Long-awaited Garmin Forerunner 955 could arrive any day now
The next-generation GPS watch has appeared on an official government website
The Garmin Forerunner 955 multi-sports watch could launch any day now, according to a new leak. Garmin is behind some of the best GPS watches for the roads or the trails, and the Forerunner 955 is expected to be one of its most powerful to date, but the company has been secretive about its release date and Most rumors so far have come from unofficial sources
However, as Gadgets and Wearables reports, the watch has now been mentioned on the website of the Singaporean government's telecom licensing system, which suggests its release is imminent.
It's been a busy year for Garmin, with the release of the Venu 2 Plus, Fenix 7, Epix, and Vivosmart 5 all appearing in recent months, but it looks like the company is far from finished.
The Singaporean website also mentions the upcoming Forerunner 255, which is set to be a mid-range GPS watch built for runners who want to take their training to the next level, but don't want to invest in a triathlon watch packed with additional tools for swimming and cycling.
What to expect
The Forerunner 955 will be Garmin's new top-tier multisports watch, and there have already been several hints about its forthcoming features. The watch appeared briefly in a listing on Swedish sports retailer RunningShop, which mentioned both standard and solar models, but was swiftly taken down.
In April this year, Garmin itself accidentally published a partially constructed page on its Australian website detailing an LTE version of the Forerunner 955. This would be a real boon for runners and hikers, as it would allow you to upload your activity data to your Garmin account without connecting it to your phone, download apps without Bluetooth, and potentially even make calls from your wrist. Again, this page was swiftly removed.
Then, in May, a Reddit user claimed to caught sight of an email that Garmin had sent to authorized dealers, which stated that both the Forerunner 955 and 255 would be launching on June 1. The email also stated that both watches would include the new stamina meter first seen on the Fenix 7, which shows you how much energy you have remaining for the rest of your run in real time.
It's impossible to verify whether the email was genuine, but the appearance of both the 255 and 955 on an official government website leads us to believe that there may indeed be some truth in it. We're keeping our ear to the ground for more news, and will keep you updated as soon as we know more.
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Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 13 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better).
By Cat Ellis