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Forerunner 55 Smartwatch

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Regular price $199.99
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    Lightweight and comfortable, this smartwatch is the perfect fit for running and for everyday life.


    Whether you’re running a 5K or working out another way, experience the ultimate in comfort with this sporty silicone band.


    Track where you run, and get accurate stats, including distance, pace and intervals.


    Get heart rate data1 along with alerts if your heart rate stays high while you’re at rest. Even gauge how hard your heart is working during activities.


    These adaptive training plans feature guidance from expert coaches and free training plans that adapt to you and your goals. Workouts sync right to your watch from the Garmin Connect app2.


    For personalized training guidance, get daily run recommendations of varying intensities based on your training history, fitness level and recovery time.


    To help you plan your race day strategy, this feature offers GPS-based pace guidance for a selected course or distance in the Garmin Connect app. So you can tailor your efforts to what’s ahead.


    Want some guidance to help you meet your goal? Select a distance for your run, and you’ll be able to see a data screen that shows your estimated finish time.


    When you’re ready to hit the track for some speedwork, use the built-in track run activity to record accurate lap distances and see your distances in meters.


    Want to improve your running form? Use the cadence alerts to know when you’ve gone outside your target cadence range.


    Giving your body time to recover between training sessions is crucial. After each workout, the built-in recovery time feature will let you know how long to rest before another big effort.


    This specialized tool takes into account your fitness level and training history to help you work toward your race goal and see the impact of training on your predicted finish time.


    Switch up your workout routine with activity profiles for track or virtual running, pool swimming, Pilates, HIIT and even breathwork.


    Run to your heart’s content with up to 2 weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 20 hours in GPS mode.


    While you’re out and about, Forerunner 55 tracks steps, intensity minutes and more1.


    Find out if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day. Relax reminders will even prompt you to do a short breathing activity.


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


    See when during the day you earned intensity minutes from moderate and vigorous physical activity.


    This feature uses chronological age, resting heart rate and other factors to estimate if your body is younger or older than you are. Age is just a number, after all.


    See how you’re breathing throughout the day, during sleep and during breathwork activities.


    Use the Garmin Connect app2 to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more.


    Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your smartwatch when paired with your compatible smartphone.


    If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, assistance and incident detection features3 can send a message with your location to emergency contacts.


    Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps from the Connect IQ Store app2.


    Easily control the music playing on your paired smartphone, so you can skip songs without missing a beat.


    Upload your activities to the Garmin Connect app to interact with a thriving online community where people on the go can connect and compete — and even share their triumphs via social media.


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    Physical & Performance

    Display size 1.04" (26.3 mm) diameter
    Display resolution 208 x 208 pixels
    GPS Yes

    37 g

    Display type sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
    Battery life

    Smartwatch Mode: Up to 2 weeks
    GPS mode: Up to 20 hours
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    Maps & Navigation

    Memory/History 200 hours of activity data


    Auto lap splits No
    "Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only) Yes
    3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator) No
    Touch and/or button lock Yes
    GPS coordinates No
    Live Event Sharing Android™ Only
    Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR) No
    Audio prompts Yes
    Sleep yes (Advanced)
    Auto CourseView updates No
    Downloadable training plans Yes
    Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course) No
    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) No
    Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar) No
    Swing Tempo No
    Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes) No
    Plays and controls watch music No
    APNEA mode No
    Pool swim workouts No
    Assistance Plus No
    Multi-gas mode No
    Race an Activity No
    Hot keys No
    Single-gas mode No
    Activity history on watch Yes
    Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry) No
    Auto max HR Yes
    Daily suggested workouts yes (limited)
    Training load focus No
    Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display) No
    HR alerts Yes
    Foot pod capable Yes
    Compatible with Vector™ (power meter) No
    Training Effect (anaerobic) No
    Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts yes (high and low)
    Phone-free text messaging No
    Vertical speed No
    Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue) No
    Customizable data pages Yes
    Race an activity No
    Finish time Yes
    Elevation profile No
    Configurable lap alerts Yes
    Automatic sync (automatically transfers data to Garmin Connect) No
    Incident Detection during select activities Yes
    PlaysLike distance No
    Virtual Partner No
    VO2 Max (Run) Yes
    Relaxation reminders Yes
    Reminder alerts No
    Physio TrueUp Yes
    Custom alerts No
    NEXRAD on moving map No
    Back to start No
    Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length) No
    Training Load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated EPOC) No
    Altimeter with adjustable baro setting No
    Physical size

