero que la bateria se queda un poco corta, la modalidad de natación no la tiene habilitada, así que debo marcar las vueltas de manera manual y a veces me equivoco en ello, por lo que no logro siempre hacer el monitoreo en piscina con exactitud.

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  32. Jerry Carter

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Life

    This is at least my 4th Garmin over the last 20 years, and I love them. I had a Garmin 35, and a button was failing so I updated to the Garmin 45. It works and does what I want, even though there may be more features, but my biggest complaint is that I am having to charge it twice as often as my 35. It needs to be charged every 3 days, and the 35 was usually good for 6 days or more,. I am also concerned that the heart rate monitor is not correct. Even on a 5 mile run, I am not getting into the orange zone. We’ll see.

    3 people found this helpful

  33. Meghan P.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nope, so so soooo disappointed

    I bought this because I wanted an accurate and reliable running watch. For starters, it takes forever to connect to GPS. MY fitbit took less than 30 seconds… I thought Garmin was supposed to be better than that. It isn’t! Then, it randomly decides for me that I am on a treadmill when I have started a run on my activity screen. I finished a whole marathon with no GPS/map because Garmin 45 decided I was on a treadmill instead. It also randomly starts activities for me. I tested it out and there is zero chance the start button is being accidentally pushed. This thing just does what it wants, when it wants. Next, it just one day decided to disconnect from my phone. I spent HOURS trying to get it reconnected. I had to restart the Garmin. It was ridiculous. 2 stars ONLY because the “purple” otherwise known as “iris” if actually purchased from Garmin is pretty and the idea of this watch is amazing. I’m pretty sure I was sold a refurbished watch and was not informed of it.

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  34. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great watch for runners!

    I had an older version of the Garmin from literally like 2008, when I was a HS/college runner and I loved it and it lasted this long so I shopped for a newer version knowing the brand lasts forever! I wanted the watch strictly for running, I want to track my mileage, pace while running, distance and time. I really am not interested in all the other fancy features, so I was looking for something just purely for running, and this definitely checks all the boxes. I got the small version because I have small hands and small wrists and its perfect, doesn’t bother me while I run. Some extra things I love is if you download the app and connect your phone, you will get notifications on your watch so if I’m getting a call or a text, I can easily see if its urgent or if I can ignore it instead of having to get my phone out and check or it stopping my music, so that’s super nice. There are some extra features, like sleep tracking, etc that I haven’t really used and don’t plan on using, I don’t wear my watch 24/7, it will track your steps and daily activity levels, etc, but I only wear it for running. It will also track running indoors/treadmill, biking, walking, and regular work outs, you can customize which type of workouts you want to easily access from your watch and you can customize the settings to add or remove the ones you want/don’t want. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a running watch or something to track your daily exercise!

    5 people found this helpful

  35. Matthew Brown

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for running

    Bought this as a convenient way to record my runs (after dropping my phone during a run haha). Works well for my needs. I don’t mess with many of the other functions, but it’s nice to quickly be able to check messages without taking out my phone. Water proof is also a plus 👍

  36. Ali Fischer

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Easy to use, reliable – love it.

  37. Linda S.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It !!

    I am new to running and decided to purchase a sport watch. Started out with a cheapie (from Amazon). About the only thing that watch is good for is telling you the time. Checked around and decided this Garmin Forerunner was worth a try. Glad I did. This watch has a lot of features that honestly I’ll never use but it also has the features that I wanted and are easy for me to access. Its also sunlight visible (the cheapie was not!) I am a small woman and the face is a little bigger than I would like but not so much so that its uncomfortable, Just the opposite actually! I’ve only had it a few days but so far I couldn’t be happier with it. Oh, I got the purple color and I must say its the funniest shade of purple I’ve ever seen!!! (Its actually a very pretty blue, I like it). So for me, a beginner, I really like this watch and would recommend it to others.

