I went online searching and hoping for a great watch. I've been waiting and waiting for the Garmin 945 to go on a good sale...well, I'm still waiting, which brought me to this website. I saw the NHO and was curious as to why this one it cheaper. It is a refurbished watch. I was skeptical at first. However, I decided to give the watch a go and try it out.
After about a month of use, I can see no wear or tear in the watch, the screen is perfect, the buttons feel perfect, and the watch works perfectly. I even used it in my first Sprint triathlon and worked perfectly and was extremely comfortable.
So if you are interested in the 945 I would save my money and buy the refurbished version instead of a brand new one.
Love the customizability of this watch, from the screens, to the natively stored audio.
The durability and battery life are top notch, lasting a few days without charge and syncs with Garmin connect effortlessly
This watch was refurbished and I can't see anything wrong with it. I did buy a screen protector for a couple bucks on Amazon i like.
The watch band is very comfortable and i don't notice it sleeping, which is nice because it does sleep tracking.
I do wish it had automatic podcast updates and easier audiobook connection, which i heard was possible but i haven't been able to get to work yet since i have a different account for audible than my Amazon music account.
I also bought a stand-up charger for this, otherwise it's charging face down.
Fitness tracking is good and I've shaved 1.5 minutes off my mpkm (results may vary)
The watch has a wide fit selection, which is nice to have the ability to fine tune it throughout the day. My only complaint, the start/stop button tends to rub against my wrist and turn it on randomly throughout the day.
Amazing watch, tons of tech packed into a small package. Great for tracking activities, seamless syncing to Strava via Garmin Connect, and battery life that makes my Edge 530 seem like a joke. Refurbished device bottomed out on battery once, but otherwise has been great. This is a great watch for a serious athlete who doesn't care about meeting step goals, but improving their FTP or V02 max.
The watch is so much lighter than any other I have had. The battery performance is fantastic - Completed a 130 mile race and still had over 50% battery left (linked to power meter). Garmin Pay is a nice to have feature but I do not use it that often as my phone is right there for Apple Pay. Custom screens and home screen are great too. I have nothing bad to say about this 945 - 5 stars.
I don't like that I need wifi to add spotify music to the watch. Why can't it transfer it over straight from my phone. Also, why can't i transfer over my own music from my phone to the watch. Feels like jumping through hoops.
This watch is exactly what I need. The battery lasts more than 12 hours in constant tracking mode. I don't know how much more because I've only run 50 miles at a time. I don't always trust the wrist heart rate readings, but a chest strap is available.
Excellent watch, I had bought for my Triathlon team
There is some type of error I get when syncing maps, but I contacted Garmin and they're working with me to resolve it. The watch is great, but the buttons have a bit of a hesitancy.