Garmin has released its all-new Forerunner 745 smartwatch and HRM-pro heart rate monitor chest strap.
The new Garmin Forerunner 745 smartwatch replaces the Forerunner 735XT as the brand’s second-tier multisport watch, sitting below the Forerunner 945 .
The new HRM-Pro combines the features of Garmin’s other heart rate monitor chest straps into one feature-rich device that’s able to record certain metrics without being connected to a smartwatch or bike computer. Garmin Forerunner 745 smartwatch
The Garmin Foreunner 745 is a GPS-equipped smartwatch that provides activity tracking alongside training analytics on metrics including VO2 max , training load, training status, and aerobic and anaerobic training effects.
No spec details were provided in the press pack but it’s probably safe to assume that the Forerunner 745 will use the same optical heart rate monitor technology as seen on the top-tier 945.
Like Garmin’s newly (ish) released Edge 1030 Plus bike computer , the Forerunner 745 will also provide daily workout suggestions based on training load and VO2 max.
If connected to a compatible power meter, the watch can record advanced metrics, including left/right balance, platform centre offset and power phase.Garmin notes that, for runners, with the addition of a ‘running dynamics pod’ or a compatible heart rate monitor strap (such as the new Garmin HRM-Pro below), advanced running metrics including cadence, stride length and more can be accessed. Since Garmin opened up its Connect API , workouts from the likes of TrainingPeaks can now be synced directly to all compatible devices. Routes will also sync directly […]