Although Garmin used to have other watches with solar charging capabilities, such as Fenix 7, today the company announced its first solar-powered watch for runners, the Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar. In addition, the company also announced the accessible Garmin Forerunner 255 line.
The Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar uses a Power Glass solar charging lens that should help it with up to 20 days of battery life. Of course, if you are thinking of being a little more aggressive, the watch can offer up to 49 hours of use in GPS mode. The Forerunner 955 Solar also has a color touch screen, always active. Those who want something more tactile will be happy to know that the watch is also equipped with five physical buttons. As you’d expect, the watch offers great fitness tracking features and guidance tips that have become synonymous with the Garmin name.
The Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar also has enough internal storage for up to 2,000 songs from your favorite supported services, such as Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer. In addition, it offers contactless payments at Garmin Pay supported terminals. The watch is paired with supported iOS and Android devices, allowing users to receive notification updates. Forerunner 955 Solar is now available for $ 599.99. If this is a little too much for your wallet, you can opt for the non-solar version, which comes with $ 100 less.
If you’re looking for an even more affordable option, Garmin today also launched the Forerunner 255 series. The watches offer up to 14 days of battery life on a single charge and exceed 30 hours in GPS mode. The Forerunner 255 series is based on its predecessors, offering a variety of activity tracking functions, from triathlon to heart rate tracking and more. Forerunner 255S and Forerunner 255S Music are available in 41 mm sizes, while Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 255 Music are available in sizes larger than 46 mm.
The Forerunner 255 series also offers contactless payments through Garmin Pay. In addition, Garmin Forerunner 255S Music and Garmin Forerunner 255 Music offer the ability to store up to 500 songs from supported services such as Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer. Like other Garmin watches, the Forerunner 255 series supports both iOS and Android devices. Forerunner 255S and Forerunner 255 are priced at $ 349.99, while Forerunner 255S Music and Forerunner 255 Music start at $ 399.99.