Garmin® introduces the Forerunner 645 Music – a GPS running watch with integrated music and Garmin Pay contactless payments

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Forerunner® 645 Music, a GPS running watch with
integrated music that gives athletes the freedom to enjoy their favorite
tunes on a run or during a workout without having to take a phone along.
Additionally, when in need of a bottle of water or a quick bite to eat,
Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution1 lets users pay for
purchases with their watch and keep on moving.

Whether out for a run with friends or gearing up for race day, the
Forerunner 645 Music makes it easier for runners to get the data they
need. In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring2, it includes
advanced running dynamics3, performance monitoring tools,
connected features and thousands of ways to customize with free watch
faces, widgets, data fields and apps through the Garmin Connect IQ™
store. With the introduction of the Forerunner 645 Music, the sporty
style of the Forerunner line is getting a sophisticated makeover; the
metal bezel, chemically strengthened glass and interchangeable bands
make it easy to wear all day, every day.

“Listening to music helps most of us keep our momentum going during
those long or particularly difficult runs,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice
president of worldwide sales. “Now, with the addition of integrated
music and Garmin Pay, the Forerunner 645 Music will help give athletes
the independence they’ve been looking for while still providing them
with the quality and accuracy of our other running products that they
have come to rely on.”

Featuring similar high-end fitness, wellness and smart connectivity
features as on previous Forerunner devices, the Forerunner 645 Music
gives users an extra pep in their step with on-device music storage, up
to 500 songs. Download offline playlists4 from select music
streaming services, including iHeartRadio, Deezer and more, or transfer
music from a computer directly to the watch. Once the playlist is
loaded, pair the Forerunner 645 Music with a set of compatible Bluetooth® headphones
(sold separately) and go.

, a contactless payment solution, means athletes can leave their
cash and credit cards at home and still stop for a bite to eat along
their route. Utilizing their Garmin Pay wallet, users have the same
rewards and benefits of the physical cards, with the convenience of
having them right on the wrist for contactless payment.

Athletes can better prepare for a race or training cycle with the help
of training features provided by Firstbeat. Training status
automatically evaluates previous exercise and fitness levels to let
athletes know if they are training productively, peaking or
overreaching. Measuring exercise volume from the last seven days,
training load helps users determine if they are training in the right
zone and whether their sessions are too easy or hard. Additionally, the
anaerobic training effect metric will tell athletes how their hard work
and training is improving their ability to push the limits.

The Forerunner 645 Music allows athletes to go even further with their
running data. Clipping the Running Dynamics Pod to the waistband allows
users to see all six running dynamics, including cadence, ground contact
time, stride length and more on their watch without the need for a chest
strap. Built-in GPS and GLONASS let athletes track how far, how fast and
where they run – no phone connection required. Go for a ride, swim, walk
and more to take advantage of even more features available on the
Forerunner 645 Music. Furthermore, users can view and follow downloaded
courses on their wrist, race a previous activity and train with simple
intervals or follow complex workouts. In the pool, the Forerunner 645
Music will track distance, pace, stroke, personal records and more.

With an array of connected features, the Forerunner 645 Music lets users
stay in touch with the rest of the world, even while on the move. When
paired with a compatible smartphone, it automatically uploads to Garmin
Connect™, an online fitness community where users can track workouts,
sleep patterns, join online challenges to compete against friends and
earn virtual badges. Directly from the wrist, users will be able to
receive and respond to text messages5, invite friends to
follow their runs in real time with LiveTrack, and view social media
updates, emails and more.

Easily customizable through the Connect IQ store, Forerunner 645 Music
users can download free data fields, watch faces, widgets and apps
including UBER
, SmartThings,
and more.

The Forerunner 645 Music features up to 7 days of battery life in
smartwatch mode and up to 5 hours in GPS mode with music. Weighing
roughly 42 grams, this is the first Forerunner to feature a
stainless-steel metal bezel and always-on Garmin Chroma Display™ that is
easy to read — even in direct sunlight — and is housed under chemically
strengthened glass. It is available with a black or cerise band and has
a suggested retail price of $449.99. An option without integrated music
capabilities – the Forerunner 645 – is available with a black or
sandstone band with a suggested retail price of $399.99.

The Forerunner 645 and Forerunner 645 Music are the latest innovations
from the ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment that develops
technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles.
Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or
simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product
that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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1 Available for supported cards from participating banks.
Only available at NFC-enabled terminals. View
current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information

tracking accuracy

3 When used with Running Dynamics
Pod, HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitor (sold separately)
4 May
require premium subscription with a third-party music provider
Responding capability available for Android™ customers only

About Garmin International, Inc.: Garmin International, Inc. is a
subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in
Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United
States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and Forerunner are
registered trademarks and Garmin Connect, Garmin Pay, Connect IQ, Garmin
Chroma Display, HRM-Run and HRM-Tri are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its
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Garmin International, Inc. Stephanie Schultz, 913-397-8200 [email protected]