The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 is currently underway in Las Vegas. Garmin has participated in the show by introducing its latest Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Smartwatch that features integrated storage for music playback.
The Forerunner 645 smartwatch is priced at $399.99 which is roughly around Rs. 25,400. And the Forerunner 645 music smartwatch is priced at $499.99 which is roughly around Rs. 28,600. The company recently also launched the Garmin Speak Plus which is priced at $229.99 (approximately Rs. 14,600) and is an upgraded version of the Garmin Speak Dash Cam.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Smartwatch: Features
The design for the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music sports a stainless-steel metal frame and comes with a 1.2-inch Garmin Chroma Display with a screen resolution of 240 x 240 pixels. The display is sunlight visible and is protected with a chemically strengthened glass. It comes with a heart rate sensor that allows heart rate monitoring throughout the day.
Forerunner 645 Music sports a built-in GPS and GLONASS, which can track activities like walking, cycling, and swimming without a phone connection. The Garmin Connect feature allows users to track workouts, interact with online fitness communities, compete against friends and join online challenges. In addition to that, it allows users to view social media updates, receive and answer text messages, check emails and make contactless payments using a dedicated wallet.
It also comes with training features to help athletes improve fitness levels and calculate exact exercise volume. But it is actually the integrated storage that lets users store music that makes this smartwatch stand out from the rest.
The Forerunner 645 Music can store up to 500 songs directly on the smartwatch and listen to these songs via Bluetooth paired headphones. This smartwatch is designed to sync music for offline playlists for streaming devices. Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Apple Watch also offer similar storage options.
In terms of battery, Garmin Forerunner 645 Music can last up to 7 days in the smartwatch mode and 5 hours in the GPS mode with music. The smartwatch weighs around 42 grams and features interchangeable bands that will be available in Black and Cerise colour variants. Lastly, the smartwatch can be paired with Android and iOS devices, it also features Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ technology support.