Forerunner 955 Black (RB)
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
OUTSHINE THE COMPETITION
Pushing toward the podium? Get this lightweight smartwatch on your wrist. Train your best, perform your best, and outlast the pack with a Power Glass solar charging lens to extend battery life.
Get up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode1 for a full picture of your health — from sleep to training.
Harness the power of the sun, and get up to 49 hours of battery life in GPS mode with solar charging2. (Solar Model only)
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.
Plan your strategy with daily suggested workouts, course details and more on the race widget.
SOLAR POWERED BATTERY (Solar Model only)
Get up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode with solar charging1. In GPS mode, get up to 42 hours and up to 49 hours when solar charging2. With UltraTrac mode, go even longer with up to 110 hours when solar charging2.
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.
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.
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.
Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, recovery and training performance through heart rate variability while you sleep, based on technology developed by our Firstbeat Analytics team.
Get ready for your next race with training tips, 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.
Free adaptive training plans include 5K, 10K, and half-marathon programs, featuring guidance from expert coaches that adapt to you and your goals.
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.
Use this data to track and manage your exertion — and help avoid overexerting at the start of your run or bike ride.
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.
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.
Compare the intensity of your recent workouts to the optimal range to improve your fitness and training history.
See how your workouts influence your endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback.
The PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow a course with help from turn-by-turn directions, which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.
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.
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.
Use the 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 features3 send messages with your location to emergency contacts. Incident detection is enabled by default for select activity profiles only.
Create or find existing courses in the 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.
Be in touch with your body.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
The watch constantly samples your heart rate4 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 rest4.
SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING
Get a score for your sleep’s quality and insights on how you can do better. Even keep track of the different sleep stages as well as heart rate, stress, Pulse Ox5 and respiration.
PULSE OX SENSOR
This wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor5 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 rate4, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox5, 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).
GARMIN PAY CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payments6 through participating providers.
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.
1 Assumes all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
2 Assumes continuous use for entire period in 50,000 lux conditions
3 When paired with a compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking feature requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
4 Activity tracking accuracy
5 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
6 View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information
|Lens Material||Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX|
|Bezel Material||fiber-reinforced polymer|
|QuickFit watch band compatible||(22 mm compatible)|
|Physical size||46.5 x 46.5 x 14.4 (mm) Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-220 mm|
|Display Size||1.3" (33 mm) diameter|
|Display resolution||260 x 260 pixels|
|Display Type||sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)|
|Weight||Non Solar : 52g
Solar : 53 g
|Battery life||Smartwatch mode: Up to 15 days/20 days with solar*|
|GPS-only mode without music: Up to 42 hours/49 hours with solar**|
|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/22 hours with solar**|
|GPS-only mode without music: Up to 42 hours/49 hours with solar**|
|Ultratrac mode: Up to 80 hours/110 hours with solar**|
|*Solar charging, assuming all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions|
|** Solar charging, assuming use in 50,000 lux conditions|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|GPS Time Sync||✅|
|Automatic daylight saving time||✅|
|Wrist-based Heart Rate (constant, every second)||✅|
|Daily Resting Heart Rate||✅|
|Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts||✅ (high and low)|
|Respiration rate (24x7)||✅|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation||✅ (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)|
|Body Battery Energy Monitor||✅|
|Relaxation breathing timer||✅|
|Sleep score and insights||✅|
|Hydration||✅ (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)|
|Women's Health||✅ (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)|
|Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor||✅|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor||✅|
