Garmin Forerunner 265

GPS Watches + Heart Rate Monitors
Star Rating is 5 / 5
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Train smarter with the Forerunner® 265 GPS running smartwatch.

This running watch features a colorful 46 mm AMOLED touchscreen display to make it easy for you to see all of your running stats at a glance. The 265 has access to multiple global navigation satellite systems to give you the most precise data from your runs, walks, bikes, triathlons, swims and more. Plus, there are over 30 different activity profiles that it can track, so you can use it for both running and cross-training.

A new feature in the Garmin Forerunner 265 is the training readiness score that is based on your sleep quality, recovery, training load and HRV status to determine if you’re primed to train hard and get the most out of your workout (data presented is intended to be a close estimation of metrics tracked). Our runners loved this feature in our Garmin Forerunner 265 review.

To get the most out of your Garmin watch, you can plan your training and race strategy with personalized workouts suggested daily based on the race and course that you enter into the Garmin Connect™ app and view from the race widget as you train.

Keep track of your health—this smartwatch tracks your heart rate, sleep, recovery time and more. Plus, this watch features numerous safety and tracking features including incident detection during select outdoor activities and the ability for you to send your live location to your emergency contacts when paired with your smartphone.

The Garmin Forerunner 265 GPS watch has everything you need to track your runs and a brilliant AMOLED touchscreen to show it all.

Not sure which Garmin is right for you? Check out our guide to choosing the best Garmin watch for you.

Want a smaller watch? Check out the Garmin Forerunner 265S.

Tech Specs

Garmin Forerunner 265


46 mm

Battery Life

  • Smartwatch mode: up to 13 days
  • GPS mode: up to 20 hours

Water Rating

5 ATM; waterproof

Heart Rate Monitor

Yes; wrist-based monitor

Smartphone Compatibility

Yes (iPhone, Android); Smart notifications

Read more in our Garmin Forerunner 265 Review

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Star Rating is 5 / 5
Based on 1 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 5 / 5

Great for running

Jay 5 months ago Verified Purchase

Only a month in and still exploring all of the features this watch has to offer. The connectivity to an in-house non-subscription app is also an excellent addition.