5 Best Head­phones for Garmin Fore­run­ner 245 Music

Namrata Gogoi

The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music combines Garmin's excellent tracking and the ability to play music. And unlike most phones, the Forerunner 245 lets you download music without a phone, and that's probably one of the best features. So it's imperative that before you take out the Forerunner 245 for a spin, you must invest in some quality wireless headphones to get the most out of your smartwatch.

Best Headphones for Garmin Forerunner 245 Music

If you plan to buy the Garmin Forerunner 245 Music, here are our top recommendations for the best wireless headphones to go with it.

So, without further ado, let's check them out. But before that,

1. Aftershokz Aeropex

Aftershokz Aeropex

The Aftershokz Aeropex are bone conduction earphones. They sit on top of your ears (near the cheekbones), thus keeping the ear canal free. This way, you can go for a run in your neighborhood and stay aware of your surroundings.

More importantly, the Aeropex delivers improved sound. The audio is clear and has just the right amount of bass, and these features let you enjoy your favorite tracks seamlessly. At this point, you have to keep in mind that the audio won't be as same as traditional in-ear earphones.

The earphones are slim and lightweight, making them perfect to wear to the gym or while working. The bottom line is that the design won't distract you from your work.

While you can always control the playback from your watch, the earphones also offer onboard controls.

The battery life is fairly decent. On a single charge, these earphones can last around 8 hours. Unlike most conventional wireless earphones, the Aeropex does not have a charging case.

2. Jaybird Vista 2

Jaybird Vista 2

If you want the Forerunner 245 Music to be a part of your active lifestyle, the Jaybird Vista 2 earphones will be the best fit. They are stylish and sport a solid design. They are rated IP68 and boast a slim design.

When it comes to audio performance, the Vista 2 delivers pleasant-sounding audio. The audio is balanced, and the tracks appear clear and detailed. However, they are not as loud as some of their counterparts.

The ANC is good for the price. While they do not block out the entire world (like the Sony WF-1000XM4), they manage to stop hums and other distracting noises.

As noted earlier, the Jaybird Vista 2 sport a solid design. The buds are drop-proof and carry a military standard drop-proof rating. Interestingly, the charging case carries an IP54 rating.

Battery-wise, things look good. The Vista 2 can last up to 8 hours on a single charge, and the case provides an additional 2 hours.

3. Apple Beats Powerbeats Pro

Apple Beats Powerbeats Pro

The Power Beats Pro earphones have been in the market for quite some time. But if you want a power-packed performance, you can't go wrong with these. They pack Apple's H1 wireless chip and deliver superior audio quality. They do not have Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), yet they provide a clean and rich sound accompanied by the right touch of bass.

The best part about these headphones is perhaps the design. They feature a neat hook on the top, which sits over the ear. Apart from giving a better fit, these hooks prevent the buds from falling off.

The Powerbeats Pro earphones are larger than their counterparts. Thankfully, it makes the controls easy to access.

The H1 chip also brings a long battery life, apart from superior audio quality. On a single charge, the Power Beats Pro will last up to 9-hours. The charging case can carry two additional charge cycles.

These wireless earphones have a few limitations. For instance, the charging case doesn't support wireless charging. Furthermore, it falls on the heavier side.

4. Jabra Elite 85t

Jabra Elite 85t

One of the reasons that make the Jabra Elite 85t best for the Forerunner 245 Music is Bluetooth Multipoint. This neat feature ensures you connect up to two devices at a time. For instance, you can connect the Elite 85T to your Forerunner 245 and smartphone. And when needed, you can easily switch between the two with ease.

These Jabra earphones are known to deliver bass-heavy music. The audio is clear and rich and makes listening to songs pleasant. More importantly, it bundles Active Noise Cancellation, and it does a respectable job of blocking out outside noise.

The companion app bundles plenty of customizable options. For instance, you can set the degree of Noise cancellation or Sound Transparency.

The earphones are slim and lightweight. And the same holds for the charging case as well.

Battery life is fairly decent. You get around 5 hours on a single charge. And the charging case provides three additional cycles.

So far, the Elite 85t has been popular on Amazon for its battery life, sound quality, and noise cancellation.

Music All the Way

These were some wireless headphones with which you can connect the Forerunner 245 Music via Bluetooth. If you want to stay aware of your surroundings, the Aftershokz Aeropex proves to be a good buy. They may not give you the best audio quality. But you'll be able to hear everything around you and yet keep listening to your favorite song.

If you are willing to spend a bit more, the Elite 85t is a good pick, and so is the PowerBeats Pro. However, the ANC and the rechargeable charging case give the Elite 85t a clear edge over the other.


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Namrata loves writing about products and gadgets. She has been working for Guiding Tech since 2017 and has around three years of experience writing features, how-tos, buying guides, and explainers. Previously she worked as an IT Analyst at TCS, but she found her calling elsewhere.