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Garmin Forerunner 255

Garmin Forerunner 255
alaScore 92

7 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 255. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the software and design. The usability and portability also get good reviews, whereas comments about the price and battery are different.

reliability, portability, usability, design, software

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Forerunner 255 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Peter Phelps (

Garmin Forerunner 255


The Garmin Forerunner 255 is an excellent sports watch, which is reliable and full of the fitness features you most need.

Reliable fitness tracking ; Accurate health metrics ; Practical, lightweight design ; Good battery life

Few smart features ; Unspectacular screen

An excellent sports watch, which is reliable and full of the fitness features you most need. However it’s just for fitness fanatics, and won’t fit the bill if you want an all-round smartwatch.

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

Garmin Forerunner 255 review: A multi-sport marvel


Garmin's mid-range option in its popular Forerunner lineup promises small but meaningful updates. Is it a top sports watch to consider?

Improved GPS accuracy ; Light and comfortable design ; Triathlon and open water swimming modes added

Only minor battery improvements ; Music version costs a fair bit more ; Music streaming and Pulse Ox still drain battery considerably

The Garmin Forerunner 255 is a great running watch that's now also a great option for triathlon lovers, as well. It's grabbed some desirable features from Garmin’s pricier watches, and, whether you’re a beginner or more experienced runner, there's...

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Michael L Hicks (

Garmin Forerunner 255 review: Unstoppable excellence


For years, the Garmin Forerunner 245 was our favorite runner's watch. Now, the Garmin Forerunner 255 has sprinted onto the scene with some significant improvements. It's the best runner's watch available today at a reasonable price. Your only question...

14-day/30-hour battery life ; All-systems and multi-band GPS tracking ; Two compelling size options ; Tons of training planning & effect widgets ; Running power measurements on watch ; Adds altimeter & NFC over 245

Thick, noticeable design ; Squishy buttons ; Lacks touchscreen & maps of Forerunner 955

Whether you're looking to hit a PR or just push yourself to run more frequently, the Forerunner 255 is an advanced runner's tool that gives you exactly as much value as you put into it. It can effectively guide you to train smarter and improve your...

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Jane McGuire (

Garmin Forerunner 255 review


A review of the Garmin Forerunner 255 — Garmin's mid-range running watch that now has triathlon modes.

is also a fantastic running watch at a cheaper price point. If you already have the Forerunner 235 or 245, I’d say the new features make this worth the upgrade.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Garmin Forerunner 255 In-Depth Review: Now A Full Multisport Watch


The Forerunner 255 is now a multisport triathlon watch. Sure, it's also a running watch, but it can now swim/bike/run with the best of them, including featuring Garmin's high-end multi-band/dual-frequency GPS chipset. This is the lowest priced watch...

Jun, 2022