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Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch
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Garmin Heart Rate Monitors Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch
Garmin Heart Rate Monitors Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch
Garmin Heart Rate Monitors Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch
Garmin Heart Rate Monitors Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch
Garmin Heart Rate Monitors Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch
Garmin Heart Rate Monitors Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch
Garmin Heart Rate Monitors Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch

Garmin Forerunner 965 Premium GPS Running and Triathlon Smartwatch

$599.99 $599.99

 Train like a champion with the Garmin Forerunner® 965 - the ultimate GPS running and triathlon smartwatch, boasting a vibrant AMOLED touchscreen display and a sleek titanium bezel that carries a feather-light feel.

When it comes to outshining the competition, trust the Forerunner 965 to illuminate your path, offering an astounding 23-day battery life in smartwatch mode. Prepare to go the extra mile, conquer your goals, and seize victory.

Embark on your fitness journey with an incredible AMOLED touchscreen display adorned with classic button controls and a titanium bezel that adds a touch of sophistication. Engage in every activity with ease, style, and unparalleled convenience.

Experience the freedom of seamless, contactless payments with Garmin Pay™, ensuring you never miss a beat while on the move. Groove to your favorite tunes from Spotify, Amazon Music, or Deezer on the go, enriching your workouts with a personalized soundtrack.

Don't forget to connect your wireless headphones for an immersive, phone-free listening experience that will elevate your adventures to new heights.

Discover the true meaning of adventure with the Forerunner 965 - your trusty companion on the quest for greatness.

About this item

Health monitoring

Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
Daily resting heart rate
Abnormal heart rate alerts (high and low)
Respiration rate (24x7)
Pulse ox blood oxygen saturation (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
Fitness age
Body battery™ energy monitor
All-day stress
Relaxation reminders
Relaxation breathing timer
Sleep (Advanced)
Sleep score and insights
Hydration (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Women’s Health (in Garmin Connect™ and optional Connect IQ™ widget)
Health Snapshot


Multi-frequency positioning
Satiq™ technology
Garmin elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
Barometric altimeter
Ambient light sensor
Pulse ox blood oxygen saturation monitor

Daily smart features

Connectivity: Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps)
On-device connect IQ™ store
Smart notifications
Text response/reject phone call with text (android™ only)
Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile
Battery saver - customizable low-power watch
Controls smartphone music
Plays and controls watch music
Music storage
Find my phone
Find my watch
Virb® camera remote
Smartphone compatibility: iPhone® and Android™
Pairs with Garmin golf app
Compatible with Garmin Connect™ mobile
Stocks (optional Connect IQ app)
Garmin Pay™

Safety and tracking features

Live track
Spectator messaging (with a compatible smartphone)
Group Livetrack
Live event sharing: Android™ only
Incident detection during select activities
Incident detection alert on phone for wearables

Tactical features

Dual grid coordinates

Activity tracking features

Step counter
Move bar (displays on the device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
Calories burned
Floors climbed
Distance traveled
Intensity minutes
Move IQ™
Garmin Connect™ challenges app (optional connect IQ app)

Fitness equipment/gym

Automatic rep counting
Cardio workouts
Available gym activity profiles: Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical training, Stair stepping, Floor climbing, Indoor rowing, Pilates, Yoga, Breathwork, Indoor climbing, Bouldering
Strength workouts
HIIT workouts
Yoga workouts
Pilates workouts
On-screen workout animations
On-screen workout muscle map

Training, planning, and analysis features

HR zones
HR alerts
HR calories
% HR max
Recovery time
Auto max HR
Morning Report
Race glance/widget
HRV status
Training readiness
HR broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices)
Respiration rate (during exercise) (with compatible accessory)
GPS speed and distance
Customizable screen(s)
Customizable activity profiles
Auto pause®
Interval training
Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto-detection)
Advanced workouts
Downloadable training plans
HRM running pace and distance
Auto lap®
Manual lap
Rest timer
Configurable lap alerts
Heat and altitude acclimation
Vo2 max (run)
Vo2 max (trail run)
Realtime stamina
Training status: Improved
Training load
Training load focus
Training effect
Training effect (anaerobic)
Primary benefit (training effect labels)
Improved recovery time
Daily suggested workouts (7 days)
Customizable alerts
Audio prompts
Finish time
Virtual Partner
Race an activity
Auto multisport activities
Course guidance
Garmin live segments
Strava live segments
Round-trip course creator (running/cycling)
Trendline™ popularity routing
Touch and/or button lock
Activity history on the watch

