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WHAT IF YOUR NEXT RACE WAS THE PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME? AND PERSONALISED DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS HELPED YOU DO SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER DONE? WITH THE FORERUNNER 265 RUNNING SMARTWATCH, YOU’LL SEE EVERY INSIGHT LIT UP ON A BRIGHT AND COLOURFUL AMOLED TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY. GET READY TO BE BETTER FOR IT.
1.3″ BRIGHT AND COLOURFUL AMOLED DISPLAY
UP TO 20 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE IN GPS MODE
ADVANCED TRAINING METRICS AND RECOVERY INSIGHTS
SATIQ™ AND MULTI-BAND GPS
TOUCHSCREEN AND BUTTONS
MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST
Receive an overview of your sleep1 and training outlook as soon as you wake up — alongside HRV status and weather. You can even customise your report to show you what you want to see.
Get ready for your next race — whether it’s a 10K or marathon — with training tips, personalised daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions based on course details, weather and performance.
Get workouts made for you. They adapt after every run to match your performance and recovery and take into account the races coming up in your Garmin Connect™ calendar.
From the moment you wake up, get a readiness score based on your sleep quality, recovery, training load and more, so you can determine whether it’s a good day to go hard — or take it easy.
Using indicators such as HRV status, your recent exercise history and performance, get an easy insight into your overall effort — and whether you’re training productively, peaking or strained.
Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, training and recovery through heart rate variability, while you sleep, based on technology developed by our Firstbeat Analytics™ team.
Free adaptive 5K, 10K and half marathon training plans from expert coaches.
Know how long you need to recover before your next high-effort workout based on your latest training.
Create or find existing courses in the Garmin Connect app, or sync from your favourite third party platforms.
Understand how your body’s recovering with sleep score, breakdown of your sleep stages and detailed insights for improved sleep quality.
Track your body’s energy levels to find the best times for activity and rest1.
Get an estimate of what your pace could be for a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon.
Track and log your menstrual cycle or pregnancy to get exercise and nutrition education.
This smartwatch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and more.
The watch constantly samples your heart rate to help you gauge how hard you work during activities1.
Compare your recent training load to the optimal range to help improve your fitness.
See how your workouts influence your endurance, speed and power.
While you run, get an analysis of your pace and heart rate for a real-time assessment of your current ability to perform.
See your current fitness level and track changes over time to set goals, evaluate progress and more.
Track your moderate and vigorous activity minutes.
Log a 2-minute session to record key health stats, then generate a report to share with your healthcare provider.
Find out if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day.
Track your blood oxygen saturation while you’re awake or asleep2.
Get alerts to know how you’re performing and even be guided through workouts.
Forerunner 265 running smartwatch is preloaded with free HIIT, strength, cardio, yoga and Pilates workouts so you can switch up how you sweat.
See how much power you’re applying to the trail or road so you can manage effort and fine-tune training.
Get superior positioning accuracy and optimised battery life.
Plan race-day strategy with GPS-based pace guidance for a selected course or distance.
Tap in to 30+ built-in activities, including cycling, open-water swimming, strength training and more.
Record accurate lap distances and see your distances in meters.
Switch between sports with one press by using built-in profiles, or you can create your own.
Download songs and playlists from your Spotify or Deezer accounts for phone-free listening.
If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, your watch will send a message with your live location3.
Breeze through checkout lines or transit systems with participating providers.
Receive emails, texts and alerts on your watch when paired with your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone.
Friends and family can follow your real-time location3 and view preplanned courses.
See your health and fitness information, connect with friends and more — in this free, zero-subscription app.
Add watch faces, data fields and apps to your paired watch.
|Lens material||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3|
|Bezel material||Fibre-reinforced polymer|
|Quick release bands||Yes (22 mm, Industry standard)|
|Physical size||46.1 x 46.1 x 12.9 (mm)
Fits wrists with a circumference of 135-205 mm
|Display Size||1.3″ (32.5 mm) diameter|
|Display Resolution||416 x 416 pixels|
|Display Type||AMOLED; optional always-on mode|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Battery life||Smartwatch mode: Up to 13 days
GPS-Only GNSS mode: Up to 20 hours
SatIQ (AutoSelect) GNSS mode: Up to 16 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode + Multi-Band: Up to 14 hours
GPS-Only GNSS mode with music: Up to 7 hours
SatIQ (AutoSelect) GNSS mode with music: Up to 6.5 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode + Multi-Band with music: Up to 6 hours
|Charging method||Garmin proprietary plug charger|
|GPS time sync|
|Automatic daylight saving time|
|Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)|
|Daily Resting Heart Rate|
|Abnormal Heart Rate Alerts||Yes (high and low)|
|Respiration Rate (24x7)|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation||Yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)|
|Body Battery™ Energy Monitor|
|Relaxation Breathing Timer|
|Sleep Score and Insights|
|Hydration||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|Women's Health||Yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor|
|Ambient light sensor|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor|
Daily smart features
|Connectivity||Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)|
|On-device Connect IQ™ Store|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)|
|Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile|
|Battery Saver - customisable low power watch|
|Controls smartphone music|
|Plays and controls watch music|
|Find my phone|
|Find my watch|
|VIRB® camera remote|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone® and Android™|
|Compatible with Garmin Connect™ Mobile|
|Stocks||Yes (optional Connect IQ app)|
Safety and tracking features
|Spectator messaging||yes (with compatible smartphone)|
|Live Event Sharing||Android™ Only|
|Incident Detection during select activities|
|Incident detection alert on phone for wearables|
Activity tracking features
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)|
|Garmin Connect™ Challenges app||Yes (optional Connect IQ app)|
|Automatic rep counting|
|On-screen workout animations|
|On-Screen Workout Muscle Map|
Training, planning and analysis features
|Auto Max HR|
|HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)|
|Respiration Rate (During Exercise)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|GPS speed and distance|
|Customisable activity profiles|
|Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection)|
|Downloadable training plans|
|HRM running pace and distance|
|Configurable lap alerts|
|VO2 Max (Run)|
|VO2 Max (Trail Run)|
|Training load focus|
|Training Effect (Anaerobic)|
|Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)|
|Improved Recovery Time|
|Daily Suggested Workouts||Yes (7 days)|
|Race an activity|
|Auto multisport activities|
|Touch and/or button lock|
|Activity history on watch|
|Unified training status|
|Available run profiles||Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running|
|GPS-based distance, time and pace|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio|
|Ground contact time and balance||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Stride length (real time)|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)|
|Lactate threshold||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|PacePro™ Pacing Strategies|
|Trail run auto climb|
|Course- and weather-specific race predictor|
|Foot pod capable|
|Available outdoor recreation profiles||Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing|
|Bread crumbtrail in real time|
|Back to start|
|Distance to destination|
|Barometric trend indicator with storm alert|
|Future elevation plot|
|Sun and moon information|
|Available cycling profiles||Bike, Bike Indoor, Mountain Bike, eBike, eMountain Biking|
|Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)|
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)|
|Race an activity|
|FTP (Functional threshold power)||Yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Power curve and FTP workouts|
|Compatible with Vector™ and Rally™ (power meters)|
|Power meter compatible|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)|
|Available swim profiles||Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)|
|Drill logging (pool swim only)|
|Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)|
|"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only)|
|Auto rest (pool swim only)|
|Time and distance alerts|
|Pacing alerts (pool swim only)|
|Pool swim workouts|
|Critical swim speed|
|Underwater wrist-based heart rate|
|Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)||Yes (with HRM-Swim, HRM-Pro or HRM-Pro Plus)|
Kid activity tracking features
|Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app||Yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)|
|Smart trainer control|