Forerunner 245, 745 & 945 Gets New Features in Latest Beta

In the latest beta updates, Garmin has added new features to the Forerunner 245, 245 Music edition, Forerunner 745 & Forerunner 945 smartwatches. All these three watches have been praised with some advanced functions that were the only property of new watches like the Fenix 6 series. The sleep tracking widget with sleep score & analytics by Firstbeat has been added to them. The trail run activities have gained VO2 Max on all these watches. In the added function you will also see the new Ultra run activity profile which was launched with Fenix 6 & Enduro lineup.

Apart from the new functions, Garmin has improved many existing features and rolled out fixes by squashing known bugs. For Forerunner 245 & 245M, beta version 6.85 has been released. The Forerunner has received beta version 4.85 & Forerunner 945 has received 6.85 beta version. Here is the detailed changelog of new betas for all these watches.

Forerunner 945 Update

Changelog for Forerunner 245 & 245M

• Added Daily Suggested Workouts (limited) for Run activities. Go to Training > Workouts > Today’s Suggestion for options.
• Added the ability to rate the perceived effort and feel of a Run, Bike, or Swim activity. The prompts appear during activity save. Go to [Activity] Settings > Self Evaluation for options.
• Added VO2 Max for Trail Run activities.
• Improved results for daily Body Battery calculations.
• Updated Intensity Minutes determinations to align with guidance from CDC.
• Improved feedback on stress level readings.
• Improvements to swimming activities.
• Fixed some metronome interference with wrist-based cadence.
• Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Changelog for Forerunner 745

• Added sleep tracking widget with sleep score and insights by Firstbeat AnalyticsTM.
• Added the ability to rate the perceived effort and feel of a Run, Bike, or Swim activity. The prompts appear during activity save. Go to [Activity] Settings > Self Evaluation for options.
• Added Ultra Run activity profile.
• Added VO2 Max for Trail Run activities.
• Improved results for daily Body Battery calculations.
• Updated Intensity Minutes determinations to align with guidance from CDC.
• Added metabolic calories into the total calories reported in the calories data field and recorded in the activity file.
• Improved feedback on stress level readings.
• Improvements to swimming activities.
• Fixed some metronome interference with wrist-based cadence.
• Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Changelog for Forerunner 945

• Added sleep tracking widget with sleep score and insights by Firstbeat AnalyticsTM.
• Added the ability to rate the perceived effort and feel of a Run, Bike, or Swim activity. The prompts appear during activity save. Go to [Activity] Settings > Self Evaluation for options.
• Added Ultra Run activity profile.
• Added VO2 Max for Trail Run activities.
• Improved results for daily Body Battery calculations.
• Updated Intensity Minutes determinations to align with guidance from CDC.
• Added metabolic calories into the total calories reported in the calories data field and recorded in the activity file.
• Improved feedback on stress level readings.
• Improvements to swimming activities.
• Fixed some metronome interference with wrist-based cadence.
• Other minor improvements and bug fixes.
• Added sleep tracking widget with sleep score and insights by Firstbeat AnalyticsTM.
• Added the ability to rate the perceived effort and feel of a Run, Bike, or Swim activity. The prompts appear during activity save. Go to [Activity] Settings > Self Evaluation for options.
• Added Ultra Run activity profile.
• Added VO2 Max for Trail Run activities.
• Improved results for daily Body Battery calculations.
• Updated Intensity Minutes determinations to align with guidance from CDC.
• Added metabolic calories into the total calories reported in the calories data field and recorded in the activity file.
• Improved feedback on stress level readings.
• Improved altimeter auto calibration during activities.
• Improved power meter calibration and settings.
• Improvements to swimming activities.
• Fixed some metronome interference with wrist-based cadence.
• Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

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