Garmin has been an industry leader when it comes to bringing smartwatches that appeal to outdoor sports enthusiasts. Today, the company has added two new products to its lineup – the Forerunner 955 and the Forerunner 255 series. The Forerunner 255 starts at Rs 37,490 while the Forerunner 955 starts at Rs 53,490. They are available for purchase from Garmin’s online store and from e-commerce stores like Amazon and Flipkart.
The old smartwatch comes with a Power Glass touchscreen that includes a solar charging panel under the display. The latter, however, comes with a regular pixel memory color display. Smartwatches have a robust chassis and can survive the elements. Smartwatches have GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, which provide accurate navigation capabilities on the device.
It also supports many of the health and fitness features like heart rate monitoring, SpO2 blood oxygen level monitoring, sleep tracking and more. They are also able to track workouts with gym equipment. Both the Garmin Forerunner 955 and 255 get additional smartwatch capabilities when paired with an iOS and Android device through the Garmin Connect app.
Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 Pricing and Availability
The Garmin Forerunner 955 comes in two models – one with a regular color display and one with a Power Glass display for solar charging. See prices for these models below:
|Garmin Forerunner 955||53,490 rupees|
|Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar||63,490 rupees|
The Garmin Forerunner 255 is available in 3 models – the 255 Basic, 255 Music, 255S and 255S Music. Below are their prices:
|Garmin Forerunner 255/255S||37,490 rupees|
|Garmin Forerunner 255/255S Music||42,990 rupees|
All models are available from Garmin, Amazon, Flipkart and Croma’s online store. Smartwatches can also be purchased from Tata CLiQ’s offline retail stores.
Garmin Forerunner 955 Specifications and Features
The Garmin Forerunner 955 comes with the 1.3-inch Power Glass color touchscreen with a solar charging panel placed below the display. The smartwatch also has traditional buttons around the watch, as well as interacting with on-screen elements. It comes with a maximum battery life of 20 days in smartwatch mode and activated solar charging.
The smartwatch also comes with 32GB of storage for storing music and installing apps.
Garmin Forerunner 255 Specifications and Features
The Garmin Forerunner 255 comes with a 1.3-inch MiP color screen that excludes touch and solar functionality. While these are absent, there is no shortage of other primary features like GPS tracking and fitness tracking. You get all Garmin services in one package.
The smartwatch has a maximum battery life of 14 days when you disable GPS features. It also gets 4GB of internal storage.