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  38. Jeff Cantono

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Accurate tracker for bike rides

    Wanted something that tracked better and more consistently than my Fitbit charge 4 without breaking the bank. The forerunner 45 has served its purpose so far on a few gravel rides which include roads and double track / single track with dense tree coverage. I’m even seeing the mileage recorded be a little more accurate than when I used the GPS function on the charge 4. Fits great on my wrist and stays put to give my wrist comfortable range of motion with different positions on the handlebars.Battery life has been very good. On my fitbit I’d need to top it off to be able to go on a 2 hr bike ride with GPS. But with the forerunner 45, it’s made for this and lasts a long time.I have not used it for daily tracking or sleeping as that was not my intent.So far super happy with my purchase. Only reason it’s 4 stars is due to my limited use so far. Will get tested more next spring and summer.

  39. C. Gregory

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Substantial improvement over my Forerunner 15! GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE!!

    I reviewed many watches and this one matched up well with my previous Forerunner 15 learning curve (15 no longer held a charge). The size is better for your wrist (6ft 150 lbs small wrists) and can easily be worn as an all day watch. There is a good bit to learn on setting it up but it does a good job from the get go; at least for a 35 year runner with a need to just get the info but not all the bells and whistles. It tracks perfectly with GPS in my area but I did have to find the right sat link spot in my yard to set it down and then let it link over a few minutes, sats are unblock located west/north for my area in SW Virginia. I love the roll arm light comes on feature and the face presentation is easy to program for what info you need on your run. Seems to hold a charge well and links well with my phone and my Garmin site online. No real complaints but will update in 6 mths if that changes.April 2021 8 months after I got the watch. The watch started to not hold a charge, with multiple tries to fix. Contacted customer service, they gave suggestions and that did not work and I was suggested to send it back, in 5 days I got a new one and it is working well now. Excellent service.

  40. Allison Larter

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great running GPS watch for the price!

    I have been very pleased with this purchase. As a casual runner, I went with the Forerunner 45S because I wanted a GPS watch that had buttons rather than a touch screen and very limited smart notifications (I didn’t want a full-fledged smart watch). Here are a few pros and cons that stood out…Pros:+Great to track runs (treadmill and outdoor), walks, and elliptical sessions+Buttons are convenient to navigate (much better than the Forerunner 25S I upgraded from!)+Great HR zone data after each workout+Very customizable and easy-to-read interface+Great for daily step tracking (and fun to challenge friends with Garmin devices!)+Impressive battery life (I usually get about a week out of mine, tracking about 3 indoor activities and 1-2 GPS activities per week, with (limited) smart notifications on and step counting on all week)Cons:-I’m still having some trouble with the treadmill calibration, but hopefully a few more runs will help it reach a consistent distance estimate-No estimated distance for elliptical (and no option to calibrate)-Very limited activity options– if you do more than run, walk, bike, swim, elliptical, cardio and want to track, look into the VivoActive series-Body Battery (new feature for the lowest Forerunner series) not usually an accurate estimate of amount of energy I have-Limited smart notifications– will just let you peak at messages/emails and dismiss them from the watchAll things considered, I would definitely purchase this watch again! I just wish there was an option to track weight-lifting and rock climbing on the watch (besides selecting the “other” activity).

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  41. Michelle John

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Product: Garmin 010-02156-05 ForerunnerThe Garmin 010-02156-05 Forerunner is an exceptional sports watch that has greatly enhanced my fitness tracking and training experience. This watch offers an array of features that are perfect for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.Firstly, the GPS tracking on the Forerunner is incredibly accurate. Whether I’m running, cycling, or hiking, the watch consistently provides precise distance, pace, and route information. This allows me to track my progress and set specific goals for each workout. The built-in heart rate monitor is also highly accurate and provides real-time heart rate data, helping me optimize my training and monitor my overall fitness level.The Forerunner’s battery life is impressive. Even with continuous GPS and heart rate monitoring, the battery lasts for several days on a single charge. This is especially beneficial for long-distance runners or multi-day outdoor adventures. The watch also charges quickly, which is convenient for those moments when you need a quick power boost before heading out.The watch’s design is sleek and comfortable to wear. The display is easy to read, even in direct sunlight, and the touchscreen is responsive and user-friendly. The watch is also water-resistant, making it suitable for swimming or other water-based activities.The Forerunner offers a wide range of activity tracking features. It accurately counts steps, tracks sleep patterns, and even provides advanced metrics such as VO2 max and training load. The watch also offers smart notifications, allowing me to receive calls, texts, and other alerts directly on my wrist, without needing to pull out my phone.One of the standout features of the Forerunner is the Garmin Connect app. This app seamlessly syncs with the watch, allowing me to review and analyze my workouts, set goals, and compete with friends. The app provides detailed insights into my training progress, helping me make informed decisions about my workouts and overall fitness journey.Overall, the Garmin 010-02156-05 Forerunner is a top-notch sports watch that delivers on performance and functionality. Its accurate GPS tracking, long battery life, and comprehensive activity tracking features make it a valuable tool for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Whether you’re a casual runner or a professional athlete, this watch will undoubtedly elevate your training and help you achieve your fitness goals.

