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Garmin Malaysia Introduces Forerunner 255 and 955 Smartwatches

by Charlotte WuJune 30, 2022
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Garmin Malaysia Introduces Forerunner 255 and 955 Smartwatches

Garmin Malaysia has recently released the Forerunner 255 and 955 GPS running smartwatches for sports enthusiasts  The Garmin Forerunner 255 now has complete triathlon functionality, while the new Garmin Forerunner 955 series debuts its first solar charging watch.

Garmin Forerunner 255 Series

Garmin Malaysia Introduces Forerunner 255 and 955 Smartwatches

The Forerunner 255S and Forerunner 255S Music have 41 mm casings, whereas the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255 Music have 46 mm cases. They require less charging time and have a battery life of up to 14 days in smartwatch mode and up to 30 hours in GPS mode.

The Forerunner 255 series features Morning report where the user can Obtain the day’s weather and workout recommendations, as well as information about the user’s sleep and HRV state. Not only that, the Complete triathlon support can mix up your exercise regimen with triathlon and multisport activity profiles and you can switch between sports with a simple button click during races and block sessions.

The smartwatch also features Race widget where you can display race prep information in one widget, including a race day-specific performance forecast, race day weather, and a countdown clock. Once a race is set, the recommended exercises for the day will change dependent on the athlete’s race plans. Furthermore, the HRV status can help monitor heart rate variability during sleeping to have a better understanding of recovery and general wellbeing.

With the Garmin Pay contactless payments, you can skip the checkout queue by paying for products with your wrist. The smartwatch’s Multi-band GPS can assist the athletes to obtain more accurate run data even in the most difficult situations by activating multi-band, multi-satellite-system tracking on the watch.

Lastly, the Forerunner 255 series features Native running power whereby when you are using a Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro, which are available separately, the watch provides real-time measures of how much power is being expended during a run.

The Forerunner 255 is available in Slate Grey and Tidal Blue, while the Forerunner 255S, coming in Q3 of 2022, is available in Powder Grey and Bubblegum at a retail price of RM1,730.

The Forerunner 255 Music and Forerunner 255S Music will be available in Black and Whitestone, priced at RM1,970.

Forerunner 955 Series

Garmin Malaysia Introduces Forerunner 255 and 955 Smartwatches

In conjunction with Global Running Day, Garmin unveils the Forerunner 955 Solar, which has a Power Glass solar charging lens and provides athletes with up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 49 hours in GPS mode. The smartwatch boasts an easy-to-read full-color display and a responsive touchscreen that compliments the conventional 5-button design, allowing quick access to common health functions, simpler map management, and more.

The Forerunner 955 series features Power Glass solar charging which allows athletes to have up to 49 hours of battery life in GPS mode.  The Touchscreen interface can quickly navigate maps, statistics, and more. The classic 5-button design can be utilised independently or in tandem with the touchscreen.

The smartwatches also feature Real-time stamina insights that monitor and track activity levels during a run or cycle in real-time. Furthermore, the Preparation for training can learn how to prepare the body for training each day by taking into consideration sleep, recuperation time, HRV state, and other parameters.

The Forerunner 955 series has similar features to that of the Forerunner 255 series such as the Multi-band GPS, HRV status, Morning report, Race widget, and Native running power.

The price for the Forerunner 955 Solar is RM2,970 whereas the non-solar variant of the Forerunner 955 will be priced at RM2,470.

For more information about the ForeRunner 255 and 955 series, feel free to visit Garmin Malaysia’s official Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube page.

Pokdepinion: The watches look stylish and sturdy for outdoor activities. Really useful for those who are always out and about either hiking or deep diving. The solar charging feature is really useful for those who are out for a long time.

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Charlotte Wu
Once upon a time, a farmer obtained some beans in exchange for a cow. The beans became me. My love for eggs is very strong.