Garmin Forerunner 255, Forerunner 955 Smartwatches With Racing Widget, Morning Report Feature Launched


The Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 smartwatches were launched on Tuesday in the United States. These two products belong in Garmin’s running smartwatch portfolio with the Forerunner 255 being the entry-level model aimed at budget-conscious runners and the Forerunner 955 being the flagship model for elite runners. These two wearables come loaded with features like a large battery, built-in GPS, detailed data, and adaptive training plans. The two now also own a racing widget, and a ‘Morning Report’ that provides an overview of sleep, recovery and training.

Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 Price and Availability

The Garmin Forerunner 255 was launched in three models. The Garmin Forerunner 255 is priced at $349.99 (about Rs 27,100), and it comes in a 46mm size. The Forerunner 255S is available in 41mm size and priced at $349.99 (approximately Rs 27,100). The third model comes with internal storage. It’s also available in two sizes: Forerunner 255 Music (46mm) and Forerunner 255S Music (41mm). Both are priced at $399.99 (about 31,000 rupees).

The Garmin Forerunner 955 is also available in two models: the Forerunner 955 and the Forerunner 955 Solar. The regular model is priced at $499.99 (about Rs 38,750), and the Solar version is priced at $599.99 (about Rs 46,500).

All Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 models are available for purchase on the Garmin website in the United States.

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The Garmin Forerunner 255 comes in 46mm and 41mm sizes
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Garmin Forerunner 255 . specifications

The Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255 Music feature a 1.3-inch screen with a resolution of 260 x 260 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Meanwhile, the Garmin Forerunner 255S and Forerunner 255S Music feature 1.1-inch screens with a resolution of 218 x 218 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. .

All Forerunner 255 models come with a built-in triathlon and support for more than 30 sports activities. Other sports-related features include suggested workouts and training plans for marathon programs and gym workouts. New features include a race widget that offers race training tips, custom suggested daily workouts, and finish time predictions. You also get a Morning Report that collects your day’s data and shows it when you wake up in the morning.

In terms of health-related functionality, the Forerunner 255 models come with heart rate and sleep as well as SpO2 monitoring for a body battery feature and hydration tracking and women’s health. Data for these functions can be accessed via the Garmin Connect app. All smartwatches come with Garmin Pay, 5ATM water resistance rating, and support for smart notifications. Music models can store up to 500 songs on the device.

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Garmin Forerunner 255 smartwatches have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
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Connectivity options on all models include Bluetooth and ANT+. The Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255 Music models are claimed to offer up to 14 days of battery life. The smaller Garmin Forerunner 255S and Forerunner 255S Music models are said to offer up to 12 days of uptime on a single charge.

Garmin Forerunner 955 specifications

The Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar have all the features of the Forerunner 255 models along with support to provide more dynamic data for your workouts and activities. Both models have a 1.3-inch display with a resolution of 260 x 260 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass DX protection. Both come with the new racing widget and Morning Report features. Unlike music models, both variants of the Forerunner 955 get storage space for holding up to 2,000 songs.

Connectivity options on the Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar include Wi-Fi with Bluetooth and ANT+. The Forerunner 955 is claimed to provide up to 15 days of battery life, and the solar variant can get up to 20 days of run time. They come with 5 ATM ratings for water resistance.


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