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Garmin today launched its latest Forerunner series of GPS running smartwatches with advanced AMOLED displays. The series includes two models: the Forerunner 965 and the Forerunner 265. The Forerunner 265 is available now for $449.99, while the Forerunner 965 will hit the market in late March for $599.99.
The Forerunner 965 is the higher-end model, equipped with a stunning 1.4-inch AMOLED display. It provides up to 31 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 23 days in smartwatch mode. In addition to all the features of the Forerunner 265, the 965 offers additional performance metrics, including load ratio, real-time stamina information, and detailed climbing metrics, making it a perfect choice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who require advanced training data.
On the other hand, the Forerunner 265 Series is available in two sizes: the 42mm Forerunner 265S and the 46mm Forerunner 265. The 265S provides up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 15 days in smartwatch mode, while the 265 offers up to 20 hours of GPS use and 13 days of smartwatch use. Both models come with Pulse Ox sensors, “Body Battery” energy monitoring, sleep and stress tracking, menstrual cycle monitoring, and pregnancy tracking. The watches also monitor V02 max, performance conditions, and other metrics. They offer two adaptive training options: daily suggested workouts by entering upcoming race info and following a video series from your favorite Garmin coaches.
The advanced AMOLED displays on both models provide crystal-clear visibility and sharp colors, making it easier to read the data during outdoor activities, even in bright sunlight. The watches provide runners with advanced training metrics, including heart-rate variability (HRV), overall sleep quality, and training load. They are also ideal for tracking everyday activities like steps taken, calories burned, and distance covered.