|Daily Smart Features|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®|
|Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||✅|
|On-device Connect IQ Store||✅|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android only)||✅|
|Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect mobile||✅|
|Battery saver (customizable low power watch)||✅|
|Controls smartphone music||✅|
|Plays and controls watch music||✅|
|Music storage||Up to 2000 songs|
|Find My Phone||✅|
|Find My Watch||✅|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone®, Android|
|Pairs with Garmin Golf app||✅|
|Pairs with Garmin Connect Mobile||✅|
|Safety and Tracking Features|
|Spectator messaging||✅ (with compatible smartphone)|
|Live Event Sharing||Android Only|
|Incident Detection during select activities||✅|
|Dual grid coordinates||✅|
|Activity Tracking Features|
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||✅|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||✅|
|Garmin Connect Challenges app||✅ (optional Connect IQ app)|
|Gym & Fitness Equipment|
|Available gym activity profiles||Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Climbing, Bouldering, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga|
|On-screen workout animations||✅|
|On-screen workout muscle maps||✅|
|Training, Planning and Analysis Features|
|% HR max||✅|
|Auto max HR||✅|
|HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)||✅|
|Respiration rate (during exercise)||✅ (with compatible accessory)|
|GPS speed and distance||✅|
|Customizable data pages||✅|
|Customizable activity profiles||✅|
|Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection)||✅|
|Downloadable training plans||✅|
|Configurable lap alerts||✅|
|Heat and altitude acclimation||✅|
|VO2 Max (Run)||✅|
|VO2 Max (Trail Run)||✅|
|Training load focus||✅|
|Training Effect (anaerobic)||✅|
|Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)||✅|
|Improved recovery time||✅|
|Daily suggested workouts||✅ (7 days)|
|Race an Activity||✅|
|Auto multisport activities||✅|
|Manual multisport activities||✅|
|Garmin Live Segments||✅|
|Strava Live Segments||✅|
|Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)||✅|
|Trendline Popularity Routing||✅|
|Touch and/or button lock||✅|
|Activity history on watch||✅|
|Available run profiles||Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running|
|GPS-based distance, time and pace||✅|
|Running dynamics||✅ (with compatible accessory)|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio||✅ (with compatible accessory)|
|Ground contact time and balance||✅ (with compatible accessory)|
|Stride length (real time)||✅ (with compatible accessory)|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)||✅|
|Running power||✅ (with compatible accessory)|
|Lactate threshold||✅ (with compatible accessory)|
|PacePro Pacing Strategies||✅|
|Course- and weather-specific race predictor||✅|
|Foot pod capable||✅|
|Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide||✅|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)||✅|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs||✅|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)||automatic|
|Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)||✅|
|Auto CourseView updates||✅|
|Green View with manual pin position||✅|
|Hazards and course targets||✅|
|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|
|Bread crumb trail in real time||✅|
|Back to start||✅|
|Around Me mode||✅|
|Distance to destination||✅|
|Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert||✅|
|ClimbPro Ascent Planner||✅|
|Trail run auto climb||✅|
|Future elevation plot||✅|
|Preloaded topographical maps||✅|
|Preloaded road and trail maps||✅|
|Downloadable cartography support||✅|
|Sight 'N Go||✅|
|Area calculation||✅ (via Connect IQ)|
|Hunt/fish calendar||✅ (via Connect IQ)|
|Sun and moon information||✅|
|Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)||✅|
|Available cycling profiles||Biking, Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Gravel Biking, Bike Commuting, Bike Touring, eBiking, eMountain Biking, Indoor Biking, Cyclocross|
|Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)||✅|
|MTB Grit & Flow||✅|
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)||✅|
|Race an activity||✅|
|FTP (Functional Threshold Power)||✅ (with compatible accessory)|
|Compatible with Vector and Rally (power meters)||✅|
|Power meter compatible||✅|
|Advanced cycling dynamics||✅|
|Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display)||✅|
|Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar)||✅|
|Compatible with Varia lights||✅|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)||✅|
|Available swim profiles||Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||✅|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||✅|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)||✅|
|Drill logging (pool swim only)||✅|
|Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)||✅|
|"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only)||✅|
|Auto rest (pool swim only)||✅|
|Time and distance alerts||✅|
|Pacing alerts (pool swim only)||✅|
|Countdown start (pool swim only)||✅|
|Pool swim workouts||✅|
|Critical swim speed||✅|
|Underwater wrist-based heart rate||✅|
|Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||✅ (with HRM-Swim or HRM-Pro)|
|Kid Activity Tracking Features|
|Toe-to-Toe Challenges app||✅ (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe Challenges app)|
|Smart trainer control||✅|
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