WITH AN AMOLED DISPLAY
WHAT IF YOUR NEXT RACE WAS THE PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME? AND PERSONALIZED DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS HELPED YOU DO SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER DONE? WITH THE FORERUNNER 265 SMARTWATCH, YOU’LL SEE EVERY INSIGHT LIT UP ON A COLORFUL AMOLED TOUCHSCREEN DISPLAY. GET READY TO BE BETTER FOR IT.
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS DOES NOT REFLECT ACTUAL USER EXPERIENCE.
KNOW WHERE YOU STAND
WITH MORNING REPORT
RUN. RECOVER. REPEAT.
WITH UP TO 13 DAYS OF BATTERY LIFE IN SMARTWATCH MODE
COMES IN TWO SIZES
TO FIT EVERY WRIST
PLAN YOUR STRATEGY
WITH RACE WIDGET, PERSONALIZED DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS, TRAINING READINESS SCORE AND MORE
1.3” COLORFUL 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 customize 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, personalized daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions based on course details, weather and performance.
DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS
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 favorite third party platforms.
SLEEP MONITORING AND SLEEP SCORE
Understand how your body’s recovering with sleep score, breakdown of your sleep stages and detailed insights for improved sleep quality.
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITORING
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.
WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING
WRIST-BASED RUNNING DYNAMICS
This smartwatch measures crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and more.
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE
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.
PULSE OX SENSOR
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 is preloaded with free HIIT, strength, cardio, yoga and Pilates workouts so you can switch up how you sweat.
WRIST-BASED RUNNING POWER
See how much power you’re applying to the trail or road so you can manage effort and fine-tune training.
SATIQ™ TECHNOLOGY AND MULTI-BAND GPS
Get superior positioning accuracy and optimized battery life.
Plan race-day strategy with GPS-based pace guidance for a selected course or distance.
BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS
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.
TRIATHLON AND MULTISPORT PROFILES
Switch between sports with one press by using built-in profiles, or you can create your own.
Download songs and playlists from your Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts for phone-free listening.
SAFETY AND TRACKING
If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, your watch will send a message with your live location3.
GARMIN PAY™ CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS
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.
GARMIN CONNECT APP
See your health and fitness information, connect with friends and more — in this free, zero-subscription app.
CONNECT IQ™ STORE
Add watch faces, data fields and apps to your paired watch.
Physical & Performance
|Display Size||1.3" (32.5 mm) diameter|
|Display Type||AMOLED Optional Always-On Mode|
Smartwatch mode: Up to 13 days
|Display resolution||416 x 416 pixels|
Maps & Navigation
|STR3AMUP! PC tool for streaming biometrics||No|
|3-axis compass with HSI (horizontal situation indicator)||No|
|Touch and/or button lock||Yes|
|Preloaded ski resort maps||No|
|Wind speed and direction (requires connection to Garmin Golf app)||No|
|Live Event Sharing||Android™ Only|
|Green Contours (with Garmin Golf membership)||No|
|Battery saver (customizable low power watch)||Yes|
|Plays and controls watch music||Yes|
|Ground contact time and balance||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Density altitude calculator||No|
|Critical swim speed||Yes|
|Training load focus||Yes|
|Compatible with Varia Vision™ (head-mounted display)||Yes|
|Training effect (anaerobic)||Yes|
|Abnormal heart rate alerts||yes (high and low)|
|Easy break planning||No|
|Lactate threshold||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Number of transmitters supported||No|
|MTB Grit & Flow||No|
|Customizable data pages||Yes|
|Configurable lap alerts||Yes|
|Incident Detection during select activities||Yes|
|NEXRAD on moving map||No|
|Back to start||Yes|
|Vertical oscillation and ratio||Yes|
|Altimeter with adjustable baro setting||No|
46.1 x 46.1 x 12.9 (mm)
|Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)||Yes|
|Live Delta Time||No|
|Automatic altitude adjustment||No|
|Hazards and course targets||No|
|Truck driver workouts||No|
|VO2 Max (Trail Run)||Yes|
|Preloaded race tracks||No|
|Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor||Yes|
|Relaxation breathing timer||Yes|
|% HR max||Yes|
|In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.)||No|
|Gas time remaining||No|
|Water rating||5 ATM|
|Multiple bike profiles||No|
|Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)||Yes|
|Find My Phone||Yes|
|PrePass weigh station notifications and bypass decisions||No|
|Stride length (real time)||Yes|
|Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)||Yes|
|Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||Yes|
|Spectator messaging||yes (with compatible smartphone)|
|Charging method||Garmin proprietary plug charger|
|Trendline™ Popularity Routing||No|
|Strava Live Segments||No|
|Respiration rate (during exercise)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Wirelessly receive flight plans from Garmin Pilot™||No|
|MOS & Meteogram||No|
|Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)||Yes|
|Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile||Yes|
|Virtual starting line||No|
|Preloaded topographical maps||No|
|Sun and moon information||Yes|
|Automatically saves dive entry and exit locations||No|
|HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels)||No|
|Sight 'N Go||No|
|Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation||yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)|
|Bread crumb trail in real time||Yes|
|Customizable activity profiles||Yes|
|Auto start/end dive||No|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||Yes|
|Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)||Yes|
|Controls smartphone music||Yes|
|Power meter compatible||Yes|
|Improved recovery time||Yes|
|APNEA hunt mode||No|
|60-minute activity goal||No|
|Manual multisport activities||Yes|
|Moving Map with aviation airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water and more||No|
|PacePro™ Pacing Strategies||Yes|
|Course- and weather-specific race predictor||Yes|
|Yardage to layups/doglegs||No|
|TAF (Terminal Aerodrome Forecast)||No|
|Full vector map||No|
|Body Battery™ energy monitor||Yes|
|BLUETOOTH phone calling and voice assistant support||No|
|Custom dive data screens||No|
|Drill logging (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Preloaded with 43,000 courses worldwide||No|
|Smart trainer control||Yes|
|Heat and altitude acclimation||No|
|GPS-based distance, time and pace||Yes|
|Pairs with Garmin Golf app||No|
|Auto lap splits||No|
|"Repeat on" rest timer (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Lap Time Repeatability Score (LTR)||No|
|Auto CourseView updates||No|
|Downloadable training plans||Yes|
|Stocks||yes (optional Connect IQ app)|
|Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)||No|
|Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR)||No|
|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)|
|Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)||Yes|
|Task timers (2, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes)||No|
|Pool swim workouts||Yes|
|Race an Activity||Yes|
|Activity history on watch||Yes|
|On-screen workout animations||Yes|
|Auto max HR||Yes|
|Daily suggested workouts||yes (7 days)|
|Foot pod capable||Yes|
|Compatible with Vector™ and Rally™ (power meters)||Yes|
|Phone-free text messaging||No|
|Incident detection alert on phone for wearables||Yes|
|Race an activity||Yes|
|VO2 Max (Run)||Yes|
|Wind meter compatible||No|
|Available gym activity profiles||Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga, Breathwork|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
|Touch-targeting (touch target on display to see the distance to any point)||No|
|Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)||Yes|
|In-flight Pulse Ox||No|
|Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)||No|
|Unlock new step icons||No|
|On-device Connect IQ™ Store||Yes|
|Pacing alerts (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Respiration rate (24x7)||Yes|
|Gas consumption rate||No|
|On-screen workout muscle maps||Yes|
|Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Available outdoor recreation profiles||
Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
|Advanced cycling dynamics||No|
|Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)||Yes|
|Auto rest (pool swim only)||Yes|
|Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)||No|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®|
|Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection)||Yes|
|Sleep score and insights||Yes|
|Downloadable cartography support||No|
|Available run profiles||
Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
|Worldwide airport database(s)||No|
|Waypoint information page||No|
|GPS speed and distance||Yes|
|Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)||No|
|Find My Watch||Yes|
|Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)||No|
|Connext avionics connectivity||No|
|Preloaded road and trail maps||No|
|Rest Timer (Ultra Run only)||No|
|Unified training status||Yes|
|Smartphone compatibility||iPhone® and Android™|
|Dual grid coordinates||No|
|HRM running pace and distance||Yes|
|Expedition GPS Activity||No|
|Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC||No|
|Compatible with Varia™ lights||Yes|
|Two-way voice calls||No|
|Hydration||yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|Underwater wrist-based heart rate||Yes|
|Countdown start (pool swim only)||Yes|
|ClimbPro™ Ascent Planner||No|
|Truck plaza loyalty programs||No|
|Night vision mode||No|
|Available swim profiles||
Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
|Power Modes - customizable in-activity battery settings||No|
|Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)||Yes|
|Do not disturb/School mode||No|
|Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor||Yes|
|Automatic daylight saving time||Yes|
|Sync dive log to Garmin Dive™ Mobile app||No|
|Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app||yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)|
|Garmin Live Segments||No|
|HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+™ to paired devices)||Yes|
|Fly activity emergency mode||No|
|Auto multisport activities||Yes|
|Last race summary||No|
|Cycle Map (routable cycling-specific street map)||No|
|Power curve and % FTP workouts||Yes|
|METAR (Meteorological Aerodrome Report)||No|
|Quick Release bands||yes (22 mm, Industry standard)|
|Trail run auto climb||Yes|
|Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert||Yes|
|Automatic rep counting||Yes|
|Time and distance alerts||Yes|
|Garmin Connect™ Challenges app||yes (optional Connect IQ app)|
|Tack assist mode||No|
|Compatible with dēzl™ OTR truck navigators||No|
|Worldwide NAVAID and Intersection database(s)||No|
|Available cycling profiles||
Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, eBiking, eMountain Biking
|Future elevation plot||Yes|
|Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)||Yes|
|Around Me mode||No|
|Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile||Yes|
|GPS Time Sync||Yes|
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
|Green View with manual pin position||No|
|Distance to destination||Yes|
|Women's health||yes (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)|
|Training status||yes (improved)|
|Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)||Yes|
|Daily resting heart rate||Yes|
|Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)||Yes|
|FTP (Functional Threshold Power)||yes (with compatible accessory)|
|Dive ascent/descent rate indicator||No|
|Built-in barometer and tide tables||No|
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- USB-C charging/data cable