New Delhi, July 4 2022: Garmin has launched the world’s first dedicated GPS running smartwatch with solar charging, Forerunner 955 Solar in India.
It has also launched the GPS running smartwatch Forerunner 255 series.
The Forerunner 955 Solar, features the Power Glass solar charging lens and gives athletes up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 49 hours in GPS mode. It offers an always-on and full-color display that is easy to read even in direct sunlight. The responsive touchscreen complements the traditional 5-button design, allowing for fast and easy access to everyday health and other features. Designed with the runner in mind, the Forerunner 955 Solar adds innovative new features like heart rate variability (HRV) status, a training readiness score and race widget to help athletes better prepare for upcoming races. Runners and triathletes can further benefit from the device by syncing indoor and outdoor workouts automatically from Garmin Connect, the Tacx training 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 that adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance.
The Forerunner 955 Solar keeps the essentials on the wrist with built-in music (download up to 2,000 songs from playlists on Spotify and Amazon Music (a premium subscription may be required), smart notifications for calls, text messages, social media updates and alerts from an athlete’s iOS or Android™ smartphone. It also offers 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 detected5. While riding inside, athletes can also control a Tacx Smart trainer via ANT+ technology right from the watch for course simulation, automatic resistance changes and workout prompts when using courses or workouts. It costs Rs 63,990.
The Forerunner 255 series includes the Forerunner 255 S and Forerunner 255S Music edition. The Forerunner 255 series can last up to 14 days in smartwatch mode and provides up to 30 hours of batterylife in GPS mode on a single charge. The price ranges from Rs 37,000 to Rs 53000 approximately.
All Forerunner GPS running smartwatches come with Garmin’s Body Battery and recovery feature.
This is not a review of the products and is based solely on manufacturer's announcement.