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6 Reviews for Garmin Forerunner 55

  1. Dan Rain

    The media could not be loaded.  I have always used an Apple Watch for running. I’m training for a marathon now and constantly got annoyed by the touch screen after my fingers would get sweaty, so wanted something geared more towards working out/running. When I bought it, I thought I’d only wear it to run but I have loved all the data that it provides so much that I’ve been wearing it almost all the time. You can view all daily metrics on it, however, I prefer to view the data on the phone app as I find that a little easier to see all at once. It can receive all of my phone notifications except for my texts because I have an iPhone and the watch is not compatible with iMessage. The gps has been so accurate while running, it is easy to stop/start, and has a strong vibrate when you stop/start or finish a mile. There are a variety of workout options available but I’ve only used it for running so far. The sleep tracking has been great and is so accurate. It gives you a daily body battery percentage based on stress, sleep, and activity level. The battery also lasts so long before it needs to be charged! It usually lasts about a week before needing to charge, depending on how many gps workouts I log. There are definitely still many other features that I have not tried yet but the things listed are what I use most/love the most about it!

  2. R. Jones

    I bought this a few months ago and loved it but wanted to wait to write a review so I could comment on its reliability over time. So far, this thing is great. Best sports/tracking watch I have ever owned.The battery life is as advertised. Lasts about two weeks depending on how active you are with the GPS during that timeframe. You can display the exact battery percentage, also.The size and display area are great. It doesn’t feel too big but there is plenty of room on the screen for all the important info you might need.During workouts: you can customize what fields are displayed for each activity. I primarily use this for running, and I like how I can adjust what I see on the screen (HR, pace in whatever units I want, total distance, etc). There are actually quite a few different metrics you can display, so I’m confident you will find what you want. I also like how it vibrates at every mile marker and gives you a quick read out of how you’re doing so far in terms of pace and whatever else you decide to display. The vibration is actually quite useful, and is powerful enough that you will definitely feel it (I know some watches are sort of weak in this regard).Heartbeat sensor: this was an important one for me, and this watch has performed very well in this regard. My older Garmin watch (Forerunner 35 I think?) seemed pretty unreliable with HR, but this one seems like its pretty spot on most of the time (as verified by manually checking my HR to see how close it is).It has some really cool “widgets” that you can add to your main menu. For example, I can check the weather for the next week with two or three button presses, which I think is a cool bonus. It also has health focused ones like V02 max and you can review your HR over the past week, displayed as a simple line graph.The only thing that bugs the hell out of me is that when you go to start a workout, a run for example, it will always give you this “suggested workout” that you have to say no to every time. It’s really annoying and I wish I could turn it off, it just adds extra button presses before I can start my run. Not enough to deduct any points, but it’s still a really annoying feature.

  3. R. Jones

    I bought this a few months ago and loved it but wanted to wait to write a review so I could comment on its reliability over time. So far, this thing is great. Best sports/tracking watch I have ever owned.The battery life is as advertised. Lasts about two weeks depending on how active you are with the GPS during that timeframe. You can display the exact battery percentage, also.The size and display area are great. It doesn’t feel too big but there is plenty of room on the screen for all the important info you might need.During workouts: you can customize what fields are displayed for each activity. I primarily use this for running, and I like how I can adjust what I see on the screen (HR, pace in whatever units I want, total distance, etc). There are actually quite a few different metrics you can display, so I’m confident you will find what you want. I also like how it vibrates at every mile marker and gives you a quick read out of how you’re doing so far in terms of pace and whatever else you decide to display. The vibration is actually quite useful, and is powerful enough that you will definitely feel it (I know some watches are sort of weak in this regard).Heartbeat sensor: this was an important one for me, and this watch has performed very well in this regard. My older Garmin watch (Forerunner 35 I think?) seemed pretty unreliable with HR, but this one seems like its pretty spot on most of the time (as verified by manually checking my HR to see how close it is).It has some really cool “widgets” that you can add to your main menu. For example, I can check the weather for the next week with two or three button presses, which I think is a cool bonus. It also has health focused ones like V02 max and you can review your HR over the past week, displayed as a simple line graph.The only thing that bugs the hell out of me is that when you go to start a workout, a run for example, it will always give you this “suggested workout” that you have to say no to every time. It’s really annoying and I wish I could turn it off, it just adds extra button presses before I can start my run. Not enough to deduct any points, but it’s still a really annoying feature.

