Garmin Forerunner 955 vs Forerunner 945 Compared – Now with touch screen and solar

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As usual for Garmin, one of the retailers got a bit trigger happy with publishing their product pages and leaked the upcoming Garmin Forerunner 955.

The product listing wasn’t highly detailed it is just the generic marketing blurb, but it does confirm a lot of things.

Garmin Forerunner 955 vs Forerunner 945

There is not a massive change to the featureset, so many people will likely not want or need to upgrade from the already excellent Forerunner 945.

  • Just like the Fenix 7, the new Forerunner 955 will get a touchscreen.
  • The battery gets a moderate upgrade, with the smartwatch going from 14 days to 15, but the GPS performance increasing from 26 to 48 hours.
  • Solar charging can add an extra 5 days for smartwatch mode in ideal conditions. Or 7 hours with basic GPS and 2 hours with all systems GNSS.
  • At least one or both models should have the new multi-band GPS
  • New next level full-colour mapping – but it is not clear exactly what this is yet.
  • HRV status and HRV while you sleep.
  • Increased storage for music

Overview

The below is the text that was archived, the actual page has been taken down now.

Lead the pack with Forerunner 955, the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch. The training readiness feature tells you when you're primed for a productive session — while multi-band GPS and full-colour, built-in maps keep you on track when you're en route. With traditional buttons and a touch display, Forerunner 955 puts you in control as you push toward the podium.

Product Highlights:

Up to 15 days of battery life in smartwatch mode

Full-colour touchscreen display

Access tons of maps and trails with improved satellite-based navigation

Generated personalized health reports and training tips

Product Features:

Long Battery Life

Battery life: up to 15 days of battery life in smartwatch mode for a full picture of your health — from sleep to training; plus, get up to 42 hours in GPS mode and up to 80 hours in UltraTrac mode.

Touchscreen Navigation

Click or swipe through maps and stats with traditional button controls or a new, responsive touchscreen

Next-Level Mapping

Whether you're running on city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner® 955 provides full-colour, built-in mapping to keep you on track. Access multiple global navigation satellite systems, and get access to multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites for improved accuracy in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically don't penetrate — giving you superior accuracy for how far and how fast you've run — even in challenging environments

Personalized Reports

From the moment you wake up, get a training readiness score based on your sleep quality, recovery, training load and more, so you can determine whether it’s a good day to go hard — or take it easy. Get ready for your next race with race widget — which provides training tips, personalized daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions based on course details, weather and performance. With HRV status, gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, recovery and training performance through HRV while you sleep, based on technology developed by Garmins Firstbeat Analytics team

Training Tips

Using new indicators such as HRV status, your recent exercise history and performance, get easy insight into your overall effort with training status — and know whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained

Variety of Profiles

Switch up your workouts with 30+ activity profiles, including cycling, triathlon, pool and open-water swimming, track running and more; for races and brick workouts, switch sports with a single button press.

Safety Features

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, Assistance and incident detection features send messages with your location to emergency contacts; incident detection is enabled by default for select activity profiles only (Requires setup and your smartphone to be in an area with network coverage where data connectivity is available).

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