Garmin is giving more variations to their watches than ever before. Garmin has announced today two new styles for their Forerunner 645 music watches. These styles are the black rose gold, first seen on the vivomove HR in Australia and the Slate Grey style with a black band. Both new Forerunner watches will have an RRP of $649 in Australia and an expected release date of 5/07/18. This price is $50 more than the original black/silver and cerise/silver styles available at the launch for Forerunner 645 music. Rest in peace Cerise don’t think you’ll be making it to the next generation.
Update - The Garmin forerunner 645 Music watches now support Spotify
- Forerunner 645 music Black Rose Gold, Charging cable, Documentation
- Forerunner 645 Music Slate, Charging cable, Documentation
The black rose gold has already proven itself a popular new style and leads me to wonder if this will become a staple across all of Garmin’s smartwatch lines. I would love to see this style carry over to a fenix 5 Plus Black Rose Gold or even a black rose gold vivoactive 3.
Has anything changed on the new Slate and Rose Gold Versions?
Nothing has changed regarding software, no new features or sensor support. This change is purely cosmetic.
Just in case this is the first you have heard of the Garmin Forerunner 645 music watches, I’ll give a quick summary of the best features of the watch. If you would like a full review into the inner workings of this watch, we have that here.
- Onboard music storage (Up to 500 songs) and compatible with Bluetooth earphones
- Garmin Pay
- Battery life (Smartwatch mode: up to 7 days, GPS Mode with Music: Up to 5 hours)
- Wrist-based Optical HRM
- Bluetooth Sensor
- Training status/load tracking
- Lactate Threshold
- Garmin Connect IQ
- HRV (Heart Rate Variance) tracking for stress
- Displays smartphone notifications
- Stress Tracking and Step counting
- A considerable number of preloaded sports profiles for activity performance tracking (run, trail run, swim, indoor rowing, etc…)
The Forerunner series of watches has traditionally been aimed exclusively for athletes. The triathlon, duathlon modes, VO2 Max and detailed training analysis metrics are usually exclusive to the Forerunner and fenix watches. Alongside these athlete modes and tracking metrics the watches have always been designed utility first and style second, but it looks like Garmin is no blurring the line between everyday watch and athlete watch. We would love to know what your thoughts are on the new black rose gold style that seems to be Garmin’s new go-to colour for watch ranges.
Garmin forerunner 645 Music Black Rose Gold - Other colours available from the dropdown, compatible accessories and full spec list available on tabs.