How to Change and Customize Watch faces on Garmin Forerunner 165

Forerunner series from Garmin is one of the best fitness centric smartwatch series. The Garmin Forerunner 165 is the new entry in the series and it comes with an AMOLED display. Now that Garmin is bringing AMOLED to every model in the series, users can now flaunt beautiful watch faces.

If you own a Forerunner 165, this guide is for you. Here you will learn how to change and customize watchfaces on Garmin Forerunner 165. The guide will work on both Music and Non-Music models.

Watch faces are the main attraction of all smartwatches because these are the first thing users see when they look at the watch. So its important to keep the watch face customized as per your preference on your Smartwatch. Luckily Garmin gives us the freedom on Forerunner watches to customize watchfaces using available data fields. So if you don’t like the default layout of any watch face, you can customize them using this guide.

How to Change Watch Face on Forerunner 165

Let’s first see how to easily change watch faces on the Watch.

Step 1: From the main Watch face screen, press and hold the UP button to open Menu.

How to Customize Watch faces on Forerunner 165

Step 2: Once the menu is open, press Start button when Watch face option is highlighted.

How to Customize Watch faces on Forerunner 165

Step 3: Swipe Up or Down to browse through available Watch faces.

Step 4: Once you find the watch face of your choice, press Start/Stop button.

Step 5: When Apply option is marked, press the Start/Stop button.

How to Customize Watch faces on Forerunner 165

Now the watch face will be applied to your Watch. You can switch between different watchfaces anytime with these steps.

How to Customize Watch faces on Forerunner 165

Now that you know how to change watchface, the customization process will be much easier. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Open menu by pressing and holding UP button.

Step 2: Press Start button to open Watch faces and then navigate to watch face that you want to customize.

Step 3: Press the Start/Stop button to bring options, navigate to Customize using UP/Down button. Then press Start button again to open Customization controls.

How to Customize Watch faces on Forerunner 165

Step 4: It will list the fields that can be customized, you need to choose the field that you want to customize. To customize all fields, simply customize them one by one. For example, let’s choose Data field and then press Start button.

How to Customize Watch faces on Forerunner 165

Step 5: You will see data field flashing, if you don’t want to edit the part that is flashing, press the Start button and next data field will flash.

Step 6: To make changes to select field, use UP and Down buttons.

Step 7: Once you are finished with last data field, pressing the Start button will give some options including Apply option.

How to Customize Watch faces on Forerunner 165

Step 8: When Apply option is highlighted, press Start button and the changes will be saved.

That’s it, you can now follow the same process for other customization fields like layout, and accent color. Unfortunately you won’t find abundant customization features and options like Wear OS and Apple smartwatches. But the options available are still good.

So this is how to change and customize watch faces on the latest Garmin Forerunner 165. I hope you found the guide useful. In case if you have any queries, feel free to ask them in the comment section.

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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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