Garmin has officially unveiled the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 smartwatches, the manufacturer’s first models to use OLED displays. This makes it more convenient to use the watch in bright sunlight, and support for the Always-On Display function allows you to monitor performance during sports training.
The Forerunner 265 smartwatch is available with a 46mm watch face. Additionally, customers can purchase a smaller version of the Forerunner 265S with a 42mm watch face. The flagship Forerunner 965 features a 47mm dial and titanium bezel.
In terms of equipment, Garmin’s new products have changed little compared to the models of the previous generation. All three models support multi-band GPS, location transmission, blood oxygen and heart rate detection, sleep quality and stress monitoring, ready-made training profiles for various sports and much more. The new smartwatch supports push notifications, contactless payment with Garmin Pay and play playlists from Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music off.
In addition, Forerunner 965 can provide real-time endurance information, access maps, support ClimbPro, which provides distance and ascent data, and calculate stress factor during exercise. The last of the features mentioned will help you keep an eye on your loads in the short to medium term to avoid injury.
The Forerunner 265S lasts up to 15 days on a single charge in smartwatch mode and 24 hours with GPS tracking enabled. The Forerunner 265 can last up to 13 days on a single charge without GPS, which drops to 20 hours with active tracking. The flagship Forerunner 965 can go up to 23 days without GPS and up to 31 hours with GPS tracking without charging.
Immediately after the announcement, new smartwatches went on sale. The Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265S are $450, while the Forerunner 965 is $600.