Garmin Forerunner 645 Music – Finally Available on Amazon (UK and USA)

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Firsty Firstbeat goodiness, yum yum

Just shy of £400, you can now get your hands on the Forerunner 645 Music from Amazon in the UK. It’s been more widely available in the USA on Amazon for a while

Still at that price, using a British saying, this must be the best thing since sliced bread. I’m not so sure. Maybe you are not so sure either? Justin case you are not sure I have put a link to some sliced bread, below. You can get both and decide for yourself.

Interestingly, both the bread and the Garmin get 3 out of 5 stars as the average Amazon rating so far. Hmmm.

I’m still somewhat mid-review on the 645. Some of the comments and criticisms applicable to the Vivoactive 3 seem to still apply. I’ll just sit on the fence for a while longer before jumping off to whichever side is the greener and then go forth and wildly mix some metaphors when I write the review.

Enjoy. It’s warm. It must be running time.

Best Amazon price is linked to. Prices approx $400-$450 or £480-£520 and UNlikely for non-Music to fall below $400 in 2019. Buying from Amazon supports this site

 

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Luís
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Luís

So, gps accuracy is the same of Vivoactive 3?

Robert Black
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Anything to say on stryd integration? It’s a given, and also slightly outrageous Garmin gets away with launching with half baked firmware time after time. All will be well in the end

Ewan Cameron
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Ewan Cameron

I’m having repeated dropout issues with the 645M and Stryd. Massively frustrating. I should have stuck with my 630 until the ‘beta’-let’s-test-this-on-mugs-like-me phase is over (or Garmin get away with hardware issues like they did on the Fenix 5).

John Kissane
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John Kissane

Despite some misgivings I picked up the non-music version to replace a 620, it has some teething problems for sure but must say I’m liking it so far. It’s nowhere near as bad as the 620 was when I got it first.

Jiaqi Yao
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Jiaqi Yao

I ran NYC Half with 645 last Sunday, the GPS performed poor among the skyscrapers in Manhattan, around 1 Mile longer than actual distance. But I guess it’s the general case for GPS watches.

John Kissane
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John Kissane

Took part in a 10 mile event earlier today, the 645 recorded it at 16.16k so pretty good showing.

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John Kissane

I’ve noticed the HR measurement sort of freeze on me twice, once doing an interval session on a treadmill where all looked well ’til the last interval of 8 where after I finished & was doing a slow jog the HR still stayed sitting at the same number it had for the k interval for a few mins until I started walking on the treadmill.

Saw the same again on an outdoor run where after working fine for ~12k it jumped to 138 and sat there ’til I just walked for a min but as soon as I ran again it went straight back to 138, even a 200m sprint didn’t budge it!

One hopes for improvement in future s/w revs as my previous watch (a 620) wasn’t what you’d call accurate ’til around 6 months after I got it.