Garmin Launches the Forerunner 55, Encourages Filipinos to Pursue Good Health by Running

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Garmin invites all amateur and experienced runners to take their workout to the next level with the new Forerunner 55, an easy-to-use GPS smartwatch for people of all skill levels. The smartwatch helps runners track their stats and achieve their fitness goals.

Garmin encourages Filipinos to live healthier lives by running regularly with the Forerunner 55.

With the simple press of a button, users can start their run or walk and track their time, distance, speed, pace and heart rate right on their wrist. The Forerunner 55 also offers detailed running data, daily suggested workouts and additional built-in sports apps.

“We know there are runners of all skill levels who prefer a simplified running watch,” said Garmin Asia Director Scoppen Lin. “With this in mind, the Forerunner 55 presents informative and digestible data that can help people reach their running goals and live a healthy lifestyle.”

Advanced running features

The Forerunner 55 offers runners a variety of tools to take their training to the next level. It has PacePro that guides runners in tailoring their efforts to a selected course or distance. Its finish time estimator lets users select a run distance and view their estimated finish time right on the wrist. For those hoping to improve their running form, the Forerunner 55 features cadence alerts to let runners know when they have gone outside their target cadence range.

The Forerunner 55 makes switching workout routines easy, thanks to several built-in activity profiles, including track or virtual running, pool swimming, Pilates and HIIT. The smartwatch also has Garmin Coach training plans that offer on-screen guidance from expert coaches and free 5K, 10K or half marathon training plans based on a runner’s goals.

The Forerunner 55 has a PacePro feature that guides runners in tailoring their efforts to a selected course or distance.

All-day health and wellness tracking

Featuring a wide array of health and wellness features from Garmin Firstbeat Analytics, the Forerunner 55 is intended to be worn 24/7. Runners can track their stress and set relaxation reminders to do short breathing exercises.

The Body Battery energy monitor lets users track energy levels to find the best times for activity and rest, and gain insights into when and how intensity minutes are earned throughout the day. Additionally, women can track their menstrual cycle or pregnancy and log symptoms and receive exercise and nutrition education through the Garmin Connect app.

Running with Forerunner 55 helps users track their exercises, energy levels and more.

Connect and customize

The Forerunner 55 includes popular connected features2 to help runners stay in touch. Users can receive text messages and view social media updates, emails and more directly on their Forerunner smartwatch.

Built-in assistance and incident detection3 let users manually or automatically send a message with their real-time location to emergency contacts. The Forerunner 55 will also automatically upload activities to Garmin Connect and allow users to download custom watch faces, data fields and apps from the Connect IQ™ Store.

Get more runs and workouts in between charges with the Forerunner 55 today. It features up to 2 weeks of battery life on smartwatch mode and up to 20 hours on GPS mode.

[L-R] The Forerunner 55 is available in three color variants: Monterra Grey, Aqua and Black.

Pricing and availability

The Forerunner 55 can be purchased for P11,395 in all Garmin Brand Stores, official online Garmin stores (Kinetic.com.ph, Lazada, Shopee) and the Garmin PH Viber Community. The first 30 customers to purchase the Forerunner 55 will receive a free Garmin Thermos Flask Bottle in blue, pink or silver.

To learn more, visit: https://ph.garmin.com/minisite/forerunner/forerunner-55/

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Garmin Run Club

With Filipinos adapting to the new normal and preparing for better times ahead, Garmin will be launching the Garmin Run Club (GRC) in the Philippines in Q3 this year. Led by certified Garmin PH Coaches, safe weekly online or in-person training sessions will be conducted to assist runners of all levels in improving their running performance and achieving their fitness goals. Participants will get the opportunity to try out Garmin running watches and win prizes and vouchers.

The Garmin Run Club is free and open to everyone. Stay tuned to Garmin Philippines social media pages for more updates.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Other Garmin fitness brands include Tacx and Firstbeat Analytics. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to us on YouTube.

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy

2 When paired with your compatible smartphone.

3 For safety and tracking features requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.

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