With a bash Garmin has entered into the Music storage space in Smart watches …. this was the most awaited feature in the most famous Garmin watches .. I think with this latest feature there is no other in market who can now beat Garmin .. Already they are kings of sport watches with their most powerful sports app you can practically do everything related to exercise ..
Learning’s from competition: Music inside the Watch
So picking up from the competition that is Apple Smartwatch Series 3 and Fitbit Ionic .. Garmin has learnt a lesson to incorporate what customer demands … its simple people want Music in their smartwatch so that they need not carry the smartphone just to listen music during gym or running !!
Garmin is known for their exercise-tracking features which are much more advanced than Apple and Fitbit’s
What’s New in Garmin Forerunner 645 Music?
- Store the Music:
Yes, new Garmin Forerunner 645 Music offers you local storage than can pack upto 500 songs !!
you can also pipe in songs from either iHeartRadio or Deezer
- Post workout coffee! use Garmin Pay: contactless payment solution
New watch features Garmin pay which can be used for your post workout purchases … so just forget carrying your smartphone, credit card and wallet and enjoy hands free workouts and running … I see it as big value addition adding bit of sugar to the workouts 🙂
- Slimmer than ever:
it’s a lot slimmer and tidier than previous editions, further to it the steel bezel make it look rich & elegant than competition wearables in its class.
- Colors make the life rich:
It will be available in black or reddish-pink cerise band
What’s Missing in New Garmin Forerunner 645 Music?
- The new Garmin Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch does not have a Touch Screen ! I think this is a major miss by Garmin! Since latest releases of the Vivoactive 3 and Vivomove HR I was presuming that new 645 Music also would follow the beat, but invain!
One need to play around the five button setup (3 on the left and 2 on the right) so navigating the menu is big issue since users will miss the intuitive touchscreen menus.
Garmin Forerunner 645 Music compared to Apple Watch & Fitbit Ionic
|Garmin 645 Music||Apple watch
|Music Storage Space||500 Songs||250 Songs||300 Songs|
|Battery Life||7 days
in smartwatch mode
in GPS mode
|Up to 18 hours||Up to 4 days in
10 hours in GPS mode
|iHeartRadio||Apple Music||Pandora, Deezer
|Garmin Pay||Apple Pay||Fitbit Pay|