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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music
alaScore 100

15 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 645 Music. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other GPS Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review: Better without the music

 

The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is a comprehensive fitness watch that also streams music to Bluetooth headsets so you can leave your phone at home. Its connection to earbuds is occasionally finicky, though. Unless playing music without bringing your...

Long-lasting battery ; Improved /more comfortable design than older models ; Legible screen ; Tracks wide variety of exercises

Finicky Bluetooth connection ; Limited music app compatibility

If you're willing to take a chance on a finicky music stream and phone-free tunes are very important to you, by all means spend the extra $50 on the Forerunner 645 Music. Otherwise, the regular Forerunner 645 is a capable all-day fitness companion.

Jul, 2018

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Expert review by : Rick Stella (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review

 

Garmin's Forerunner 645 Music lets you leave your phone behind, but not your fitness goals.

Offline music playback ; Extensive fitness tracking capabilities ; Doesn’t require a tethered smartphone for its full features ; 5- to 7-day battery life

Expensive ; Buckle showed wear and tear after two weeks

The biggest draw of the Forerunner 645 Music lies in the name: It’s Garmin’s first wearable capable of storing music. That means musical motivation for days without the hassle of carrying a bulky smartphone. Meanwhile, Garmin’s strong heritage shines...

Expert review by : Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

 

The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music is an excellent standalone fitness tracker for outdoor exercise enthusiasts looking for a wealth of metrics.

Excellent accuracy in testing. Lots of useful sensors. Advanced fitness metrics. Holds up to 500 songs. Swimproof design. Long battery life.

Expensive. Steep learning curve.

Long battery life, in-depth metrics, excellent accuracy, and a strong phone-free experience make the Garmin Forerunner 645 Music one of the best trackers we've tested for outdoor training. If you spend a lot of time prepping for marathons, triathalons,...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Todorov (phonearena.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music Review

 

The Garmin Forerunner 645 Music isn't your typical smartwatch. It doesn't have a colorful touchscreen display, it doesn't have cellular connectivity, and it doesn't have a whole lot of apps to offer. What it does have is a battery that lasts a week,...

Very comfortable to wear ; Excellent outdoor visibility ; Lasts up to a week between charges with the screen always on ; 5ATM water resistance ; Compatible with standard bands ; Mobile payments support is nice having

Screen isn't particularly beautiful ; Doesn't work with the most popular music services ; Software can be confusing at first ; Expensive at $450

May, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review: Music, Garmin Pay, and comprehensive data capture motivate for success

 

Over the past few years, I have tested various Garmin GPS sports watches, including the Forerunner 225 , Forerunner 935 , and Fenix 3 HR . One feature missing from all of these that I find essential for my recreational running, offline music streaming...

Lightweight and very comfortable ; Multi-day battery life ; Music and payment support without a phone ; Accurate GPS and activity tracker ; Clear and crisp color display ; Easy to use interface ; Five button navigation with no touchscreen ; Outstanding...

Music setup is a bit clunky

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Review: Paying a Premium for Music

 

The Forerunner 645 Music is expensive; there's no getting around that. If you're a casual runner, you don't need a device this advanced. A more mainstream and more affordable smartwatch, such as Garmin's Vivoactive 3 ($250), the upcoming Fitbit Versa...

Stores up to 500 songs ; Tracks everything from cycling to swimming to recreational activities ; Offers advanced metrics ; Stylish design

Expensive ; Streaming integration not active at launch

With better offline playlist integration, Garmin's pricey Forerunner 645 Music would be practically perfect for athletes.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music review: The high price of tunes on a runner’s tool

 

At $449, this wearable offers a lot, but runners will get the most from it.

Attractive, lightweight design. ; NFC for Garmin Pay. ; Good battery life. ; Garmin Express makes it easy to save music tracks to the device. ; Good heart-rate monitor and GPS. ; Extra run stats: training effect, training load, and anaerobic training...

No side swipe function. ; Sport profiles confusingly mixed with non-exercise apps. ; iHeartRadio Connect app isn't ready yet. ; Subpar on-watch organization of custom workouts.

There's no doubt that the Forerunner 645 Music is a powerful device and one that could intrigue all types of users—runners or not. It has all of the stellar features of the Vivoactive 3 along with additional run-tracking capabilities and music storage....

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music GPS Running Watch In-Depth Review

 

It's been almost two months since (aka FR645M), its first wearable with music onboard. Past Garmin watches could control music on your phone, but none could have music loaded on it and play directly to headphones. Of course, such a feature is (or was)...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Hands-on: Garmin’s Forerunner 645 Music GPS Watch

 

(Update – March 5th, 2018 – )

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

 

A great fitness watch with music smarts. Garmin Forerunner 645 Music.

Local music playback ; Indestructable design ; Comfortable fit ; Excellent multi-sport tracking

Doesn't support common streaming services ; Below-average battery

A reliable tracker, offering OK music playback.

Apr, 2018
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