For fitness enthusiasts, the Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 series of smartwatches have been released in India. These wearables were first released in the United States last month. The basic version brings new racing capabilities as well as multi-band GPS. The Garmin Forerunner 955 is the world’s first smartwatch that enables solar charging. The Forerunner 955 Solar is a GPS running wristwatch that charges by solar. Garmin says that the Power Glass on the watch provides athletes with up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 49 hours of GPS mode.
Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar Specifications
The Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar comes with an always-on full-color display that is designed to be simple to read even in bright sunshine. Garmin watches India sports a circular touch screen and a 5-button design. Heart rate variability (HRV) status, a training readiness score, and a race widget are among the new features designed to assist athletes prepare for forthcoming events.
Garmin Coach, which provides free 5k, 10k, and half marathon training programs based on the user’s objectives and performance, is compatible with the Forerunner 955 India. It has built-in music capabilities, allowing users to download up to 2,000 songs from Spotify and Amazon Music. Garmin watches also have safety and monitoring capabilities such as reporting the user’s current position to a designated emergency contact and immediately sending a message if an issue is detected.
The Forerunner 955 Solar has Firstbeat Analytics training and performance features such as VO2 max, training load, performance condition, training effect, and others. With the inclusion of additional markers such as HRV state, recent exercise history, and performance, athletes now have a better understanding of their entire training status and whether they are training effectively, speaking, or straining.
Garmin Forerunner 255 series Specifications
The Garmin forerunner 255 India is aimed for runners and includes features such as complete triathlon compatibility, new training metrics, and enhanced smartwatch functionality when coupled with a smartphone.
The Forerunner 255S and Forerunner 255S Music come in 41 mm casings, whereas the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255 Music come in 46 mm cases. Garmin says that the smartwatches can operate in smartwatch mode for up to 14 days and in GPS mode for up to 30 hours on a single charge.
The Forerunner 255 Music and Forerunner 255S Music watches may store up to 500 songs locally on the watch, including Spotify and Amazon Music playlists. They can also link to wireless headphones worn by users for hands-free listening. Many of the running-related functions seen on the Forerunner 955 Solar are accessible on all Forerunner 255 series watches.
Pricing and Availability: Garmin Forerunner Solar 955 and Forerunner 255 series
The Garmin Forerunner 955 price in India costs Rs 63,990, while the normal Garmin Forerunner 955 price in India costs Rs 53,490. Both smartwatches are available in two colours: black and white.
The Forerunner 255 Basic and Forerunner 255S Basic variations of the Forerunner 255 price in India is Rs 37,490. The Forerunner 255 Basic will be available in Slate Grey and Tidal Blue, while the latter will be available in Powder Grey.
The Forerunner 255 Music and 255S Music Garmin Forerunner 255 price in Indiais Rs 42,990. All of the new smartwatches are now on sale through the Helios Watch Store, Garmin Brand Store, Croma, Just in Time Store, Amazon, Tata CliQ, Flipkart, and Synergizer.