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Garmin Forerunner 245 / 245 Music FAQs & Specs


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Garmin Forerunner 245 / 245 Music FAQs

Garmin Forerunner 245 / 245 Music Specs

Garmin Forerunner 245 / 245 Music Tech Support






Garmin Forerunner 245 / 245 Music FAQs

How do the buttons work on my Forerunner 245?

1. Light

Select to turn on the device.
Select to turn the backlight on and off.
Hold to view the controls menu (see below).

2. Start/Stop

Select to start and stop the activity timer.
Select to choose an option and or to acknowledge a message.

3. Back

Select to return to the previous screen.
Select to record a lap during an activity.

4. Down

Select to scroll through the widgets, data screens, options, and settings.
Hold to open the music controls.

5. Up

Select to scroll through the widgets, data screens, options, and settings.
Hold to view the menu.


How do I customize the controls menu on my FR 245?

You can add, remove, and change the order of the shortcut menu options in the controls menu.

  1. From any screen, hold LIGHT to open the controls menu.
  2. Hold UP.
  3. Select an option:
    • Select Add Controls to add an additional shortcut to the controls menu.

    • Select Reorder Controls to change the location of a shortcut in the controls menu.

    • Select Remove Controls to remove a shortcut from the controls menu.


My Forerunner 245 will not turn on or charge. What should I do?

If your Garmin device won't turn on or charge, there are some basic troubleshooting steps that you can perform.

Is the Device Possibly Locked up?

In some instances, a device can appear locked up or frozen and not respond to any input including pressing a key, swiping the screen (touchscreen devices), or plugging the device into external power. You can attempt to recover the device by performing the following steps if your device has a physical power button:

NOTE: Following these steps may result in a loss of some data such as recent steps taken (activity trackers) or a loss of current time. To correct the time, sync the device with a smartphone using the Garmin Connect app or a personal computer using Garmin Express. For GPS devices go outside and acquire a GPS signal.

  1. Plug the device into an external power source using the power/data cable.

  2. Press and hold the power button until the screen changes (hold up to 30 seconds).

Is the Charging Cable in Working Condition?

Confirm that the cable is not damaged which would prevent the device from charging. Check the charging pins to ensure they are free of debris and not damaged. Replace the cable if necessary.

Are the Charging Contact Points on the Device in Working Condition?

Check the charging contact points on the device for damage, dirt, or debris. Use a pencil eraser or a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean them.

Is the Battery on the Device Fully Charged?

Plug the device into a power source using the power/data cable.


How do I load music from a streaming service to my Forerunner 245 Music?

Music content from some streaming services can be loaded to a Forerunner 945 or 945 LTE by installing an available Connect IQ music app to the watch.

Select an option below for detailed instructions to install and sync music to your watch:

Amazon Music

Deezer

Spotify


How do I set up which notifications display on my Forerunner 245?

Controlling which notifications you see on your Garmin device is managed from your phone. Steps differ between Apple and Android.

Apple

Notifications are managed from the iOS notification setting on the phone.

  1. From the iPone select Settings.
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. From the top of the screen, make sure Show Previews is set to Always or When Unlocked. This is a setting required by Apple to display notifications on a Bluetooth paired device.
  4. A little farther down the screen, under NOTIFICATION STYLE, select the app you want to configure (e.g., Messages, Mail, etc.).
  • To SEE NOTIFICATIONS for a specific app on your Garmin device:
    • Allow Notifications should be toggled on.
    • Under ALERTS, make sure there is a check mark under Notification Center.
    • At the bottom, under OPTIONS or LOCK SCREEN APPEARANCE, you must have Show Previews set to either Always or When Unlocked. This is a setting required by Apple to display notifications on a Bluetooth paired device.
  • To DISABLE NOTIFICATIONS from displaying on your Garmin device:
    • Choose the app you want to control from the NOTIFICATIONS SETTINGS screen.
    • Under ALERTS, uncheck Notification Center. This will also result in notifications no longer appearing in the phone's notifications no longer appearing in the phone's notification center.

Repeat step 4 for each individual app to either allow or disable notifications from the app.



Android

Controlling what notifications display on your Garmin device can be managed from the Garmin Connect app.

  1. Open the Garmin Connect app on your phone.
  2. Select menu bars (top left).
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Notifications.
  5. Select App Notifications.

From here, toggle to enable or disable all smart notifications or customize by selecting individual apps.


How much battery power does the Garmin Forerunner 245 / 245 Music running watch have?

Smartwatch Mode: Up to 7 days

GPS mode with music: Up to 6 hours

GPS mode without music: Up to 24 hours


Where can I find the Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music Manual?

Click here to see the Forerunner 245 / 245 Music manual.


See more Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music FAQs:

Click on this link for more Garmin Running Watch FAQ.





Garmin Forerunner 245 / 245 Music Product Specifications

Physical Size: 42.3 x 42.3 x 12.2 (mm); Fits wrists with a circumference of 127-204 mm

Color Display: Yes

Display Size: 1.2" (30.4 mm) Diameter

Display Resolution: 240 x 240 Pixels

Display Type: Sunlight-Visible, Transflective Memory-In-Pixel (MIP)

Weight: 38.5 G

Water Rating: 5 ATM

Memory/history: 200 Hours of Activity Data

View a full list of Garmin Forerunner 245/245 Music specs.




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