Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar presented with up to 20 days of battery life
The Forerunner 955 series is finally here after numerous leaks. As expected, Garmin has released the Forerunner 955 and the Forerunner 955 Solar. In comparison, the company elected against releasing a Solar version of the Forerunner 945. Unfortunately for Garmin, Forerunner 955 specifications had already been confirmed by Beach Camera. Incidentally, Beach Camera also published numerous marketing images, including several of the Forerunner 955 being used.
For reference, the Forerunner 955 has a 1.3-inch transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display, which outputs at 260 x 260 pixels and that Garmin protects with Corning Gorilla Glass DX. Also, the 46.5 x 46.5 x 14.4 mm smartwatch weighs 53 g, is 5 ATM water resistant and has 32 GB of onboard storage. Supposedly, the Forerunner 955 Solar last up to 20 days between charges in smartwatch, an estimate that drops to 15 days with the regular Forerunner 955.
Additionally, Garmin claims that the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar will last 8:30 hours with all GNSS systems active and continuous music playback. Like many other Garmin smartwatches, the Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar support the company's full suite of first-party apps, exercise modes, health tracking and the Connect IQ store.
The Garmin Forerunner 955 starts at US$499.99 in Black and Whitestone colourways. Alternatively, Garmin offers the Forerunner 955 Solar for US$599.99, which comes in the same colour options. For some reason, the Forerunner 955 in Black ships earlier than other models, with both Forerunner 955 Solar colour options not shipping until the end of June at the earliest.