Garmin India has today launched two smartwatches – Forerunner 965 and Forerunner 265 in India. These GPS running smartwatches come with AMOLED Display, long lasting battery and have been designed for triathletes, passionate & elite runners. These are fully equipped with an array of training features like stress, sleep, maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 Max), training status/load, training effectiveness, and respiration rate.
The Forerunner 965 is equipped with a titanium bezel, a 1.4-inch AMOLED display with battery life of up to 23 days in smartwatch mode and up to 31 hours in GPS mode. It is claimed to be the world’s longest battery life for a running watch with an AMOLED display. The Forerunner 965 is designed for marathon and triathlon enthusiasts who will benefit from features such as Wrist-Based Running Dynamics, which allows users to access detailed metrics such as stride length and vertical oscillation when using the watch in real-time, like the Running Dynamics Pod.
On the other hand, the Forerunner 265 comes with a Ground Gorilla Glass 4 lens, with an option of 1.3-inch AMOLED display, featuring a battery life of up to 13 days in smartwatch mode and up to 20 hrs in GPS mode.
Forerunner 265 includes performance monitoring tools from Garmin Firstbeat Analytics like VO2 max, performance condition, training effect and more. The smartwatch also features over 30 sport profiles and a specialized triathlon mode to go beyond the usual workout.
Both Forerunner 965 and Forerunner 265 are equipped with the Stamina and Acute Chronic Workload Ration features to track and help users manage their physical exertion throughout a run, to prevent “bonking” by overexerting too early in a run for a smarter and less strenuous training.
For the past 20 years, the Forerunner series has been providing runners with precise data analysis – the running smartwatch tracks a runner’s precise positioning while analysing data including distance, speed, elevation gain as well as heart rate, blood oxygen and more.
Garmin partnered with Firstbeat Analytics for more than a decade with the goal of expanding on Garmin’s experience in GPS navigation technology and integrating it with industry leading smart technologies. Developments through the years include Heart Rate Variability (HRV) sensor data to provide the most advanced analysis and metrics in the areas of stress, sleep, maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 Max), training status/load, training effectiveness, and respiration rate.
The Race widget on these smartwatches is designed to help users optimize their performance and achieve their goals. This data is displayed in real-time on the watch’s screen, allowing users to monitor their progress and adjust their strategy as needed. It serves as a personal coach that provides users with training advice and predicts race time as well, preparing runners in all aspects.
Forerunner 965 comes in two colors of Black/ Amp Yellow and is priced INR 67490. Forerunner 265 Music comes in two colors of Black/ Aqua and Forerunner 265S Music also comes in two colors of Black/ Pink and are priced at INR 50490. These watches can be purchsed from Amazon, Flipkart, Tata Cliq, Tata Luxury, Synergizer.com, Bhawar.com, Nykaa.com and also from offline stores – Garmin Brand Store & Garmin Shopping Shop, Croma, Vijay Sales, Helios, Just-In-Time, Zimson Watch, Kamal Watch Co., Ruswic Stores, Mastermind, Vishal Trading, Cyclofit, Decathlon (Bengaluru), General Trade & All Leading Watch, Sports & Bike Retail Outlets.