Garmin Running Watch Demo Program

Dick Pond is here to satisfy your Garmin curiosity. We are now offering a demo program where you can come in, check out a watch for an extended period, and find out which model is right for you.

Here’s how it works:

Simply stop by our store location to ‘check out’ a watch. Keep it for 7 days (deposit required), and see what you think. Bring it back within the 7 days and try another watch model for no additional charge.  You can check out only one watch at a time, with an overall two-model limit.

The following models are available. Note that all models may not available at all times as they may be checked out. We recommend calling ahead to make sure the model you’d like to try is available.

Forerunner 45 & 45S

Forerunner 45 is a fuss-free running watch that monitors heart rate at the wrist and uses GPS to track your pace, distance and more. It works with free Garmin Coach adaptive training plans that bring personal coaching to your wrist. Stay connected when you want to with notifications for texts and calls, and feel secure with safety and tracking features that let you send your real-time location to emergency contacts. Try on on the 45, or the slimmer by 3mm 45’s’ model for a slimmer profile.

Forerunner 35

Stay fit, stay connected, and share your progress with Forerunner® 35. This stylish, easy-to-use GPS running watch offers Elevate™ wrist-based heart rate, smart notifications and more. Put it on and go!

Forerunner 245 Music

You do the running. Forerunner® 245 Music does the thinking. This GPS running smartwatch evaluates performance stats such as VO2 max, aerobic and anaerobic training effects and training status, which indicate if you’re undertraining or overdoing it. You can also track advanced running dynamics such as ground contact time balance and stride length. Sync your favorite music from select streaming services, and even store up to 500 songs right on your watch for phone-free listening.

Forerunner 645 Music

With Forerunner® 645 Music, every run is a performance. This GPS running watch stores up to 500 songs and includes Garmin Pay™ contactless payment solution1, so you can leave your phone and wallet at home. Fine-tune your training with wrist-based heart rate, advanced running dynamics and performance monitoring features. You can even customize your watch by downloading free watch faces, apps and more from the Connect IQ™ store.

Vivoactive 3 Music

From playing to paying, vívoactive 3 is the smartwatch for your active life. Make contactless payments with ease, right from your watch, and with more than 15 preloaded sports apps — you can choose how you like to get fit. Built-in GPS lets you record the distance, pace, location and more for your outdoor activities.


When you can rely on Instinct™, the world can rely on you. This rugged GPS watch is built to MIL-STD-810G and is water-rated to 100 meters. A built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems help you track in more challenging environments than with GPS alone. Monitor your heart rate all day with Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology, and take your training to the next level with preloaded activity profiles. Smart notifications at the wrist keep you connected to the world, while the TracBack® navigation feature and the Garmin Explore™ website and app give you the tools to explore it.

Forerunner 735XT

Be a better athlete today than you were yesterday with Forerunner® 735XT. This GPS running watch with multisport features includes wrist-based1 heart rate so you can run freer on race day. For advanced running dynamics and other detailed measurements, add the chest strap and train your heart out. It also has swim features, smart notifications, automatic uploads and compatibility with Connect IQ™.

Forerunner 935

Who cares that Forerunner® 935 gives you dialed-in data such as dynamics1 for running, cycling and swimming, wrist-based heart rate, training status, FTP and VO2 max? A dedicated athlete like you who’s ready to beat yesterday. This premium GPS running/triathlon watch helps you fine-tune your training and recovery to be a better athlete.