Garmin Forerunner 255S

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The ​Forerunner is a running watch family by Garmin.

The latest model in the family is the Garmin Forerunner 265S.

According to our analysis of prices across the internet, at current rates it's in the cheapest 20% of running watches.

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Released
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Battery life
Battery life
288 hours
672 hours
288 hours
288 hours
288 hours
288 hours
Battery life – GPS mode
Battery life – GPS mode
26 hours
111 hours
28 hours
28 hours
28 hours
28 hours
Screen size
Screen size
28 mm
23 mm
30 mm
30 mm
30 mm
30 mm
Weight
Weight
39 g
65 g
87 g
144 g
94 g
88 g
Height
Height
41 mm
45 mm
46 mm
46 mm
46 mm
46 mm
Resolution
Resolution
218 x 218 px
176 x 176 px
240 x 240 px
240 x 240 px
240 x 240 px
240 x 240 px
Waterproof depth
Waterproof depth
50 m
100 m
100 m
100 m
100 m
Pixel density
Pixel density
280 ppi
283 ppi
283 ppi
283 ppi
283 ppi
Internal storage
Internal storage
4 GB
0 GB
32 GB
32 GB
Activity Tracking Features
Activity Tracking Features
Activity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingGoal settingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterSwim stroke recognition
Activity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterTrackback modeActivity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterTrackback modeActivity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterTrackback modeActivity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterTrackback modeActivity detectionActivity taggingCoachingDistance trackingElevation trackingLive trackingPace measurementRoute uploadsSteps trackingSwim stroke counterTrackback mode
Health tracking features
Health tracking features
BMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingPeriod notificationsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight tracking
BMI trackingCalorie burn trackingCalorie intake trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingWeight trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake trackingBMI trackingCalorie burn trackingFertility notificationsOvulation predictionPeriod notificationsPeriod start date predictionsSleep trackingTemperature trackingWater intake tracking
Connectivity Types
Connectivity Types
ANT+Automatic syncingCloud syncingNFCWireless syncing
ANT+NFCANT+Wi-FiANT+Wi-FiANT+Wi-FiANT+Wi-Fi
Sensors
Sensors
AccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitor
AccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorBody temperature sensorCompassGalileoGPSHeart rate monitorMonitors perspirationAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorCadence sensorCompassGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorCadence sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorCadence sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitorAccelerometerBarometerBlood oxygenation monitorCadence sensorCompassGalileoGPSGyroscopeHeart rate monitor
Alerts
Alerts
Inactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alerts
Inactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedbackInactivity alertsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedbackInactivity alertsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedbackInactivity alertsIrregular heart rate warningsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedbackInactivity alertsSilent alarmVibrating alertsVoice feedback
Screen features
Screen features
Always-on displayDamage resistant glassForce touch
Always-on displayAlways-on displaySapphire glassAlways-on displaySapphire glassAlways-on displaySapphire glassAlways-on displaySapphire glass
Battery features
Battery features
Battery level indicatorRechargeable battery
Rechargeable batterySolar powerRechargeable batteryRechargeable batteryRechargeable batteryRechargeable battery
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Garmin Forerunner 255S characteristics and specifications

Characteristics
SportsRunning (+106)
BrandGarmin (+68)
FeaturesAchievements (+72)Auto pause (+69)Calendar sync (+52)Call control (+55)has fast/slow heart rate notifications (+64)has HRV tracking (+57)measures resting heart rate (+66)measures VO2 max (+62)Multi-sport mode (+70)Music playback (+67)Social network integration (+53)Sunrise/sunset time (+64)Widgets (+69)
Activity Tracking FeaturesActivity detection (+79)Activity tagging (+88)Coaching (+55)Distance tracking (+93)Elevation tracking (+85)Goal setting (+62)Live tracking (+47)Pace measurement (+92)Route uploads (+62)Steps tracking (+92)Swim stroke counter (+77)Swim stroke recognition (+46)
Health tracking featuresBMI tracking (+46)Calorie burn tracking (+78)Calorie intake tracking (+27)Period notifications (+50)Sleep tracking (+75)Temperature tracking (+51)Water intake tracking (+43)Weight tracking (+38)
Connectivity TypesANT+ (+65)Automatic syncing (+51)Cloud syncing (+53)NFC (+45)Wireless syncing (+63)
SensorsAccelerometer (+90)Barometer (+75)Blood oxygenation monitor (+56)Body temperature sensor (+55)Compass (+82)Galileo (+48)GPS (+92)Gyroscope (+65)Heart rate monitor (+85)
WaterproofingsIP67 (+83)Sweat resistant (+83)
AlertsInactivity alerts (+63)Irregular heart rate warnings (+35)Silent alarm (+71)Vibrating alerts (+74)
Supported peripheralsCompatible heart monitor (+72)Compatible smart scales (+50)
Screen featuresAlways-on display (+71)Damage resistant glass (+30)Force touch (+3)
Battery featuresBattery level indicator (+62)Rechargeable battery (+93)
ColorwaysBlack, Pink, Powder Grey, Whitestone
Specificationsvs Average
Model
255S
System
Internal storage
4 GB
Measurements
Volume
21 cmΒ³
Strap width
18 mm
Width
41 mm
Height
41 mm
Thickness
12 mm
Weight
39 g
Waterproofing
Waterproof depth
50 m
Screen
Pixel density
280 ppi
Resolution
218 x 218 px
Screen size
28 mm
Battery
Battery life – GPS mode
26 hours
Battery life
288 hours

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Tom Green
July 16, 2024 at 9:55 AM
Gunnersbury parkrun #230 (my #3️⃣4️⃣)
πŸ“Š Stats by geerly.com πŸ‘Ÿ πŸ•’ Official time: 00:22:45 | Course PB 🚨 🏁 Overall position: 35/549 🚹 Gender position: 21/299 🎯 Age grade: 61%