  4. Gabriel Angeles

    I was looking to replace my old Garmin and tried some of these new ‘fitness watches.’ They were not good for running so I bought a new Garmin. Can’t go wrong. I don’t use the sleep tracking on any of my devices.

  5. eider

    I can’t complain. I am long distance runner and it works perfect. I Totally recommend it

  6. ACE

    I got this to replace my 5yr old Forerunner 235 and am super happy with it.Best points:- Excellent battery life, easily tracks a 50-miler and longer; I rarely charge compared with every few days for my FR235- It sits closer to the wrist with less bulk- Strap is more flexible- customizable watch face is easy to see; press a button for a backlight when it’s dark- 4 data fields (only had 3 on the FR235)- Great GPS tracking, fast satellite location- Buttons are easy to press on the moveCons (slight)- scant instructions so I could see this being pretty unintuitive for a first time Garmin user. Luckily the watch itself gives hints on the customization features. I probably fiddled for about 30min to get it all just right.- when you go to start a run, it tries to suggest your workout which is nice but not necessary. It’ll also tell you it’s locating satellites, when in fact it’s already good to go. Just press start and it’ll start tracking.I can’t comment on sleep/HR, as I don’t track those; though HR seems on par with every other wrist based monitor I’ve had.Overall a great running/biking/activity tracking watch for those who don’t want/need smart watch features. There’s a lot of running data to geek out on, packed into a small, lightweight package. I’ll probably rarely/never use it all, but it’s fun if you want to mess with the extensive Garmin Connect app. Would highly recommend – does everything I want as a competitive ultra runner.

  7. David Calle

    As accurate as chest strap over 95% of the time. And, it works with the Ticker-X chest strap and other reputable straps.I preferred the chest strap until I bought this monitor with watch and put it through it’s places. And, I have tried all the major brands chest straps including the ones by Garmin, Polar and my favorite Wahoo Ticker X.And the mobile Connect app is fantastic rivaling the Wahoo app.Using any HR monitor means you are aware and on the right track, so sick with it!

  8. Rachel R.

    I used for a month looks are amazing, full on button controls,watch continuously disconnects with bluetooth & gets connected automatically every15 to 30 mins irritating with sound just turned off the sound through app. Tracks accurately on threadmill distance. Watch battery works for a week if sound alerts are turned off. A day more if sound is enabled. I like it for color ,accuracy & brand. It keeps you on alert for pace tracking good for that reason. Overall I rate 3star for bluetooth issues.

  9. Susan Cox

    I have always used an Apple Watch for running. I’m training for a marathon now and constantly got annoyed by the touch screen after my fingers would get sweaty, so wanted something geared more towards working out/running. When I bought it, I thought I’d only wear it to run but I have loved all the data that it provides so much that I’ve been wearing it almost all the time. You can view all daily metrics on it, however, I prefer to view the data on the phone app as I find that a little easier to see all at once. It can receive all of my phone notifications except for my texts because I have an iPhone and the watch is not compatible with iMessage. The gps has been so accurate while running, it is easy to stop/start, and has a strong vibrate when you stop/start or finish a mile. There are a variety of workout options available but I’ve only used it for running so far. The sleep tracking has been great and is so accurate. It gives you a daily body battery percentage based on stress, sleep, and activity level. The battery also lasts so long before it needs to be charged! It usually lasts about a week before needing to charge, depending on how many gps workouts I log. There are definitely still many other features that I have not tried yet but the things listed are what I use most/love the most about it!

  10. Bruce

    Great watch for recording your exercises, specially running, battery performance is superb. I use GPS while running for 5K five times a week and battery runs for around two weeks. GPS accuracy is perfect.

  11. ACE

    As expected from the Garmin, pretty good especially the battery backup, i haven’t charged yet, it came out of the box with 90%, i have been walking and running and other activities like breath, HIIT(high-intensity interval training), past 4 days i have not take it off this watch from my wrist, still battery 49%. i do own apple watch series 6 Nike Edition but need to charge every day for sure and if i ran more than 6K or 7K in day, it will drain pretty soon, thats why i took this and heart rate also very good, which similar to polar heart strap. finally it’s a Sport watch not completely smart watch but it has some of the smart watch features, like getting notifications but in one way you can’t give reply from the watch, just you can see.