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  42. Rocky Chrysler

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A reliable, easy-to-operate, accurate training watch

    As a first-timer in this market, I wanted a reliable training watch with a simple interface and a basic set of features for tracking my activities and heart-rate, which is exactly what I got with the affordable Garmin 45. Post-activity, it syncs easily to the native app on my phone (and likewise subsequently to my Strava), accurately GPS tracks my bike rides and ski days, and appears to monitor my heart rate and “body battery” with acceptable precision. Couldn’t be more pleased with my purchase.

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  43. twokatmew

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally a Smaller Forerunner!

    Update July 18: I’ve started wearing the 45s for sleep. It does indeed show REM. It doesn’t offer pulse ox. The 45s works great with my Scosche Rhythm+ heart rate monitor. As is typical with wrist-based HRMs, I have to move the 45s higher on my arm and tighten it a bit during workouts where I’m swinging my arms. I find it easier to use the Rhythm+ during activity since I already owned it. Firmware update 2.60 didn’t fix the notification issue I reported in my initial review, but Garmin support is working on it and will notify me when a fix is released. I do wish there were more band colors available for the 45s. I’m increasing my rating from 4 stars to 5. This is a great watch!Original review:I’m not a runner. I’m a walker with health issues, so I wanted something to track activity, training walks, sleep, etc. I left Fitbit (after owning almost every device since the original), as I got tired of not being able to share my Fitbit data with Apple Health and other health/fitness apps. Even though Fitbit advertises the ability to share data with Withings, One Drop, Cardiogram, etc., data doesn’t import consistently, accurately or completely. Anyway, the Apple watch series 4 didn’t work for me, as I had to charge it every night. So I started looking at the new Garmin devices.I did own a Forerunner 235 briefly a couple years ago, but it was so big on my small wrist and way overkill for my needs that I moved it along. I picked up the new Vivosmart 4, and it’s a nice, small device that tracks steps accurately, but it has no GPS (or even connected GPS). It does have fantastic sleep tracking with an SpO2 sensor! Next I tried the Forerunner 45s. Unfortunately it doesn’t use the SpO2 sensor, so there’s no pulse ox.I’ve always preferred black or grey watches, so my choice of white or what looks like purple (in the pics) but is actually blue, was disappointing. I debated about getting the larger 45, but in the end I decided on white. It’s nice looking, and the white silicone strap cleans up well in warm water and a mild facial cleanser. It’s got everything I want except the SpO2 sensor that Vivosmart 4, Forerunner 245 and up have. Currently I’m wearing the Vivosmart 4 for sleep and the Forerunner 45s for daily wear and workouts.I was hesitant to buy the 45s after reading about connectivity issues. I had those issues too at first. It was extremely frustrating downloading the firmware update when the watch wouldn’t stay connected to my phone. But once I got the firmware updated, the watch has stayed connected without issue (iPhone Xs). It’s the original firmware that’s the problem, not the watch!The one thing that does really bug me (and that Garmin will likely fix in future updates) is that even when I turn notifications off, I still get ALL notifications sent to my phone! The 45s has a choice of all notifications, calls and texts, calls or off. Further, notifications have to be cleared individually. I can find no “clear all” option. I finally got rid of notifications by removing the notifications widget. I would really like to get just calls and texts. I just updated to firmware 2.60 that installed quickly. Let’s hope this fixes the notifications issue!I’ve done one walk, and the 45s worked great. I just paired my Rhythm+ heart rate monitor, so I’ll try that on my next walk. I’ll expand this review as I use the 45s.

