Garmin launches first solar-charging running smartwatch

The Forerunner 955 Solar



Forerunner 955 Solar

Garmin Philippines is launching the Forerunner 955 Solar, their first premium running smartwatch with a solar charging feature.

On top of its advanced health and wellness monitoring features such as Pulse Ox (blood oxygen saturation) and Body Battery (energy monitoring), the new wearable has an innovative Power Glass solar charging lens.

This gives users up to 20 days of battery life in smartwatch mode or up to 49 hours in GPS mode.

It has an always-on, full-color display with a responsive touchscreen to complement the traditional five-button design for fast access to health features and easier control of maps and more.

Here are more highlights of the Garmin’s new smartwatch:

  • Real-time stamina insights: Users are able to monitor and track their exertion levels in real-time while recording a physical activity; using a Running Dynamics Pod or HRM-Pro also gives real-time metrics
  • 24/7 tracking: Sleep, heart rate viability, and more
  • Multi-band GPS: Multi-band, multi-satellite-system tracking for accurate location
  • Race widget: All-in-one widget that personalizes an athlete’s workout based on race day; also shows race day weather, countdown clock, and race-day performance prediction
  • Built-in music: Capable of playing over 2,000 songs via Spotify
  • Personalization: Choose from watch faces, data fields, apps and widgets via the Connect IQ Store.

Pricing, availability

The Forerunner 955 Solar is now available at Garmin Brand Stores, kinetic.com.ph, Lazada, Shopee and the Garmin PH Viber Community for PhP 34,995. A non-solar charging version also retails for PhP 40,865.

As an introductory offer, customers can avail of a 20 percent discount for ASICS products until October 15, 2022 with any purchase of a Forerunner 955 smartwatch.



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From having to experience several Watch Series up until the Watch Ultra, to having various bands, he now has the most expensive Apple Watch in the Series 8 lineup in his hands.

In this video, he unboxes the most expensive Apple Watch ever — the Hermès Apple Watch Series 8.

To give you the full experience, he’ll also dive into the nitty-gritty of what makes it different and more special than the regular Watch Series 8.

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Is it really worth your hard-earned savings?



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Lo and behold, the new Apple Watch Ultra.

While just being a first product of its kind, it actually offers features that can rival its popular competitors.

But is it worth your hard-earned money considering its price tag starts at a whopping US$ 799 / S$ 1199 / ₱53,990?

Watch how Michael Josh unwraps the new watch in the latest Apple Watch Ultra Unboxing and First Review.

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Nothing teases new earbuds called the Ear Stick




Carl Pei’s Nothing continues to be one of the most eccentric tech brands today. Starting with a couple of enigmatic releases, the company is still riding the trend with its upcoming device. Debuting exclusively during a fashion show, Nothing has announced its next product, the Ear Stick.

While it’s a step up in creativity from “ear (1)” or “phone (1),” “Ear Stick” is certainly a unique choice for the name of a new tech product. However, if you see the product, it’s also an accurate one.

The upcoming Ear Stick refers to the cylindrical charging case which will carry the company’s next set of earbuds. Shaped like a tube of lipstick, the charging case is a unique take on what the industry considers as the default shape of similar products. That said, it makes sense to unveil it during a fashion show — specifically, Chet Lo’s SS23 runway.

True to its fashionista pedigree, the case will come in at least three different flavors: white with a red cover, blue with pink, and green with yellow.

Unfortunately, the fashion show reveal did not show what the actual earbuds look like. According to Nothing, the new device will look different to how the ear (1)’s design. As always, users will have to wait for any crumbs that the company will sporadically sprinkle all over.

SEE ALSO: Nothing officially launches Phone 1

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