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Garmin Forerunner 965 GPS Watch

Niel Ubod May 22, 2024


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Garmin Forerunner 965 GPS Watch

The Garmin Forerunner 965 GPS Watch allows you to make a statement with your training and plan for the podium. Using an AMOLED display, the Forerunner 965 provides your training readiness, adaptive race training plans and full color mapping. Create or find courses on the Garmin Connect™ app or other popular platforms to get turn-by-turn navigation and round-trip routing. It also pairs with your iPhone or Android to provide smartwatch features like notifications, Garmin Pay™ and music control. This watch uses both Bluetooth and ANT+ which means it can connect to additional sensors like chest and arm heart rate monitors.

The Forerunner 965 offers 23 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 31 hours in GPS mode. It uses a dual-band GPS which provides accurate GPS data in cities and densely covered terrain. This watch also provides insight into your recovery with recovery time estimation, a sleep coach and body energy monitoring. Each of these features can help you track your fitness and adjust training accordingly. With multiple activity profiles for running, swimming, cycling, triathlon, snow, weights and racket sports, this watch offers activity tracking for a wide variety of athletes. The Forerunner 965 also allows triathletes to record a swim, bike and run activity in one activity.

This feature packed watch also provides wrist-based running dynamics, endurance scores, hill scores, and metrics to track your training loads. These help you pinpoint your activity strengths while improving weak areas.

This watch also pairs with Garmin Connect™ to give you data at a glance and compare stats over time. You can customize your dashboard to set goals and make your Garmin experience unique. Garmin Connect™ also allows you to track activities from multiple Garmin devices. Connect your Garmin watch, head unit, scale and more to give you the most accurate fitness and health data.


Key Product Details

Power Meter Connectivity
The Forerunner 965 can connect to both power meters and smart trainers.

Full Color Mapping
Upload your favorite routes or create a new route on the Garmin Connect™ app or other platforms. Receive turn-by-turn directions and round-trip routing.

Dual-Frequency GPS
In urban areas or densely covered locations, this watch continues to provide accurate GPS data. This setting can also be turned off to provide battery life savings when not needed.

Pulse OX Sensor
Measure and track your blood oxygen saturation which is best used for tracking training adaptations.

Wrist-Based Heart Rate
Using an optical sensor, the Forerunner 965 measures your heart rate throughout the day and during activities. You can set your heart rate zones and track your heart rate variability for a deeper understanding of your health and training.

Activity Tracking
Monitor your daily steps, calories burned and more.

Customizable Data Fields
Select the data fields you want to show on your watch face for each activity. Prioritize the ones that show first and customize the order in which they show. Easily scroll through different metrics with the touchscreen interface.


Advice From Our Staff

The Forerunner 965 GPS Watch is Garmin’s flagship Forerunner watch. It provides great battery life and the most features out of any watch in the Forerunner lineup. This includes mapping and navigation features. We recommend this to athletes who are looking to get the most out of their watch through the use of navigation, long battery life and a myriad of activity modes. For those who are not looking for mapping features, we recommend the Garmin Forerunner 265 or Forerunner 165.

Garmin Forerunner 965 GPS Specs

  • Unit Dimensions: 1.8" x 1.8" x 0.5" (47.2 x 47.2 x 13.2 mm)
  • Display Size: 1.4" (35.5 mm) diameter
  • Display Type: AMOLED
  • Weight: 53 grams
  • GPS: Dual-Frequency GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth Smart, ANT+, Wi-Fi
  • Smartphone compatibility: iPhone, Android
  • Hear Rate: Optical sensor
  • Altimeter: Barometric altimeter
  • Water Rating: 5 ATM (50 m) water
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Battery Life: Smartwatch Mode: Up to 23 days | GPS mode: Up to 31 hours
  • Memory/history: 32 GB

In the Box

  • Garmin Forerunner 965 GPS watch
  • Charging cable
  • Documentation

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