long-awaited garmin forerunner 955 The fitness watch was reportedly listed on the website of US retailer Beach Camera, providing many new details before it was demolished.
first reported by Gadgets and wearablesThe site listed the Garmin Forerunner 955 as a “whitestone” colorway, which probably Whitestone Garmin Forerunner 745. The list was removed when we got there, but G&W claims that in addition to Garmin’s usual five buttons, a lot of new details have been revealed, such as a touchscreen display.
The watch is also expected to feature solar charging like the top-end Enduro and Instinct watches. This is consistent with a previous leak that suggested that both solar and non-solar versions would be released. This solar version was described as having a battery life of up to 15 days in non-GPS mode, which means Enduro 50 days with solar charging support, 42 hours with GPS support.
Other changes include a new “Forerunner” engraving on the case and 32GB of memory. This is a lot more than the 14.5GB found on the Forerunner 945, and we expect to be able to store music natively, just like its predecessor. The leak also included the dimensions of the watch. 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.6 inches.
The watch was priced at $499. As it is a US retailer, there was no mention of price in other regions such as the UK and Australia.
Analysis: Pioneer Confirmation?
This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of it. Forerunner 255 and 955 coming in JuneAnd when the retailer listing is ready, it’s a clear indicator that this watch is coming soon.
Even more surprising are the specs that list a few major upgrades to the 945. A touch screen display, for example, was not what I was expecting. So it makes me wonder if the rumored two new Forerunners will end up with touchscreen technology.
It’s good to hear that there’s more memory on this occasion, and if the leak is true, the watch will likely be reasonably priced. After all, you can still find a high-end 945 for US$549.99, so selling a solar-charged version of the 955 at a lower price seems like a good step. It will be interesting to see which corners have been cut to facilitate the price drop of this rumor.