The Garmin Forerunner 255 Can Predict Race Time

Get the training and recovery insights you'll need to notch your best time yet.


With the technical ability to collect vast amounts of training, recovery and physical data, the Garmin Forerunner 255 is set up to help you reach all your running and wellness goals. A sleek design, comfortable silicon strap and 49g weight, you might forget you’re wearing a Forerunner 255 — even when you’re asleep. To get the most out of the watch’s abilities, wear it all day for an uninterrupted picture of your daily health and running data with up to 14 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 30 hours in GPS mode.

To help you plan your race-day strategy, this feature offers GPS-based pace guidance…

The Forerunner 255 provides an overview of your sleep, Heart Rate Variability (HRV) status and daily workout with a report every morning. It makes it possible to plan your strategy with daily suggested workouts and utilises a full suite of advanced metrics and training tools to reach your goals.

Training Features

  • GARMIN COACH Free adaptive training plans include 5K, 10K and half-marathon programmes, featuring guidance from expert coaches that adapt to you and your goals.
  • RUNNING POWER When using a Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro monitor, get a continuous measurement on your wrist of how much power you’re applying to the road as you run, so you can manage your effort.
  • PACEPRO FEATURE To help you plan your race-day strategy, this feature offers GPS-based pace guidance for a selected course or distance, so you can tailor your efforts to what’s ahead.
  • TRAINING EFFECT See how your workouts influence your endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback.
  • TRAINING STATUS Using new indicators such as HRV status, your recent exercise history and performance, get an easy insight into your overall effort — and whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained.

Wellness Insights

  • BODY BATTERY ENERGY MONITORING Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest. 
  • SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING Get a score for your sleep quality and insights on how you can do better. Keep track of the different sleep stages as well as heart rate, stress, Pulse Ox3 and respiration.
  • WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING Use the Garmin Connect app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, and get exercise and nutrition education. 
  • INTENSITY MINUTES Intensity minutes feature tells you when during the day you earned them and during what activity.
  • STRESS TRACKING Find out if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day. Relax reminders will prompt you to do a short breathing activity when the watch detects that you’re feeling stressed.

When your training cuts into your work time, the Forerunner 255 makes sure you are still in touch and are able to receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your Apple or Android smartphone. 

And for an added sense of safety, if you feel you are in danger or your watch senses that an incident occurred, the assistance and incident detection features send your location to emergency contacts. 

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