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Garmin's Forerunner 55 with in-built GPS, on-screen guidance launched in India: Price, specs

The new Garmin Forerunner 55 The new Garmin Forerunner 55
The new Garmin Forerunner 55 (Garmin)

Garmin's Forerunner 55 is perfect for all the runners, irrespective of what skill level you are at. 

Garmin has launched the Forerunner 55 in India. This new smartwatch is perfect for those who like running and can help you train no matter what your skill level is. The Garmin Forerunner 55 comes with built-in GPS, heart-rate sensor, all-day activity tracking, on-screen guidance from Garmin Coaches, and more. It also has a safety feature that allows the user to send a message with the location to family and friends. 

The light-weight Garmin Forerunner 55 comes with features like PacePro and cadence alerts which help runners to focus on their running and training fundamentals. This smartwatch also features comprehensive running modes, tailored daily training tips, and enhanced health monitoring that can help improve the user’s performance both on and off the track.

The Forerunner 55's screen displays data like distance traveled and can be customised as you choose to show all the data you need. The Garmin Forerunner 55's built-in GPS helps users track their run or walk and keep a tab on time, distance, speed, pace, and heart rate data. The new Garmin smartwatch comes with a range of other features like heart rate monitoring, body battery energy monitoring, menstrual cycle, and pregnancy tracking, and it can also offer detailed running data. Besides this, there are daily suggested workouts and additional built-in sports apps, and built-in activity profiles to support track/virtual running, swimming, Pilates, HIIT, etc. 

The Garmin Forerunner 55's PacePro feature provides guidance to help runners tailor their efforts to a selected course or distance. There is a finish time estimator that lets users select a run distance and view their estimated finish time and train accordingly. The Cadence alerts on the smartwatch let runners know when they’ve gone outside their target cadence range, and this helps in improving running form. For workout guidance, there is the built-in recovery time that tells users how long they should rest before the next workout. 

Besides this, the Garmin Forerunner 55 comes with health and fitness features like stress tracking, relaxation reminders, Body Battery to monitor energy levels and figure out the best times for activity and rest. Women users can track their menstrual cycle or pregnancy and log symptoms, receive exercise and nutrition education, and more through the Garmin Connect app.

Smartphone features on the Garmin Forerunner 55 include notifications for messages and calls, social media updates, email notifications, etc. There is also built-in assistance and incident detection that allows users to manually or automatically send a message with their real-time location to their emergency contacts. You can also customise the watchfaces on the Garmin Forerunner 55 from the Garmin Connect app. Additional apps for the Garmin Forerunner 55 can be downloaded from the Connect IQ Store. 

Garmin promises upto two weeks of battery life on the Garmin Forerunner 55 on smartwatch mode and up to 20 hours of life in GPS mode. So, the Garmin Forerunner 55 should comfortably see you through a regular workday. 

Garmin Forerunner 55 price in India 

The Garmin Forerunner 55 is priced at 20,990 and comes in three colours - Black, Aqua, and Monterra Grey. It is available on Amazon.in, Flipkart, Tata CLiQ, synergizer.co.in, and in Garmin Brand Stores.

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