If you’ve followed me for a while then you know I’ve always been a Garmin fan! My first ever sports watch was the Forerunner 110 in pink and grey… I absolutely LOVED it. It’s pretty amazing to see how much they have improved throughout my short running career.
I currently train with the Garmin Fenix 5 – a treat to myself last year to help with Bolton Ironman Training. This blog post isn’t about the Fenix, but I just want to quickly say how much I love it and how great it is for triathlon training.
I recently had the opportunity to try the new Forerunner 645 Music – without a doubt the prettiest watch they do, I have had numerous people compliment it thinking that it’s a casual watch, not a sport watch. Aesthetics aren’t too important for a sports watch, but considering I end up wearing them more than my actual watch (the kind that only tell the time, and basically serve as a fashion accessory), it’s a bonus if they’re nice.
The Forerunner unfortunately doesn’t have the triathlon feature that I would normally need, but seeing as though it’s off-season, I’m not too upset! What it lacks in triathlon settings, it certainly makes up for in other cool features. The forerunner 645 music lets you download 500 songs to the watch (so you can run and sing without your phone in hand!), AND do contactless payment – seriously convenient for those times when you need to purchase extra water/snacks during a long session.
It also includes all the really keen (but handy) training features that the Fenix has so that you can track things like; cadence, stride length, ground contact time… plus performance monitoring like training effect and status, with recommended recovery times.