Garmin Forerunner 255
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Garmin Forerunner 255

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You’re serious about running. Step it up with Forerunner 255, the everyday GPS smartwatch that will help you train smarter, recover smarter and run your best race.

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RUN AT A HIGHER LEVEL

You're making strides. Now, let's take the next step. Get the training and recovery insights you'll need to notch your best time yet.

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 payments.

BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS (NEW)

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.

MORNING REPORT (NEW)

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.

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 — even when you're asleep.

SWEAT-READY MATERIALS

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

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.

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 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.

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.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

The watch constantly samples your heart rate 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 rest.

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

The 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 rate, 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.

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.

GARMIN PAY CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS

Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payments 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 features 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.

GENERAL

  • Display Size 1.3" (33 mm) diameter
  • Lens material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Bezel material: Fibre-reinforced polymer
  • Display Type: Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Battery life:
    • Smartwatch mode: up to 14 days
    • GPS-Only GNSS mode: Up to 30 hours
    • All-Systems GNSS mode: Up to 25 hours
    • All-Systems GNSS mode plus Multi-Band: Up to 16 hours
  • Physical size: 45.6 x 45.6 x 12.9 (mm)
  • Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-205 mm
  • Display Resolution: 260 x 260 pixels
  • GPS, Galileo, Glonass
  • Weight: 49g
  • Memory/history: 4 GB

Features

  • sleep
  • Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
  • Available run profiles: Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
  • Available gym activity profiles: Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga
  • Available cycling profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, eBiking, eMountain Biking
  • Cardio workouts, Strength workouts, HIIT workouts, Yoga workouts, Pilates workouts, On-screen workout animations
  • Available swim profiles: Open-water and pool swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
  • Advanced workouts
  • Cardio workouts
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Power meter compatible
  • PacePro™ Pacing Strategies
  • Body Battery™ Energy Monitor
  • Recovery time
  • Customisable activity profiles
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
  • Battery Saver - customisable low power watch
  • Ground contact time and balance
  • Critical swim speed
  • Training load focus
  • HR alerts
  • Training effect (anaerobic)
  • Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
  • Vertical speed
  • Customisable screen
  • Configurable lap alerts
  • Customisable alerts
  • UltraTrac mode
  • Relaxation breathing timer
  • Water rating: 5 ATM
  • Colour display
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
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UK Standard: £2.95
UK DHL Express: £7

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Details

RUN AT A HIGHER LEVEL

You're making strides. Now, let's take the next step. Get the training and recovery insights you'll need to notch your best time yet.

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 payments.

BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS (NEW)

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.

MORNING REPORT (NEW)

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.

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 — even when you're asleep.

SWEAT-READY MATERIALS

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

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.

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 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.

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.

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

The watch constantly samples your heart rate 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 rest.

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

The 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 rate, 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.

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.

GARMIN PAY CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS

Breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payments 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 features 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.



GENERAL

  • Display Size 1.3" (33 mm) diameter
  • Lens material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Bezel material: Fibre-reinforced polymer
  • Display Type: Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Battery life:
    • Smartwatch mode: up to 14 days
    • GPS-Only GNSS mode: Up to 30 hours
    • All-Systems GNSS mode: Up to 25 hours
    • All-Systems GNSS mode plus Multi-Band: Up to 16 hours
  • Physical size: 45.6 x 45.6 x 12.9 (mm)
  • Fits wrists with a circumference of 130-205 mm
  • Display Resolution: 260 x 260 pixels
  • GPS, Galileo, Glonass
  • Weight: 49g
  • Memory/history: 4 GB

Features

  • sleep
  • Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
  • Available run profiles: Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
  • Available gym activity profiles: Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga
  • Available cycling profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, eBiking, eMountain Biking
  • Cardio workouts, Strength workouts, HIIT workouts, Yoga workouts, Pilates workouts, On-screen workout animations
  • Available swim profiles: Open-water and pool swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)
  • Advanced workouts
  • Cardio workouts
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Power meter compatible
  • PacePro™ Pacing Strategies
  • Body Battery™ Energy Monitor
  • Recovery time
  • Customisable activity profiles
  • Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)
  • Battery Saver - customisable low power watch
  • Ground contact time and balance
  • Critical swim speed
  • Training load focus
  • HR alerts
  • Training effect (anaerobic)
  • Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts
  • Vertical speed
  • Customisable screen
  • Configurable lap alerts
  • Customisable alerts
  • UltraTrac mode
  • Relaxation breathing timer
  • Water rating: 5 ATM
  • Colour display
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
Check in-store availability

This item is currently not available to purchase.

Delivery & Returns

UK Orders over £10: FREE
UK Standard: £2.95
UK DHL Express: £7

UK Orders: FREE RETURNS

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