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Garmin Forerunner 945

89points

Garmin Instinct Solar

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Garmin Forerunner 945 vs Garmin Instinct Solar

Garmin Forerunner 945
Garmin Instinct Solar

Why is Garmin Forerunner 945 better than Garmin Instinct Solar?

  • 6h longer battery life - GPS
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    36hvs30h
  • 3.52x higher resolution
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    240 x 240pxvs128 x 128px
  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • 3g lighter
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    50gvs53g
  • 33.33% bigger screen size
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    1.2"vs0.9"
  • Has NFC
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  • 1.6mm thinner
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    13.7mmvs15.3mm
  • Has a gyroscope
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Why is Garmin Instinct Solar better than Garmin Forerunner 945?

  • 10 days longer battery life
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    24 daysvs14 days
  • 50m higher waterproof depth rating
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    100mvs50m
  • Has weight tracking
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  • Has a solar power battery
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  • 15Β°C higher maximum operating temperature
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    60Β°Cvs45Β°C
  • Has social features
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Price comparison

User reviews

Overall Rating

Garmin Forerunner 945
9.0
1 User reviews
Garmin Forerunner 945
9.0/10
1 User reviews
Garmin Instinct Solar
9.5
2 User reviews
Garmin Instinct Solar
9.5/10
2 User reviews

Features

Value for money

10.0/10
1 votes
8.5/10
2 votes

Display quality

7.0/10
1 votes
7.0/10
2 votes

Heart rate monitoring

10.0/10
1 votes
6.5/10
2 votes

GPS accuracy

10.0/10
1 votes
8.5/10
2 votes

App

10.0/10
1 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Comments

Mo

Mo

9 months ago

9 / 10

The best choice for runners

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Mo

9 months ago

9 / 10

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Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.sweat resistance
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
3.Has a display
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.resolution

240 x 240px

128 x 128px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
6.Watch band is replaceable
βœ”Garmin Forerunner 945
βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.
7.has a touch screen
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βœ–Garmin Instinct Solar
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.weight

50g

53g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Sensors

1.has GPS
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Has a heart rate monitor
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
3.Monitors blood oxygenation levels
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
4.Has a barometer
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
5.has an accelerometer
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.has a compass
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
A compass is useful for gaming, maps, and navigation software.
7.Has a temperature sensor
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
8.Has a cadence sensor
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.
9.has a gyroscope
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βœ–Garmin Instinct Solar
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.

Activity tracking

1.Has a route tracker
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
2.Provides activity reports
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.
3.Tracks distance
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
It tracks how far you travel.
4.Measures pace
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
5.Counts how many calories you've burned
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.
6.Has trackback mode
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.
7.Tracks your sleep
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.
8.Has multi-sport mode
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
A multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling, and swimming. This feature is ideal for those who need to change quickly between various activities (e.g., triathletes).
9.Has goal setting
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

Connectivity

1.Is compatible with iOS
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
2.Is compatible with Android
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.Bluetooth version

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4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
4.Syncs wirelessly
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
5.Automatically syncs
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
6.supports ANT+
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices (e.g., sports watches, smartphones, and cycling computers).
7.supports Wi-Fi
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βœ–Garmin Instinct Solar
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
8.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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βœ–Garmin Instinct Solar
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
9.has NFC
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βœ–Garmin Instinct Solar
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.

Battery

1.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.battery life

14 days

24 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.
4.battery life in training mode

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With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
5.charge time

2h

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
6.has wireless charging
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βœ–Garmin Instinct Solar
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
7.has a battery level indicator
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
8.Has a solar power battery
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
A solar battery takes its energy from light, and stores it in a self-recharging battery which never needs to be changed.
9.battery life in power save mode

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1344h

In power save mode you can still check what time it is and other basic functions. A long battery life is good if you wear the device day to day.

Features

1.Can upload maps
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You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.
2.Has vibrating alerts
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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
3.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.
4.Locates your phone
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The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
5.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
6.has irregular heart rate warnings
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
Through continuous heart rate monitoring, the device is able to detect an irregular heartbeat and alert the user.
7.has fall detection
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βœ–Garmin Instinct Solar
Fall detection is a feature that relies on accelerometers and other sensors to differentiate between regular movement and a fall. If the wearer falls, the device can perform functions such as sounding an alarm or displaying an alert.
8.Includes access to online portal
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.
9.Has notifications
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

Miscellaneous

1.Has auto pause
βœ”Garmin Forerunner 945 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It can determine when you have stopped working out and pause your current workout tracking until you start moving again.
2.Has live tracking
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can share your workout progress live, for example allowing your friends to see where you are on your running route.
3.Compatible with external heart rate monitors
βœ”Garmin Forerunner 945 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.
4.Supports widgets
βœ”Garmin Forerunner 945 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
5.Has music playback
βœ”Garmin Forerunner 945 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can listen to your own music when working out. This can make exercising more enjoyable and motivate you to push yourself further.
6.Available on PC
βœ”Garmin Forerunner 945 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
7.Designed for women
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
The app has a community and exercises tailored specifically towards women.
8.Syncs with existing calendars
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βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
You can sync your data to standard calendar apps, such as Apple’s Calendar or Google Calendar.
9.Compatible with smart scales
βœ”Garmin Forerunner 945 (Garmin Connect Mobile)
βœ”Garmin Instinct Solar (Garmin Connect Mobile)
It is compatible with smart scales such as the Fitbit Aria and Withings range. These scales transmit information such as weight and BMI to connected services over Wi-Fi.

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