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Forerunner 955 Solar
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Forerunner 955 Solar

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OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION

Pushing toward the podium? Get this lightweight smartwatch on your wrist. Train your best, perform your best, and outlast the pack with a Power Glass solar charging lens to extend battery life.

Get up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode1 for a full picture of your health — from sleep to training.

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Harness the power of the sun, and get up to 49 hours of battery life in GPS mode with solar charging2.

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Swipe through stats and maps with a new, responsive touchscreen.

Confidently run any route using full-color, built-in maps and multi-band GPS.

Know when you’re primed for a productive session with training readiness.

Plan your strategy with daily suggested workouts, course details and more on the race widget.

SOLAR POWERED BATTERY

Get up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode with solar charging1. In GPS mode, get up to 42 hours and up to 49 hours when solar charging2. With UltraTrac mode, go even longer with up to 110 hours when solar charging2.

TOUCHSCREEN AND BUTTONS

Click or swipe through maps and stats with traditional button controls or a new, responsive touchscreen.

TAILORED TO THE DEDICATED

Clocking in at just 52 grams, the Forerunner 955 smartwatch will keep you light on your feet and attuned to your body.

Made for medals.

TRAINING READINESS

From the moment you wake up, get a readiness score based on your sleep quality, recovery, training load and more, so you can determine whether it’s a good day to go hard — or take it easy.

MORNING REPORT

Receive an overview of your sleep, recovery and training outlook as soon as you wake up — alongside HRV status, training readiness and weather. You can even customize your report to show what you want to see.

HRV STATUS

Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, recovery and training performance through heart rate variability while you sleep, based on technology developed by our Firstbeat Analytics team.

RACE WIDGET

Get ready for your next race with training tips, daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions based on course details, weather and performance.

DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS

View your entire week of daily suggested workouts, which adapt after every run to match your performance and recovery as well as the races coming up in your Garmin Connect smartphone app calendar.

GARMIN COACH

Free adaptive training plans include 5K, 10K, and half-marathon programs, featuring guidance from expert coaches that adapt to you and your goals.

RUNNING POWER

Get a continuous measurement on your wrist of how much power you’re applying to the road as you run when using a Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro monitor.

REAL-TIME STAMINA

Use this data to track and manage your exertion — and help avoid overexerting at the start of your run or bike ride.

RUNNING DYNAMICS

When using a Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro monitor, the Forerunner 955 watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more.

TRAINING STATUS

Using new indicators such as HRV status, your recent exercise history and performance, get an easy insight into your overall effort — and whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained.

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ACUTE LOAD

Compare the intensity of your recent workouts to the optimal range to improve your fitness and training history.

TRAINING EFFECT

See how your workouts influence your endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback.

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PACEPRO FEATURE

The PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.

RECOVERY TIME

Know how long to recover before your next high-effort workout based on your latest training as well as overall stress, sleep and daily activities outside of workouts.

VO2 MAX

Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. This metric even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.

PERFORMANCE CONDITION

While you run, get an analysis of your pace, heart rate and heart rate variability for a real-time assessment of your current ability to perform.

SYNC TRAINING PLANS

Get your indoor and outdoor training plans from the Garmin Connect app, or sync seamlessly to your Forerunner smartwatch from other platforms, including TrainingPeaks and more.

BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS

Switch up your workouts with activity profiles for cycling, triathlon, pool and open-water swimming, track running and more. For races and brick workouts, switch sports with a single button press.

VISUAL RACE PREDICTOR

Based on your running history and overall fitness level, get an estimate of what your pace could be for a 5K, 10K — or even a marathon. Plus, trend data highlights your training’s impact over time.

 

 

Go the distance. Know the distance.

MULTI-BAND SUPPORT

Access multiple global navigation satellite systems, and get access to multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites for improved accuracy in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically don't penetrate — giving you superior accuracy for how far and how fast you’ve run — even in challenging environments.

FULL-COLOR MAPPING

Whether you’re running on city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner 955 provides full-color, built-in mapping to keep you on track.

TURN-BY-TURN NAVIGATION

Follow a course with help from turn-by-turn directions, which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.

ROUND-TRIP ROUTING

With Trendline popularity routing, it’s easy to find the best local paths. Just enter a desired distance, and Forerunner 955 will suggest courses that bring you back to your starting point.

