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Garmin launches first GPS running smartwatch Forerunner 955 with solar charging

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MANILA, Philippines – Garmin Philippines has just announced the launch of Forerunner  955 Solar, its first dedicated running smartwatch with solar charging.

Built for the long-run, the new Forerunner 955 Solar features Power Glass solar charging lens, giving athletes up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode1 and up to 49 hours in GPS mode2. Designed with the runner in mind, the smartwatch features an always-on, full-color display that is easy to read in direct sunlight and a responsive touchscreen that complements the traditional 5-button design, allowing for fast access to everyday health features, easier control of maps and more.

“Athletes who strive to be the best seek the best training tools, and we are pleased to introduce the Forerunner 955 Solar to our lineup of premier GPS running smartwatches in the Philippines,” says Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia.

“With high-end training features and performance metrics, the Forerunner 955 Solar gives you the tools to chase your goals. No matter where, when or why you run, the Forerunner 955 Solar will help you go the extra mile,” adds Stella Tan, Marketing Manager, Garmin Philippines.

Here's what’s new

Made for medals

To help athletes chase their next PR, the Forerunner 955 Solar includes key performance and training tools from Firstbeat Analytics™ like VO2 max, training load, performance condition, training effect and more. What’s more, new indicators such as the Heart Rate Variability (HRV) status, recent exercise history and performance will provide athletes with greater insight into their overall training status – and whether they’re training productively, peaking or strained. Daily workout suggestions will provide athletes with an entire week of day-to-day training guidance based on their fitness levels and overall wellness and will even adapt based on race plans that are set up using the new race widget. In the water, the Forerunner 955 Solar will track a swimmer’s distance, stroke, pace, personal records and more.

Furthermore, the Forerunner 955 Solar is compatible with Garmin Coach – free 5K, 10K and half-marathon training plans that adapt based on a runner’s goals and performance.

Go the distance

Whether running on city streets or cycling through densely covered trails, the Forerunner 955 Solar provides athletes with full-color, built-in maps to stay on track and go the distance.

All-day wear

Designed to be worn all day, the Forerunner 955 Solar includes advanced health and wellness features. Wrist-based Pulse Ox4 monitors blood oxygen saturation levels providing a clearer picture of sleep and altitude acclimation while Body Battery™ energy monitoring shows current energy levels which can help athletes find the best times for activity and rest. It also aids in analyzing women’s health features, including menstrual cycle tracking and pregnancy tracking, letting women log symptoms and receive insights for execercise and nutrition.

The Forerunner 955 Solar keeps the essentials on the wrist with built-in music (download up to 2,000 songs from playlists on Spotify®), and smart social and SMS notifications for alerts from an athlete’s Apple® or Android™ smartphone.

Safety and tracking features provide peace of mind while training outside by sending an athlete’s live location to chosen emergency contacts – or automatically sending a message if an incident is detected.6 While riding inside, athletes can also control a Tacx® Smart trainer via ANT+® technology right from the watch for course simulation, automatic resistance changes and workout prompts when using courses or workouts.

The Forerunner 955 Solar can be personalized with custom watch faces, data fields, and apps and widgets from the Connect IQ™ Store.

The Forerunner 955 Solar is now available at Garmin Brand Stores,, Lazada, Shopee and the Garmin PH Viber Community, and retails for P40,865 while its non-solar charging version, the Forerunner 955, is also available for P34,995. With any purchase of the Forerunner 955 series from any official Garmin store, customers can avail of a 20% discount voucher for ASICS products until October 15, 2022. Terms and conditions apply while stocks last.

For more information on the Forerunner 955 Series, visit: For other promos, visit the official PH website at, or connect with @garminphilippines on social media.

1 Assumes all-day wear with 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions
Solar charging, assuming continuous use in 50,000 lux conditions
3 The data and information provided by these devices is intended to be a close estimation of your activity and metrics tracked, but may not be precisely accurate
4 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox is not available in all countries.
5 View current supported country, payment network and issuing bank information
When paired with a compatible smartphone; see For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see

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