Garmin brings LTE connectivity to its premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch with the introduction of the Forerunner 945 LTE
Garmin (News - Alert)® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today introduced the Forerunner® 945 LTE, a premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch with LTE connectivity.1 Designed to help athletes stay connected on the go, the Forerunner 945 LTE brings phone-free safety and tracking features, spectator messaging and live event sharing to the wrist while still providing the detailed training data, performance monitoring tools and smartwatch features athletes have come to rely on.
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Introducing the Forerunner 945 LTE by Garmin (Photo: Business Wire)
"We are excited to bring LTE connectivity to the Forerunner line with the introduction of the Forerunner 945 LTE," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. "For years, athletes have been able to leave their phone at home and still receive performance metrics, listen to music and pay for purchases with their Forerunner. Now, they can also access safety and tracking features right from their watch, making it even easier to work out without a phone and without worry."
Whether training or racing, the Forerunner 945 LTE lets athletes send for help if necessary and stay connected to loved ones - no phone needed. If an athlete feels unsafe or if the smartwatch senses an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features2 will send a message with their location to chosen emergency contacts. What's more, the Forerunner 945 LTE can automatically send an athlete's name and location to the Garmin IERCC, a 24/7 staffed professional emergency response coordination center that can contact and coordinate with emergency services or others to provide assistance.3 The Garmin IERCC will stay in contact with the athlete through two-way messaging with the watch until the emergency situation is resolved. When out for a run or ride, LiveTrack lets family and friends follow along in real-time and even see an athlete's entire preplanned course. During a race, competitors can send pace and mileage updates to loved ones and receive motivational audio4 and text messages from spectators. A subscription plan is required to use the LTE-connected features; for more information, click here.
Featuring popular training, performance and health monitoring tools from the original Forerunner 945, the Forerunner 945 LTE is ready for any challenge - from open water swims to long training rides or runs.
Training and performance
To help athletes become better, faster and more efficient come race day, the Forerunner 945 LTE includes key training data and performance monitoring tools.
Maps and routes
Whether running through city streets or riding densely covered trails, the Forerunner 945 LTE features built-in, full-color maps to help keep athletes on course.
Health and wellness
Even after a workout, the Forerunner 945 LTE provides athletes with additional health insights to track their well-being.
Designed to be worn all day, the Forerunner 945 LTE includes connected features to let athletes get the most out of their watch.
The Forerunner 945 LTE features up to 2 weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 7 hours in GPS mode with music and LTE LiveTrack. Available now in the United States and Canada in whitestone or black, the Forerunner 945 LTE has a suggested retail price of $649.99. The Forerunner 945 LTE will be available in other select countries later this summer.
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/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us at facebook.com/garminfit, twitter.com/garminnews, instagram.com/garminfitness or youtube.com/garmin.
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