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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 180 reviews

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  • Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin 45 Forerunner

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    Posted .

    I bought the watch for the GPS and incident detection while bike riding which won't be until spring. My only complaint is not having larger sizes for the wrist bands.

    Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Accuracy, Battery, Display
    Cons mentioned:
    Design, Set up

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Enough and Too Much

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Former marathoner/half-marathoner, getting back into running after almost a 10 year hiatus. I used to have one of those huge, earlier model Garmins that was like a huge block on my wrist, but it was awesome for what it did. I always hated chest straps but like to monitor heart rate during runs. I have an earlier model Mio, which is stylish and great for wrist heart rate alone, but no GPS. Had been using my Iphone for distance and pace, but I hate opening my phone case, finding the app, etc. to check during a run. On training runs, I want to see 4 things and really only 4 things: distance, pace, heart rate and time. And I don't want a chest strap any more. So I researched some (not enough) and settled for the Forerunner 45, knowing that the screens were customizable and, from the photos, it "looked" fairly stylish. I was worried the face would be huge on my wrist, but the pictures are deceiving. The watch face itself is not that big at all. In fact, it is quite small and my wrists are not that big. Unfortunately, the watch band is also small - disproportionately small. It therefore is not very stylish for a man. It seems flimsy and just looks a little weird. That said, it's size and lack of weight make it unobtrusive during a run. The controls are not intuitive but if you can read a guide online, you can figure it out. On a test run, the GPS linked up pretty quick. The wrist heart rate seemed pretty accurate, so the measuring functions seemed okay. The distance was about the same as my Iphone measured. However, the BIG drawbacks are: (1) you can customize the data fields on each running screen BUT YOU ONLY GET A MAX OF THREE DATA FIELDS per screen; and (2) there is no auto-scroll permitting you to move through two screens to get that 4th element of data. This is entirely ridiculous because there is plenty of room for 4 data fields, and non-auto-scrolling is just dumb. (for example, you could make two running screens, one distance, heart rate, pace - and the other distance, time, pace, so only the middle value would change during an auto-scroll - but you can't do that - you have to press a button to change the screen). So, in short, if you want to glance down at your wrist during a run and see time, pace, distance and heart rate - you cannot do it without manipulation. The watch is lightly packed with some other "smartphone" features most people who buy it for running will never use. The treadmill setting is totally inaccurate, particularly if you are not swinging your arms the entire walk or run. There is a calibration setting, but I am skeptical. The battery life seems fine. So, in short, the watch works fine, though a little clunky to set up and manipulate (note 5 buttons - I defy anyone to figure out and remember what they all do). However, it is not a "pure" runner's watch like the older Garmins. The wrist band is WAY to narrow for a man's style and disproportionate to the watch face size. For the price, it is what it is, and I will use this for my runs - not ideal but the best for what I have right now. However, I wish I had been a little more patient and shopped around for something more streamlined for running. If you're someone who is not a quasi-serious runner and are looking for something with those functions and is also a wearable, this might fit the bill. But the key features are the wrist heart rate and GPS, which really only make sense for outdoor runs (or walks), and if you're doing that, you're probably more serious of a runner than this is a running watch.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
      Posted .

      To be sure you're using the Treadmill feature properly, please go to support.garmin.com for FAQ's and video's on the functions of the watch. Setting the calibration for the threadmill should be accurate, however, not all treadmills are calibrated the same so unless you're using the same treadmill every time you may need to calibrate it each time. You may also reach out directly to a product support associate from the support link if you need further assistance.

      Debbie with Garmin Garmin

  • Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    She loves it

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    Posted .
    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

    Researched so many smartwatches when looking for a great gift for my wife. Landed on this one and she absolutely loves it. The value for what you're getting is amazing. Works great, does what it says it does, and looks good. This was perfect for her. A sometimes runner, always active, techy. That doesn't mean it is for you though. Do your homework. What will you be using it for? Are you active or not? Do you want something that looks like the trendy Apple watches.

    Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Efficient Smart Watch

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I bought this smart watch for my oldest son for X-Mas. He really enjoys it very much as it keeps track and monitors his daily work out routine very efficiently.

    Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good watch

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    Posted .
    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    Got this watch for my wife. She likes it alot. the only complaint is it doesnt accurately track her sleep. My garmin does fine with sleep tracking to take it with a grain of salt

    Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Forerunner 45 worth it

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I have been using entry level garmin products for running for many years and have always been pleased with their performance. I recently started incorporating strength training and other types of cardio into my routine and decided to try a new garmin to track these workout. So far it is a hit. It interfaces with the garmin connect app and is a very useful tool.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin watch

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    Posted .
    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    Had previous garmin watch that was 8 years old. Thought I needed an update. The buttons will take a little time getting used. Fits my needs as I use it for hiking, walking and running.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first GPS watch

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I bought this to replace my Fitbit Charge 3 that I've been battling issues with for months. I was looking for a watch that would accurately track distance for running, provide accurate data calculations (BMI, Pace, Etc), and sync with my phone easily (Galaxy S9+). This watch has checked all those boxes and more. The band is comfortable and the watch is very light. Overall very happy with this purchase so far!

    Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    My Honest Review

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    Posted .

    Before I get into my review, this is an honest review, meaning that this is how I felt, the experience may be different in your humble opinion. - Now, this smartwatch is good and all, but it isn't what I wasn't expecting, neither was it worth the $130 I payed. The watch display, the Body Battery wasn't always accurate, the watch often lagged, etc. It just wasn't that great when I had it.

    Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    Purchased this watch to keep track of my fitness. I use it more for logging in activity such as running. I love the color, it's my favorite! Easy to navigate once you get use to it. This was the first Garmin product I have purchased. It's been a great watch for what I need it for however, one of the buttons did come off. I contacted Garmin and was able to get it fixed with no hassle. I ended up giving my son my forerunner 45 and upgraded to the forerunner 245. Great watches! Love Garmin products.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Garminwatch

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I like this watch and garments cause there good quality this one is easy to control with the buttons I like to track my steps and heart rate this does a good job.

    Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great health monitoring smart watch

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Great smart watch with just enough features. health monitoring seems to be pretty reliable an when used with Garmin connect, you have a wealth of info from a device many of us would already be wearing. Larger size is a good size for men, or women who prefer a larger faced watch. weight is comparative to any quality watch. strap is flexible without be restricting or binding.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It was the “Best Buy” ever!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I bought for my husband because he’s into fitness and wanted something to do more than what the Apple and Fitbit and all these other watches do. The rep at the store advised me to get this and I have no regrets.

    Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 months when reviewed.

    Watch works great for what I do. Provides all the feedback from my work routines, relays texts and other info from my phone via bluetooth. Battery lasts all week on a single charge.

    Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    First smart watch

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This is my first smart watch and I received it as a gift. I like it so far especially for the heart rate. I also like the way it fits, and it’s thin band. What I don’t like is that the screen light is to dull. Wish it was a little brighter. Other than that, I’m enjoying my watch.

    Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nothing fantastic but not awful

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    Posted .
    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    This watch works great but unfortunately it feels useless with better smart watches out there. It doesn’t do much but looks cool.

    Features

    Battery Life
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    2 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Garmin running watch

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    Posted .

    Good for running and keeping track of fitness. Also monitors heart rate.

    Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Review

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    Posted .

    It is a really good smart watch. My son enjoys it so much and very useful

    Features

    Battery Life
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product.

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    Posted .

    Great product. Right price, easy to use. Great performance. Highly recommendable.

    Features

    Battery Life
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Comfort
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Durability
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fitness tracker

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I got this watch to use to track my walks and jogs and it’s nice so far. The only issue would be the screen seems pretty cheap in person than in the provided pictures. It still works great and I recommend it for someone looking for a fitness tracker.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
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