    42 x 42 x 11.6 mm

    Fits wrists with a circumference of 126-203 mm

    Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it) Yes
    Compatible with BaseCamp™ No
    Chronograph No
    Available gym activity profiles Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, HIIT, Pilates, Yoga
    Live Delta Time No
    Automatic altitude adjustment No
    Ambient light sensor No
    Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point) No
    Hazards and course targets No
    Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only) Yes
    TruSwing™ compatible No
    UltraTrac mode No
    In-flight Pulse Ox No
    Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green) No
    Calendar Yes
    Barometric altimeter No
    Unlock new step icons No
    Preloaded race tracks No
    Weather Yes
    Auto Lap® Yes
    Sunrise/sunset times Yes
    Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor No
    Relaxation breathing timer Yes
    Floors climbed No
    Respiration rate (24x7) Yes
    % HR max No
    In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.) No
    % HRR No
    Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only) Yes
    TracBack® No
    Storm alert No
    Water rating 5 ATM
    Advanced Vector support No
    Handicap scoring No
    Audible alerts No
    Color display Yes
    Multiple bike profiles No
    Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) No
    Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second) Yes
    HR zones Yes
    Auto rest (pool swim only) Yes
    Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit) No
    Connectivity yes
    Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection) No
    Find My Phone Yes
    Stride length (real time) No
    Sleep score and insights No
    Custom targets No
    Downloadable cartography support No
    Available run profiles

    Running, Treadmill Running, Track Running, Indoor Track Running, Virtual Running

    Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) No
    Stopwatch Yes
    Run workouts Yes
    Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) No
    Training Effect No
    Worldwide airport database(s) No
    Waypoint information page No
    GPS speed and distance Yes
    Round-trip course creator (running/cycling) No
    Spectator messaging No
    Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™)
    Find My Watch Yes
    Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory) No
    Connext avionics connectivity No
    Advanced workouts Yes
    Trendline™ Popularity Routing No
    Strava Live Segments No
    VIRB® Remote No
    Smartphone compatibility iPhone®, Android™
    Dual grid coordinates No
    TrueUp™ Yes
    Timer Yes
    Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC No
    Trimix support No
    Courses No
    Respiration rate (during exercise) Yoga and Breathwork only
    Compatible with Varia™ lights No
    Thermometer No
    Hydration yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
    Alarm clock Yes
    Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™ No
    Group LiveTrack No
    Intensity minutes Yes
    Interval training Yes
    Gyroscope No
    Underwater wrist-based heart rate Yes
    Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
    Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
    Touchscreen No
    Countdown start (pool swim only) Yes
    Virtual starting line No
    Preloaded topographical maps No
    Sun and moon information yes (via Connect IQ™)
    ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner No
    Night vision mode No
    Available swim profiles

    Pool Swimming

    Tempo Training No
    Move IQ™ Yes
    Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations No
    Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes
    Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor Yes
    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
    Smart Notifications Yes
    Sight 'N Go No
    Garmin Pay™ No
    Automatic daylight saving time Yes
    Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation No
    Depth sensor No
    Projected waypoint No
    Bread crumb trail in real time No
    Time/date yes
    Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app No
    Rewards (coins) No
    Calories burned Yes
    Customizable activity profiles Yes
    Auto start/end dive No
    Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app yes (optional Connect IQ app)
    Garmin Live Segments No
    Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
    HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices) Yes
    Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
    Controls smartphone music Yes
    Power meter compatible No
    Total ascent/descent No
    Auto multisport activities No
    Last race summary No
    Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map) No
    PinPointer No
    Improved recovery time yes (limited)
    Step counter Yes
    Quick Release bands yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
    APNEA hunt mode No
    60-minute activity goal No
    Trail run auto climb No
    Manual multisport activities No
    Chores No
    Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert No
    Automatic rep counting No
    LiveTrack Yes
    Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more No
    HR calories Yes
    Point-to-point navigation No
    Anchor Alarm No
    Gauge mode No
    PacePro™ Pacing Strategies Yes
    Time and distance alerts Yes
    Yardage to layups/doglegs No
    XERO™ Locations No
    Auto Pause® Yes
    All-day Stress Yes
    Running dynamics No
    Full vector map No
    Tack assist mode No
    Body Battery™ Energy Monitor Yes
    Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s) No
    Available cycling profiles

    Biking, Indoor Biking

    Future elevation plot No
    Accelerometer Yes
    Recovery time Yes
    Orienteering No
    Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only) No
    Around Me mode No
    Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™)
    Drill logging (pool swim only) Yes
    Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide No
    Course guidance No
    Track timer No
    Strap material


    GPS Time Sync Yes
    Countdown timer No
    Race App No
    Auto scroll No
    Analog hands No
    Round timer/odometer No
    Compass No
    Heat and altitude acclimation No
    Lens Material

    chemically strengthened glass

    Cardio workouts No
    Green View with manual pin position No
    Performance condition (after running 6–20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level) No
    Strength workouts No
    Galileo Yes
    Distance to destination No
    Woman's Health Yes
    Training Status (lets you see if you’re training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.) No
    Manual lap Yes
    Distance traveled Yes
    Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories) Yes
    GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
    Daily Resting Heart Rate Yes
    Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal) Yes
    Garmin AutoShot™ No
    Fitness Age Yes
    Nitrox support No
    Unit-to-unit route/location sharing No
    FTP (Functional Threshold Power) No
    Dive ascent/descent rate indicator No
    Built-in barometer and tide tables No
    Assistance Yes
    Race predictor Yes
    Stealth Mode No