Garmin presents the Forerunner 55 and 945 LTE, two sports watches for demanding users
Garmin just introduced two new sports watches: Forerunner 55 and Forerunner 945 LTE. Both are smart watches and have features for demanding users.
Smartwatches are not only devices that mimic the conventional design of a watch and add smart functions, there are also more specific devices in terms of features and functionalities. These are the so-called sports watches And the Garmin company has a wide range of options within this market niche.
Today he just introduced two new devices that are coming to expand the Forerunner family. The first is the Garmin Forerunner 55 that arrives as a renewal of the Forerunner 45, 45S and 45 Plus models.. It is intended for the entry range of sports watches and has everything necessary for a user who is starting to do sports in a serious way.
In terms of design, the Forerunner 55 will only have one dial size, 42 millimeters, unlike the previous models in which two sizes were offered. The screen has a size of 1.04 inches in diameter and has a resolution of 208 x 208 pixels, the weight remains at 37 grams.
The interior of this watch has a GPS capable of recording the race statistics, including the distance traveled, the pace and the intervals performed.. In addition, it also serves as a security function that allows the user to share their location in real time with the contacts of their choice.
For the measurement of the heart rate, the Garmins have mounted a more precise sensor capable of detecting anomalies in terms of the pulsations, in order to warn the user of any problem. The autonomy of this Garmin Forerunner watch would reach two weeks with a single charge, this is without the GPS activated because with activating this feature the autonomy is reduced to 20 hours.
The Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE is the most advanced model and intended for users looking for a complete set. The main novelty of this watch is its compatibility with LTE networks so that it is always connected and there is no need to have the mobile device at hand. Less sporty features are the ability to store up to 1000 songs from services like Spotify, Apple Music or Deezer and be able to play them offline.
The design is more sporty and the dial is larger, it is 44.4 millimeters and weighs 49 grams. The battery also grows and is capable of lasting two weeks in smartwatch mode or 36 hours with GPS activated. It has a Pulse Ox sensor that measures the body’s oxygen absorption capacity and a sensor to measure the frequencies that is also capable of alerting the user of any problem. Withstands up to 5 ATM so, in principle, there will be no problem when submerging it.
On the subject of price, both watches already have a label attached, although the Forerunner 945 LTE will be available later this summer, while the Forerunner 55 can already be found in the official Garmin store. The Forerunner 945 LTE model will cost 649 euros while the Forerunner 55 stays at 199 euros.