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Breaking: Garmin quietly launches Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965

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Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 launched.

So after rounds of leaks and some expected launch dates, smartwatch company Garmin has launched its latest Forerunner watches. Garmin Forerunner 265, Forerunner 265s, and Forerunner 965 have been officially launched in Japan and listed on the region’s official website. This means that in a few days, it will be listed in other regions as well.

Update: The watch is also available for purchase in the US, Canada, Australia, UK, and other countries, here’s the official listing on Garmin US website.

Earlier we shared the exclusive Forerunner 265 all color images followed by complete forerunner series specs. And as per the official listing, all the previous information was correct including the colors. Forerunner 265 is available to purchase online while the Forerunner 965 is listed as Coming Soon.

There were indications that Garmin would launch its new Forerunner watches on March 2, and it is listed on the expected date. Yes, Availability may vary by region. Here’s all the information from the official Garmin Japan page.

Garmin | Forerunner 265 Series Meets AMOLED Display

Garmin Forerunner 265

  • Display Grade: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Bezel Material: FRP
  • Strap Material: Silicon
  • Display: 1.3-inch touchscreen AMOLED (416 x 416 pixels)
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Color: Available in Aqua / Black, Black / Powder Gray, and Whitestone / Tidal Blue
  • Weight: 47g
  • Waterproof: 5ATMs waterproof grade
  • Battery: Smartwatch mode (Approx. 13 days), GPS mode (Approx. 20 hours), SatIQ (automatic satellite selection mode) mode (Approx. 16 hours), Multi-GNSS multiband mode (Approx. 14 hours), GPS+ Music playback mode (Approx. 7 hours), SatIQ (automatic satellite selection mode)+ Music playback mode (Approx. 6.5 hours), Multi-GNSS multi-band + Music playback mode (Approx. 6 hours)
  • Price: ¥ 62,800 (with tax)

Garmin Forerunner 265s

  • Display Grade: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Bezel Material: FRP
  • Strap Material: Silicon
  • Display: 1.1-inch touchscreen AMOLED (360 x 360 pixels)
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Color: Available in Whitestone / Neo Tropic, Black / Amp Yellow, and Light Pink / Whitestone
  • Weight: 39g
  • Waterproof: 5ATMs waterproof grade
  • Battery: Smartwatch mode (Approx. 15 days), GPS mode (Approx. 24 hours), SatIQ (automatic satellite selection mode) mode (Approx. 18 hours), Multi-GNSS multiband mode (Approx. 15 hours), GPS+ Music playback mode (Approx. 7.5 hours), SatIQ (automatic satellite selection mode)+ Music playback mode (Approx. 7 hours), Multi-GNSS multi-band + Music playback mode (Approx. 6 hours)
  • Price: ¥ 60,800 (with tax)

Garmin Forerunner 965

  • Display Grade: Corning Gorilla Glass DX
  • Bezel Material: Titanium
  • Strap Material: Silicon
  • Display: 1.4-inch touchscreen AMOLED (454 x 454 pixels)
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Color: Available in Amp Yellow / Black, Black / Powder Gray, and White / Powder Gray
  • Weight: 53g
  • Waterproof: 5ATMs waterproof grade
  • Battery: Smartwatch mode (Approx. 23 days), GPS mode (Approx. 31 hours), SatIQ (automatic satellite selection mode) mode (Approx. 22 hours), Multi-GNSS multiband mode (Approx. 19 hours), GPS+ Music playback mode (Approx. 10.5 hours), SatIQ (automatic satellite selection mode)+ Music playback mode (Approx. 9.5 hours), Multi-GNSS multi-band + Music playback mode (Approx. 8.5 hours)
  • Price: ¥ 84,800 (with tax)

Garmin Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 265s are budget smartwatches while the Forerunner 965 is a premium watch.

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By Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh started his technical writing journey when he was a university student. He is now a full time tech blog writer specializing in smartwatch based tech news and how-to guides. He spends his free time exploring games and useful gadgets.

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