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Forerunner 265S Watch

4.565217391304348 out of 5 stars
69 Reviews
Color:Light Pink


Size Chart


Why We Like The Garmin Forerunner 265S Watch

The Garmin Forerunner 265S Watch is like our own personal coach guiding us to a new personal best. In addition to GPS, weather, and music, this sport watch gives us complete health snapshots, training analyses, and personalized plans to make sure we keep progressing toward our goal. Plus, everything is easy to read and scroll through on the AMOLED touchscreen face that uses less battery power to deliver a more colorful and crisp display.


  • Versatile, hardwearing sport watch for breaking through plateaus
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is strong and scratch-resistant
  • AMOLED touchscreen display is vivid and clear
  • Syncs wirelessly to the Garmin Connect application
  • Battery lasts up to 24 hours in GPS-only GNSS mode
  • Able to withstand submersions up to 50 meters
  • Multi-activity tracking with reliable GNSS and Multi-Band systems
  • Small size fits wrists 4.5 - 7in in circumference
  • Item #GRMF068
Housing Material
fiber-reinforced polymer
Strap Material
Face Material
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
digital, AMOLED Optional Always-On Mode, 360 x 360 pixels
Heart Rate Monitor
yes, wrist-based
Technical Features
Please see size chart for complete list of technical features.
Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
Operating System
Connect IQ, Garmin Connect
Date Indicator
Weekday Indicator
alarm clock, goal achieved alerts
Battery Type
rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery Life
[smartwatch mode] 15 days, [GPS-only GNSS] 24hr, [SatIQ AutoSelect GNSS] 18hr, [all-systems GNSS + Multi-Band] 15hr, [GPS-only GNSS + music] 7.5hr, [SatIQ AutoSelect GNSS + music] 7hr, [All-Systems GNSS + Multi-Band + music] 6hr
Low Battery Indicator
Forerunner 265S GPS watch, USB-C charging/data cable, documentation
Claimed Weight
5ATM (up to 50m)
Face Size
[diameter] 28.1mm (1.1in)
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
running, cycling, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, nordic skiing, stand-up paddleboarding, rowing, training, yoga, ebiking, mountain biking, hiking, casual

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 69 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
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4 Stars - 9 reviews
5 Stars - 53 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 20, 2024

From Apple to Garmin

I had been on the fence on getting a garmin for the last few months. I had been an Apple Watch person since the first watch came out. I love the apply watch HOWEVER I felt it lacking on training/health features. After running my last half marathon I decided it was time to finally swap. I cannot say how happy I am with my Forrunner 265s. I now get a more in depth look at my workouts and recovery. I feel like the metrics are also a bit more accurate than on my Apple Watch. I love the screen size of the watch, the brightness is perfect for these south Florida sunny days. I wish I had gotten this watch sooner and used it during my half marathon training block. The battery life is amazing, went over a week on the initial charge that came with the watch. I’m sure the battery life will depend on how much I use the watch. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to change.

Dani M

Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

February 8, 2024

Game Changer

I've been using this watch for the past few weeks and it's made me so much more confident in my training. It's a consistent reminder that you need to go slow to get faster and gives me amazing insight into how I'm doing from a recovery perspective. Having used an Apple watch in the past, the battery life is a huge upgrade.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

February 5, 2024


easy to use but also extremely customizable. The Garmin 265s GPS Navigator is a reliable and compact device that offers precise navigation with clear voice prompts. Its user-friendly interface and responsive touchscreen make it easy to use, while its robust GPS technology ensures accurate positioning even in challenging environments. The device includes points of interest databases for easy access to nearby services. However, it could improve with more advanced connectivity features like smartphone integration. Overall, the Garmin 265s is a solid choice for drivers looking for a dependable navigation solution


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 24, 2024

Awesome features

I have had melt garmin for about a month and I have been more than impressed with the functionality and features. I am not in training season yet and it still provides great feedback for base workouts. Will never go back to an Apple watch for fitness.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 23, 2024

Don’t know what I would do without this watch!

Got this watch as an update to the Forerunner 45S I’ve had for many years and I am so glad that I did. This watch has everything you need and more. The data it tracks and the recommendations for training it gives is just want I needed.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 21, 2024

So far so good!

I love the look of this watch and all of the features that come along with it. I've only had it for a couple of weeks so I'm still getting used to it.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 20, 2024

Beautiful screen

I finally switched from Apple and whoop combo to Garmin and I’m so happy with my decision. The screen is beautiful like the Apple Watch, all the features of whoop, best running watch.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 18, 2024

Awesome introductory Garmin

Bought this about a month ago and I love it. The touchscreen and music on it are huge pluses and the reasons I ultimately went with this model and not another

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Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 18, 2024

So good!

My dad and mum got me this for Christmas and it is so so good!


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

January 17, 2024

Amazing running watch!

This is my fourth Garmin FR, upgraded from the FR245. The display is amazing, excellent running features that are actually useful. The cost seemed a bit high at first, but the use that I get from the watch daily makes it worthwhile. Battery life is great, I'm used to charging my watch daily and not charging it for a few days is a welcome change. Overall I have no complaints about the watch. It's a huge step up from the FR245, AMOLED display, touch screen, improved sleep tracking, music, running power, floor tracking, etc. The 265S is a nice size for smaller wrists, my wrist is tiny and I wear my watch all the time.


Originally reviewed on Garmin