Garmin Forerunner 55

Based on 91 reviews

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  • Great for beginners
  • Good battery life
  • Reliable for running
  • Easy to use
  • Not too bulky


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Solid, quality watch
I got this watch as an upgrade from an original Vivoactive that was losing battery life. As such, battery life was a big selling point for me and this watch delivers. First 2 weeks I did two 5 mile runs and it still was at 30% by the end of those 2 weeks. I also like that it's round, and I didn't th...
T. Hobart
1 year ago
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I gave my old Apple watch to my friend, and was in a market for a new fitness/smart watch. A lot of people recommended Garmin, and in the end I purchased a Garmin Forerunner 55 from REI, and I am highly satisfied.
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Perfect for pacing a run
Great fitness watch. Reason I bought this watch is so I can have a pacer for my runs and this watch does just that. Set your desired distance, goal time, and it will tell you if your moving too slow or too fast.
1 year ago
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pressing buttons) he's awake, not asleep as my Forerunner 55 thinks. I wake up and check my watch for time several times during the night and my watch doesn't know I'm awake - insane oversight. 2. If you are counting the user's steps it is safe to assume he's awake, I don't think moonwalkers would sue you over this.
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Not all the bells and whistles but just enough
Before getting this watch I tried a couple of smart watches, but they were a little bulky and the battery didn't last long. This watch's battery lasts a good while, I have used it at least a week and it still had about 60 percent of battery left. I wanted a reliable watch for mainly for running, and...
7 months ago
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Which Garmin is best?
I ended up getting the Garmin Forerunner 55 and it does exactly what I wanna see. The battery life's so long I sometimes forget that it needs to be charged (it lasts at least 10 days).
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Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE available now! Thoughts?
Over 2 years since the 945 was released and this is the best Garmin could do? Very disappointed. I am also confused by the Forerunner 55 release.
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The best watch for new runners
It's really useful, it's easy to use and has many functions. It looks nice. It's the best deal for his price and functions.
Marcela Silva
1 year ago
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Using apple watch to record runs
I bought a Garmin forerunner 55 to try and it is much better for running stats and gps accuracy.
great running watch!
I have owned the watch now for approximately 2 weeks and have had a great experience so far. The data screens for activities have great info and switching between screens is super easy. The watch is not touchscreen and you navigate the screeens via the buttons on the side of the watch. I like the si...
Silly Charlie
1 year ago
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Supported Host Device OS

iOS, Android


Calendar, Email, social apps


GPS receiver

Tracking Data

Distance, time, speed, calories burned, sleep activity, heart rate, stress level