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New Forerunner series: Garmin news at Global Running Day

Garmin celebrates Running Day with the new Forerunner series, the series of watches dedicated to athletes and runners

Garmin International Inc. world leader in satellite navigation. today presented the new series Forerunner for the Global Running day. The company (here for more information) has been designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling tools and applications with GPS technology, for navigation, communication and transmission of information. Garmin products are used in the automotive, sports, outdoor, marine, aviation and OEM applications. The new series Forerunner 255 e Forerunner 955 contain all the new features of Garmin technology, such as the solar charging, advanced performance analysis and the 4th generation sensor for heart rate measurement on the wrist.

Let’s look at the new Forerunner series in detail

Designed by athletes for athletes, the series Forerunner raises the bar even more with the new ones 255/255 Music e 955/955 Solar. Premium sport watches equipped with the latest generation Garmin technology dedicated to runners and triathletes. The new training, performance analysis and recovery functions allow you to reach all goals. Both during sessions of training than in the everyday lifethanks to even better smartwatch features.

It doesn’t matter what the goal is, if one 10k, a marathon or one because of the triathlon. The Forerunner series follows the sportsman step by step, like a real coach.

Serie Forerunner 255

Garmin Forerunner 255 it comes in two sizes to fit all types of wrists, and in two versions, with or without music. So in total we have 8 different models, dedicated to those who choose running as a lifestyle or to compete in the most prestigious races. There battery has been improved to reach up to 30 hours with GPS on and up to 14 days in smartwatch mode. In addition to the renowned functions of its predecessor, the new 255 it’s even more valuable for runners. This is because it incorporates some important innovations, such as the accuracy of satellite reception (thanks to the multi-band), especially useful for those who run in areas with complex satellite reception such as cities or woods. Or even the detection of 4th generation physiological and cardiac metrics.

The series 255/255 Music is designed to answer all runners who want a complete sport experience. these products offer free training plans Garmin Coach and a wide range of sporting activities. Among these, the new profile triathlon or combined for those who love running and not only or must recover from an injury with swimming training (swimming pool or open water) and cycling.

Serie Forerunner 955 e 955 Solar

The new ones Garmin Forerunner 955 e 955 Solar acquire the double mode of interaction. This, thanks to the combination of the traditional and popular buttons that stand side by side to the innovative touch screen. The latter also houses the solar charging on the Solar version to increase the battery life up to 49 hours in GPS mode. With the new system multi-band GPS and the integrated color cartography, it is possible to keep track of the route in complete safety and with an accuracy never seen before.

Innovativeness of the new Forerunner series

Along with the beloved features Training Status e Training LoadForerunner 255/255 Music offers the new data ofAcute Load. This, through a graph, provides the optimal range within which to position to maintain the best physical shape ahead of a Personal Best to overcome. Also, we will find HRV Status that tracks heart rate variability while you sleep, giving you an even more detailed snapshot of overall well-being measured in milliseconds. As a further step in the performance analysis, the innovative Widget race brings together all the information on preparing for a competition in a single screen. These are the performance forecast, the weather of the day and the countdown.

In addition to these essential functions, on the series Forerunner 955 the function Training Readiness informs about how ready your body is for the next workout, so you know exactly how far you can go. It certainly ranks among the most innovative functions Real-Time Stamina that uses the data to know the energy tank and manage the effort avoiding an overload in training.

Running power

Forerunner 955, as well as Forerunner 255, also features Running Power. This implementation allows to obtain a continuous measurement of the running power directly on the wrist when the instrument is paired with the heart rate monitor HRM-Pro o al Running Dynamics Pod. Also on the 955 series, workouts can be automatically synchronized indoor e outdoor and Garmin Connectfrom the training app Tacx and from other third party platforms.

Forerunner functionality

The improved features wellness allow you to see the morning report every day, a detailed health picture with sleep data, blood oxygenation, Body Battery and state ofHRV1. Designed to be worn all day, they also include advanced health and wellness features. The Pulse Ox on the wrist monitors blood oxygen saturation levels, giving a clearer picture of sleep and acclimatization to altitude.

Also, confirmed on the 955 model and for the first time on the 255 series, the pagamento contactless Garmin Pay2. This makes the watch an indispensable companion not only during physical activity but also in everyday life. From dinner at a restaurant to shopping before returning home, without ever having to take your wallet or smartphone out of your pocket or purse.

The Music series

The Forerunner 255 Music Series now allows you to enter up to 500 pieces of music (2000 for the 955 series) directly into the watch memory or listen to the Spotify playlist. And again, Amazon Music and Deezer (but a subscription plan may be required) all through headphones wireless Bluetooth (sold separately).

The safety and tracking functions ensure peace of mind during training by sending the athlete’s real-time position to selected emergency contacts or an automatic message in the event of an accident. While cycling indoors, you can control a smart trainer Tacx through technology ANT+ directly from the watch. So you can check the simulation of the course, the automatic change of resistance and the training tips when using courses or workouts.

Prices and availability

Available today, the Forerunner 255/255 Music series comes in the following versions:

  • Forerunner 255S, in the Powder Gray or Light Pink models, and Forerunner 255, in the Slate Gray and Tidal Blue models, priced at 349,99 euro.
  • Forerunner 255S Music and 255 Music, both in Black or Whitestone models for the price of 399,99 euro.

The Forerunner 955/955 Solar series comes in the following versions:

  • Forerunner 955, in Black and White colors at the price of 549,99 euro.
  • Forerunner 955 Solar, in Black and White models at the price of 649,99 euro.

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