Garmin Forerunner 265S

GPS Watches + Heart Rate Monitors
Star Rating is 5 / 5
3 Verified Reviews
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Train smarter with the smaller-sized Forerunner® 265S GPS running smartwatch.

This running watch features a colorful 42 mm AMOLED touchscreen display to make it easy for you to see all of your running stats at a glance. It is made to fit better on smaller wrists than the standard Garmin Forerunner 265, but has all of the same great features. The 265S 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, it can track more than 30 different activity profiles, so you can use it for both running and cross-training.

A new feature in the Garmin Forerunner 265S 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).

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. Garmin also added 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 265S 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 larger watch? Check out the Garmin Forerunner 265.

Tech Specs

Garmin Forerunner 265S


42 mm

Battery Life

  • Smartwatch mode: up to 15 days
  • GPS mode: up to 24 hours

Water Rating

5 ATM; waterproof

Heart Rate Monitor

Yes; wrist-based monitor

Smartphone Compatibility

Yes (iPhone, Android); Smart notifications

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Star Rating is 5 / 5
Based on 3 Verified Reviews
Star Rating is 5 / 5

Amazing Running Watch

Meg P 4 months ago Verified Purchase

Brilliant display excellent battery life and all the metrics the average runner could want. What sets garmin apart from other running watches is safety features like live tracking.