One other day and one other retailer getting over-eager with publishing product pages. Yesterday we had a US-based retailer publish the complete product web page for the Garmin Forerunner 955, and at this time we’ve got a Danish retailer, Løberen, publishing the photographs and value of the Garmin Forerunner 255.
We’ve got had a earlier value leak for the Forerunner 255, and this product itemizing is roughly the identical value.
Beforehand it was said that the 2 fashions would value:
- Forerunner 255 (music) for €400 (£335 / $420)
- Forerunner 255 (no music) for €350 (£293 / $367)
This itemizing is for 3099 Danish Krone, which works out as £353.81.
The Forerunner 245 with music is at the moment priced at £299 on Garmin, and this is identical because the launch RRP.
The Forerunner 245 with out music launched for £250.
Present Amazon pricing is £180 and £245.
Garmin Forerunner 255 vs Garmin Forerunner 245 Design
Primarily based on the present photographs, the general design appears very related. Oddly, it does seem that the brand new Garmin Forerunner 255 has a thicker bezel than the FR245. There aren’t any distinguishing marks suggesting that the bezel contains photo voltaic, so I’m not positive why it might be thicker.
Garmin additionally seems to have eliminated the flared design across the buttons, which I all the time thought regarded slightly odd.
On the underside of the watch, we are able to see the cost port has modified aspect and that the optical sensor has been upgraded to match all the opposite new watches.
Garmin Forerunner 255 Options
This itemizing doesn’t reveal something new concerning the options. Beforehand it was reported:
- Upgraded HR sensor and GPS
- It’s believed the Forerunner 255 will likely be upgraded with a barometric altimeter which is able to assist with working energy.
- There ought to be a brand new smaller Forerunner 255s
- Operating energy by way of an exterior system
- Morning Report
Past the value, not a lot attention-grabbing has been revealed from this itemizing. Until there’s a last-minute change, it appears just like the Garmin Forerunner 255 will value about £50 greater than the RRP of the Garmin Forerunner 245.
A £50 value hike isn’t too unhealthy so long as the FR255 has sufficient new options to justify it.
In case you are looking for a brand new watch, I’d recommend holding out for one more week. I’d count on that costs of the prevailing Forerunner 245 might be dropped additional, giving you a chance to choose up a cut price.