UP AHEAD

Get at-a-glance awareness for points of interest along the course. In addition, view performance metrics, split times and distance/elevation — plus a summary of key course points coming up.

CLIMBPRO FEATURE

Use the ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.

SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, Assistance and incident detection features3 send messages with your location to emergency contacts. Incident detection is enabled by default for select activity profiles only.

COURSES

Create or find existing courses in the Garmin Connect app, so you’ll never run out of places to run. Or plan one on other platforms such as Strava and Komoot, then automatically sync them to your Forerunner.

 

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Be in touch with your body.

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WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

The watch constantly samples your heart rate4 with our latest-generation heart rate sensor and will alert you if it stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. It also helps gauge how hard you work during activities — even while swimming.

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BODY BATTERY ENERGY MONITORING

Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest4.

SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING

Get a score for your sleep’s quality and insights on how you can do better. Even keep track of the different sleep stages as well as heart rate, stress, Pulse Ox5 and respiration.

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PULSE OX SENSOR

This wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor5 monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.

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WOMEN'S HEALTH TRACKING

Use the Garmin Connect app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more. Even see and log details on your wrist with the Women's Health Tracking app.

HEALTH SNAPSHOT FEATURE

Log a 2-minute session to record key stats, including heart rate4, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox5, respiration and stress. Then generate a report with those stats to share via the Garmin Connect app on your compatible smartphone.

Stay connected while you’re breaking records.

MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST

Download up to 2,000 songs plus playlists from your Spotify, Deezer or Amazon music accounts (subscription may be required).

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your Apple or Android smartphone. You can even respond to texts if you have an Android phone.

SMART TRAINER CONTROL

Control your Tacx Smart trainer via ANT+ technology for course simulation, automatic resistance changes and workout prompts when you use courses or workouts from your watch.

GARMIN CONNECT APP

See your health and fitness information, connect and compete with friends, sign up for challenges to earn badges and more — all in one free, zero-subscription app.

CONNECT IQ STORE

Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps or widgets from the Connect IQ Store app downloaded on your compatible smartphone..

 

1 Assumes all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
2 Assumes continuous use for entire period in 50,000 lux conditions
3 When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking feature requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
5 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox is not available in all countries.
TrainingPeaks is a registered trademark of Peaksware, LLC. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

General

Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer
QuickFit watch band compatible (22 mm compatible)
Strap material silicone
Physical size 46.5 x 46.5 x 14.4 (mm) Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-220 mm
Touchscreen  
Color display  
Display Size 1.3" (33 mm) diameter
Display resolution 260 x 260 pixels
Display Type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Weight 52 g
Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 15 days/20 days with solar*
GPS-only mode without music: Up to 42 hours/49 hours with solar**
All-Systems GNSS mode plus Multi-Band with music: Up to 8.5 hours
All Systems GNSS mode plus Multi-Band without music: Up to 20 hours/22 hours with solar**
Ultratrac mode: Up to 80 hours/110 hours with solar**

*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
** Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions
Water rating 5 ATM
Memory/History 32 GB

Clock Features

Time/date  
GPS Time Sync  
Automatic daylight saving time  
Alarm clock  
Timer  
Stopwatch  
Sunrise/sunset times  

Health Monitoring

Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second)  
Daily Resting Heart Rate  
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts (high and low)
Respiration rate (24x7)  
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
Fitness Age  
Body Battery Energy Monitor  
All-day Stress  
Relaxation reminders  
Relaxation breathing timer  
Sleep (advanced)
Sleep score and insights  
Hydration (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Women's Health (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Health snapshot  

Sensors

GPS  
GLONASS  
Galileo  
Multi-frequency Positioning  
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor  
Barometric altimeter  
Compass  
Gyroscope  
Accelerometer  
Thermometer  
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor  

Daily Smart Features

Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)  
On-device Connect IQ Store  
Smart Notifications  
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android only)  
Calendar  
Weather  
Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect mobile  
Battery saver (customizable low power watch)  
Controls smartphone music  
Plays and controls watch music  
Music storage Up to 2000 songs
Find My Phone  
Find My Watch  
VIRB® Remote  
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android
Pairs with Garmin Golf app  
Pairs with Garmin Connect Mobile  

