Garmin has launched the Forerunner 645 smartwatch in India. The watch is priced at INR 39,990 ($589), which is quite a bit more than the $450 US price tag.
The Forerunner 645’s main feature is that you can store up to 500 songs on the watch itself. These songs can then be streamed to your Bluetooth headphones, so you can leave your phone behind when you go for a run. The watch also feature’s Garmin’s contactless payment system, although I’m not sure if it works in India.
Apart from that this is more of a fitness tracker than a true smartwatch, seeing as it doesn’t exactly run Wear OS. But it’s a pretty comprehensive fitness tracker with all the bells and whistles you can expect, including GPS. The battery life without GPS is an impressive 7 days but tanks to 14 hours with GPS and just 5 hours with GPS and music playback.
At that price, this is too expensive to give any serious thought, especially if you have an iPhone and can just get the Apple Watch.