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Forerunner® 255 Music

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OVERVIEW

TUNE YOUR TRAINING

Add a beat to your step. Get the training and recovery insights you need to run at a higher level — plus music to motivate you along the way.


Get an overview of your sleep, HRV status and daily workout with your morning report.

Charge less, train more with up to 14 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 30 hours in GPS mode.

Push your limits with a built-in triathlon feature and 30+ activity profiles.

Plan your strategy with daily suggested workouts, course details and more on the race widget.

Utilise a full suite of advanced metrics and training tools to reach your goals.

Pay for your post-workout coffee with Garmin Pay™ contactless payments1. — and listen to music on the go.

READY FOR THE LONG RUN

Get an uninterrupted picture of your daily health and nightly sleep with up to 14 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 30 hours in GPS mode.

(ALMOST) AS LIGHT AS A FEATHER

With its sleek design and 49g weight, you’ll almost forget you’re wearing Forerunner® 255 Music — even when you’re asleep.

SWEAT-READY MATERIALS

Featuring easy-to-use buttons and a silicone band, this watch is ready to wear — and tear — with durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.

Light on the wrist.

Not on features.

MORNING REPORT

Receive an overview of your sleep, recovery and training outlook as soon as you wake up — alongside HRV status and weather. You can even customise your report to show you what you want to see.

HRV STATUS

Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, recovery and training performance through heart rate variability while you sleep, based on technology developed by our Firstbeat Analytics™ team.

BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS

Tap into 30+ built-in activities, including the triathlon and open-water swimming profiles — new to the Forerunner 255 series. For races and brick workouts, transition to the next activity with a single button press.

RACE WIDGET

Get ready for your next race with training tips, personalised daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions based on course details, weather and performance.

DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS

View your entire week of daily suggested workouts, which adapt after every run to match your performance and recovery as well as the races coming up in your Garmin Connect™ smartphone app calendar.

GARMIN COACH

Free adaptive training plans include 5K, 10K and half-marathon programs, featuring guidance from expert coaches that adapt to you and your goals.

TRIATHLON AND MULTISPORT PROFILES

Switch between sports with one press by using built-in profiles for triathlons, duathlons, brick workouts and swimruns. Or, create your own custom multisport profiles.

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.

RECOVERY TIME

Know how long to recover before your next high-effort workout based on your latest training as well as overall stress, sleep and daily activities outside of workouts.

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 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.

ACUTE LOAD

See your training history, and compare the intensity of your recent workouts to the optimal range to help improve your fitness.

TRAINING EFFECT

See how your workouts influence your endurance, speed and power with aerobic and anaerobic training effect feedback.

PERFORMANCE CONDITION

While you run, get an analysis of your pace and heart rate for a real-time assessment of your current ability to perform.

RUNNING DYNAMICS

When using a Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro monitor, the Forerunner 255 Music watch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and balance, and more — while comparing to others in the Garmin Connect app.

COURSES

Create or find existing courses in the Garmin Connect app, so you’ll never run out of places to run. Or plan one on other platforms such as Strava and Komoot, then automatically sync them to your Forerunner.

TRACK RUNNING

Ready for some speedwork? Input your lane on the built-in track run activity to record accurate lap distances and see your distances in metres.

VISUAL RACE PREDICTOR

Based on your running history and overall fitness level, get an estimate of what your pace could be for a 5K, 10K — or even a marathon. Plus, trend data highlights your training’s impact over time.

CROSS-TRAINING

Mix up your training with different types of workouts. Free HIIT, strength, cardio, yoga and Pilates workouts come preloaded on the watch, and you can download more from the Garmin Connect app.

A depth of

wellness insights.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

The watch constantly samples your heart rate2 with our latest-generation heart rate sensor and will alert you if it stays too high or too low while you’re at rest. It also helps gauge how hard you work during activities — even while swimming.

BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING

Track your body’s energy levels so you can find the best times for activity and rest2.

SLEEP SCORE AND ADVANCED SLEEP MONITORING

Get a score for your sleep’s quality and insights on how you can do better. Even keep track of the different sleep stages as well as heart rate, stress, Pulse Ox3 and respiration.

PULSE OX SENSOR

This wrist-based pulse ox sensor3 monitors blood oxygen saturation levels to support advanced sleep monitoring and altitude acclimation.

WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING

Use the Garmin Connect app to track your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. Log symptoms, get exercise and nutrition education, and more. Even see and log details on your wrist with the Women’s Health Tracking app.

INTENSITY MINUTES

Our 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 even prompt you to do a short breathing activity when the watch detects that you’re feeling stressed.

