Garmin has unveiled the new Forerunner 55 running smartwatch. This is a relatively inexpensive GPS-enabled model aimed at newbies.
The watch measures your heart rate and uses a GPS receiver to determine distance, speed, and coordinates while you run. However, as the manufacturer notes, the easy-to-use watch offers advanced features to monitor and improve the effectiveness of your workouts, rather than just measuring your pace and heart rate. It provides personalized guidance and daily workout recommendations based on your activity history and fitness level.
The watch also implements the functions of monitoring health – “sports age”, round-the-clock monitoring of breathing and others. Built-in profiles for running, cycling, stadium running, virtual running, pool swimming, Pilates, HIIT, breathing exercises and more are available to track different types of activities.
The built-in recovery time feature after each workout gives you the recommended rest time before the next intense workout. For runners, there is a forecast of the result in the competition and the estimated time of the finish. The proprietary PacePro feature offers GPS-based pace recommendations for a selected distance in the Garmin Connect app.
The battery life reaches 2 weeks in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode. The watch is available in black, white and blue colors for $ 200 USD.