Running features

Available run profiles: Running, Outdoor track running, Treadmill running, Indoor track running, Trail running, Virtual running, Ultrarunning
GPS-based distance, time, and pace
Running dynamics
Vertical oscillation and ratio
Ground contact time and balance (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real-time)
Cadence (provides a real-time number of steps per minute)
Running power
Grade-adjusted pace
Performance condition
Lactate threshold (with compatible accessory)
Pacepro™ pacing strategies
Run workouts
Trail run auto climb
Race predictor
Course- and weather-specific race predictor
Foot pod capable
Run/walk/stand detection

Golfing features

Preloaded with 42,000 courses worldwide
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to the front, middle, and back of green)
Yardage to layups/doglegs
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course): Automatic
Digital scorecard
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)
Garmin Autoshot™
Auto course view updates
Green view with manual pin position
Hazards and course targets
Handicap scoring
Round timer/odometer
Tournament legal

Outdoor recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC classic skiing, Stand up paddleboarding, Rowing Backcountry skiing, Backcountry snowboarding, XC skate skiing, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Mapping, Navigating, Tennis, Pickleball, Padel, Track me, Project waypoint, Disc golf
Point-to-point navigation
Breadcrumb trail in real time
Back to start
Ultratrac mode
Around me mode
Up ahead
Nextfork™ navigation
Elevation profile
Distance to destination
Barometric trend indicator with storm alert
Climbpro™ ascent planner
Vertical speed
Total ascent/descent
Rest timer (ultra run only)
Future elevation plot
Preloaded topographic maps
Preloaded road and trail maps
Downloadable cartography support
Gps coordinates
Sight 'n go
Area calculation yes (via Connect IQ™)
Hunt/fish calendar yes (via Connect IQ™)
Projected waypoint
Sun and moon information
Xero™ locations

Cycling features

Garmin cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)
Available cycling profiles: Bike, Bike Indoor, Mountain bike, eBike, eMountain biking, Cyclocross, Road bike, Gravel bike, Bike commute, Bike tour
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate, or calories)
Power guide
MTB grit & flow
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)
Race an activity
FTP (functional threshold power) (with compatible accessory)
Power curve and FTP workouts
Compatible with Vector™ and rally™ (power meters)
Power meter compatible
Advanced cycling dynamics
Compatible with Varia vision™ (head-mounted display)
Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
Compatible with Varia™ lights
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/Sensor)

Swimming features

Available swim profiles: Pool swimming, Open water swimming, Swimming/Running
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency, calories
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency, calories
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)
Drill logging (pool swim only)
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)
“Repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only)
Auto rest (pool swim only)
Time and distance alerts
Pacing alerts (pool swim only)
Countdown start
Pool swim workouts
Critical swim speed
Underwater wrist-based heart rate
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests and automatic heart rate download post-swim) with hrm-swim, hrm-pro, or hrm-pro plus

Kid activity tracking features

Toe-To-Toe™ Challenges App (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)


Smart trainer control


Lens Material: Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX
Bezel Material: Titanium
QUICKFIT™ watch band compatible (22 mm compatible)
Strap Material: Silicone
Physical Size: 47.2 x 47.2 x 13.2 (mm) / Fits wrists with a circumference of 135-205 mm
Color Display
Display Size: 1.4″ (35.4 mm) diameter
Display Resolution: 454 x 454 pixels
Display Type: AMOLED; optional always-on mode
Weight: 53g
Water Rating: 5 ATM
Battery Life: Smartwatch mode: Up to 23 days / GPS-Only GNSS mode: Up to 31 hours / SatIQ (AutoSelect) GNSS mode: Up to 22 hours / All-Systems GNSS mode + Multi-Band: Up to 19 hours / GPS-Only GNSS mode with music: Up to 10.5 hours / SatIQ (AutoSelect) GNSS mode with music: Up to 9.5 hours / All-Systems GNSS mode + Multi-Band with music: Up to 8.5 hours
Charing Method: Garmin proprietary plug charger
Memory/History: 32 GB

Clock Features

GPS time sync
Automatic daylight saving time
Alarm clock
Sunrise/Sunset times

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