  12. Dan Rain

    My 18 yr old son loves it..he does 6 to 8 miles a day and it fits his needs. Not fancy but affective

  13. sushruth k

    This is my first exercise watch and as such wanted to go with a “less expensive” model. Within the first couple of days I found myself hooked by the stats and functions it has to offer. This watch makes me want to exercise more too which is a nice bonus. Battery life is excellent and the controls are very simple and straight forward. The only bad thing I can say about it is the buttons on the side of the watch feel a bit “cheap”.

  14. Bruce

    Moved from Garmin Vivosport to Garmin Forerunner 55. Found the design very attractive, gives a smartwatch look. Built is excellent. Tracking is awesome as is expected from the Garmin house. GPS also connects very quickly. Good price range in case confused between Forerunner 45 vs Forerunner 245 starting range. Not used the training suggestions yet

  15. EmSt

    It’s been a while since I’ve had a garmin, but the quality of the running function is excellent. There was an issue where I couldn’t customize the watch face without the battery draining quickly. Wish that could be fixed.

  16. Addyson S.

    It has timer feature that I use for my pomodoro technique work and studying. It’s nice to have time on you’re wrist as opposed to digital timer. I love running and the app tracking elevation, heart rate and pace over fine is great too. Sleep and stress tracking aren’t as good but no that useful anyway. Battery lasts 2-3 days of active use. Maybe even more. Highly recommend!

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Garmin Forerunner 55

Garmin Forerunner 55 GPS watch improves running and fitness.

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GPS watch with heart rate monitor, 2 week battery life, and race day tools.
Pros

- GPS tracking
- Water-resistant
- Heart rate monitor

Cons

- Expensive
- Limited battery life
- Small display

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The Garmin Forerunner 55 GPS running watch is a must-have for runners of all levels. This easy-to-use watch allows you to monitor your heart rate (not a medical device) from your wrist while tracking your running distance, speed, and location using GPS. With a battery life of up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode or up to 20 hours in GPS mode, this watch will keep up with your active lifestyle.

The PacePro feature is perfect for race day strategy planning with GPS-based pace guidance. This feature will help you stay on track and achieve your race-day goals. Additionally, the watch offers helpful training tools such as race time predictions and finish time estimates. With built-in activity profiles for various exercises, including running, cycling, swimming, and Pilates, this watch is versatile and can be used for all of your workouts.

The Garmin Forerunner 55 offers advanced wellness features such as intensity minutes, fitness age, and all-day respiration. These features will help you stay on top of your health and fitness goals. The watch also offers customization options through the Connect IQ Store for watch faces, data fields, apps, and widgets, allowing you to personalize your watch to fit your style and needs.improve their health and fitness.

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// FEATURES

  • Heart rate monitor at wrist with GPS tracking
  • Battery life up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode; 20 hours in GPS mode
  • PacePro for GPS-based pace guidance
  • Helpful training tools for race day strategy
  • Built-in activity profiles for multiple activities
  • Advanced wellness features for body monitoring
  • Customizable watch faces, data fields, apps, and widgets
  • Suggested workouts based on training history and fitness level
  • // SPECS

    Product Dimensions1.65 x 1.65 x 0.46 inches
    Item Weight1.31 ounces
    Domestic ShippingItem can be shipped within U.S.
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    Item model number010-02562-02
    Batteries1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
    Connectivity technologiesBluetooth
    GPSTrue
    Special featuresBluetooth
    Other display featuresWireless
    Human Interface InputButtons
    Scanner Resolution480 x 272
    ColorAqua
    Whats in the boxdocumentation, Forerunner 55, Power/Data Cable
    Departmentunisex-adult
    ManufacturerGarmin
    Country of OriginTaiwan
    Date First Available2021, June 2
    Department: unisex-adult
    Origin Country: Taiwan
    Model #: 010-02562-02
    Garmin Forerunner 55
    released on June 2, 2021

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    Track your workouts and monitor your health with the Garmin Forerunner 55 Aqua Watch. The wrist-based heart rate monitor accurately measures your heart rate, while GPS tracks your pace, distance, and routes. Easy-to-use features such as guided workouts, personalized training plans, and smart notifications make it easy to stay motivated and on track. The slim, lightweight design is comfortable for all-day wear and the battery lasts up to 2 weeks in smartwatch mode.

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