Garmin has launched the new Forerunner 955 Solar and GPS-powered smartwatch Forerunner 255 series in India. The new smartwatch is claimed to be the world’s first Solar Charging Smartwatch with Solar Charging and GPS Running feature.
Garmin claims that the watch’s Power Glass gives athletes up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 49 hours in GPS mode.
Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar
The Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar has an always-on full-colour display that’s designed to be easy to read even in direct sunlight. It has a 5-button design with a circular touch screen. Some of these new features include Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Status, Training Readiness Score, and Race Widget to help athletes prepare for the upcoming race.
Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255 series price, availability
The new smartwatches from Garmin are currently available for purchase on the company’s official website. The Forerunner 955 comes with a price tag of Rs. 53,490 in India in black and white colour options. On the other hand, the Forerunner 955 Solar has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 63,990 in similar colour options. Customers can choose to buy the smartwatches through online channels including Garmin’s website, Amazon, and Flipkart or through offline channels such as Croma store, Garmin Brand Store, and Helios watch store.
Garmin Forerunner 255 series is currently available for purchase on the company website with four variants in India. The Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255S have been launched with a price tag of Rs. 37,490, while the Forerunner 255 Music and Forerunner 255S Music are priced at Rs. 42,990 in India. Customers can choose to buy the smartwatches through online channels like Garmin’s website, Amazon, and Flipkart or through offline channels like Croma, Garmin Brand Store, and Helios watch store.
The Forerunner 255 comes in Slate Grey and Tidal Blue colour options. The Forerunner 255S comes in only the Powder Grey colour option, while the Forerunner 255 Music and Forerunner 255S Music are available only in the Black colour option.
Garmin Forerunner 955 series
The Forerunner 955 series includes a basic and solar-powered version, both with water and dust-resistant build and a 1.3-inch (260×260 pixels) touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass DX. The smartwatches also have 5-button controls for easy operation and provide smart notifications, music support, race metrics, and real-time stamina information. For connectivity, they support Garmin Pay, Garmin Connect, GPS, multi-frequency positioning, Bluetooth, ANT+, and Wi-Fi.
Garmin Forerunner 255 series
The Garmin Forerunner 255 series consists of Forerunner 255 Basic and Forerunner 255S models, and their respective ‘Music’ editions. The basic version has a 1.3-inch (260×260 pixels) touchscreen display, whereas the S model features a 1.1-inch touchscreen. All the models are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartwatches come with a Race and Pace Pro widget, Live Tracking, and pack 4GB of storage.