The Garmin company reported that it launched the new smartwatches in its series focused on running with the Forerunner 265, 265S and 965 models, which They provide advanced training metrics, Amoled screen and full color integrated maps.
“The new Forerunner watches are designed to train brilliantly,” according to Garmin said on its website, thanks to its multiple functions intended to aid training, such as triathlon and multisport profiles, the race widget, or the status of training.
In this sense, the Forerunner 965 model is the high-end model. With a weight of 53 grams, includes a 1.4-inch AMOLED screen and a battery capacity of 31 hours in GPS mode and up to 23 days in its ‘smartwatch’ mode.
As for its design, it is equipped with a black titanium bezel with DLC coating, that is, carbon like diamond, to provide resistance against bumps and scratches.s. It also includes a silicone strap in yellow, black and white. Its screen is touch screen, but it is also accompanied by buttons located on the sides.
Forerunner 965 stands out for all the facilities and accessories that it offers the user in their running training, but also for other physical activities, as well as for health monitoring. For this, the watch has Pulse Ox sensors, VO2 monitoring (maximum oxygen that can be consumed according to weight), among others.
Among the many functions of Forerunner 965, the integrated maps with multi-band GPS stand out, which offer directions in full color and are very useful whether the user is out running through the streets of the city, or through tree-lined tracks. In addition, thanks to the maps, the watch is capable of creating and suggesting round-trip routes that, by entering the distance, calculate an itinerary that ends at the same starting point.
It also has a function that measures the user’s willingness to train, which takes into account the quality of sleep, recovery, or training load. So, the user can decide if it is a good day to train or if they should take it more calmly.
Another of the functions that it includes are triathlon and multisport profiles, with which you can switch between the integrated profiles for triathlons, duathlons, or even training sessions. Even, Forerunner 965 allows you to create your own multisport profiles.
Following this thread, Garmin offers a new running widget, helping the user prepare for their next sporting event with tips and suggestions for personalized daily workouts. The recommended daily training sessions are adapted after each session to adjust to the user’s performance and recovery and take this into account for future competitions.
The watch is capable of displaying a race forecast and also includes free training plans created by professionals, with plans Focused for 5km, 10km and half marathon races.
This ‘smartwatch’ even includes a function that shows the status of the training with indicators that provide information on whether it is being productive or not. In this way, the runner can get an idea of whether he is reaching his peak form, if he is overexerting himself or if he is not being productive.
Besides, provides data such as the recovery time that the user will need before the next high-intensity workout, sleep control and score, body energy, heart rate, stress control and even menstrual cycle monitoring.
On the other hand, this ‘smartwach’ offers Garmin’s connectivity advances, including connection to music applications such as Spotify, ‘contactless’ payments with Garmin Pay, and application notifications when connected with a ‘smartphone’ both Android and iOS.
It also has security and monitoring functions. For example, the accident detection function with which, in the event of identifying that an accident has occurred, it sends a message with the specific location. It also has the option of ‘livetrack’ so that the user can track their location in real time. All functions can be programmed and configured from the Garmin Connect application.
For its part, the Forerunner 265 model shares many of the characteristics with the superior 965 model. In addition, this model includes a smaller size option with the 42mm Forerunner 265S instead of the 46mm of the large model. However, both watches share the same price.
*With information from Europa Press.