Garmin has just announced the Forerunner 265 series and Forerunner 965, its first dedicated GPS running smartwatches with vibrant AMOLED displays. To top it off, the recently launched MARQ second generation collection is now available in India.
These lightweight and bright watches are made for any distance, with optional always-on, full-color displays that are easy to read in any weather and a responsive touchscreen, plus 5-button design for fast access to everyday health features, smart notifications and more.
You train early. You train late. You always make the time to #TrainBrilliantly. The least we could do is light up your run.
Introducing #Forerunner 965 and the Forerunner 265 series — now with AMOLED displays. pic.twitter.com/gLmXDQjzE8
— Garmin (@Garmin) March 3, 2023
Garmin Forerunner 265 Series
This performance monitoring tool from Garmin Firstbeat Analytics has it all: VO2 max, performance condition, training effect and more. Two adaptive training plan options are available to those training for their next race: enter race information into Garmin Connect calendar to receive daily workouts, or use free Garmin Coach plans from expert coaches. When training outdoors, athletes can plan their race day strategy using PacePro and SatIQ technology for superior positioning accuracy.
Forerunner 265 provides athletes with a comprehensive picture of their well-being with a wrist-based Pulse Ox sensor, Body Battery energy monitoring, advanced sleep monitoring and sleep score, stress tracking, menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking and more.
Stay connected with Forerunner 265. Receive smart notifications, listen to music from Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music, enjoy greater peace of mind with incident detection, assistance and LiveTrack, and breeze through checkout lines with Garmin Pay contactless payments.
The 42mm Forerunner 265 features up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 15 days in smartwatch mode, while the 46mm Forerunner 265 offers up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 13 days in smartwatch mode.
Quick specifications: Forerunner 265
Garmin Forerunner 965
The Forerunner 965 is the perfect watch for athletes striving for excellence. It builds upon the Forerunner 265 with additional performance metrics, built-in mapping and the ability to store more songs. With features like the load ratio, real-time stamina insights and ClimbPro, athletes can keep track of their training, prevent burnout, and explore new terrain with full-color, built-in maps.
Plus, its lightweight titanium bezel, 47mm case size and Garmin’s largest AMOLED display make it a great choice for Athletes. The Forerunner 965 offers up to 31 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 23 days in smartwatch mode.
Quick specifications: Forerunner 965
Pricing and availability
The Garmin Forerunner 965 will be arriving in late March, with a suggested retail price of $599.99 (Rs. 49,163 approx.). Alternatively, the Forerunner 265 is already available for purchase at $449.99 (Rs. 36,872 approx.).
Speaking on the announcement, Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales, said,
For 20 years, the Forerunner lineup has helped athletes of all levels reach their goals, and we are thrilled to continue to bring revolutionary advancements to our newest GPS running smartwatches with the addition of bright AMOLED displays. With Garmin’s premium training metrics, recovery insights, impressive battery life and more, athletes can run – and rest – easy knowing they have the tools to perform their best.