Garmin has unveiled a bunch of new smartwatches under the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 series. The company has unveiled Forerunner 255 Basic, Forerunner 255S Basic, Forerunner 255 Music, Forerunner 255S Music, Forerunner 955, and Forerunner 955 Solar.
Both the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 Series smartwatches come with built-in GPS and these are made for runners and athletes. Let’s take a look at the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 series pricing, specifications, features, and availability in detail.
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Gamin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 Series: Price in India Availability
The Gamin Forerunner 955 series starts at Rs 37,490 and the Forerunner 255 Solar costs Rs 63,990. Here are the details of the pricing and availability of the smartwatches.
|Garmin smartwatch||Sale date||Price||Availability|
|Forerunner 255 Basic||June 30||Rs 37,490||Garmin Brand Store, Croma, Flipkart, Amazon|
|Forerunner 255S Basic||June 30||Rs 37,490||Garmin Brand Store, Croma, Flipkart, Amazon|
|Forerunner 255 Music||June 30||Rs 42,990||Garmin Brand Store, Croma, Flipkart, Amazon|
|Forerunner 255S Music||June 30||Rs 42,990||Garmin Brand Store, Croma, Flipkart, Amazon|
|Forerunner 955||June 30||Rs 53,490||Garmin Brand Store, Croma, Flipkart, Amazon|
|Forerunner 955 Solar||June 30||Rs 63,990||Garmin Brand Store, Croma, Flipkart, Amazon|
Garmin Forerunner 955: Features and Specifications
The flagship Garmin Forerunner 955 comes in Solar and non-solar variants. As the name suggests, the Solar version comes with Power Glass solar charging lens to offer a 20-day battery life. The Forerunner 955 is also the world’s first dedicated GPS-running smartwatch with solar charging.
The watch is built for runners and comes with a 1.3-inch always-on and full-colour touchscreen display. The watch comes with features like heart rate variability (HRV) status, a training readiness score and a race widget to help athletes better prepare for upcoming races. The device can sync indoor and outdoor workouts automatically from the Garmin Connect app and other third-party platforms. The Forerunner 955 Solar is also compatible with Garmin Coach which provides free 5K, 10K and half-marathon training plans.
Furthermore, the Forerunner 955 Solar also supports built-in music and allows you to download up to 2,000 songs from playlists on Spotify and Amazon Music. The watch also pushes smart notifications for calls, text messages, social media updates and alerts from smartphones. Other features include safety and tracking features to provide peace of mind while training outside by sending an athlete’s live location to chosen emergency contacts – or automatically sending a message if an incident is detected. The Forerunner 955 Solar can be personalized with custom watch faces, data fields, and apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store.
Since this is made for athletes, you get training tools from Firstbeat Analytics like VO2 max, training load, performance condition, training effect and more. Daily workout suggestions provide athletes with an entire week of day-to-day training guidance based on their fitness levels, and overall wellness and even adapt based on race plans that are set up using the new race widget. The Forerunner 955 Solar also can track a swimmer’s distance, stroke, pace, personal records and more.
Garmin Forerunner 255: Features and Specifications
On the other hand, the Garmin Forerunner 255 series includes the Forerunner 255S and Forerunner 255S Music edition watches. On a single charge, the Forerunner 255 series can last up to 14 days in smartwatch mode and provides up to 30 hours of battery life in GPS mode on a single charge. These smartwatches can store up to 500 songs on the watch, including playlists from Spotify and Amazon Music. It can also connect to wireless headphones for phone-free listening. It also comes with a 1.3-inch touch screen display.
The Forerunner 255 series also offers runners to train for 5K, 10K or half-marathon using free training plans that adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance. It also brings dozens of built-in sports apps, including triathlon, cycling, pool and open-water swimming, and track run among others. Lastly, this watch also brings Garmin Firstbeat Analytics tools