Garmin FR 245 vs. COROS APEX

Forerunner 245

Retail: $300-350

One of Garmin's most popular models. Great for dedicated runners going for PRs. 

Reasons to Pick the FR245

MUSIC STORAGE OPTION

The FR245 music can store music and connect to Spotify Premium & Amazon Music.

INCIDENT DETECTION

Feature alerts emergency contacts if it detects a fall (must be connected to phone).

COROS APEX

Retail: $300-350

Best value for serious trail runners and triathletes. Comes in a smaller and larger version.

Reasons to Pick the COROS APEX

AMAZING BATTERY LIFE

Lasts 80-100 hours in UltraMax GPS mode and 25-35 in regular mode.

MULTISPORT TRACKING

Has an open water, triathlon, and multisport mode.

Learn more in  my in-depth comparison.