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Forerunner® 955

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LEAD THE PACK

Pushing toward the podium? Get this lightweight smartwatch on your wrist. Train your best, perform your best, and put yourself in the running at your next race.

Get up to 15 days of battery life in smartwatch mode for a full picture of your health — from sleep to training.

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.

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

Know if you’re undertraining or overdoing it, with an improved training status feature.

EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE

Get up to 15 days of battery life in smartwatch mode. In GPS mode, get up to 42 hours. And in UltraTrac mode, go even longer with up to 80 hours.

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, training and recovery 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, personalized 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.

ACUTE LOAD

Compare the intensity of your recent workouts to the optimal range to help improve your fitness and see your 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 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 features1 send your location to emergency contacts. Incident detection is enabled by default for select activity profiles only.

COURSES

Create or find existing courses in our 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 smartwatch.

Be in touch with your body.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

The watch constantly samples your heart rate2 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.

BODY BATTERY ENERGY MONITORING

Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest2.

IMPROVED SLEEP MONITORING AND SLEEP SCORE

Understand how your body is recovering — and get ready for training — with our improved sleep monitoring feature. After waking up, you’ll receive a sleep score, as well as breakdown of your sleep stages, Pulse Ox3 and respiration, alongside detailed insights for improved sleep quality.

PULSE OX SENSOR

This wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor3 monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.

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 rate2, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox3, 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).

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GARMIN PAY CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS

Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payments4 through participating providers.

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.

General Features

Physical & Performance

Display Size 1.3″ (33 mm) diameter
Display Type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life Smartwatch mode: Up to 15 days
GPS-only mode without music: Up to 42 hours
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
Ultratrac mode: Up to 80 hours
See Details
Display resolution 260 x 260 pixels
GPS Yes
Weight 52 g

Maps & Navigation

Memory/History 32 GB

Features

STR3AMUP! PC tool for streaming biometrics No
Multi-frequency Positioning Yes
3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Preloaded ski resort maps No
Wind speed and direction (requires connection to Garmin Golf app) No
Live Event Sharing Android™ Only
Sleep yes (advanced)
Battery saver (customizable low power watch) Yes
Swing Tempo No
Plays and controls watch music Yes
APNEA mode No
Ground contact time and balance yes (with compatible accessory)
Density altitude calculator No
Critical swim speed Yes
Training load focus Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) Yes
HR alerts Yes
Training Effect (anaerobic) Yes
Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
Easy break planning No
Vertical speed Yes
Lactate threshold yes (with compatible accessory)
Workout tutorials No
Number of transmitters supported No
MTB Grit & Flow Yes
Customizable data pages Yes
Configurable lap alerts Yes
Incident Detection during select activities Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes
Custom alerts Yes
NEXRAD on moving map No
Back to start Yes
Vertical oscillation and ratio yes (with compatible accessory)
Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
Physical size 46.5 x 46.5 x 14.4 (mm)

Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-220 mm

Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
Music storage Up to 2000 songs
Live Delta Time No
Automatic altitude adjustment No
Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer
Hazards and course targets Yes
Truck driver workouts No
TruSwing™ compatible Yes
UltraTrac mode Yes
VO2 Max (Trail Run) Yes
Up Ahead Yes
Preloaded race tracks No
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor Yes
Relaxation breathing timer Yes
% HR max Yes
In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.) No
Gas time remaining No
Water rating 5 ATM
Subwave™ Support No
Audible alerts No
Color display Yes
Multiple bike profiles No
Rest timer Yes
Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
Find My Phone Yes
PrePass weigh station notifications and bypass decisions No
Stride length (real time) yes (with compatible accessory)
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) Yes
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Training Effect Yes
Spectator messaging yes (with compatible smartphone)
Advanced workouts Yes
Trendline™ Popularity Routing Yes
Strava Live Segments Yes
Boundary enter/exit No
Training readiness Yes
Timer Yes
Courses Yes
Respiration rate (during exercise) yes (with compatible accessory)
Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
Intensity minutes Yes
Interval training Yes
MOS & Meteogram No
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Virtual starting line No
Preloaded topographical maps Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations No
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels) No
Sight ‘N Go Yes
Location tracking No
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
Projected waypoint Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Auto start/end dive No
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Controls smartphone music Yes
Power meter compatible Yes
LED flashlight No
Improved recovery time Yes
APNEA hunt mode No
60-minute activity goal No
Manual multisport activities Yes
Chores No
Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more No
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Anchor Alarm No
Gauge mode No
PacePro™ Pacing Strategies Yes
Course- and weather-specific race predictor Yes
Yardage to layups/doglegs Yes
TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast) No
Auto Pause® Yes
Running dynamics yes (with compatible accessory)
Esports Activity No
Full vector map No
Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
BLUETOOTH phone calling and voice assistant support No
Accelerometer Yes
Recovery time Yes
Custom dive data screens No
Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide Yes
Track timer No
Strap material silicone
Race App No
Round timer/odometer Yes
Smart trainer control Yes
Heat and altitude acclimation Yes
Cardio workouts Yes
Connected GPS No
Performance condition Yes
Galileo Yes
Distance traveled Yes
Manual lap Yes
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Text messaging No
Realtime stamina Yes
Running power yes (with compatible accessory)
Nitrox support No
Assistance Yes
Race predictor Yes
Stealth Mode No
Pairs with Garmin Golf app Yes
Auto lap splits No
“Repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
Pilates workouts Yes
GPS coordinates Yes
Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR) No
Air integration No
Audio prompts Yes
Auto CourseView updates Yes
Downloadable training plans Yes
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) automatic
Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR) No
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim) yes (with HRM-Swim™ or HRM-Pro™)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) Yes
Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
Pool swim workouts Yes
Assistance Plus No
Multi-gas mode No
Race an Activity Yes
Kill switch No
Hot keys Yes
Single-gas mode No
Activity history on watch Yes
On-screen workout animations Yes
Auto max HR Yes
Daily suggested workouts yes (7 days)
Foot pod capable Yes
Compatible with Vector™ and Rally™ (power meters) Yes
Phone-free text messaging No
Tournament legal Yes
Race an activity Yes
Finish time Yes
Elevation profile Yes
Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
PlaysLike distance No
Aviation Alerts No
Virtual Partner Yes
VO2 Max (Run) Yes
Relaxation reminders Yes
Reminder alerts No
Kestrel wind meter compatible No
Race glance/widget Yes
Training Load Yes
Chronograph No
Available gym activity profiles Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga
Ambient light sensor No
Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
In-flight Pulse Ox No
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) Yes
Calendar Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Unlock new step icons No
On-device Connect IQ™ Store Yes
Weather Yes
Auto Lap® Yes
Sunrise/sunset times Yes
Pacing alerts (pool swim only) Yes
Floors climbed Yes
Respiration rate (24×7) Yes
Gas consumption rate No
% HRR Yes
Ballistics calculator No
On-screen workout muscle maps Yes
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
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
TracBack® Yes
Advanced cycling dynamics Yes
Handicap scoring Yes
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) Yes
HR zones Yes
Auto rest (pool swim only) Yes
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) Yes
Connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection) Yes
Sleep score and insights Yes
Custom targets No
Downloadable cartography support Yes
Available run profiles Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
Run workouts Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Worldwide airport database(s) No
Waypoint information page No
GPS speed and distance Yes
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) Yes
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™)
Find My Watch Yes
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) No
Connext avionics connectivity No
Preloaded road and trail maps Yes
VIRB® Remote Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
Dual grid coordinates Yes
Expedition GPS Activity No
TrueUp™ Yes
Morning report Yes
Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
Trimix support No
Compatible with Varia™ lights Yes
Two-way voice calls No
Thermometer Yes
Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Alarm clock Yes
Group LiveTrack Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
Countdown start (pool swim only) Yes
Health snapshot Yes
ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner Yes
Truck plaza loyalty programs No
Night vision mode No
Available swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
Tempo Training No
Power Modes – customizable in-activity battery settings No
Move IQ™ Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes
Do not disturb/School mode No
Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
Tides No
GLONASS Yes
Smart Notifications Yes
Garmin Pay™ Yes
HRV status Yes
Automatic daylight saving time Yes
Yoga workouts Yes
Depth sensor No
Time/date yes
Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app No
Rewards (coins) No
Virtual caddie No
Calories burned Yes
Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)
Garmin Live Segments Yes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) Yes
Fly activity emergency mode No
Total ascent/descent Yes
Auto multisport activities Yes
Last race summary No
Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) Yes
PinPointer Yes
Step counter Yes
METAR (Meteorological Aerodrome Report) No
Quick Release bands No
Trail run auto climb Yes
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert Yes
Automatic rep counting Yes
LiveTrack Yes
HR calories Yes
Tides No
Time and distance alerts Yes
Garmin Connect™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)
XERO™ Locations Yes
All-day Stress Yes
Tack assist mode No
Compatible with dēzl™ OTR truck navigators No
Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s) No
Available cycling profiles Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking, Cyclocross
HIIT workouts Yes
Future elevation plot Yes
QuickFit™ watch band compatible yes (22 mm compatible)
Games No
Orienteering No
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) Yes
Around Me mode Yes
Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile Yes
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™)
Course guidance Yes
GPS Time Sync Yes
Countdown timer No
Auto scroll Yes
Analog hands No
Compass Yes
Digital scorecard yes
Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
Green View with manual pin position Yes
Strength workouts Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Recorded voice messaging No
Women’s Health yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Training Status improved
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
Garmin AutoShot™ Yes
Fitness Age Yes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) yes (with compatible accessory)
Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
Built-in barometer and tide tables No
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