Safety and Tracking Features

LiveTrack  
Spectator messaging (with compatible smartphone)
Group LiveTrack  
Live Event Sharing Android Only
Incident Detection during select activities  
Assistance  

Tactical Features

Dual grid coordinates  

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter  
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)  
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)  
Calories burned  
Floors climbed  
Distance traveled  
Intensity minutes  
TrueUp  
Move IQ  
Garmin Connect Challenges app (optional Connect IQ app)

Gym & Fitness Equipment

Available gym activity profiles Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga
Strength workouts  
HIIT workouts  
Yoga workouts  
Pilates workouts  
On-screen workout animations  
On-screen workout muscle maps  

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

HR zones  
HR alerts  
HR calories  
% HR max  
% HRR  
Recovery time  
Auto max HR  
Morning report  
Race glance/widget  
HRV status  
Training readiness  
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)  
Respiration rate (during exercise) (with compatible accessory)
GPS speed and distance  
Customizable data pages  
Customizable activity profiles  
Auto Pause®  
Interval training  
Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection)  
Advanced workouts  
Downloadable training plans  
Auto Lap®  
Manual lap  
Rest timer  
Configurable lap alerts  
Heat and altitude acclimation  
VO2 Max (Run)  
VO2 Max (Trail Run)  
Realtime stamina  
Training Status improved
Training Load  
Training load focus  
Training Effect  
Training Effect (anaerobic)  
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)  
Improved recovery time  
Daily suggested workouts (7 days)
Custom alerts  
Audio prompts  
Finish time  
Virtual Partner  
Race an Activity  
Auto multisport activities  
Manual multisport activities  
Course guidance  
Garmin Live Segments  
Strava Live Segments  
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)  
Trendline Popularity Routing  
Touch and/or button lock  
Hot keys  
Auto scroll  
Activity history on watch  
Physio TrueUp  

Running Features

Available run profiles Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace  
Running dynamics (with compatible accessory)
Vertical oscillation and ratio (with compatible accessory)
Ground contact time and balance (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) (with compatible accessory)
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)  
Running power (with compatible accessory)
Performance condition  
Lactate threshold (with compatible accessory)
PacePro Pacing Strategies  
Run workouts  
Race predictor  
Course- and weather-specific race predictor  
Foot pod capable  

Golfing Features

Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide  
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)  
Yardage to layups/doglegs  
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) automatic
Digital scorecard  
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)  
Garmin AutoShot  
Auto CourseView updates  
Green View with manual pin position  
Hazards and course targets  
PinPointer  
Handicap scoring  
TruSwing compatible  
Round timer/odometer  
Tournament legal  

Outdoor Recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Backcountry Skiing, XC Classic Skiing, XC Skate Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Mapping, Navigating, Tennis, Pickleball, Padel, Track Me, Project Waypoint
Point-to-point navigation  
Bread crumb trail in real time  
Back to start  
TracBack®  
UltraTrac mode  
Around Me mode  
Up Ahead  
Elevation profile  
Distance to destination  
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert  
ClimbPro Ascent Planner  
Trail run auto climb  
Vertical speed  
Total ascent/descent  
Future elevation plot  
Preloaded topographical maps  
Preloaded road and trail maps  
Downloadable cartography support  
GPS coordinates  
Sight 'N Go  
Area calculation (via Connect IQ)
Hunt/fish calendar (via Connect IQ)
Projected waypoint  
Sun and moon information  
XERO Locations  

Cycling Features

Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)  
Available cycling profiles Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking, Cyclocross
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)  
Courses  
MTB Grit & Flow  
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)  
Race an activity  
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) (with compatible accessory)
Compatible with Vector and Rally (power meters)  
Power meter compatible  
Advanced cycling dynamics  
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display)  
Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar)  
Compatible with Varia lights  
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)  

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)  
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)  
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)  
Drill logging (pool swim only)  
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)  
"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only)  
Auto rest (pool swim only)  
Time and distance alerts  
Pacing alerts (pool swim only)  
Countdown start (pool swim only)  
Pool swim workouts  
Critical swim speed  
Underwater wrist-based heart rate  
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) (with HRM-Swim or HRM-Pro)

Kid Activity Tracking Features

Toe-to-Toe Challenges app (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe Challenges app)

Connectivity

Smart trainer control  
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