HEALTH SNAPSHOT™ FEATURE

Log a 2-minute session to record key stats, including heart rate2, heart rate variability, Pulse Ox3, respiration and stress. Then generate a report with those stats to share via the Garmin Connect app on your compatible smartphone.

Stay connected

at every step.

MULTI-BAND GNSS SUPPORT

Access multiple global navigation satellite systems, and get access to multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites for improved accuracy in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically don’t penetrate — giving you superior accuracy for how far and how fast you’ve run — even in challenging environments.

MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST

Download up to 500 songs plus playlists from your Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts (subscription required).

GARMIN PAY CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS

Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payments1 through participating providers.

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your watch when paired with your Apple® or Android™ smartphone. You can even respond to texts if you have an Android phone.

SAFETY AND TRACKING FEATURES

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, the Assistance and incident detection features4 send your location to emergency contacts. Incident detection is enabled by default for select activity profiles only.

LIVETRACK FEATURE

Use LiveTrack to let friends and family follow your real-time location4 and even view your entire pre-planned course. Rest assured that your loved ones know exactly where you’re running.

GARMIN CONNECT APP

See your health and fitness information, connect and compete with friends, sign up for challenges to earn badges and more — all in one free, zero-subscription app.

CONNECT IQ™ STORE

Download custom watch faces, add data fields, and get apps and widgets from the Connect IQ Store app downloaded on your compatible smartphone.

SPECS

General

LENS MATERIALCorning® Gorilla® glass 3
BEZEL MATERIALFibre-reinforced polymer
QUICK RELEASE BANDSYes (22 mm, Industry standard)
STRAP MATERIALSilicone
PHYSICAL SIZE45.6 x 45.6 x 12.9 (mm)
Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-205 mm
COLOUR DISPLAY
DISPLAY SIZE1.3″ (33 mm) diameter
DISPLAY RESOLUTION260 x 260 pixels
DISPLAY TYPESunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT49 g
WATER RATING5 ATM
BATTERY LIFESmartwatch mode: up to 14 days
GPS-Only GNSS mode: Up to 30 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode with music: Up to 6.5 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode: Up to 25 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode plus Multi-Band: Up to 16 hours
MEMORY/HISTORY4 GB

Clock Features

TIME/DATE
GPS TIME SYNC
AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
ALARM CLOCK
TIMER
STOPWATCH
SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Health Monitoring

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND)
DAILY RESTING HEART RATE
ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTSyes (high and low)
RESPIRATION RATE (24X7)
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATIONYes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
FITNESS AGE
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR
ALL-DAY STRESS TRACKING
RELAXATION REMINDERS
RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER
SLEEPYes (Advanced)
SLEEP SCORE AND INSIGHTS
HYDRATIONYes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
WOMEN’S HEALTHYes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
HEALTH SNAPSHOT

Sensors

GPS
GLONASS
GALILEO
MULTI-FREQUENCY POSITIONING
GARMIN ELEVATE WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER
COMPASS
GYROSCOPE
ACCELEROMETER
THERMOMETER
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR

Daily Smart Features

CONNECTIVITYBluetooth®, ANT+®
CONNECT IQ™ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS)
ON-DEVICE CONNECT IQ™ STORE
SMART NOTIFICATIONS
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID™ ONLY)
CALENDAR
WEATHER
REALTIME SETTINGS SYNC WITH GARMIN CONNECT™ MOBILE
BATTERY SAVER – CUSTOMISABLE LOW POWER WATCH
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC
PLAYS AND CONTROLS WATCH MUSIC
MUSIC STORAGEUp to 500 songs
FIND MY PHONE
FIND MY WATCH
VIRB® CAMERA REMOTE
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITYiPhone® and Android™
COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT MOBILE
GARMIN PAY™

Safety and Tracking Features

LIVETRACK
LIVE EVENT SHARINGAndroid™ Only
INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES
ASSISTANCE

Activity Tracking Features

STEP COUNTER
MOVE BAR (DISPLAYS ON DEVICE AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY; WALK FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO RESET IT)
AUTO GOAL (LEARNS YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ASSIGNS A DAILY STEP GOAL)
CALORIES BURNED
FLOORS CLIMBED
DISTANCE TRAVELLED
INTENSITY MINUTES
TRUEUP™
MOVE IQ™
GARMIN CONNECT™ CHALLENGES APPYes (optional Connect IQ app)

Fitness equipment/gym

AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING
AVAILABLE GYM ACTIVITY PROFILESStrength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga
STRENGTH WORKOUTS
HIIT WORKOUTS
YOGA WORKOUTS
PILATES WORKOUTS
ON-SCREEN WORKOUT ANIMATIONS
ON-SCREEN WORKOUT MUSCLE MAPS

