Garmin Forerunner 955 review: The best runner’s watch, period

For years, Garmin reserved its cream-of-the-crop features for its most expensive watches; if you couldn’t afford a Fenix or Epix, the Forerunner 945 was the best alternative most could afford, but even then it was expensive and heavy for a somewhat limited upside. 

With the Garmin Forerunner 955, your impression of it will depend entirely upon which Garmin watches you frame it against. It easily crushes its predecessor for sheer number of software upgrades, stealing features that the Fenix lineup used to horde for itself.