Just a super quick weekend note for those that don’t subscribe on YouTube, that I’ve posted my massive 50-minute-long user guide for the Forerunner 955 series. This guide covers virtually every feature of the Forerunner 955 from start to finish, taking you through not just the newness to the FR955, but also core features of the watch itself. So if you’re jumping into a Garmin watch for the first time, or perhaps upgrading from a 3-4-year-old model, this will cover all the things that have also been added in the last few years.
Of course, I dive deep into the new Forerunner 955-specific features too. Areas like the new Training Readiness, HRV Status, dynamic training plans based on races, revamped Daily Suggested Workouts, and more. In fact, mid-way through the video, I go out and do a hard interval workout to demonstrate those features in real-time and how they change throughout the day due to these impacts.
There’s plenty of goodness and tips/tidbits in this video that I just didn’t fit into my full written review – especially around navigation, music, and contactless payments (though, those sections will be added shortly to the written review too). And best of all, you can skip right to the video section you’re looking for using the YouTube chapters in the video itself, or the quick-links below:
0:00 The Game Plan
0:40 Watch Face, Widgets, Daily Activity Tracking
4:22 Sleep Tracking, Body Battery, HR Sensor
8:36 HRV Status Deep-Dive
11:48 Training Readiness Deep-Dive (and Load/recovery)
17:21 Solar Version Details
20:20 Race Calendar and Dynamic Training Plans
24:05 Sport Modes, Configuration, and Usage
29:48 Native Running Power
32:05 Multiband GPS
34:23 Stamina Deep-Dive
39:26 Sensors & Pairing
41:36 Maps Downloads, Navigation, Routing
47:22 Music Support (Spotify)
49:54 Garmin Pay/Contactless Payments
I’ve got a similar guide coming up this week for the Forerunner 255 as well, though as you might imagine, much of the features are the same (at its core, minus Training Readiness, solar, and mapping-related functions).
With that – thanks for watching!
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