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Garmin Forerunner 965, Forerunner 265 With 31 Days Battery Life Launched In India: Price, Specifications


Garmin launched a series of new smartwatches in India on Sunday. Released models include Garmin Forerunner 965, Garmin Forerunner 265 Music, and Garmin Forerunner 265S Music. All three models are available online as well as in exclusive offline retail stores across the country. Among the new releases, the Garmin Forerunner 965 claims to have the longest battery life among smartwatches with LED display panels. Athlete Hema Das unveiled the models in Bengaluru on Sunday. Below are the detailed specifications, features, prices and sale dates of the wearable devices.

Garmin Forerunner 965, Forerunner 265, Forerunner 265S price in India

Garmin Forerunner 265 Music and Garmin Forerunner 265S Music smartwatch are both priced at Rs. 50,490 in India. The former is offered in Aqua, Black, and Whitestone color options, while the latter is available in Black and Pink variants.

On the other hand, Garmin Forerunner 965 is priced at Rs. 67,490 in the country and is offered in Amp Yellow, Black and Whitestone colours.

Both the Garmin Forerunner 956 and Forerunner 265 series are available for purchase since April 30th through online and offline channels, such as Amazon, Flipkart, Tata Cliq, Garmin Brand Store, Garmin Shopping Shop, Croma Stores, and more.

Garmin Forerunner 965 specs

It features a 1.4 inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 DX protection, Forerunner 965 has a circular shaped dial. The smartwatch also claims to offer the longest battery life among other wearables with AMOLED screens. In smartwatch mode, it is said to offer up to 23 days of battery life, while in GPS mode, it is expected to provide up to 31 days of battery life, according to the company. The watch also comes with a 5 ATM rating.

It supports heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen level determination, sleep monitoring as well as menstrual cycle tracking. The touchscreen smartwatch also has exercise trackers that are especially useful for training athletes. It comes with wrist-based running dynamics, which shows the user’s stride length, vertical oscillation, and other measures of physical exertion while running.

A feature called Training Readiness allows users to check their current fitness level and the Race tool helps interested users better prepare for their training, the company says.

Garmin Forerunner 265 Music, Garmin Forerunner 265S Music specifications

Forerunner 265 Music and Forerunner 265S Music have similar key specifications. The watches have a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Forerunner 265 is said to offer up to 13 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 20 hours in GPS mode. On the other hand, the Forerunner 265S Music model is claimed to offer up to 15 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 24 hours in GPS mode. Both watches come with 5 ATM ratings.

The new Forerunner 265 models allow users to track heart rate, sleep, SpO2, and menstrual cycles. It also features oxygen consumption, performance status, and training effect tracking. It is equipped with a special Triathlon mode that allows access to more than 30 sports modes. Like the Forerunner 965, the 265 Music lineup also features Training Ready and Race widgets.

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