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  44. FBT

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    good for running, needs s/w updates

    great for running, although the gps is a bit slow. No real complaints as a running watch!A lot of the displays could use work. Things aren’t labeled. None of the graphs scale at all, so they look totally flat w/ just 2 pts labeled (e.g. heartrate is just s wiggly line at about 0.15 on whatever scale it is, whether my pulse is 49 or 115 it looks the same).The “moveIQ” feature just doesn’t work as well as a fitbit; it isn’t customizable, and it tells me I need to move while I’m mid walk or doing yardwork, and then it says “move bar cleared” when I’m sitting motionless. That needs work!Not to pile on, but w/ no phone paired/no bluetooth, and default settings (~1.5s backlight, gps only during runs, heartrate on), I get like 3.5d of battery life instead of the claimed 7d.OK, that may sound negative, but overall it’s hands down the best I’ve had for running. Just the rest of the (less important) stuff needs some (mostly software) work.It isn’t too big (I got the 45s as I have tiny wrists for a dude). I think there’s a lot of potential here, and “fresh from the box” it does what I need for running. The pc/web apps work fine and have lots of info (again, graph scaling is terrible; c’mon guys the code for this has been public since before any of y’all were born, it’s not hard). It seems to do well on route logging, distance, pace, etc. although I haven’t tried to rigorously calibrate it (just using it’s defaults, but it seems ok so far).So, very high marks for a casual runner. If I really wanted a lifestyle fitness monitor I’d probably pick a fitbit, like my wife uses tho. But I expect this will improve (already a lot of s/w updates, some pretty substantial).—- followup—I’m increasingly skeptical of the heart rate monitor accuracy. It says my sleeping HR is 41-45; pretty sure I’d be dead? walking across the room it frequently says 115. reading? anywhere from 51-90..wth? Lifting for 45m? 65 while lifting but randomly jumping to 100+ when I’m resting for a longer break. I’m exactly avg size/wt for adult male, and in “meh” shape after 2020-21, very casual run/lift a couple times a week. In the past i’ve checked and gotten much more reasonable & consistent HR (60-65 resting, ~100+exercising, etc.) manually. Still happy w/ the running watch time & distance & logging tho.

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  45. John Henry John Henry

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets er done

    This watch is a simple fitness tracker with a good app. It has worked great for my running, walking tracking. It also works great as a watch. I don’t have to push any buttons durning the day to see the time, and some how they accomplish that with out back lighting. I like this watch because it pretty simple. I didn’t want a watch buzzing me every time my phone gets a message or some one likes a insta post, and this watch allows me to turn all that off, also allows for it if your that guy. Any how I have had this watch for a year and I have no problems. This watch gets er done.

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  46. R.K.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything I needed, and more

