Illuminate your run with the Garmin Forerunner 165 Series, user-friendly GPS running smartwatches featuring vibrant AMOLED displays.

Latest Pioneers incorporate individualized training schedules, advanced fitness data, wellness insights and more at an outstanding value
OLATHE, Kan., Feb. 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) made public today the Forerunner® 165 Series, budget-friendly GPS running smartwatches that assist athletes of all proficiency levels achieve their objectives with customized adaptive training schedules along with popular health and fitness statistics—all displayed on a vivid AMOLED screen. Offered in two versions, Forerunner 165 and Forerunner 165 Music, the most recent additions to Garmin’s leading collection of running smartwatches feature simple-to-read full-color screens, responsive touchscreens, and a conventional 5-button layout. With quick and simple access to everyday health functions, advanced training statistics, recovery insights, smart alerts and more, runners can monitor their progress without compromising battery duration; both models provide up to 11 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 19 hours in GPS mode.

“If you’re seeking to finish your initial 5K or establish a fresh PR, the Forerunner 165 Series is available to support you throughout every phase of your running expedition. With customized training schedules, advanced running and recovery stats, and 24/7 wellness surveillance, these user-friendly smartwatches include incredible tools to help you complete the finish line.” –Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Sales

Features to adore on the Forerunner 165 Series

Impregnated with Garmin’s typical health, fitness and linked features, the Forerunner 165 Series is prepared to elevate training to the subsequent level.

  • AMOLED Display: Observe training stats, recovery insights, smart alerts and more on a lively, 1.2-inch AMOLED screen.
  • Race Adaptive Training Plans: Obtain training recommendations, personalized daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions grounded on race info inputted into the Garmin Connect application.
  • Wrist-Based Running Power and Dynamics: View real-time power and gauge vital running metrics, like cadence, stride length, and ground contact time – all from the wrist – to aid in improving running technique.
  • Training Effect: Determine how workouts are impacting fitness and comprehend advantages from training runs and workouts.
  • Courses: Form or locate existing courses in the Garmin Connect app and from third-party platforms, then sync them directly to the watch.
  • Additional Activity Profiles and Workouts: Remain active with over 25 activity profiles, including trail running, open water swimming, pickleball, tennis and more, plus new workouts for strength, HIIT, cardio, yoga, and Pilates.
  • Morning Report: Initiate the day off properly with a customizable report that provides an outline of last night’s sleep1 and the day’s training outlook, alongside HRV (heart rate variability) status and weather.
  • Pulse Ox: Trace blood oxygen saturation while awake or asleep2.
  • Sleep Monitoring and Sleep Score: Each morning, obtain a personalized score for last night’s sleep, view the different sleep stages, and acquire insights for enhanced sleep quality.
  • Nap Detection: Automatically track or log naps to observe how they could benefit the body and the suggested time and duration they should be.
  • Music Storage: Download songs and playlists from Spotify®, Deezer, or Amazon Music accounts3 for phone-free listening with wireless headphones4 (available solely on Forerunner 165 Music).
  • Audio Prompts: Trail guided workouts or hear performance alerts with wireless headphones connected to the watch (available exclusively on Forerunner 165 Music).
  • Garmin Pay Contactless Payments: Effortlessly maneuver through specific checkout lines and transit systems through participating providers5.

VIDEO: Discover how the Forerunner 165 Series can assist you in illuminating your running goals.

Race day prepared

No matter the distance, the Forerunner 165 Series offers the equipment to help runners conquer their next PR by overseeing pace, distance, wrist-based heart rate1, VO2 max, and more. Those undertaking training for their upcoming race can capitalize on several distinct adaptive training plan alternatives: Either enter the race info into the Garmin Connect calendar and receive race training plans that adapt following every run to align with performance and recovery, or use complimentary Garmin Coach 5K, 10K, and half-marathon plans devised by expert coaches. Runners can also leverage personalized daily suggested workouts that adjust following every run to align with performance and recovery. And to brace for their ideal race day strategy, PacePro offers runners with grade-adjusted pacing guidance based on course elevation and individual pacing inclinations.

Throughout-the-clock wellness tracking

Preceding, during, and after a workout, the Forerunner 165 Series is structured to monitor overall well-being 24/7. Keep an eye on heart rate straight from the wrist, as well as sleep and stress tracking, and more. Body Battery™ energy monitoring can help monitor the body’s energy levels to locate prime times for activity and rest and even provide insights on how sleep, naps, activities, and stress influence energy levels. Fitness age can estimate how fit runners are compared to their actual age—serving as a useful reminder to remain active and make healthful decisions. The Forerunner 165 Series also incorporates women’s health tracking features, allowing users to track their menstrual cycle and pregnancy while also acquiring exercise and nutrition education.

Stay intertwined

For life on the go, the Forerunner 165 Series lets users receive emails, texts, and alerts when fused with their compatible iPhone® or Android smartphone. Safety and tracking features can assist in providing peace of mind; for instance, when the watch is paired to the Garmin Connect smartphone app, a message with the user’s name and location (if accessible) can be disseminated to pre-selected emergency contacts if an incident is detected6. Users can also download apps, watch faces, and more from the Connect IQ™ Store directly on the watch or discover more options in the smartphone app.

Presently available, the Forerunner 165 carries a suggested retail price of $249.99 while the Forerunner 165 Music is $299.99.

Created on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin items have transformed life for runners, cyclists, swimmers, and athletes of all levels and capacities. Devoted to producing technology that aids individuals in remaining active and advancing performance, Garmin trusts every day presents an opportunity to innovate and a chance to surpass yesterday. Visit the Garmin Newsroom, email our media team, connect with @garminrunning on social media, or follow our blog.

1 Activity tracking accuracy.
2 This is not a medical device and is not designed for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Pulse Ox is not accessible in all countries.
3 Premium subscription necessary.
4 Not provided.
5 View present supported country, payment network, and issuing bank details.
6 When fused with a compatible smartphone; view For safety and tracking features necessities and limitations, view

About Garmin International, Inc. Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its chief subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Garmin and Forerunner are registered trademarks and Garmin Connect, Garmin Pay, PacePro, Body Battery, and Connect IQ are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google LLC. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks, and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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