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The latest Garmin Forerunner 245 & 945 Betas add on PacePro

The latest iteration of Forerunner 245 Series Beta adds PaceProThe latest Betas of Forerunner 245 and 945 come with the addition of PacePro. So far Garmin’s only wearable with this feature is the Fenix 6 range.

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The functionality helps users run smarter over various types of terrain. It does this by offering elevation-based grade-adjusted guidance that takes into account your personal pacing preferences.

These can be set ahead of time in a Garmin Connect course or by selecting a distance and defining what the segments/miles/laps should be.

Best of all PacePro coaches you in real time so you can slow and speed up your run as necessary. Put simply, it acts like a supporting tool to help you pace yourself over race courses which are not flat.

The watch lets you see your target split pace, actual split pace, distance to next split and more. Users also get a detailed PacePro splits breakdown in the app along with a chart showing when your pace was slower or faster than your goal.

The latest iteration of Forerunner 245 Series Beta adds PacePro

When Fenix 6 was launched Garmin said they would be bringing PacePro to other devices but didn’t specify which would get it. It was widely rumored that the Forerunner 945 and 245 would get the feature.

This has now been confirmed by the latest Beta firmware releases. While the Forerunner 945 comes pretty much with everything you’ll find on the Fenix 6, the 245 does lack the barometer. According to DC Rainmaker, to get PacePro working on the 245 you’ll have to upload a pre-set course from Garmin Connect and it will calculate the pace/elevation.

Here are the Forerunner 245 version 3.46 Beta notes (upgrades over 3.10):

  • Bluetooth software update to address battery life issues that could occur on some devices
  • Add PacePro feature
  • Improve ANT+ and BLE sensor management
  • Improvements/fixes for Connect IQ
  • Various other fixes and improvements

Along with this, the Forerunner 245M also gets improvements to headphone pairing and media player.

These are the Forerunner 945 version 3.08 Beta notes (upgrades over 2.80):

  • Added PacePro feature.
  • Added additional data field configurations (5 and 6 field).
  • Added graphical gauge data fields (i.e. Heart Rate, Cadence, etc.)
  • Improve ANT+ and BLE sensor management
  • Bluetooth software update to address battery life issues that could occur on some devices
  • Improvements to headphone pairing and media player
  • Improvements to golf
  • Improvement/fixes for Connect IQ
  • Some improvements for segments/Strava segments
  • Various other fixes/improvements

For those that are impatient, here are the links to download the Beta: Forerunner 245, Forerunner 245M, Forerunner 945. The software will probably make it to public release over the next month or so.

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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