At CES, Garmin announced Forerunner 645 watch, its first wearable which stores music locally on the watch so you can listen to without your smartphone present.
The company is shipping the device that will cost $450 and the same Forerunner watch’s version without music will cost $400.
The basic capability of Forerunner 645 watch’s music includes 3.5GB of storage that can store approximately 500 songs which is surpasses the Fitbit Ionic’s 300 song limit. You can pair watch’s 645 Music with Bluetooth earbuds and it also supports music transferred from a computer or a music streaming service.
iHeartRadio’s and Deezer’s streaming service’s paid subscribers can download saved playlists to the Forerunner 645 Music, the Garmin says. But it will not work with other popular streaming services.
Garmin’s two nearly identical Forerunners, the regular 645 (without music storage) and the 645 Music, both have built-in GPS, heart-rate sensors, and NFC capabilities for Garmin Pay.
Both devices follow a bunch of activity and daily movement data and support a plethora of sports profiles. It has the ability to connect to the Garmin Connect IQ store for downloading data fields, watch faces, data fields, and other programs.
The models will deliver all your smartphone alerts to your wrist and Android users can directly answer to text messages from the watch.
The models have a stainless steel metal bezel, a glass face, and an always-on display. It can track swimming, running, and cycling using Garmin’s several more advanced training features.