    Given the proliferation of fitness trackers these days, it was difficult deciding which one to get. My primary requirements :1. accurate heart rate monitor (walking, running biking. Not planning to wear it while swimming). Accuracy is important to ensure maintaining correct heart rate depending on the goal eg fat burn vs cardio.2. accurate standalone GPS to measure distances3. decent step counter4. buttons, not touchscreen (to be able to operate by touch eg while biking). Buttons feel solid.5. able to provide almost all functionality without requiring a smartphone or app ( privacy)this is the review after wearing the FR45 almost continuously for 4 weeks, only taking it off while showering or charging. the FR45 meets all these requirements. the Garmin Connect has a windows application, which can sync directly with the watch over USB. it does require setting up an account with an email address, but no other information is gathered. I am able to use this app to view historical data, trends etc without having to use the smartphone app.Additional benefits:1. the sleep monitor is surprisingly accurate, and somewhat eye-opening in terms of understanding the sleep cycle every night. I think it can drive better sleeping habits2. stated battery life is 7 days without using GPS. I’m able to get about 6 days, using GPS for about 2-3 hours during that period3. If one is so inclined, your profile can be connected to apps like MyFitnessPal to track your calorie intake and get a view of overall calorie input and output. I don’t use it4. the Stress and ‘Body battery’ indicators are fun to see (not sure how accurate/useful)5. you can participate in group activities, challenges etc6. you can track all useful information (distance, HR, stress level, calories, steps etc) easily on the watch itself, though it might be somewhat small to look at7. display works well in most situations, even direct sunlight. there is a backlight button, for very lowlight situations8. Garmin Connect windows app provides a very nice clean interface, and a helpful dashboard to be able to see daily and historical info and trends. there is a lot more in there that I’m not using at this time.9. looks nice.Others have reporting issues with the wristband, i did feel a bit of itching and irritation in the beginning, probably because i wore to too tight, but am able to adjust to it by switching wrists daily and not wearing it too tightly.Some things that could be better:1. the heart rate counter has trouble keeping up with rapid changes. for eg, if I go from walking to running on the treadmill, the watch takes anywhere from 30s to 2 mins to catch up with the new HR. Same with slowing down. This is probably the biggest issue I’ve faced, but can get used to it. when it does catch up though, its accurate to within 1-2 heartbeats (compared with finger oximeter, treadmill monitor)2. GPS can sometimes take frustratingly long to get active. Syncing frequently seems to solve this issue (i only sync with the laptop once every 5-6 days, so maybe this might be just a problem for me3. step tracker is a bit iffy, I’ll usually wake up on the morning with about 100-200 steps in the counter (basically arm movements seem to trigger it). brushing teeth can also give you some steps 🙂 not a big issue, just discount about 400-500 steps from your daily count to account for these conditions.Overall, I’m very satisfied with this purchase, and feels like this would be solid performer for years to come, or at least until the battery gives out.

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  47. AlbuenoAlbueno

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Choice

    I recently purchased this watch and am thoroughly impressed with its exceptional quality and great value for money. The craftsmanship is outstanding, and it exceeds my expectations in terms of both design and functionality. A fantastic timepiece at an affordable price. Highly recommended!

  48. Hungry-4-the-Word

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A dear, dear friend

    How do we know how much we love someone or something? By how much/how little we rejoice when being reunited. Back in August 21′, my Garmin Forerunner 230–my second watch of that model–broke when I slipped on a pothole during a long distance run in Jerusalem. Because I wear the face of the watch on the under wrist, it broke while I was breaking my fall. I loved this watch, even though it was an older model that had been phased out of production, and I purchased both it and the previous unit as “refurbished” watches on Amazon. I wore this watch in tandem with a Garmin chest strap to get the most accurate heart rate reading I could during these long runs. When the watch broke, I didn’t bother ordering a new one, as I was overseas and preferred to wait until I would be back home in the USA in couple of months. While I missed not having a watch to measure the distances and paces of my runs, I felt a certain “release” and freedom to run without the compulsion to always look down at my watch to see how many miles were behind me, or what my running pace was. I felt free to simply “be in the moment” and enjoy the scenery without defining the moment by my live stats……Until four months later, when I started to miss my Garmin. I was going to look for another outdated, refurbished Forerunner 230, but when I looked for it on the Amazon site, I kept being directed to a new Forerunner 45 instead. The display was very different from the 230, and as I read about its features, I thought it has too many “bells and whistles” that I don’t need….like the “body battery” feature, concerning which I was quite cynical as to how accurate such a feature could really be (similar to my cynicism about my previous watch’s claim to be able to measure my VO2 max). Notwithstanding, at only $139, I considered the watch a great value and purchased it.Just one week into wearing it, I can’t take it off…I’m addicted to it! The most pleasant surprise has been the accuracy and convenience of the built in heart rate monitor, which over the past three long distance runs has proven itself to be every bit as good and accurate as the Garmin chest strap I formally wore with the 230. Now I have around-the-clock, 24 hour heart readings, including my resting heart beat, which again is very accurate (mind you, I wear the watch with the face on the under wrist, which probably provides for a more accurate pulse reading). And the feature I was most cynical about, the “body battery,” has also proven itself a delightful and accurate edition to the repertoire of my watch’s features. How do I know it is accurate? Simply because it accurately expresses exactly how I feel! It is really amazing. Even the clock display, which I thought I would never grow to like–it displays the minutes beneath the hours–has grown on me in just a week, and no longer bothers me. Whereas I used to take off my other Garmins when I went to bed, as they didn’t have any features I felt I need during the night, the 45 model begs to be worn around-the-clock, as it provides vital information–heart rate, sleep, and body clock summaries–the next morning. With these features, especially the “body battery,” the watch is tutoring me as to what my realistic fitness aims should be, on a particular day. If the body battery displays a 25/100 charge, I probably shouldn’t attempt a 12 mile run, like I did nonetheless yesterday, I failed to complete it before hitting “the wall.” I highly recommend this watch an model, which is becoming a dear, dear friend.

