Garmin Forerunner ® 945 LTE and 55: safety and motivation for all runners
Garmin expands the family of products specially developed for runners with two new watches designed to meet the needs of both users starting in the world of running, Forerunner ® 55, and athletes who demand a multisport product with the highest performance: Forerunner ® 945 LTE.
The latter is an advanced sports watch that, in addition to incorporating the multiple tools and functions that its predecessor already had, now comes with the revolutionary LTE technology so that the athlete can be connected at all times without the need for a mobile phone. that gives you extra peace of mind and confidence during training and the race.
June 2021.- Garmin expands its line of devices for running with two new models: Forerunner ® 55 , to cover all the needs of the most amateur runners; and Forerunner ® 945 LTE , an evolution of the company’s famous multisport watch, which now incorporates new safety features for lovers of triathlon and the practice of various sports disciplines.
Forerunner ® 945 LTE
The new version of the Forerunner ® 945 model stands out for integrating the new LTE 1 communication technology , which allows you to have all the security and monitoring functions in real time without the need to carry the phone with you, as well as music, Garmin Pay ™ contactless payments. and topographic maps, all on your wrist. In this sense, the watch allows users, whether training or competing, the possibility of asking for help when necessary and staying connected with their main contacts without the need to carry a mobile phone. Thus, if the user feels unsafe or the sports watch itself detects that an incident has occurred, the assistance and incident detection functions 2 they will send a message with your location to the previously chosen emergency contacts.
In addition, the watch can automatically send the user’s name and location to Garmin IERCC , a professional emergency response coordination center with 24/7 staff available to contact and coordinate with emergency services. emergency or others in order to provide the necessary assistance 3 . Garmin IERCC will remain in contact with the athlete through two-way messages with the watch until the emergency situation is resolved. Thanks to the LiveTrack function, family and friends will be able to follow the route in real time and even see the entire route previously planned by the user. During an activity, users can send updates of pace and mileage to your contacts and receive text messages and audio 4 motivators viewers who are following the activity. In order to use the functions connected to LTE, a subscription plan is required that can be accessed from 6.99 euros per month.
This multisport device allows the user to be ready for any challenge, from swimming in open water to doing long workouts or races. Thanks to it, it is possible to be aware of the training load or, even, of advanced running dynamics, among which the following stand out: cadence, contact time with the ground, stride length, vertical ratio, vertical oscillation and power. It also offers pre-installed full color TopoActive maps optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking and the Climb Pro function , which provides real-time information on the unevenness of the route, which translates into being able to manage the effort along the way. In turn, it is equipped with a Pulse Ox sensor*, which measures the body’s oxygen absorption capacity both for acclimatization to altitude and for better sleep control. To all this, new statistics are added in the intervals and training on the track, taking into account if the runner has gone faster or slower than he had anticipated.
It allows you to download and store up to 1000 songs and synchronize playlists via Wi-Fi from streaming music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and Spotify 5 and, thanks to Garmin Pay TM 6 technology , make contactless payments directly from the watch.
Finally, it is presented with a somewhat smaller size (44.4 × 44.4 × 13.9 mm) than the previous version, with the same screen and identical autonomy: up to two weeks in smartwatch mode, 36 hours in GPS mode and up to 60 hours in Ultratrac mode. It can be purchased alone or in pack mode with two chest bands (HRM-PRO TM and HRM-Swim TM ), and is available in three colors: black, white and black / yellow (pack).
Compact and lightweight, Forerunner ® 55 is a GPS sports watch for amateur running fans, offering a multitude of features to train, help improve habits and stay connected. Thus, in addition to having daily training suggestions based on training history, fitness level and recovery time, it includes race time predictions and race completion estimates. A watch that goes beyond running, because it integrates the control of multiple sports, bringing as a novelty the HIIT mode , swimming in a pool, virtual running and a respiratory activity profile .
Plus, it’s packed with advanced wellness tracking features like physical age, all-day breathing and stress management, and more. And all this with an incredible autonomy of its battery, which reaches 20 hours using GPS and up to two weeks in smartwatch mode.
It offers different forms of personalization, being able to download screens, widgets and applications through the Garmin Connect IQ TM Store. It is available in three colors (black, white and blue) and, thanks to the Quick Release system for quick extraction, it is possible to change the strap quickly and easily, being able to choose between all the strap options available.
These two sports watches share various features, among which are the personalization of workouts using Garmin Coach 2.0, which allows you to prepare a race for distances of 5k, 10k or 21k. Specifically, the user has the guidance of three expert trainers and free training plans that adapt to the user and their goals.
Both models have PacePro TM technology , which allows you to plan the strategy to follow on the day of the race by offering a pace guide through GPS based on a route or distance selected through the Garmin Connect TM application . In addition, Forerunner ® 945 LTE, next to the function PacePro TM , provides indications of pace adjusted to the slope throughout the activity, depending on altitude, depending on your rate strategy.
At the same time, they are equipped with GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO simultaneously, which translates into having location with total accuracy via satellite, providing optimum precision even in the most complicated areas.
Similarly, for greater security and assistance during training, they have an automatic incident detector . When activated, and as long as the smartphone is connected to the watch (in the case of model 55), it will automatically send a message (in the event of an incident) with the exact position to the emergency contacts previously established in Garmin Connect. This message can be deactivated if the incident has not been so bad, or it can also be sent manually.
With regard to physiological parameters, they include VO2 maximum 7 , which allows determining how the body is adapting to high altitudes in high altitude sports and expeditions. They also have the Body Battery energy monitor , which uses a combination of stress, heart rate variability (HRV), sleep and activity data to calculate the body’s energy reserves at any time, and thus, be able to plan the day optimizing activity and rest times. And for women, both have from Garmin Connect with the possibility of being able to carry out the monitoring of both the menstrual cycle and the pregnancy.
In short, two new options that will allow any type of runner to fully enjoy their favorite sport and many more, always with safety as an essential element.
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Forerunner® 945 LTE will be available for sale later this summer.
Forerunner® 945 LTE price: 649.99 euros (VAT included)
Forerunner® 945 LTE pack price: 799.99 euros (VAT included)
Forerunner® 55 price: 199.99 euros (VAT included)
1 To use the LTE functions, you must be subscribed to one of the plans offered by Garmin and connectivity to an LTE network. Check the coverage area.
2 See requirements and limitations for security and tracking features.
3 Assistence Plus is not available in all markets where M1 category LTE connectivity is available; check the coverage area.
4 When used with paired headphones, not included
5 May require a Premium subscription with a third-party music service provider
6 Depending on the country, the payment network and the issuing bank
* It is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any vascular or cardiac pathology.
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