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Forerunner 255S Music

4.461538461538462 out of 5 stars
52 Reviews

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Why We Like The Forerunner 255S Music

Situated right in the middle of the Forerunner lineup from Garmin, the Forerunner 255S Music smartwatch is a low-profile option that helps us dial in our running and training gains. Designed to mirror the Forerunner 255’s feature set, the 255S has a slightly smaller display and lighter design that’s perfect for smaller users or dynamic exercise. This smartwatch boasts pace management features, settings to regulate our nutrition intake, and even race-specific training regimens. Plus, it has a wide range of adventure-ready features like a multi-band GPS, submersible design, and preset profiles for disciplines ranging from paddling to backcountry skiing. This Music version of the Forerunner 255S lets you change tunes without your phone.


  • Mid-tier smartwatch for optimizing our running and training efforts
  • PacePro feature provides grade-adjusted visuals for accurate pacing
  • Bluetooth, Garmin Connect, and ANT+ connectivity
  • Submersible rating of 5ATM for watersports
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 offers resilient durability
  • Convenience features include Garmin pay and Connect IQ store apps
  • Sleep score data lets you know when you’re at your best
  • Smartwatch mode offers a 12-day battery life
  • Please see size chart for complete list of technical features
  • Item #GRMF03O
Housing Material
fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap Material
Face Material
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
barometric altimeter
barometric altimeter
wrist-based, constant
Technical Features
see size chart
Bluetooth, ANT+, Garmin Connect
Date Indicator
Weekday Indicator
alarm clock
Battery Type
lithium ion battery
Battery Life
[smartwatch mode] 12 days, [GPS-only GNSS mode] 26 hours, [all-systems GNSS] 20 hours, [all-systems GNSS mode plus music] 5.5 hours, [all-systems GNSS plus Multi-Band] 13 hours
Claimed Weight
1.4oz (39g)
Face Size
[diameter] 1.1in (27.5mm)
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
running, training, travel, casual, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, road cycling, mountain biking, swimming

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 52 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 11 reviews
5 Stars - 35 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

May 18, 2024

Great watch

I bought about three weeks ago and it’s been great so far. I’m working through a half marathon plan and I love how it adjusts week by week.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

April 13, 2024

Enjoying my new Forerunner 255S

I've only had my Forerunner 255S for a few weeks, but I'm really liking it. It's lighter than the other Garmin watches I've had previously, and it recharges much faster. I like the "good morning" report on the watch, and the summary in the evening. Even the buttons have a better feel to them, and the notifications can include pictures. I haven't used all of the features this watch has, but so far so good!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 12, 2024

lots of features, long battery life

I bought this watch about a month ago deciding to give it a try. The sleep monitoring is fascinating and so far it tracks all the activities I do (running, treadmill, elliptical, ice hockey). I was surprised to even use it on a treadmill and the distance on the watch matched the treadmill! I love the smaller face size for my small female wrist though the thickness can get caught on tight sleeves. The battery lasts me over a week without recharging doing normal activities and a 4 tracking exercises per week. I have not used the music feature yet, but intend on installing soon for those longer runs.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 5, 2024

Great Watch

I got this watch last month and I’m absolutely in love with it! It’s amazing!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 3, 2024

What a watch

Each upgrade of my Garmin has been at least one step up. This most recent upgrade (255S music) is amazing. I'm not a professional runner. Many have said I'm not even a runner as I run/walk, but i did finish my first marathon at 50 and plan on beating that time at 60. 255S music was purchased so that I could have music without having to have my phone. I chose the S size because I have a wrist of a 12 year old. It's taking a while to get to learn it, but I love what I've learned so far! Here's hoping it will help me get to the finish line.

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Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

April 1, 2024

Love it!

It’s a great watch! I love the features especially the half marathon coaching!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

March 30, 2024

Love it

Once I worked out how to load music on to it and then work the volume it’s everything I needed Love it do not need to carry an extra device for music Nice and compact great product Battery life is good as my last garmin was starting to run down faster

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Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

February 26, 2024

LOVE this watch!

I have been using the Garmin FR255S for about a month now and it has SO many great features that I am still finding. The ability to listen to music without carrying my phone is wonderful. It has been extremely accurate for measuing distance, etc.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 23, 2024

Every day I love it more and more!

I got this for a Christmas gift and oh do I love it! This watch has SO MUCH data and the more you wear it the more data it produces. It takes a bit for the watch to get to know you (about a month) so you have to be patient for a bit. The workouts are great because you can program them! You can program a run or a HIIT workout which is probably one of the coolest features. I also think this is WAY more accurate than the Apple Watch I used to have. 10/10!

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Sam D

Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 16, 2024


I got this for christmas and it is so awesome. It does everything i wanted it to and its so easy to use.


Originally reviewed on Garmin