Garmin has just launched the latest in their lineup of running-focused fitness smartwatches, the Forerunner 55.
A big selling point of the device is that it comes with a built-in GPS which helps users track their location, running speed, as well as distance. To complement the feature is 24/7 heart-rate tracking – that also detects resting rates, and supports abnormal heart rate alerts.
Other fitness features you get on the Forerunner 55 includes respiratory rate tracking, body battery energy monitor, plus sleep, hydration, and women’s health tracking.
To help you maximize your running routines, the watch also come with Garmin Coach, an on-screen guidance and coaching feature that works in-tandem with the companion app. There are also daily suggested running workouts depending on your training history, fitness level, and recovery time.
In terms of design, the watch comes with a 1.04-inch display that now has thinner bezels compared to the Forerunner 45, offering you more screen real-estate. It uses a transflective memory-in-pixel panel that offers great visibility under direct sunlight.
In terms of battery life, the watch can last up to 2 weeks when in smartwatch mode; if you turn on GPS, you can expect an impressive 20 hours of juice.