Garmin Forerunner 265


Original price Garmin £429.99

From £399.99


  • Use
    Fitness Running Cycling Swimming/Diving Outdoor/Mountain Triathlon Crossfit Hiking Trail
  • Options
    GPS Touch screen Colour screen Pulse on wrist Chest strap Offline Music
  • Sensors
    Altimeter Thermometer Oximeter Barometer
  • Connections
    Bluetooth WI-FI
  • Battery life (GPS Mode)


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As we are familiarized to, Garmin 's most talked about releases are arriving in pairs. The long awaited Garmin Forerunner 265 and Garmin Forerunner 965 are here to maximize the runner's experience in all kinds of distances. Being aware that the Garmin Forerunner 965 is the superior version, and the Garmin Forerunner 265 is the most affordable version of the successful Forerunner family of the American brand.

Both updates of these Garmin GPS sports watch have points in common, and of course, differences. In RUNNEA we tell you all the details and new features of these multisport devices to evaluate your progress as a runner. In this particular case, the Garmin Forerunner 265.

What's new with the renewed Garmin Forerunner 265?

The launch of the renewed Garmin Forerunner 265 represents a change of strategy of the American brand, because, as we already know, they launch new versions every year - the Garmin Forerunner 245 was released in April 2019, while the Garmin Forerunner 255 was launched in June 2022 - now there is a change of course, and just a year later, Garmin announces the premiere of the Forerunner 265.

Designed by and for runners, the Garmin Forerunner 265 has as its primary mission to help all types of athletes set a planning and preparation tailored to overcome all their limits, and without leaving connected at any time.

"For 20 years, the Forerunner series has helped athletes of all levels reach their goals, and we are thrilled to continue bringing revolutionary advancements to our new GPS smartwatches by adding bright AMOLED displays," said Salvador Alcover, General Manager of Garmin Iberia. "With Garmins premium training metrics, recovery insights, impressive battery life, etc., athletes can run and rest easy knowing they have the tools to perform at their best."

What's new in the updated Garmin Forerunner 265?

Compared to its previous versions, it can be said that this new Forerunner 265 update is an improved version of the Garmin Forerunner 255 Music. So it does not represent a radical change, but there are interesting new features that need to be put in valor:

  • Inclusion of AMOLED screen, for the first time in the Forerunner family.
  • Available in two different sizes of 42mm (Garmin Forerunner 265s) and 46mm (Garmin Forerunner 265).
  • Increased battery life of up to 13 days in smartwatch mode, and up to 20 hours in active GPS mode.

There is also talk of a new Training Readiness feature, a metric that will allow the athlete to prepare for training, and thus maximize their efficiency in each physical activity session.

On the other hand, like the Garmin Forerunner 965, this Forerunner 265 includes a number of features that will serve to optimize both your training sessions and your rest periods:

  • Morning report with data on your night's rest, as well as the day's training outlook, adding information on heart rate variability, ensuring you better control over your recovery and well-being.
  • Running widget with tips, prediction and training planning adjusted to your runner profile.

Why the Garmin Forerunner 265 can become your great ally in training?

Why can the Garmin Forerunner 265 become your training partner?

Like most members of Garmins Forerunner series, this multisport GPS watch measures running power and running dynamics: cadence, stride length, ground contact time. All from the wrist, and without the need for any app or accessory.

This Garmin Forerunner 265 also includes performance monitoring tools:

  • Garmin Firstbeat Analytics: VO2 max, performance condition, training effect and more. Adaptive training plans: using the Garmin Connect calendar with upcoming sport challenge information, you'll have the option to receive suggested daily workouts.
  • PacePro: Pace guidance adjusted for selected courses or distances, through which you can plan your race strategy.
  • SatI technology and multi-band GPS work together to deliver superior positioning accuracy, ensuring you run with absolute confidence.

Designed to track overall wellness 24 hours a day, days a week 7, Forerunner 265 also brings with it a Pulse Ox sensor on the wrist, Body Battery energy monitoring, advanced sleep monitoring and sleep scoring, stress tracking, menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking, to name a few .

Without leaving in the background that it is a very complete multisport GPS watch, thanks to its connected features: smart notifications; download songs from Spotify®, Deezer or Amazon Music (subject to premium subscription) to listen to them without using your phone; run with greater peace of mind thanks to incident detection, assistance and LiveTrack; quickly checkout with Garmin Pay contactless payments, among other interesting functionalities.

Battery life

  • smart watches mode: up to 13 days.
  • GNSS GPS-only mode: up to 20 hours.
  • SatIQ GNSS mode (automatic selection): up to 16 hours.
  • GNSS mode (all systems) and multiband: up to 14 hours.
  • GNSS mode GPS only with music: up to 7 hours.
  • GNSSSatIQ mode (auto select) with music: up to 65 hours.
  • GNSS mode (all systems) and multiband with music: up to 6 hours.

Available models and prices of the Garmin Forerunner 265

Available Garmin Forerunner 265 models and prices

We have already told you that this new version of the Garmin Forerunner 265 has two different options for the user, who is looking to make a leap in quality and take their workouts to the next level:

Garmin Forerunner 265S 42mm, which offers up to 24 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 15 days in smartwatch mode.

Garmin Forerunner 265 46mm offers up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 13 days in smartwatch mode.

Both the Garmin Forerunner 265S and Garmin Forerunner 265 have a unified MSRP price of £ 429.99.

Comparison of Garmin Forerunner series models: 265 vs. 255

Comparison of Garmin Forerunner series models

Lens material:Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Bezel material:Fiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymer
Strap material:Silicone (22mm.)Silicone (22mm.)
Case size:46.1 x 46.1 x 129 (mm)45.6 x 45.6 x 129 (mm)
Color display:YesYes
Display type:AMOLED; optional always-on modeSunlight viewable, transflective, pixel-level memory
Display size:325 mm (13) dia.33 mm (13 in) diameter.
Display resolution:416 x 416 pixels260 x 260 pixels
Weight:47 grams.49 grams.
Water resistance:5 ATM.5 ATM.
Memory:8 Gb.4 Gb.
Daily resting heart rate:YesYes
Abnormal heart rate alert:YesYes
Pulse Oximeter:YesYes
Sensors:GPS, GLONASS and GalileoGPS, GLONASS and Galileo
Multi-frequency positioning:YesYes
Barometric altimeter:YesYes
Connectivity:Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®Bluetooth®, ANT+®,
Music control:YesYes
Music player:Yes-
Music storage:Yes-
Garmin Pay:YesYes
RRP Price: £ 429.99£ 299.99

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