From the moment you wake up, get a 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.
Receive an overview of your sleep, recovery and training outlook as soon as you wake up — alongside HRV status, training readiness and weather. You can even customize your report to show what you want to see.
Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, training and recovery through heart rate variability while you sleep, based on technology developed by our Firstbeat Analytics team.
Get ready for your next race with training tips, personalized daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions based on course details, weather and performance.
DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS
View your entire week of daily suggested workouts, which adapt after every run to match your performance and recovery as well as the races coming up in your Garmin Connect smartphone app calendar.
Free adaptive training plans include 5K, 10K and half-marathon programs, featuring guidance from expert coaches that adapt to you and your goals.
Get a continuous measurement on your wrist of how much power you’re applying to the road as you run when using a Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro monitor.
Use this data to track and manage your exertion — and help avoid overexerting at the start of your run or bike ride.
When using a Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro monitor, the Forerunner 955 watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more.
Using new indicators such as HRV status, your recent exercise history and performance, get an easy insight into your overall effort — and whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained.
Compare the intensity of your recent workouts to the optimal range to help improve your fitness and see your training history.
See how your workouts influence your endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback.
The PacePro feature helps keep you on pace with grade-adjusted guidance as you run a course.
Know how long to recover before your next high-effort workout based on your latest training as well as overall stress, sleep and daily activities outside of workouts.
Train smarter with VO2 max, an indicator of how you can expect to perform. This metric even accounts for changes in performance that could be caused by heat or altitude.
While you run, get an analysis of your pace, heart rate and heart rate variability for a real-time assessment of your current ability to perform.
SYNC TRAINING PLANS
Get your indoor and outdoor training plans from the Garmin Connect app, or sync seamlessly to your Forerunner smartwatch from other platforms, including TrainingPeaks and more.
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
Switch up your workouts with activity profiles for cycling, triathlon, pool and open-water swimming, track running and more. For races and brick workouts, switch sports with a single button press.
VISUAL RACE PREDICTOR
Based on your running history and overall fitness level, get an estimate of what your pace could be for a 5K, 10K — or even a marathon. Plus, trend data highlights your training’s impact over time.
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.
Whether you’re running on city streets or riding densely covered trails, Forerunner 955 provides, full-color, built-in mapping to keep you on track.
Follow a course with help from turn-by-turn directions, which let you know ahead of time when the next turn is coming.
With Trendline popularity routing, it’s easy to find the best local paths. Just enter a desired distance, and Forerunner 955 will suggest courses that bring you back to your starting point.
Get at-a-glance awareness for points of interest along the course. In addition, view performance metrics, split times and distance/elevation — plus a summary of key course points coming up.
Use ClimbPro ascent planner on downloaded courses to see real-time information on your current and upcoming climbs, including gradient, distance and elevation gain.
SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES
If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, Assistance and incident detection features1 send your location to emergency contacts. Incident detection is enabled by default for select activity profiles only.
Create or find existing courses in our Garmin Connect app, so you’ll never run out of places to run. Or plan one on other platforms such as Strava and Komoot, then automatically sync them to your Forerunner smartwatch.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
The watch constantly samples your heart rate2 with our latest-generation heart rate sensor and will alert you if it stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. It also helps gauge how hard you work during activities — even while swimming.
BODY BATTERY ENERGY MONITORING
Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest2.
SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING
Get a score for your sleep’s quality and insights on how you can do better. Even keep track of the different sleep stages as well as heart rate, stress, Pulse Ox3 and respiration.
PULSE OX SENSOR
This wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor3 monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.
WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING
Use the Garmin Connect app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more. Even see and log details on your wrist with the Women’s Health Tracking app.
HEALTH SNAPSHOT FEATURE
Log a 2-minute session to record key stats, including heart rate2, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox3, respiration and stress. Then generate a report with those stats to share via the Garmin Connect app on your compatible smartphone.
MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST
Download up to 2,000 songs plus playlists from your Spotify, Deezer or Amazon music accounts (subscription may be required).
Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch, when paired with your Apple or Android smartphone. You can even respond to texts if you have an Android phone.
SMART TRAINER CONTROL
Control your Tacx Smart trainer via ANT+ technology for course simulation, automatic resistance changes and workout prompts when you use courses or workouts from your watch.
GARMIN CONNECT APP
See your health and fitness information, connect and compete with friends, sign up for challenges to earn badges and more — all in one free, zero-subscription app.
CONNECT IQ STORE
Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps or widgets from the Connect IQ Store app downloaded on your compatible smartphone.