This week we have a guide to the 3 Best Alternatives to Garmin 945 multi-sport GPS watch. The Garmin 945 is a class leading triathlon watch but what else should be considering?
Garmin Forerunner 945 multi-sport watch
The number one triathlon watch
The pinnacle of triathlon watches and a masterclass in multi-sport smart watch technology. Unfortunately all that pedigree and capability also comes with an eye watering price tag against alternatives to the Garmin Forerunner 945. Garmin have worked to refine the recipe since the 80’s inspired 910XT. Each rebirth of this classic has added more functionality and slimmed down the profile. The latest model being lighter and thinner than any previous while still delivering a wrist based heart monitor. If you are serious about triathlon this is a real contender. If you are looking for options we have a top 3 alternatives to the Garmin 945 to help you make your decision.
Garmin Forerunner 945 Specifications
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Top 3 Alternatives to the Garmin 945
1. Suunto 9 GPS watch
Incredible battery life endurance watch
Read our review of the entry level Suunto 5 multi-sport watch for more on Suunto. The Suunto 9 is their top of the range and a real competitor to the well established Garmin 945. Suunto’s 9 comes with an all new intelligent battery with three predefined battery modes: Performance, Endurance, and Ultra. The modes provide from 25 to 120 hours of recording time with GPS tracking on. The watch comes with 80 different built-in sport modes the watch comes with specific metrics for each sport. The modes include swimming, cycling, running, and much, much more.
Suunto 9 Watch Specifications
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2.Coros Apex watch
Best in class display size GPS watch
Compared to Garmin, Coros is a relative newcomer in the multi-sport smartwatch game. The Chinese company has a range of premium GPS watches for endurance athletes and the Apex is our pick as a viable alternative to the Garmin 945 watch. The biggest reason to take a look at this is the bigness of this watch! Coming in 2 sizes we have selected the 46mm device that has a killer display. The Coros Apex has a 1.8″ (46 mm) display using Sapphire crystal lens with a resolution of 240 x 240. Best in class here and hard to ignore. Well worth a look.
Coros Apex Watch Specifications
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3. Garmin Forerunner 935
Still one of the finest multi-sport watches around
The predecessor to the Garmin Forerunner 945 the 935 is still an excellent watch today. Launched in 2017 the 935 delivered a wealth of new features for Garmin. Wrist based heart rate monitoring and full colour screen transformed the user experience. Saving £150 on the latest model there is a lot to like here. Full set of triathlon features and accurate GPS tracking with a wealth of metrics to support metric based training. Thanks to firmware updates benefits from many of the newer version operating system and capabilities. Also benefits from the excellent Garmin Connect watch application with Bluetooth for data synchronisation. Grab a bargain now and get yours while you can.
Check out our comparison of the Garmin Forerunner 945 vs 935 for a side by side comparison of these 2 GPS triathlon watches.
Garmin 935 Watch Specifications
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