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Garmin launches two Forerunner running watches with new racing features on Global Running Day



Garmin launches two Forerunner running watches with new racing features on Global Running Day

With perfect timing for Global Running Day, Garmin is introducing two new running watches to its Forerunner lineup: the $349.99 Forerunner 255 and the $499.99 Forerunner 955. The two GPS watches sport multi-band GPS and new racing features, including a race gadget. The Forerunner 955 will likewise arrive in a Solar variant, which, as the name proposes, adds sunlight-based charging for a considerably longer battery duration.

The Forerunner 255 is a lightweight, midrange running watch that expands on the Forerunner 245. It’ll come in two sizes. The standard Forerunner 255 will gauge 46mm and weigh 49 grams, while the more modest 255S will quantify 41mm and weigh 32 grams. There’ll likewise be a Forerunner 255 Music and 255S Music variations, which will want to save to 500 melodies on the actual watch.

Garmin says that likewise incorporates playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer. The Music models will cost an additional $50 for a sum of $399.99. The watches are evaluated for 5ATM of water resistance with an expected 14 days of battery duration, with as long as 30 hours in GPS mode.

The enormous increases this time around incorporate a new racing widget, heart rate variability (HRV) status during rest, multi-band GPS, and the capacity for triathletes to more effectively switch between sports using a solitary button press. The race widget will incorporate race prep data, including execution expectations, race-day weather, and a commencement clock.

Multi-band GPS is an undeniably well-known include on multisport watches that supports GPS exactness by empowering correspondence with different satellite frequencies. The guarantee is better precision in conditions where getting a decent signal is difficult. Ultimately, the watch likewise includes a “morning report” highlight.

At the point when a client awakens, the watch will convey a short outline of the day’s climate, a consistent exercise schedule idea, and a report of last evening’s rest, recuperation time, preparing status, and HRV status.

Contrasted with the Forerunner 245, the 255 arrangement adds an NFC chip for Garmin Pay. In any case, it’s not excessively unique sensor-wise. It includes ceaseless heart rate monitoring as well as SpO2 sensors to empower highlights like Body Battery. The metric measures how well you’ve recuperated during rest as well as how “drained” you are during the day from stress.

The Forerunner 255 series will also support basic smartwatch features like push notifications and Garmin’s safety features, like episode location and live following. For preparing features, it’ll give clients consistent exercise routine ideas as well as admittance to preparing programs through Garmin Coach and top to bottom measurements on the Garmin Connect app.

In the meantime, the Forerunner 955 is all the more a best-in-class running watch. (However, it’s not exactly as unlimited as Garmin’s flagship Fenix series.) It includes a 47mm consistently on, full-color touchscreen display and weighs 52 grams. Button fans need not stress, in any case. The 955 still incorporates five physical buttons that can be utilized paired with the touchscreen.

Like the 255 series, it’s evaluated for 5ATM of water opposition yet has a somewhat longer battery duration at an expected 15 days, with 42 hours in GPS mode. There’s likewise a $599.99 Forerunner 955 Solar, which includes Garmin’s restrictive Power Glass lens.

With solar charging, the 955 Solar gets as long as 20 days on a solitary charge, with 49 hours in GPS mode. (This assumes you’re getting roughly three hours per day in 50,000 lux conditions, so take that with a grain of salt.)

Like the Forerunner 255 series, the Forerunner 955 additionally gets multi-band GPS, HRV status, morning reports, and the new race widget. It likewise has another preparation availability metric.

As the name suggests, the measurement considers sleep, recovery time, HRV, and a few other metrics to give users a score indicating how “ready” they are for a training session. It also adds real-time stamina tracking, which Garmin first introduced with its Fenix 7 series.

As far as health tracking and smart features go, the Forerunner 955 has similar staple features as the 255. Nonetheless, it adds a couple of additional preparation measurements, such as PacePro and ClimbPro, that give continuous direction on your speed and rise. You can likewise store a more prominent number of songs on the 955 — 2,000 to be precise.

Both the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 955 are accessible beginning today. The Forerunner 255 is accessible in four colors: gray, pink, blue, and black. Meanwhile, the Forerunner 955 is available in white and black.

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