In conjunction with Global Running Day, Garmin has unveiled the new easy-to-use Garmin Forerunner 55 GPS smartwatch. With just a simple press or a button, users can access a wide range of features, including "daily suggested workouts, additional built-in sports applications, detailed running data, and much more."
“To appeal to a large range of athletes and running enthusiasts, the Forerunner 55 ® is built as a simplified running watch with easy to navigate features. It presents both informative and digestible data in a way that can help new runners as well as seasoned athletes analyse, plan and reach their respective goals.”
- Mr. Scoppen Lin, Director of Garmin Asia
Key features include built-in GPS, all-day wrist-based heart rate and activity tracking, daily suggested workouts, and Garmin Coach training plans. In addition, the Garmin Forerunner 55 also introduces advanced running features including PacePro, finish time estimator, Cadence, built-in activity profiles and recovery time.
Designed to be worn 24/7, the Garmin Forerunner 55 comes with a wide array of health and wellness features from Garmin Firstbeat Analytics. Included are stress tracking, relaxation reminders, the Body Battery energy monitor, as well as menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking.
As for lifestyle features, it also allows users to receive text messages, view social media updates, and more from their wrists. It will also notify designated emergency contacts should anything inopportune befall you.
In terms of design, it features a large 1.04" display with a 208 x 208 pixel resolution and weighs just 37g. The screen is "sunlight-visible with transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)" and the battery can last up to two weeks in smartwatch mode, and 20 hours in GPS mode.
The Garmin Forerunner 55 comes in 4 colours - black, grey, white, and aqua - and is now available for RM960 on Lazada, Shopee, AECO and all Garmin authorised retailers. For more information on the entire Forerunner lineup, you may visit this link.