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Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music
alaScore 87

7 reviews

May, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 245 Music. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and price are generally positive. The design and battery are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the usability.

battery, design, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music review: Hitting all the right notes


If you are taking your running more seriously and don't want to spend big on a tracker then the Forerunner 245 should offer you all you need and more.

Slimmer and lighter design ; New training insights ; Easy to use music features

Battery drain with music streaming ; Missing altimeter ; No Garmin Pay

If you are taking your running more seriously and you can’t stomach paying big money for a top-end Garmin, the Forerunner 245 should offer you all you need and give you a solid smartwatch experience too.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Nick Harris-Fry (

Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music review: Everything a runner needs


The Garmin Forerunner 245 is a worthy replacement to the excellent Forerunner 235

Accurate and detailed sports tracking ; Music playback and Spotify support ; Breadcrumb navigation ; 24 hours of GPS battery life

No native support for power meters ; No triathlon mode

There are a few notable omissions from the Forerunner 245. I get the feeling Garmin has left these out purely to encourage people to buy other pricier watches, but the Music variant still offers more than anything else in its price bracket.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music review: Powerful running watch with integrated music and extensive customization Review | ZDNet


Garmin continues to roll out integrated music support to its line of GPS sports watches, along with a refined user interface and the best smartphone app of any sports watch. The Forerunner 245 Music is an outstanding sports watch for the masses and is...

Lightweight, comfortable design ; Vast amount of customization ; Long battery life ; Affordable price ; Spotify and Deezer support

No barometer

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Review: The Best Running Watch You Can Buy


Garmin's newest premier running watch has pretty much everything you could want.

Bright colorful display ; Onboard music storage ; Good battery life ; Loads of training metrics

Menus can be difficult to navigate

After all these years and all those miles, my Garmin Forerunner 235 still works great, but it doesn't do music. If I were to upgrade, the Forerunner 245 Music would be my pick.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Shruti Dhapola (

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music review: A sturdy fitness watch


The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music comes with the ability to sync with Spotify and is a fitness watch aimed at those who are serious about running and other fitness goals.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS Watch In-Depth Review


When Garmin first introduced the Vivoactive 3 almost two years ago, I wondered how exactly they'd create a successor to the Forerunner 235. Sure, the FR235 had more buttons than the Vivoactive 3, but ultimately the Vivoactive 3 was a more rounded watch...

Apr, 2019