The Best Garmin Watches for Running, Cycling and More

BY CYBER POLE | Updated May 7, 2020

Are you an adventure junkie, how about using the right gear when seeking your adventure. The latest Garmin watches are one of the best gears for sports. Not only for a steady walk but also training, jumping, climbing and all other excitements. Further, the trend of tracking records not only comes with a mobile app but also in your wrist showing detailed pace.

Garmin is one of the major sports watch companies for a long time that offers excellent quality adventure watches for customers from all the walks of life. The company focuses on two basic principles:

  • GPS tracking
  • Big battery life

With the change in time, these watches have also used technology including sensors like heart rate monitor along with smartwatch features such as contactless payment and offline music system wrapped in alluring designs. However, the company ensures that customers get reliable data and the battery works efficiently. Whether you are looking for a runner’s watch or something trendy and sporty, below we give a short tour to Garmin’s best watches.

Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Sapphire Edition

The Fenix 6 Pro offers a screen display of 1.2in 240×240 transflective. It renders a battery life of 25h (GPS), 14 days(smartwatch). It comes with 100m water resistance. This watch supports iOS as well as android and also features heart rate ratio.

The Fenix 6 Pro is built for adventure purpose, meanwhile, this model comes with ridiculously unique options including for customers with slimmer wrists. The 6 Pro solar allows the battery to charge itself when out. Another is the Fenix 6 Pro Sapphire Edition with titanium case known for its mind-boggling features and design.

Although you can go for standard Fenix however, Pro comes with excellent features including colour maps and inbuilt music player. You also get wifi connectivity, therefore, syncing data in your app. What is much more interesting is the point to point navigation required when going for hiking. This watch is definitely worth paying for its exquisite feature along with sleeky design.

Garmin Forerunner 45

Garmin Forerunner 45 is a sports tracking watch for newbies. The Forerunner 45 offers a screen display of 1 in 208×208 transflective. The battery life lasts up to 13h (GPS). The water-resistant capability is 50m. The watch supports both iOS and Android platform. It also features a heart rate monitor.

The Garmin Forerunner is exceptionally designed for running. Although the 45 is stylish and offers better display facility, the Forerunner 45s offers a similar feature which is slightly smaller from the display. Whether indoor or outdoor tracking Forerunner 45 offers excellent metric basics including time, pace and cadence. Garmin has come up with a unique feature that allows you to pair with foot pods for precise run data.

The heart rate zone monitors the training and allows the rate to broadcast data to the device as well as the third-party app. Interestingly, Forerunner 45 supports a training platform where you can upload plans for 5k, 10k and a half marathons under your coach’s guidance. Meanwhile, you get a pro training experience along with smartwatch features of music playback control.

Garmin Forerunner 945

Forerunner 945 is specifically designed for triathletes. The screen display comes 1.2 in 240×240 transflective. The watch offers water-resistant capability up to 50m and supports on both iOS and Android platform. The battery life stands at 36h (GPS) 14 days (smartwatch) and features heart rate monitoring capability.

The Forerunner 945 comes with every feature that a triathlete needs. It is liked for its lightweight and smaller design. An excellent watch for adventure seekers, this watch is preferred due to its exquisite training data that covers major adventure sports including swimming, tracking, cycling further focusing on aerobic and anaerobic training.

In addition, the Forerunner 945 comes with pulse oximeter sensors that show sleep data and can equally offer acclimatization of altitude while running in mountains.But you need to ensure that the battery does not drain out. Along with the sensors comes the non-touchscreen display that shows off colour maps with precise navigation feature. Interestingly, Garmin smartwatch includes payment, access to IQ store and in-built music player that supports Spotify.

Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

The Forerunner 245 fits best if you are a runner looking for an all-round package. The display screen comes with 1.2 in 240×240 transflective. This watch offers up to 50m water resistant capability and equally supports both iOS and Android platform. Overall battery life is 25h (GPS) 7 days (smartwatch). It also features heart rate modulation.
The Forerunner has been designed to success its predecessor 235, a popular watch amongst runners for its quality metrics and smart features.  However, the 245 builds on 235 platforms along with various features including Forerunner 245 Music model that offers music player with over 500 song storage facility. You can also transfer playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer.

When going for sports mode, the GPS tracks your outdoor activities whilst the updated heart rate monitors accurate efficiency. This watch also comes with pulse oximeter which is present only in its expensive model. In addition, the 245 now comes with advanced running metrics including vertical oscillation, stride length when connected with Running Pod. However, this module lacks the Garmin Pay system.

Garmin Venu

The Garmin Venu is the first true smartwatch from the company. The display screen is of 1.2in 380×390 colour. The watch is capable to withstand up to 50 m water resistivity and supports both iOS and Android platform. This also comes with a heart rate monitoring feature and offers a battery life of 6h (GPS) 5days (smartwatch).

The Venu has come with a breakthrough feature offering colour touchscreen display system. The enables AMOLED screen allowing animated training facility. However, the battery has been efficiently managed so that drainage of charge does not affect your training. The new screen comes with the elevated design that looks predominantly sporty. Additionally, the eye-catching stainless steel bezel is itself worth mentioning. The GPS is efficient and the heart rate monitor offers an advanced feature to check the resting heart rate.

In addition to that, the Venu comes with exquisite smartwatch features such as Garmin Pay for contactless payment, music player supporting Spotify, Deezer and Amazon Music. The Venu is an attractive fitness tracker that extends exact tracking be it sleep, stress or breathing. The Body Battery monitor shows how much energy you need on a tough workout or during the menstrual cycle.