Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar



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The latest 9-series Forerunner is easier to use than ever, so you get to spend more time doing what you love and less time pushing buttons. Borrowing a couple features from Garmin's fēnix line, the Forerunner 955 gets a touchscreen and an efficient solar panel that might just make charging a thing of the past. The touchscreen makes scrolling and zooming through the pre-loaded maps, or any course you create, feel natural. With more satellites to choose from, the 955’s powerful GPS pulls in speed, distance, and location data. While other sensors pay attention to where you train, not just how you train, factoring elevation and temperature into your performance. The new training readiness feature helps make the most of your training, guiding you away from overtraining or under training, so you reach your fitness goals faster than ever. Each morning the 955 delivers your morning report, summarizing sleep quality, recovery level, training effects, and even provides a personalized daily workout suggestion. When you need more information, or motivation, you can download training plans through the free Garmin Connect app. Garmin Connect lets you review activities, receive texts and other notifications, keep an eye on the weather and more. Through the connection to your phone the 955 can connect to multiple music services and can even hold up to 1000 songs. With music and mapping right on your wrist, phone-free runs are looking better and better.

  • Power Glass™ solar panel lets you go longer between charges, from 30 hours to 5 days longer – runtime is feature dependent
  • Sun gauge displays solar charge status
  • Built-in modes for biking, running, swimming (indoor and outdoor), multisport – transition between activities within a single workout at the press of a button, gym focused activities (strength training – with rep counter, cardio and elliptical training, stair stepping, indoor rowing and yoga) and more
  • Includes North American map data with room to add more maps
  • Point of interest navigation lets you search for places you may want to go, e.g restaurants, attractions, accommodation, etc
  • Round-trip mapping: enter a distance and the 955 will use tracks from other Garmin users to calculate multiple course options that start and stop right were you are
  • Trendline™ routing uses Garmin Connect’s database of routes and finds the most popular way to get you where you are going
  • Stream music through a paired smartphone using Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora or Deezer. Or, download playlists and podcasts via your favourite music service, e.g. Spotify (premium account required), you can even drag and drop MP3s from your computer – holds up to 1,000 songs (depending on sound quality)
  • Race widget helps make race day a little less stressful, providing course specific performance info, weather and more
  • Power alerts and lap data can come through to your paired Bluetooth™ headphones
  • ClimbPro™ mode breaks down the climbs in your activity, letting you know the grade, the total ascent, how much more you have to go and displays an elevation profile, so you know how to pace yourself
  • Garmin Pay™ contact-less payment; by linking credit cards to your Garmin account, you can make payments with your watch (if supported by your bank)
  • Strava Segment integration – both preloaded and on-the-fly (through your phone) – lets you know when your starred segment is about to begin and shows instantaneous data, how it compares to your PR and the current KOM or QOM, and then provides results once the segment is complete (requires Strava premium)
  • Connects to 4 different satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo) and caches satellite positions, giving you a fast connection and a strong GPS signal anywhere
  • Internet Live Tracking during activities (through a connected smartphone) allows you to share your location and fitness data
  • Pre-set messaging between compatible Garmin units, when combined with Live Tracking, means real-time location and messaging
  • UltraTrac™ mode reduces the GPS recording rate in order to conserve battery, providing up to 80 hours of GPS use
  • Equipped with Garmin’s latest Elevate™ optical heart rate monitor which provides reliable constant heart rate and pulse ox data
  • Physiological metrics includes VO2 max – which takes ambient temperature and altitude into consideration, a race predictor, recovery advisor and performance indicator
  • Training load and training readiness modes uses data from your recent workouts to let you know how ready your body is to train, and if you are overtraining, under-training, or on the right path
  • Heart rate variability (HRV) monitoring is a great tool to predict recovery and how your body is responding to your training
  • Compatible with running dynamics sensors (sold separately) for running power, cadence, ground contact time, stride length, vertical oscillation and vertical ratio
  • Incident detection uses the internal sensors to detect if an accident has occurred. In the case of an accident the unit will send a signal through your paired smartphone to your emergency contacts, letting them know where you are and that you need help
  • 24/7 activity tracking, learning your activity level and guiding 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 Connect
  • Free Garmin Connect™ app lets you review activities, receive texts, social media alerts, emails, etc., download training plans, keep an eye on the weather and more, all via Bluetooth connection to your phone
  • Bright colour touch screen plus an intuitive button layout
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 49 hours in GPS mode or 8.5 hours in GPS and music mode, 110 hours in UltraTrac mode and up to 20 days in smartwatch mode
  • In the box: Forerunner 955 Solar, charging cable and documentation

Tech specs

Weight53g (Black)
53g (Whitestone)
Ideal for
  • Triathlon
  • Running
  • Road cycling
  • Fitness and training
Wrist strap materialSilicone
Mineral crystal glass
Built-in memory32GB
Dimensions4.7 x 4.7 x 1.4cm
Countdown timerYes
Sold separately
Data cardNot accepted
Workout historyYes
Touch screenYes
Replaceable wrist strapYes
Interval trainingYes
BatteriesLithium-ion (included)
Sold separately
Distance/time alarmYes
Battery life8.5-480 h
Wireless syncYes
Tide tablesNo
Metric/imperial units formatYes
  • Garmin Connect
  • Third party apps
Sold separately
  • USB
  • Wireless
Button lockYes
Chest strapSold separately
Area calculationNo
12/24 hour formatYes
Battery power indicatorYes
Lug width22mm
Heart rate monitorYes
Low battery warningYes
Case diameter47mm
Haptic feedbackYes
Product sustainability
  • Rechargeable batteries
Made inTaiwan

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