The Garmin Forerunner 965 is a multi-sport GPS watch designed to help you train for your next 5k, marathon, or triathlon like an elite athlete.
This GPS running and triathlon watch is loaded with features starting with multi-band GPS and an AMOLED touchscreen display and including the full suite of Garmin’s most in-depth and advanced performance tracking and analysis features.
You’ll never get lost on a run again with hi-resolution maps on the Forerunner 965’s 1.3” AMOLED display. A daily morning report provides an overview of your sleep, recovery, and training outlook. Training readiness tells you whether you’re sufficiently recovered for a producing training session.
And, with 31 hours of battery life in GPS mode and 23 days of life in smartwatch mode, the Garmin Forerunner 965 will always be ready when you need it.
Why Pacers Carries this Watch
The Garmin Forerunner 965 is designed for the serious runner or triathlete. If you’re obsessed with optimizing your training by gathering every possible metric on your running and fitness, the Garmin Forerunner 965 will give you all the data you crave – and possibly more!
This multi-sport GPS watch is loaded with all of Garmin’s features for tracking training intensity and recovery so you can know when to increase intensity or back off. The Garmin Forerunner 965 won’t set a new personal best for you, but it will do basically everything else.
Updates / What’s New
Compared to the Garmin Forerunner 955, the biggest and most prominent difference is the new AMOLED touchscreen display. The display size is 1.4” versus 1.3” in the 955 due to a smaller and lighter weight titanium bezel, but the overall size of the watch is the same. Many of the other improvements stem from these two changes – the display resolution is higher, you can zoom in better on maps, and the watch is 1.2 mm thinner.
Garmin Forerunner 965 Features Chart
|GPS Rating||Multi-band GPS|
|Heart-rate Tracking||Yes - wrist-based heart-rate monitoring.|
|Pace tracking||Yes - pace alerts|
|Smartphone Sync Options||Full connectivity with iPhone and Android|
|Workout Recommendations / Guided runs||Yes. Daily suggested workouts and training readiness both included in Garmin’s Morning Report|
|Music||Yes - offline download from Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer.|
Garmin Forerunner 965 Specs Chart
|Battery Life||31 hours in GPS mode; 23 days in smartwatch mode.|
|Size||1.4” (35.4 mm) display|
|Water Rating||5 ATM|
|Lens||Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 DX|
Other GPS Watch Recommendations
If you need a multi-sport watch that includes golf and watersport features or subscription map services, we recommend the Garmin Epix.
For a daily multi-sport watch with AMOLED display and Training Readiness, but not packed to the gills with every imaginable feature, we recommend the Garmin Forerunner 265.
For an intro-level running GPS watch without all the bells and whistles, we recommend the Garmin Forerunner 55.