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Forerunner 955 Solar

4.484848484848484 out of 5 stars
165 Reviews

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Why We Like The Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar

The Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar guides us through grueling training sessions, epic adventures, and our daily lives. The solar watch comes with a remarkably versatile set of features to help us confidently take on our days and 20 days of battery life to ensure we never have to be without it. It comes equipped with specific modes for running, swimming, biking, and paddling, and a plethora of options within each of those to find the most relevant data for our training. SatIQ technology helps keep us on track and trail, and full-color mapping allows us to pre-plan our route and then follow the turn-by-turn navigation so we can reach all of our goals.


  • Fully-featured solar watch for tracking and crushing our goals
  • Workout tracking with real-time data to maximize our potential
  • Find courses and workouts directly from our watch for fresh ideas
  • Track our daily health metrics, such as energy and sleep
  • Extremely lightweight design keeps us moving fast
  • Battery lasts up to 20 days in smartwatch mode with solar charging
  • Lightweight, sweat-proof silicone strap for all-day comfort
  • SatIQ technology and GNSS provide accurate map data
  • Item #GRMF03Q
Housing Material
fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap Material
Face Material
Corning Gorilla Glass DX
barometric altimeter
barometric altimeter
Heart Rate Monitor
wrist-based, constant
Technical Features
see size chart
Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi, Garmin Connect
Date Indicator
Weekday Indicator
alarm clock
Battery Type
lithium ion battery
Battery Life
[Smartwatch mode] 20 days, [GPS-only] 49 hours, [GNSS mode plus Multi-Band, music] 8.5 hours, [GNSS mode plus Multi-Band] 22 hours, [Ultratrac mode] 110 hours
Claimed Weight
Face Size
[diameter] 1.3in, 33mm
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
road running, trail running, training, triathlon, swimming, backcountry skiing, cycling

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 189 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 10 reviews
3 Stars - 12 reviews
4 Stars - 27 reviews
5 Stars - 136 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

June 20, 2024

Awesome watch!...hands down!

Out of the box was able to see the manufacturing quality right away. Long life battery, awesome display and incredibly light on weight Watch combines great looks with pretty much all the features needed for an active lifestyle across all activities ( running, traik, hiking, walking, crosstraining, HIIT, etc). Highly recommend it, either if your a seasoned Garmin user or first time buyer...you won't regret it.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2024

Forerunner 955 solar

I’ve had it for 2 months. The map feature is nice. Not quite as bright as I expected but sufficient. The watch charges really good when you’re biking. Not as good while hiking/walking but still does- the angle to the Sun I’m guessing? I had trouble when we went to Europe and entered different time zones. I tried syncing with WiFi but couldn’t get it to automatically adjust even though it is set up that way in my settings and wouldn’t align like my iPhone automatically did. Had to manually change the times. I don’t use the running features but there are quite a few for training. Overall I really like the look and features of the watch and am happy with my purchase.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2024

Battery life!!!

I’ve had this watch for a few weeks Abe absolutely love it! I upgraded from the Vivoactive 4s. There are many more features and the battery life is perfect for ultras! Definitely a great purchase!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

3 out of 5 stars

May 15, 2024


I think it’s kind of silly how much people use these smart watches, and get inaccurate data that they actually try using. I basically got the watch to have music without carrying my phone. It does do that. However the day I received it, Garmin was down. Like the site, apps, everything. So my initial experience was pretty bad, when nothing works, the actual minute you get the watch. And seriously, you guys have so many forms of data that aren’t even accurate. Why even waste time on that? You cannot give me an accurate VO2Max. It also has no idea what a real workout is, which makes me wonder who is even making these watches. But it does actually do the things I wanted. GPS and music. But the rest is just shiny objects that make people believe things about their fitness levels that aren’t true.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

May 10, 2024

Great Smart Watch

Easy to use and really long lasting battery. Performance oriented


Originally reviewed on Garmin

1 out of 5 stars

May 1, 2024

Nothing works

I just received my watch and in the process of setting it up, I guess all of Garmin crashed. Or at least all the apps stopped working mid set up and now my watch only tells time, ironically.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 26, 2024

Superb upgrade

I upgraded from an Instinct Solar to this model and I love it. Battery life is great. GPS detection is pretty fast. The UI is similar. Overall a great watch. Highly recommend!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 24, 2024

The BEST watch!!

I had a Vivoactive for over 10 years and I spent months looking into its replacement. I wanted a watch that could support my active lifestyle, was stylist but super functional and long lasting. The 955 Solar (Forerunner) is the best watch I could have have ever asked for. I swim 2-3 miles/week, run 10-15 miles/week, and bike between 15-30 miles/week and this watch definitely keeps up. The only thing I wish it tracked better was my swim distance during my kick sets (has stroke detection so when not using your arms it doesn’t track) but the watch has built in music so you can listen to music without running or carrying your phone. Overall, very satisfied with this watch. Send me another for FR$$ :)

Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 22, 2024

Meet your Challenges with Garmin

I bought the solar Forerunner 955 a month ago. Solar recharge is fantastic when exploring remote areas. I have just begun exploring all its functions, but the basics—wear and go—are simply awesome, enhancing my everyday living.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

April 21, 2024

Definitely better than a step up from Frrnnr 945

Less dropped laps. Holding the charge longer (albeit some of that is the newer btty). The better position of lights on wrist make it much less likely for those lazers to abruptly interrupt my sleep... so now I can wear it overnight. Adjusting favorites (in/out) still a mystery... plan time to do it, and keep those steps for when you need them again... unless you enjoy the website webbing of instructions. Overall, Glad to have it with me.


Originally reviewed on Garmin