Garmin Malaysia delivers – Forerunner 745 with a balance of Featherlight Form and Heavyweight Function

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Garmin Malaysia officially launches the Forerunner 745, an advanced GPS smartwatch fabricated with a perfect balance of universal tracking features and lightweight composition. In a basic design, it presents various smartwatch features like music playback, smart notifications and overall health monitoring. At its best, the Forerunner 745 is a mechanical beast with improved accuracy for tracking detailed training data, on-device workouts and much more.

Run, ride or swim, the Forerunner 745 is built to efficiently monitor statistics and analyse data to assist athletes in training and competition. It helps track training intensity and recommends workouts to optimise performances. To accompany, dozens of built-in activity profiles, including triathlon, pool swimming, track running and more are equipped to keep each athlete’s training routine rounded out and flexible; activities can also be switched during multi workouts and brick training sessions with a convenient press of a button.

The Forerunner 745 offers a smaller form factor with more color options to female athletes with smaller wrist sizes for a better fit. It weighs a mere 47g, designed so that users will hardly feel the weight of the watch.

“With a compact form factor for the ease of training combined with the performance monitoring tools athletes have come to depend on today, the Forerunner 745 represents our strive to bring innovative solutions to the ever evolving athlete. Garmin’s purpose is to fuse function and comfort without the sacrifice of efficiency and this addresses the gap in the market for sport and smartwatches alike that need to serve an athlete in factors of training capabilities, tracking features and activity profiles alongside physical suitability and appeal. Said Ivan Ong, the Senior Manager of Aeco Technologies Sdn Bhd.

Featherweight form, heavyweight function

To help athletes better prepare for a race or training cycle, the Forerunner 745 includes key performance monitoring tools from Firstbeat Analytics like VO2 max, training load, training status and aerobic and anaerobic training effects. Athletes will even receive on-device running and cycling daily workout suggestions based on their current training load and VO2 max.

With the addition of a Running Dynamics Pod or compatible heart rate monitors, runners can go even further with their data, seeing all six running metrics – including cadence, stride length and more – right on the watch. The Forerunner 745 also features advanced dynamics to help with cycling and swim training. While on a bike, it will track data such as left/right balance, time seated and standing, platform center offset and power phase. In the water, the Forerunner 745 will track distance, stroke, pace, personal records and more. Based on the difficulty of a workout, the improved recovery time feature will let athletes know how long to rest before a training session. It also accounts for other factors that impact recovery including all-day stress, sleep and daily activities, and will adjust the recovery time accordingly on the watch, making it easier for athletes to get the most out of their workouts.

The Forerunner 745 allows users to sync indoor and outdoor workouts automatically from Garmin Connect™ or other training apps, including TrainingPeaks® and TrainerRoad, right to the device. To add, the Forerunner 745 is also compatible with Garmin Coach, therefore granting access to free training plans that adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance. Through this, Garmin users can train for a 5K, 10K or half-marathon with the help of three running coaches – Jeff Galloway, Greg McMillan and Amy Parkerson-Mitchell – to guide and motivate them.

Make your Forerunner 745 work harder for you

Prior to a run or ride, athletes can plan and download routes using the course creator in Garmin Connect, which uses Trendline™ popularity routing to provide the best road, trail or mountain routes that are aggregated from those most traveled by fellow runners and cyclists. For athletes using platforms like Strava2 and Komoot, they can create courses that will seamlessly sync to the Forerunner 745.

The Forerunner 745 grants athletes the freedom to enjoy their favorite tunes on a run or during a workout without having to physically carry a phone. It features music playback with storage for up to 500 songs, plus the ability to sync playlists from streaming services including Spotify, or direct transfer of music from a computer.

Stay connected while on the move

Designed to be worn all day, every day, the Forerunner 745 features tools to track an athlete’s general wellness. A wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor4 will help provide a clearer picture of how athletes are sleeping and adjusting to altitude acclimation while the Body Battery™ energy monitor lets athletes track their energy levels to find the best times for activity and rest. Additionally, the menstrual cycle tracking feature helps women adjust their training to maximize improvement potential and plan for upcoming races based on where they are in their cycle.

Even while on the move, the Forerunner 745 lets athletes stay connected. Directly from the wrist, users can receive text messages and view social media updates, emails and more. Whether working out alone or with friends, built-in safety and tracking features include incident detection, assistance and LiveTrack to let loved ones follow along on a run or ride.5 Following a workout, the Forerunner 745 will automatically upload activities to Garmin Connect.

Pricing and Availability

The Forerunner 745 features up to one week of battery life in smartwatch mode, up to 16 hours in GPS mode and up to 6 hours in GPS mode with music. It is available now in black, neo tropic, magma red or whitestone and has a suggested retail price of RM 2,499 at Garmin Brand Stores, AECO Online Shop, Lazada, Shopee, and all Garmin authorized retailers.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Other Garmin fitness brands include Tacx and Firstbeat Analytics. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com.my/news/pressroom, or follow us at facebook.com/GarminMalaysia, instagram.com/GarminMalaysia or youtube.com/GarminMalaysiaAsia.

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