Garmin Forerunner 55

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garmin forerunner 55 watch product photo
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garmin forerunner 55 rear view

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Running-specific smartwatch 
  • 5 running profiles available 
  • Tracks upward of 20 metrics 
  • Classic circular watch face
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Touchscreen display
  • In-depth running metrics
  • Water-resistant face
  • Integrated GPS
  • Sweatproof silicone band
  • Up to 2 weeks of battery life
  • 5 running activity profiles available
What needs improvement ...
  • Somewhat bulky; may be too big for smaller wrists
  • Amount of features can be overwhelming at first

Product Summary

The Garmin Forerunner 55 is a smartwatch with multiple sport profiles and five activity profiles dedicated to running alone. With this watch, you can track Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Virtual Running, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Pilates, and Yoga.

The watch also tracks a number of running-specific metrics, including time, distance, pace, cadence, run workouts, race predictor, pacing strategies; as well as wellness metrics like heart rate, respiration rate, sleep, VO2 max, recovery, calories, intensity minutes.

The sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display has a resolution of 208 x 208 pixels and the watch has a water rating of 5 ATM, which means it can withstand depths of up to 50 meters.

Specs

Running profiles

Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Virtual Running

Other running features

Time, distance, pace, cadence, run workouts, race predictor, pacing strategies

Key metrics

HR, respiration rate, sleep, VO2 max, recovery, calories, intensity minutes

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      Summary

      The Garmin Forerunner 55 is a multisport watch, but it has several features that make it advantageous for runners.