Lead the pack with Forerunner 955 the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch. The new training readiness feature tells you when you’re primed for a productive session, while daily suggested workouts give you a peek at the week ahead and adapt to your body after every run. With new multi-band GPS and full-color, built-in maps, you can navigate confidently — whether you’re in the race or just grabbing a post-run coffee with Garmin Pay™ contactless payments¹. And with traditional buttons and a touch display, it has never been easier to tap into your running power, running dynamics and music.
New Features in the Forerunner 955 (compared to Forerunner 945):
New Features as of September 5, 2023
NEW! ENDURANCE SCORE
This feature measures your ability to sustain prolonged efforts and combines training data from all of your athletic pursuits to help you understand how training impacts your overall endurance. This dynamic measurement uses your VO2 max, short-term/long-term training loads and other factors to gauge your fitness progress beyond just VO2 max
NEW! NEW ACTIVITY PROFILES
Get better at whatever with new preloaded activity profiles for team sports ranging from football, baseball and basketball to soccer, rugby, hockey, lacrosse and more — plus racket sports, boxing and others.
NEW! RELIEF SHADING
Digital elevation model data is used to create a 3D look with color and topographic shading on the map, making terrain and elevation changes easier to interpret than contour lines alone.
NEW! WEATHER MAP OVERLAYS
Use your smartwatch* to make informed weather decisions by viewing the latest map overlays for precipitation, cloud cover, temperature and wind data on your wrist.
*When paired with your compatible smartphone
NEW! MUSCLE MAPS FOR PILATES, HIIT, CARDIO
See what muscles you’re working for HIIT, cardio, Pilates and strength workouts. Preview the muscle groups that your custom or preset workouts will impact, then review your stats post-workout in the Garmin Connect™ app.
NEW! WORKOUTS APP
Easily find and organize workouts across all your athletic pursuits — including daily suggested workouts plus those downloaded or created in the Garmin Connect app. Follow up with a review of workout history directly from your device.
NEW! HILL SCORE
This feature measures your capability for running uphill and evaluates your progress over time based on your VO2 max and training history. It measures your running strength on steep ascents and running endurance on long ascents and provides a score based on your performance over time.
NEW FEATURES AS OF FEBRUARY, 2023:
NEW! UNIFIED TRAINING STATUS
TrueUp™ physio data synchronization will now unify training features including training status, training load, load focus and HRV status for users with multiple compatible devices. You can designate a primary device in order to have more consistent training data so you can train smarter. This includes users with multiple compatible smartwatches or those with a compatible smartwatch and Edge® 1040 device.
NEW FEATURES AS OF NOVEMBER, 2022:
NEW! BACKCOUNTRY SNOWBOARD
This preloaded profile helps distinguish between snowboarding and climbing. It shows metrics specific to either ascent or descent.
NEW! AUTO REST (ULTRARUN)
During an ultrarun activity, the watch automatically keeps track of time spent at an aid station or checkpoint—no need to worry about pausing the run activity.
NEW! GRADE ADJUSTED PACE
Whether running uphill or downhill, runners can now see their equivalent flat ground pace, making it easy to maintain an even effort over various terrain.
NEW! WRIST-BASED RUNNING POWER (WITHOUT ACCESSORY)
To manage efforts, receive real-time metrics of how much power is being exerted on a run —now with no additional accessory required.
NEW! DISC GOLF
Track stats with the new dedicated disc golf activity. And for those who want to keep score and get the distance to the basket for more than 14,000 disc golf courses on the wrist – try out the UDisc Connect IQ app.
TOUCHSCREEN AND BUTTONS
Traditional button controls with a responsive touchscreen for fast access to everyday health features and easier control of maps. The touchscreen can be turned off manually or set to automatically lock during activities.
The training readiness feature gives you insights into how much your body will benefit from training, so you know exactly how hard to go.
New morning report greets you with the day’s weather and calendar and summarizes information about last night’s sleep, HRV status and daily workout suggestion³.
HRV status tracks your heart rate variability while you sleep, giving you greater insight into your overall wellness³.
Get all of your race prep information in one place with the new race widget — offering a course-specific performance prediction, race day weather, countdown and more.
Use this data to track and manage your exertion — and help avoid overexerting at the start of your run or bike.
Access multiple global navigation satellite systems, and get access to multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites — giving you superior accuracy for how far and how fast you’ve run — even in challenging environments.
IMPROVED DAILY WORKOUTS
View your entire week of daily suggested workouts, which adapt after every run to match your performance and recovery.
IMPROVED TRAINING STATUS
Improved training status feature indicates if you’re undertraining or overdoing it; offers additional performance monitoring features.
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.
PLUS, the same great features as previous watches:
Built with an always-on, full-color display that’s light on the wrist and easy to read even in direct sunlight.
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.
Download up to 2000 songs to your watch, including playlists from Spotify, Amazon Music or Deezer (premium subscription may be required), and connect with your wireless headphones for phone-free listening.
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.
Get free adaptive training plans from Garmin Coach, or create your own custom workouts at our Garmin Connect™ online fitness community.
Provides advanced running dynamics4, including ground contact time balance, stride length, vertical ratio and more.
CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE
Switch up your workout routine with 30+ activity profiles for running, triathlons, cycling, swimming and more.
Safety and tracking features5 make it easy to share your location with chosen contacts.
MAKE IT YOURS
Customize with free watch faces, apps and more from the Connect IQ™ Store app downloaded on your compatible smartphone.
Connected features include built-in smart notifications from your connected smartphone, automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect™ online fitness community and the ability to track your runs with the LiveTrack feature.
GARMIN CONNECT APP
Automatically uploads your data to our Garmin Connect™ free online fitness community5, where you can join challenges, receive insights and share your progress.
NO WALLET NEEDED
Leave your cash and cards at home; Garmin Pay™ contactless payments¹ let you pay for purchases on the go.
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.
¹ View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information at Garmin.com/en-US/garminpay/banks/
4 When used with Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro™ monitor (sold separately)
5 When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble. For safety and tracking feature requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.