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  49. robert lee duhamell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Running watch

    I buy a gps watch every 4 or 5 years. It’s small enough to wear all the time. The app for the phone is pretty cool and easy to use.

  50. Stivens Arenas

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Es un gran reloj para comenzar a testear tu rendimiento en los deportes, tiene un gran GPS, a veces se demora en reconocer , pero puedes comenzar y el te marcará igual la zona y el punto de inicio, muy Bonito.

  51. Terren Peterson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Watch for Kids

    We don’t let our daughter have a cell phone so wanted to get her a fun watch instead. She really has enjoyed it and uses it for running. Lots of different watch faces to download and customize. GPS for running has been very accurate.

  52. D. T. Johnson

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely useless for heart rate tracking during intense workouts

    I got the Forerunner 45S for my wife who has small wrists. The fit is good, and she likes wearing the watch a lot. It is great for tracking mileage using the GPS, and the sleep tracking feature also seems to work well. However, the primary reason for the purchase in the first place was to track heart rate during outdoor cycling and indoor rowing workouts and it fails miserably in that aspect. It is fine for heart rate while you are on a walk or working around the house, but it just is not able to track heart rate once you get over about 100 BPM. We have a hill about 1 mile from our house, and as your heart rate is going up while climbing the hill, the heart rate the watch is recording actually starts going down. When compared to a chest strap, I would estimate that the average rate the watch records over the course of a ride is about 20 BPM lower than the chest strap. I have a Forerunner 255 that I have tried using for heart rate during rides, and it performs similarly to the 45S. The harder you work, the lower the number goes on the watch. Very frustrating and it falls so far short of expectations that it should not even be promoted by Garmin as a feature on these watches. I have contacted Garmin support, and their two suggestions were try resetting the watch every few days, and if that doesn’t help, a chest strap is needed.

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  53. Nick

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I do like this watch.

    Great for tracking runs, which was my main goal. I wasn’t looking for a real techy watch just something to track my runs and I think this gets the job done well.

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  54. Amazon Customer Gabe Rothauser

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The battery life is short, I need to charge the watch every 3rd day

    I use the watch to track my walking our dog and jogging. Seems to do the job. However sometimes its hard to get the right buttons to change from one activity to another. I guess the most dissapointing thing is that I have to charge the watch every 3 days.

  55. E. Summers

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use for runners and walkers

    I am not an olympic athlete. All I needed was something that would help me track mileage and heart rate and could be easily programmed. This watch fits the bill perfectly. While the display is not super fancy with 1000 different faces with neon bar graphs and dials, it does the job and it does it well.I use the watch mainly for running. The watch, along with the app, allows me to track all of the important data I need such as heart rate, pace, distance, stride, etc. I train using heart rate zones, and after setting your personal zones, each workout can be tailored to your heart rate. For instance, sometimes I do long easy runs in Zone 2 and sometimes I do intervals in zones 2 and 4 and sometimes I just do a short zone 3. All of these are easily programmed via the app and the watch will beep and vibrate when you are out of your target zone. The same alerts can be set for pace, distance, etc.The watch does have some other features like connecting to Spotify but I don’t bother with those. I can verify that you can wear it in the pool. I foolishly decided to see if I could swim 100 meters and while my body couldn’t handle it, the watch could.If you are looking for an affordable running watch, this is it.

