Garmin Forerunner 955
This site endeavours to offer a properly independent view of Garmin tech without being an extension of their formal marketing plans and/or simply mainstream media that rehashes spoonfed press releases. I have zero links with Garmin except as a paying customer…like you #AnExpensiveGame.
As of Nov 2021, the Forerunner 955 is real and it exists NOW. Sources I trust have seen it. I haven’t.
Today’s news though is that the Fenix 7/Epix Gen 2 features appear NOT to have the native Running Power shown anywhere in them, so it looks like NATIVE Running Power will instead be the headline launch feature of the 955 which definitely is not coming in January.
The Fenix 7 and Epix Gen 2 are definitely coming in January and DO have some interesting and very positive twists and turns in the interface, features and (of course) incremental hardware updates. Fenix is an adventure (nav) watch, expect to see some improvements in that core feature set but the “excitement” lies elsewhere in its features.
The exciting improvements for F7/Epix that will also carry into the 955 finally address two of my longstanding criticisms of Garmin
- Lack of pretty screen (Epix = AMOLED touchscreen, Fenix does NOT have AMOLED but does have touchscreen)
- A labyrinthine watch interface.
Oh, did I say there was no LTE on the Fenix 7? That appears to be the case from what I’ve seen. That’s a little surprising but LTE will get added later. Remember there is already a leak for the 955 LTE and Garmin’s existing LTE feature is highly restricted and, in most ways, is just a safety and live-race feature rather than a music-streaming feature. It’s staying that way for now.
More info on the Fenix 7 features is in here but it’s subscriber-only content 🙁 for those of you who need to see it now why not treat yourself to an early Christmas of fenix-info? Or you can wait for January, it’s not far away. There’s lots and lots of free content on this site….but not this piece of content (which is continually updated, btw, so supporters should revisit it as of today as it’s changed quite a bit including confirmed UK pricing of some models)