Garmin Forerunner 645 Review
2019 will mark the 30 year anniversary since the inception and creation of one of the best American companies. Garmin. But the thing is Garmin was not called Garmin from the very beginning. ProNav was the company’s name, and the first product that they manufactured was a basic GPS receiver. It was aimed for the strict marine market, and it was sold at a price of 2.500 dollars. Pretty hefty price for a GPS, but that was a novelty in the late ’80s.
But it was in 1993 that the team was assembled. Gary Burrell invited Min H. Kao to join the company and the rest is history. The very name of the company in fact – Garmin is a portmanteau of their first names. Gary and Min Hence Garmin. They just joined them together, and boom. A great name for a great company.
Just a few short years after the creation of Garmin the company, the US Army officially became their first and to this day their most loyal customer. Since Garmin has expanded their line of products, and now almost 30 years since the foundation offers avionics and even wearable technology.
But let’s take a closer look at the Forerunner 645. One of the company’s best items. Let’s have a closer look at the pros and the cons of the smartwatch. You can find out about them below in this review.
Hope you’ll like the smartwatch and this review also. Enjoy.
500 songs download limit
Music synchronized with a streaming device
Accurately measures your heart rate
Allows payments to be made
In the bare core of the operations, it’s a smartwatch, but any good smartwatch worth of salt will tell you that there’s so much more to be had. Even the company’s logo is exemplifying the ambition to go up. To go further. The blue arrow located on top of the letter N is a great nod to technology that started it all. The amazing GPS technology, but it’s also a reminder to always go up. And Garmin has been trying to be the leader in this type of technology for the past 3 decades now.
Among the other daily activities found on this smartwatch are the Bluetooth connectivity and your standard Wi-Fi type of connectivity but the more advanced type of features will come next in the next section.
There are so many advanced features in the Forerunner 645 that just by naming all of them would require separate posts just for them. But let’s try and point out some of the great and interesting advanced features that actually make this item more fun and practical. Whoever said less is more obviously wasn’t thinking about this smartwatch.
Over here in this particular model, less is definitely more, and one of the most amazing advanced features is the ability to store up to 500 of your favorite songs. Jogging will certainly become a lot easier with your favorite tunes, and the addition of the LifeTrack will help a lot. Since this is an exercise based smartwatch, plenty of the advanced features are focused on physical activity.
The activity tracking features like the burning of the calories, and the stress tracking (that is allowed all day –during the day or night) are awesome. But so are the cardio and gym equipment type of features and the more advanced features that put a focus on the analysis in planning and training and the ones that measure the heart rate, the running abilities and the outdoor recreation type of activities.
Cycling and swimming features are also added so you can enjoy other types of fitness activities. Not just running.
But probably one of the most practical features in the Forerunner 645 that’s actually not health or exercise related is the ability to help you pay your bills. That’s right. Garmin Pay featured in this smartwatch is a type of payment solution that allows you to pay for anything at any time, without even the need to physically carry money or credit cards. How cool is that?
Other accessories include over 30 types of wristbands, a compact and elegant carrying case for easy transport when the smartwatch is not on your wrist, a handy charging clip, and three different types of sensors.
And last but not least, the materials used in the making of the smartwatch as also hella important. And three separate materials were used in three separate sections of the watch. First being the Corning Gorilla type of a glass used in the lens, high-quality stainless steel used in the bezel material and of course the silicone used in the band. Every single part contributes to the overall comfort not to mention the pleasant yet supportive feeling that you get while wearing the smartwatch.
The Garmin Pay app allows you to pay for everything and at every time without the need to carry a wallet filled with money and credit cards. Who needs that? It can track your physical activity, your progress heart rate and your daily performance in several other sports other than running.
Oh, and the sleek style of the watch allows you to pair it with just about any type of outfit. The bathing suit will work just fine, as its waterproof and nothing will get in the way of you and your favorite sports activity. You can swim and even shower while wearing it and nothing will ever damage or ruin the quality of the watch.
It comes with silicone, leather, and suede leather wristband and aside from the oval shape of the face it sadly doesn’t offer any other shape, like rectangular for instance. But besides the limitations in design, the limitations in the abilities practically don’t exist. With the multiple basic and very advanced features, this item is truly a sight to behold and a technological marvel. It’s waterproof and even allows you to pay everything that there’s a need for paying.
There’s no need for carrying a wallet with money or credit cards. You can do that from the wrist alone. But with the many sports features, it will try to keep you in shape as well. This is a fantastic item, that’s so worth buying. You'll love it and you'll end up wearing it even when you're not exercising. The amazing features it contains will make your phone and wallet obsolete, and this tiny device on your wrist will become your new favorite. See it for yourself.