Garmin Forerunner 255 review: A multi-sport marvel

The Forerunner 255 sits around the middle of Garmin’s extensive family; a running watch that’s a step up from the entry-level Forerunner 55, but not quite as advanced as something like the Forerunner 955. And while the headline addition on the last-gen model – the Forerunner 245 – was the addition of a music player, the pendulum has swung back again towards the tracking experience. Garmin has added the same multi-band GPS present in the Fenix 7 and Epix 2 watches, as well as adding plenty of recovery tools and profiles to support triathlon training. With devices like the Polar Pacer Pro and the Coros Apex sitting in this bracket,

Garmin Forerunner 255 review: A multi-sport marvel

The Forerunner 255 sits around the middle of Garmin’s extensive family; a running watch that’s a step up from the entry-level Forerunner 55, but not quite as advanced as something like the Forerunner 955. And while the headline addition on the last-gen model – the Forerunner 245 – was the addition of a music player, the pendulum has swung back again towards the tracking experience. Garmin has added the same multi-band GPS present in the Fenix 7 and Epix 2 watches, as well as adding plenty of recovery tools and profiles to support triathlon training. With devices like the Polar Pacer Pro and the Coros Apex sitting in this bracket,

Garmin Forerunner 955 review: Setting the pace

Garmin’s premium Forerunner model has long acted as the benchmark in the world of running watches, matching in-depth insights with accurate tracking to help aid the most serious exercisers. The Forerunner 955 – the company’s latest and greatest – is no different. A few things are different this time around, though, of course. The design has been tweaked to include a touchscreen and solar charging, Multi-Band route tracking has been added and there are, as ever, some handy new training insights to dig into. Perhaps most important of all, however, is the new price point Garmin has set for its flagship Forerunner. While previous iterations have come with a relatively

Garmin Forerunner 955 and 255 could launch on 1 June

Garmin could be preparing to update models and the top and bottom of the range with a new Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 255. The date that is being suggested is 1 June – and it’s not the first time that we’ve heard about these models. We’ve previously seen leaks of the Forerunner 955 with references to LTE and Solar versions. The Garmin Forerunner 955 will be Garmin’s flagship multisport watch, although it’s often picked up by runners – with a wide featureset specifically for runners. Which is the best Garmin for you? The Garmin Forerunner 255 sits closer to the entry-level, but offers great value for money, giving you

Garmin Forerunner 955 leaks - listing for LTE bundle appears on official Garmin site

A listing for the Garmin Forerunner 955 has appeared on the company’s Australian website, leading to speculation an official announcement is pending. As we saw prior to the launch of the Garmin Venu 2 Plus – and similar leaks for the Fenix 7 – a half-complete webpage detailing the unconfirmed running watch was spotted by eagle-eyed users of a Garmin subreddit. The page, naturally, has now been removed, and was also done so before it could be cached by Google. Unlike other leaks, this listing also didn’t show off the device in images, which mostly leaves us with the near-confirmation that the Forerunner 945 successor will indeed be a 955

Garmin Forerunner 55 review: Bringing much more than the basics

The Garmin Forerunner 55 is effectively set to replace the Forerunner 45 as the affordable option in Garmin’s large family of watches built for runners. Along with covering the running watch bases with built-in GPS, heart rate monitoring and delivering core real-time running metrics, it also brings in features that debuted on pricier Forerunners – features such as PacePro pacing strategies, a race predictor, and daily suggested workouts. With the price jumping up slightly from the earlier 45 model, you’re paying a little extra for those software extras, though the Forerunner 55 feels less like an entry-level product than its predecessor. Design and display 42mm case only 11.6mm thick /

Garmin Forerunner 745 versus Venu 2: Which Should You Buy?

When I reviewed the Garmin Venu 2 earlier this year, several people asked about the Forerunner 745 in comparison. The two are similar in features and close enough in price (Venu is $399; Forerunner is $499), but they’re definitely for totally different people. So, who is each one for? Let’s take a closer look. I originally called the Venu 2 “the fitness watch for everyone,” and I still think that’s accurate. Everyone, of course, meaning the everyman—the folks who want a good looking watch that can also do some smart stuff. Those looking for more than an Apple Watch for fitness but aren’t ready to fully nerd out on their

Garmin Forerunner 745 review: Fighting fit

The Garmin Forerunner 745 is the natural successor to the Forerunner 735XT, which launched back in 2016. This new multisport watch has a triathlon lean, in offering a lot of what you get on Garmin’s powerhouse Forerunner 945 – but for a little less money. As part of the 2020 upgrade package there’s a better mix of sports features and smartwatch features wrapped up into the 745’s smaller watch design. It’s also introduced new training and workout features that want to offer a helping hand in deciding when to train and what to do in those training sessions. All in all, the Forerunner 745 sounds like it’s a sizable improvement

Garmin Forerunner 935 hits Black Friday prices with huge discounts

The Garmin Forerunner 935 has some savings this Black Friday, dropping to a low price in the UK – meaning you can save on one of the best fitness watches around. The Garmin Forerunner 935 is available for £299.99, saving £25 on the normal price. It’s not a huge discount on this slightly old Garmin model, but considering it launched at £469 originally, its still a tempting offer. The Forerunner 935 is a serious GPS watch pitched at multi-sport athletes. It has a battery life that will last about 2 weeks, support for a full range of sports from running through triathlon and up to skiing or stand-up paddle boarding.