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  56. GB

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than a year old and it’s broken

    I bought this watch in May 2023. It’s February 2024, not even a year old and this Garmin Forerunner 45 won’t even reset. I turned it off and on several times and it only go back to the menu but not the show the face – time, heart rate, # of steps, etc. I tried this brand thinking it’s better than Fitbit. But I had my Fitbit for 5 years and it still works!

  57. cjb

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Caution when changing bands

    I upgraded to this Forerunner 45. After two months, I wanted to change the band. I didn’t realize it before I tried to loosen it, but one screw was inserted at a little angle. I applied pressure to loosen it and probably stripped the screw in the process. Guess I’m stuck with a black band. Not happy-it was supposed to be easy to change.

  58. Kay Ayim

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome watch if you’re not looking for anything over the top

    This watch is perfect for my needs. I run but not marathons. I lift but I’m not a bodybuilder. There are options to track almost any kind of workout you can think of. It tracks steps and sleep and pulse automatically. The GPS is accurate and consistent. This is a great watch for people who take care of themselves but aren’t fanatics about it andb especially if they like to charge things up. The watch can do much more than what I have listed below, but here’s what stands out to me:Pros:-built IN HR monitor-workout mode: choose from run, treadmill, bike, walk, cardio, or add your own activity-the app allows you to add workouts you didn’t track on the watch, e.g., yoga, etc.-Not too big, not too small-choose from different watch faces-choose which widgets the watch displays and in what order (weather, smart notifications, steps, etc.)-smart notifications from your phone (if you’re into that)-you can calibrate it if you’re using a treadmill (for example, you run 5 miles on the treadmill, but the watch estimates 3.8. Before you save the workout, you can adjust the distance to match the treadmill display. If you forget to do it before you save it on the watch, you can do it later in the app, though the data will not adjust and you’ll end up with the correct distance but a big black spot at the end). This is a manual adjustment – you don’t need any special Bluetooth enabled treadmill or anything like that.Cons:-face has somewhat small print, certain displays can be hard to read-body battery is inconsistent. It’s just a made up thing anyway so not a big deal but doesn’t seem to make sense. A good night of sleep should “charge your battery” but often the nights I feel most rested it tells me that my battery is very low.-watch battery doesn’t seem to have a warning. I occasionally forget to charge it and don’t remember until it’s completely dead and the watch is off. Would be nice to get a low battery warning.

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  59. Golden Finch

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Glitchy but serves its purpose

    I use this exclusively to jog and it keeps track of my heartrate and my miles and my steps, and does it while I am jogging so I can see if I’m in tachycardia and ready to keel over. On occasion, it goes off its rocker and the readings are wrong. Says my heartrates is much higher than it is. Take it off, put it back on, and it resets itself. Battery life is average at best, but it’s a tiny watch and I use it a lot, is not terrible. Overall satisfied.

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  60. James

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great introduction to the line…my wife took it.

    I had this for about three weeks before I had to go to a training event where we could not have smart watches (no compass, no GPS, no tracking) so I left it at home. My mistake was suggesting my wife wear it at night since she remarks about her sleep pattern changing while I am away. When I got home, she had replaced the red band with a dainty animal print and I knew I would not be getting it back.The application you use is pretty easy, you do not need to use all the features and can actually do many of the basics without even using a phone. The Connect IQ lets you buy or add free faces to the watch so you can customize what you see. No touch screen to worry about and I do recommend the glass protectors.I’ve have another one now and it’s interesting to sit down over morning coffee and see what happened while you slept. Not to mention the bit of motivation you get from tracking steps, calories, and activity. Gone are the days of a notepad in the gym bag. This is the way.

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