Garmin Forerunner 55



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Whether you’re learning to run, or you need a little extra motivation that upcoming 5K, this watch will help you find your stride. Tucked under the Forerunner 55’s clean lines is the technology to help you train smarter. Equipped with Garmin’s Elevate optical heart rate monitor, pulse data comes straight off your wrist. While running metrics like speed and distance are handled by the onboard GPS and internal accelerometers. These sensors all work together, turning your movement into data, so you get credit for everything, from a YouTube™ yoga session, to time in the gym, or even taking the stairs at the office. Learn how to get the most out of your training with a personalized recovery advisor and Body Battery mode. Having your phone on hand and connected via the free Connect® app, opens the world of smartwatch functionality. Connect lets you review and share activities, download training plans, keep an eye on the weather and receive texts, social media alerts and email.

  • Built-in activity modes for biking, running, walking, swimming (indoor only), gym focused activities (HIIT, Pilates, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, and yoga) and more
  • A powerful, internal antenna connects to 3 different satellite constellations, GPS, GLONASS and Galileo. Multiple networks, combined with satellite position caching, give you a fast connection and a strong GPS signal wherever you are
  • LiveTrack™, share your location and fitness data during activities (through a phone)
  • V3 low-profile Elevate™ optical heart rate monitor which provides more reliable constant heart rate data and allows you to train without a chest strap
  • Physiological metrics includes VO2 max, an improved race predictor and recovery advisor
  • Broadcast of your HR over ANT+ (so other devices can pick it up)
  • Garmin Coach provides free, personalized training plans that you can download through Garmin Connect. Train for your first 5k, improve on your next 10k, or just learn to train more efficiently
  • PacePro™, set your desired pace, then compare it to your distance splits, the Forerunner 55 compares your needed pace vs your goal pace for each split and for the course
  • Body Battery™ tracks daily energy levels, monitoring what drains your energy (exercise) and recharges your energy (rest, food), letting you train smarter
  • Fitness age takes your activity level, heart rate and BMI into account to let you know if you are performance matches your age
  • Intuitive widgets display what you need to know at a glance
  • Incident detection uses sensors to detect accidents. In the case of an accident a message and your location will be sent through your paired phone to your emergency contacts
  • If you feel unsafe, assistance mode sends out a LiveTrack link letting your contacts know where you are
  • Stress level score monitors heart rate variability while inactive to produce a stress score from 0-100, the lower the score, the lower your stress. When stress levels are high, a short breathing exercise will help lower stress levels
  • Breathwork mode guides you through mindful breathing exercises, helping you with results, from relax and focus, to coherence and more
  • Respiration tracking keeps an eye on your breaths per minute both while asleep and awake, providing nightly, daily and weekly averages
  • 24/7 activity tracking, learns your activity level and helps guide you towards a more active lifestyle
  • On board sleep tracking mode monitors your rest, letting you see your total sleep hours as well as periods of movement and restful sleep in your Connect profile
  • Menstrual tracking logs physical and emotional symptoms to aid training and nutrition during phases of your cycle
  • Smart notifications (emails, texts, alerts and more) come in via Bluetooth® connection to your phone
  • Automatically sync your data to a paired phone running the free Garmin Connect app
  • Connect IQ support allows you to download apps, templates, data fields, watch faces, and other features
  • Internal memory stores up to 200 hours of activities. Garmin Connect will store all of your activity data
  • User-friendly strap changes, thanks to quick-release pins
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 20 hours in GPS mode or up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode
  • In the box: Forerunner 55, charging cable and documentation

Tech specs

Weight37g (Aqua)
37g (Black)
37g (White)
Ideal for
  • Running, fitness and training
  • Cycling
  • Swim training
Wrist strap materialSilicone
Mineral crystal glass
Display dimensions2.6 x 2.6cm
Dimensions4.2 x 1.2cm
Countdown timerYes
Data cardNot accepted
Touch screenNo
Interval trainingYes
BatteriesLithium-ion (included)
Distance/time alarmYes
Battery life20 - 336 h
Wireless syncYes
Metric/imperial units formatYes
  • USB
  • Wireless
Button lockYes
12/24 hour formatYes
Battery power indicatorYes
Lug width20mm
Low battery warningYes
Case diameter42mm
Sold separately
Workout historyYes
Replaceable wrist strapYes
Not compatible
Tide tablesNo
  • Garmin Connect
  • Third party apps
Not compatible
Chest strapSold separately
Area calculationNo
Heart rate monitorYes
Haptic feedbackYes
Product sustainability
  • Rechargeable batteries
Made inTaiwan

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