Is Garmin’s Solar Charging Worth Paying Extra For?

The Garmin Forerunner 955 features a solar edition

Adding solar charging to sports watches is a terrific idea, in theory. The constant trade-off with even the best sports watches is functionality for battery life, with power-hungry features like AMOLED screens, multi-satellite GPS settings and heart rate tracking all reducing the time between charges.

The theory is, if a sports watch could produce its own energy independently using solar panels it wouldn’t need to balance cutting-edge features against battery life.

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