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

HR ZONES
HR ALERTS
HR CALORIES
% HR MAX
% HRR
RECOVERY TIME
AUTO MAX HR
MORNING REPORT
RACE GLANCE/WIDGET
HRV STATUS
HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+ TO PAIRED DEVICES)
RESPIRATION RATE (DURING EXERCISE)Yes (with compatible accessory)
GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE
CUSTOMISABLE SCREEN(S)
CUSTOMISABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES
AUTO PAUSE®
INTERVAL TRAINING
IMPROVED INTERVAL (INCLUDES OPEN REPEATS, INTERVALS DATA PAGE, REST SCREEN AND AUTO DETECTION)
ADVANCED WORKOUTS
DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS
AUTO LAP®
MANUAL LAP
REST TIMER
CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS
VO2 MAX (RUN)
VO2 MAX (TRAIL RUN)
TRAINING STATUS (LETS YOU SEE IF YOU’RE TRAINING EFFECTIVELY BY TRACKING YOUR TRAINING HISTORY AND FITNESS LEVEL TREND)Improved
TRAINING LOAD (YOUR TOTAL TRAINING LOAD FOR THE LAST 7 DAYS CALCULATED FROM ESTIMATED EPOC)
TRAINING LOAD FOCUS
TRAINING EFFECT (AEROBIC)
TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC)
PRIMARY BENEFIT (TRAINING EFFECT LABELS)
IMPROVED RECOVERY TIME
DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTSYes (7 days)
CUSTOMISABLE ALERTS
AUDIO PROMPTS
FINISH TIME
VIRTUAL PARTNER
RACE AN ACTIVITY
AUTO MULTISPORT ACTIVITIES
MULTI-SPORT
COURSE GUIDANCE
TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK
AUTO SCROLL
ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH
PHYSIO TRUEUP

Running Features

AVAILABLE RUN PROFILESRunning, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE
RUNNING DYNAMICSyes (with compatible accessory)
VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIOyes (with compatible accessory)
GROUND CONTACT TIME AND BALANCEyes (with compatible accessory)
STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME)yes (with compatible accessory)
CADENCE (PROVIDES REAL-TIME NUMBER OF STEPS PER MINUTE)
RUNNING POWERYes (with compatible accessory)
PERFORMANCE CONDITION
LACTATE THRESHOLDYes (with compatible accessory)
PACEPRO™ PACING STRATEGIES
RUN WORKOUTS
TRAIL RUN AUTO CLIMB
RACE PREDICTOR
COURSE- AND WEATHER-SPECIFIC RACE PREDICTOR
FOOT POD CAPABLE

Outdoor recreation

AVAILABLE OUTDOOR RECREATION PROFILESHiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATION
BREADCRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME
BACK TO START
TRACBACK®
ULTRATRAC MODE
UP AHEAD
ELEVATION PROFILE
DISTANCE TO DESTINATION
BAROMETRIC TREND INDICATOR WITH STORM ALERT
VERTICAL SPEED
TOTAL ASCENT/DESCENT
FUTURE ELEVATION PLOT
PROJECTED WAYPOINT
SUN AND MOON INFORMATION

Cycling Features

AVAILABLE CYCLING PROFILESBiking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, eBiking, eMountain Biking
ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES)
COURSES
BIKE LAP AND LAP MAXIMUM POWER (WITH POWER SENSOR)
RACE AN ACTIVITY
FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER)Yes (with compatible accessory)
COMPATIBLE WITH VECTOR™ AND RALLY™ (POWER METERS)
POWER METER COMPATIBLE
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA VISION™ (HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY)
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR)
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA™ LIGHTS
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (W/SENSOR)

Swimming Features

AVAILABLE SWIM PROFILESPool swimming, open water swimming
OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)
POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES)
STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY)
DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY)
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY)
“REPEAT ON” REST TIMER (POOL SWIM ONLY)
AUTO REST (POOL SWIM ONLY)
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTS
PACING ALERTS (POOL SWIM ONLY)
COUNTDOWN START
POOL SWIM WORKOUTS
CRITICAL SWIM SPEED
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
HEART RATE FROM EXTERNAL HRM (REAL-TIME DURING RESTS, INTERVAL AND SESSION STATS DURING RESTS, AND AUTOMATIC HEART RATE DOWNLOAD POST-SWIM)yes (with HRM-Swim, HRM-Pro or HRM-Pro Plus)

Kid Activity Tracking Features

TOE-TO-TOE™ CHALLENGES APPYes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)

Connectivity

SMART TRAINER CONTROL
IN THE BOX
  • Forerunner® 255 Music
  • Charging/data cable
  • Documentation
ACCESSORIES

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