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Garmin Forerunner 55

Garmin Forerunner 55
alaScore 90

7 reviews

Apr, 2024

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 55. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. There are mixed reviews on the price and design.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Forerunner 55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Kollat (

Garmin Forerunner 55 review: a running watch for beginners that gets the basics right


The Forerunner 55 is the ideal first running watch for inexperienced athletes who want to get better at running

Improved battery life (compared to Forerunner 45) ; Added PacePro ; Added swimming metrics ; Built-in GPS ; Garmin Coach ready

Physical design is very similar to Forerunner 45 ; Screen resolution is low for a watch released in 2021

For beginner runners, I wouldn’t recommend any other watch than the Garmin Forerunner 55. It’s light, capable, has plenty of useful features, not to mention, it’s also pretty affordable.

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Cat Ellis (

Garmin Forerunner 55 review


Looking for your first running watch? The Garmin Forerunner 55 could be exactly what you need.

Workout suggestions Recovery time suggestions Well designed controls

Limited data visible during workouts Low-res display No on-watch sleep widget

The Forerunner 55 is an entry-level running watch that's thoughtfully designed for those who are starting to take their workouts more seriously, or taking a step up from a basic fitness tracker. It looks very much like its predecessor, the Forerunner...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (

Garmin Forerunner 55 review: Bringing much more than the basics


The 55 nails the basics, then adds additional worthwhile features that lacked in the earlier 45 model. It's an ideal starter runners' watch.

Bucket load of new running features ; Added pool swim tracking ; Full Connect IQ support

Largely same design as Forerunner 45 ; No mapping features

Garmin takes the Forerunner 45 and supercharges it with great features from its pricier Forerunners that make it a much smarter running companion at a good price.

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Jimmy Westenberg (

Garmin Forerunner 55 review: Well-rounded and affordable


Garmin is back with another well-priced, feature-packed running watch. Check out our full Garmin Forerunner 55 review to learn more.

Improved design with easily removable straps

I’m not surprised that I like the Garmin Forerunner 55 so much. It improves on the Forerunner 45 line in nearly every way, from design to battery life to health and training features. And it does all of that without costing any more than the Forerunner...

Mar, 2023

Expert review by : Jennifer Rizzuto (

Garmin Forerunner 55 review: The best running watch for beginners


At first glance, the Forerunner 55 looks no different than its predecessor. But with the addition of advanced training tools typically saved for the more expensive options in the Forerunner family, the Forerunner 55 is an excellent smartwatch for the...

PacePro, suggested workouts, and recovery time additions ; Bright screen ; Easy to read stats ; Battery life

No onboard music storage ; No interchangeable bands ; Only available in one case size

The Forerunner 55 isn’t the most versatile smartwatch on the market, but it offers the basics. If you’re an advanced athlete, you may find a higher-end Forerunner model, like the Forerunner 245 Music, which lets you download tunes to the watch itself....

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Garmin Forerunner 55 In-Depth Review


Alongside today's announcement of the new Forerunner 945 LTE, Garmin has also refreshed its least expensive running watch – the Forerunner 55. This watch is aimed at folks that don't need all the fancier features of a higher-end Forerunner 245, 745, or...

Jun, 2021

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