How to Pair Garmin Forerunner 955 and 955 Solar with Smartphone [Easy Guide]

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Want to begin your journey with the latest Garmin Forerunner 955 and Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar? This detailed guide will help you with pairing Garmin Forerunner 955 with Smartphones.

Garmin is a well-known brand when it comes to smartwatches. They have a wide variety of Smartwatch series for different activities. Talking about Garmin Forerunner, these watches are for Runners and athletes. And in the Forerunner series, Garmin Forerunner 955 and 255 are the latest Smartwatches in the series.

If you are planning to buy Forerunner 955 or have already purchased the smartwatch, then this guide is for you. Here you will learn how to pair Garmin Forerunner 955 with Smartphones. If you have Forerunner 255, then check this guide.

This year’s Garmin Forerunner comes with a huge upgrade compared to last year’s model. Talking specifically about the Garmin Forerunner 955, there are two variants, Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar. The Solar model has small solar chargers on the watch. Both the models come with touchscreen support that will now let you get rid of the hassle of using maps with buttons.

Now as the new Forerunner 955 comes with new features and hardware, using these watches can be a new experience. And as you need to first set up Garmin Forerunner before you can enjoy all its features, here is the detailed guide that you can follow to pair Forerunner 955 with Android and iPhone.


  • Turn on the Bluetooth on your Smartphone
  • Charge your Garmin Forerunner 955 or 955 Solar to at least 40-50%

How to Pair Garmin Forerunner 955

I assume you already completed the prerequisite mentioned above. Now let’s start the Forerunner 955 pairing process by downloading the required Garmin Connect app for your phone. You can install the app on devices running Android 7.0 and higher. And for the iPhone, the app is available for iOS 14 or newer versions. You can find the required app below for both Android and iPhone.

How to Pair Garmin Forerunner 955

Once the app is installed on your phone, sign in with your Garmin account. Create a new account if you don’t have a Garmin account. The signup process is easy. Now let’s move to the second step.

How to Put Garmin Forerunner 955 in Pairing Mode

Once you have access to the Garmin Connect app, it’s now time to put the Garmin Forerunner watch in pairing mode. This feature comes in Garmin and even other watches by default that let us connect our watches to smartphones. But to use it, you must know how to put Garmin watches in pairing mode. Let’s see how to do that.

  • Press and hold the left uppermost button (Light) on your Forerunner watch.
  • Your watch will boot up. Now choose the language of your choice by pressing the start/stop button on the right.
  • After the language selection, it will ask if you want to Pair Phone, use Start/Stop button to select it.
    Garmin Forerunner 955 in Pairing Mode
  • This will put your Garmin Forerunner 955 or 955 Solar in Pairing mode.

In case you skipped the Pair Phone during setup:

  • Press and hold the Up button to bring Settings Menu.
  • In the menu scroll down using the touch or down button until you find Connectivity.
  • Now in connectivity select Pair Phone and it will put your Garmin Forerunner 955 in Pairing mode.
Garmin Forerunner 955 in Pairing Mode

Tip: To pair or add an additional watch, open Menu/More in the Connect app and go to Garmin Devices > Add Devices and follow the on-screen instructions.

How to connect Garmin Forerunner 955 to a smartphone

Now that your Forerunner 955 smartwatch is in pairing mode, you can follow the on-screen instructions on the Garmin Connect app to successfully pair it to an Android or iOS device. Or you can also follow the steps given below to connect Garmin Forerunner 955 to a Phone.

  1. I assume your Garmin Forerunner 955 watch is already in the Pairing mode and you have signed in to the Garmin Connect app on your phone.
  2. The Garmin Connect app on your phone will automatically detect the Garmin watch that is in the pairing mode and near the device.
  3. Now when your phone detects the watch, tap on Connect It button.
    connect Garmin Forerunner 955 to smartphone
  4. The watch will show a six-digit code that you need to enter in the Garmin Connect app and tap the Pair button.
    connect Garmin Forerunner 955 to smartphone
  5. After that, tap Next and you can set your activity preferences in the on-screen setup.
    connect Garmin Forerunner 955 to smartphone
  6. At last, you will get the Sync Now button, tap on it to begin syncing.
    connect Garmin Forerunner 955 to smartphone
  7. Now tap on Finish. You can also learn tutorials to control or interact with your watch after finishing the Pairing process.
  8. You can now start using your Garmin Forerunner 955 and check your data on your phone.

If you need any particular guide on Garmin Forerunner 955 or Forerunner 955 Solar, then you can let us know in the comment section.

See Also: How to Pair Garmin Forerunner 255 and 255s [Guide]

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By Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh started his technical writing journey when he was a university student. He is now a full time tech blog writer specializing in smartwatch based tech news and how-to guides. He spends his free time exploring games and useful gadgets.

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