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Review on Garmin Forerunner 45 by Ka Sem ᠌

The purchase did not justify itself at all.

Service life of more than a year. Operated from -20 to +38 degrees Celsius. Garmin Forerunner 45 watch was purchased on 11/09/2022 at the official Garmin MEGA Belaya Dacha store. A few days ago, the fastening of the strap on the case broke off when I took off my T-shirt after a workout. Everything is fine with the T-shirt, but Garmin did not survive this (see photo). The strap has not been removed since purchase. As you can see in the photo, repair = replacement of the case on which the bar with the serial number is located. The one-year warranty has ended, the Garmin service center recommended using the trade-in program, which gives a 15% discount when buying a new device with the return of the old one. There is no desire to buy new ones for another year and a half because of such a design feature, and other Forerunner models in the official store are much more expensive, even with a 15% discount. I do not recommend this model for purchase because of such a fastening of the strap. After the mount breaks, a fully functional device becomes useless.

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Pros & cons

  • - Convenient interface. All actions are easy to perform with buttons, no touch screen is needed. - Compact size, good design. Suitable for everyday wear with both office and casual wear. - Automatic synchronization with the Garmin Connect app and with Strava. - Ability to connect additional third-party Ant+ sensors. For example, the budget Magene chest heart rate monitor for 1400. from a popular Chinese store connected easily and works great.
  • - Small battery capacity. Good for 1-2 hour workouts. Summer trail 35km for 4 hours dropped the battery almost completely. The batteries lasted for 3 hours for night winter orientation. With constant wear and light training every other day, the battery lasts for 4-5 days. - Screen brightness is not enough in very sunny weather. - If worn continuously, the strap may irritate the skin. - No "Skiing" workout. - Structural miscalculation in the fastening of the strap. More details below.

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November 16, 2022
Pros below: Great set of workouts for running, GPS works great, With its cons. I would like a slightly more capacious battery. Enough with the included gps hours for 12
November 16, 2022
This is the apple of the world of sports.