Garmin Forerunner 955 Complete Beginners Guide and Features Overview


Just a super quick weekend note for those who aren’t YouTube subscribers, that I posted my huge 50 minute user guide for the Forerunner 955 series. This guide covers pretty much every feature of the Forerunner 955 from start to finish, telling you not only what’s new about the FR955, but also the essential features of the watch itself. So if you’re jumping into a Garmin watch for the first time, or upgrading from a 3 or 4 year old model, this will cover all the things that have also been added over the past few years.

Of course, I’m also diving into the new Forerunner 955-specific features. Areas like new workout readiness, HRV status, dynamic run-based training plans, revamped suggested daily workouts, and more. Again. In fact, in the middle of the video, I go out and do heavy interval training to demonstrate these features in real time and how they change throughout the day due to these impacts.

There’s a lot of goodness and tips/tweets in this video that I just haven’t incorporated into my full written review – especially regarding navigation, music and contactless payments (however, those sections will also be added shortly to the written review). And best of all, you can jump straight to the video section you’re looking for using the YouTube chapters in the video itself or the quick links below:

0:00 The game plan
0:40 Watch face, Widgets, Daily activity tracking
4:22 sleep tracking, body battery, HR sensor
8:36 Deep dive into HRV status
11:48 In-depth review of training readiness (and loading/recovery)
17:21 Solar version details
8:20 p.m. Race schedule and dynamic training plans
24:05 Sport modes, setup and use
29:48 Native running power
32:05 Multiband GPS
34:23 Endurance in depth
39:26 Sensors and coupling
41:36 Map downloads, navigation, routing
47:22 Music support (Spotify)
49:54 Garmin Pay/Contactless payments

I also have a similar guide coming this week for the Forerunner 255, although as you can imagine most of the features are the same (basically minus the workout readiness related features, solar energy and cartography).

With that, thanks for watching!


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