Garmin Forerunner 265

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Premium GPS Running Smartwatch
✓ Advanced training metrics and recovery insights
✓ Responsive touchscreen and Buttons
✓ Power up to 13 days of battery life
✓ Satiq™ and Multi-Band GPS

Color: Black


Train Brilliantly

Get ready to shine with the Forerunner 265 GPS running smartwatch. Train brilliantly with its colourful AMOLED touchscreen display stands out while the morning report with HRV status gives health insights. The training readiness feature — which tells you when you’re primed for a productive session — helps you crush your goals.

1.3” Colourful AMOLED Display

Up to 20 hours of Battery Life in GPS Mode

Advanced Training Metrics & Recovery Insights

SATIQ™ & Multi-Band GPS

Music on your Wrist

Light, Bright & Made For Any Distance

Morning Report

Receive an overview of your sleep 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.

Race Adaptive Training Plans

Get ready for your next race, including marathons, with training tips, personalised daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions. Just enter your race, and we’ll build a plan that’ll help you meet your goals.

Daily Suggested Workouts

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.

Training Readiness

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.

Training Status

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.

HRV Status

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.

Plan, Prepare & Perform

Garmin Coach

Free adaptive 5K, 10K and half marathon training plans from expert coaches.

Recovery Time

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.

Sleep Monitoring & 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 rest.

Race Predictor

Get an estimate of what your pace could be for a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon.

Women's Health Tracking

Track and log your menstrual cycle or pregnancy to get exercise and nutrition education.

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 activities.

Acute Load

Compare your recent training load to the optimal range to help improve your fitness.

Training Effect

See how your workouts influence your endurance, speed and power.

Performance Condition

While you run, get an analysis of your pace and heart rate for a real-time assessment of your current ability to perform.

VO2 Max

See your current fitness level and track changes over time to set goals, evaluate progress and more.

Intensity Minutes

Track your moderate and vigorous activity minutes.

Health Snapshot

Log a 2-minute session to record key health stats, then generate a report to share with your healthcare provider.

Stress Tracking

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 asleep.

Audio Prompts

Get alerts to know how you’re performing and even be guided through workouts.

Cross Training

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 & Multi-Band GPS

Get superior positioning accuracy and optimised battery life.

PacePro™ Feature

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.

Track Running

Record accurate lap distances and see your distances in meters.

Triathlon & 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 & Tracking

If you feel unsafe or if your watch senses that an incident occurred, your watch will send a message with your live location.

Garmin Pay™

Breeze through checkout lines or transit systems with participating providers.

Smart Notifications

Receive emails, texts and alerts on your watch when paired with your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone.

Garmin Connect App

See your health and fitness information, connect with friends and more — in this free, zero-subscription app.

Garmin Forerunner 265

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