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Garmin Forerunner® 265

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Garmin Forerunner® 265

/ The Garmin Forerunner 265 is a premium GPS running watch. It is designed for runners and triathletes looking for a superior tracking experience with extended features and accuracy. The watch features a 1.4-inch color display for easy visibility even in direct sunlight. With a lightweight and thin design, the Forerunner 265 blends into any workout apparel and can easily transition from your everyday style. The Forerunner 265 is packed with fitness tracking features that attend to your every performance need. With an optical heart rate monitor that constantly checks your pulse, you know what's going on with your body while you run. The watch also tracks your performance on the run with a built-in GPS, showing key parameters such as distance and pace. Additionally, the Forerunner 265 provides valuable insight into your cycling performance, showing cadence, power output, and computations of the VO2Max estimate, recovery time and more. All the data is automatically synced to the dedicated smartphone application, allowing you to review and create customized graphics of your performance. If you're looking to get into the world of running or if you just want a more accurate tracking experience, the Garmin Forerunner 265 is an ideal choice. It looks good, monitors all your performance data, and provides insight in a number of areas. With its affordable price and great features, this is definitely one watch that should have a place in your collection.

  • Garmin Forerunner® 265S - 42MM - Black / Amp Yellow

    In Stock

    $449.99

  • Garmin Forerunner® 265S - 42MM - Whitestone / Neo Tropic

    In Stock

    $449.99

  • Garmin Forerunner® 265S - 42MM - Light Pink / Whitestone

    In Stock

    $449.99

  • Garmin Forerunner® 265 - 46MM - Black / Powder Gray

    In Stock

    $449.99

  • Garmin Forerunner® 265 - 46MM - Aqua / Black

    In Stock

    $449.99

  • Garmin Forerunner® 265 - 46MM - Whitestone / Tidal Blue

    In Stock

    $449.99


Pros & Cons

Pros:

• Bluetooth connectivity for easy music streaming & pairing with bluetooth headphones

• GPS & GLONASS satellite reception for better accuracy & faster acquisition

• heart rate tracking for health & fitness monitoring

• Preloaded workouts & training plans

• Large, customizable color display

• Up to 7 days of battery life

Cons:

• Limited water resistance rating of 5ATM

• Missing onboard music storage for multimedia playback

• Limited message notification system

• No Virtual Pacer, Route Exploration, or Connected Features


Who Should Buy

Should Buy:

- GPS-enabled for accurate distance and pace tracking

- Autopause pause feature which stops the watch when you stop running

- Smart notifications that keep you connected to notifications from your phone

- Audio prompts let you know when you've hit milestones

- Forerunner app allows you to review your data and progress

Should Not Buy:

- Not waterproof or designed for swimming

- Does not have sleep tracking capabilities

- Does not have onboard music storage

- No access to the connected features of the Garmin Connect app


Features/Specs

• Water resistant up to 50 meters

• Rechargeable battery with up to 7 days battery life

• Monitors heart rate & calorie burn

• Displays time/date/distance/pace/calorie goal in real time

• Connects with compatible devices and apps

• Automatically uploads data to Garmin Connect

• Tracks and stores running data

• Provides smart alerts, music and more

• Compatible with other Bluetooth sensors


Comparison
Garmin Forerunner® 265Product 2Product 3Product 4
Battery9 days in smartwatch mode, up to 24 hours in GPS mode with musicUp to 10 days (depending on use)Up to 13 daysUp to 15 days
GPSYesYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYesYes
Memory30 ActivitiesUp to 200 hours of activity dataUp to 500 hours of activity dataUp to 1000 hours of activity data
Watch face design20+ digital and analog designs10+ watch faces5+ watch faces13+ watch faces
Water resistantYesYesYesYes
Sleep trackingYesYesYesYes

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