Forerunner® 165

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Description

TRAIN BRILLIANTLY

You don’t just run. You’ve moved beyond that. Which is why you need Forerunner 165 Music — the purpose-built GPS running smartwatch that helps you meet your goals with personalized adaptive training plans and a bright display to light up your progress.

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1.2” COLORFUL AMOLED DISPLAY

TRAINING-GUIDANCE

TRAINING METRICS AND RECOVERY INSIGHTS

Preloaded_Sports_Apps

25+ BUILT-IN GPS AND INDOOR SPORTS APPS

Touchscreen

TOUCHSCREEN AND BUTTONS

Music

MUSIC ON YOUR WRIST

Battery_Life

UP TO 11 DAYS OF BATTERY LIFE IN SMARTWATCH MODE

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MORNING REPORT

Receive an overview of your sleep, recovery and training outlook as soon as you wake up — alongside HRV status and weather. You can even customise your report to show you what you want to see.

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PACE, DISTANCE, HEART RATE

This easy-to-use GPS running smartwatch provides the essential features you need to take your running to the next level — including GPS, pace, distance and wrist-based heart rate1.

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GARMIN COACH

Get free adaptive 5K, 10K and half-marathon training plans from expert coaches to help you take on a new challenge.

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RACE ADAPTIVE TRAINING

Get ready for your race with training tips, personalized daily suggested workouts and completion time predictions based on race details you enter into Garmin Connect.

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DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS

Get workouts made for you. They adapt after every run to match your performance and recovery as well as the races coming up in your Garmin Connect smartphone app calendar.

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TRAINING EFFECT

With training effect, you can see how your workouts impact your fitness and understand the primary benefit from training runs and workouts.

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PLAN

Battery_Life

LONG BATTERY LIFE

With up to 11 days in smartwatch mode and up to 19 hours in GPS mode, you’ll get a more complete picture of your health and training

recovery-time[1]

RECOVERY TIME

Know how long to recover before your next high-effort workout based on your latest training as well as overall stress, sleep and daily activities outside of workouts.

COMPASS

COURSES

Create or find existing courses in the Garmin Connect app and from favorite third-party platforms, and sync directly to your watch.

sleep

SLEEP MONITORING AND SLEEP SCORE

Understand how your body’s recovering with sleep score, breakdown of your sleep stages and detailed insights for improved sleep quality.

BodyBattery[1]

BODY BATTERY ENERGY MONITORING

Track your body’s energy levels to find the best times for activity and rest1. Even get details and insights on how sleep, naps, activities and stress impact your energy.

race-predict

RACE PREDICTOR

Get an estimate of what your pace could be for a 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon.

Nap-Detection[1]

NAP DETECTION

Automatically track or log your naps to see how they benefit your body and what their ideal time and duration should be.

MCT[1]

WOMEN’S HEALTH TRACKING

Track and log your menstrual cycle or pregnancy to get exercise and nutrition education.

PREPARE

wrist-based-running-dynamics[1]

WRIST-BASED RUNNING DYNAMICS

Get measurements of crucial running metrics such as cadence, stride length, ground contact time and more to help improve your running form.

WristHeartRate[1]

WRIST-BASED HEART RATE

Constant measurement of your heart rate helps you gauge how hard you work during activities, so you can stay in the know all day and night1.

HRV-STATUS[1]

HRV STATUS

Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, training and recovery through heart rate variability.

SPEAKER[1] (2)

AUDIO PROMPTS

Get alerts to know how you’re performing and even be guided through workouts.

track-fitness[1]

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Keep tabs on your daily steps, calories burned, floors climbed and more from your wrist1.

VO2_Max

VO2 MAX

See your current fitness level and track changes over time to set goals, evaluate progress and more.

intensity-minutes[1]

INTENSITY MINUTES

Track your moderate and vigorous activity minutes to help meet your goals.

Fitness-Age[1]

FITNESS AGE

Estimate how fit you are compared to your actual age.

STRESS[1]

STRESS TRACKING

Find out if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day.

Pulseox

PULSE OX SENSOR

Track your blood oxygen saturation while you’re awake or asleep2.

health-snapshot[1]

HEALTH SNAPSHOT

Log a 2-minute session to record key health stats, then generate a report to share with your health care provider.

cross-training[1]

CROSS TRAINING

Browse the Garmin Connect app for dozens of free HIIT, strength, cardio, yoga and Pilates workouts. You can even build your own in the app and send them to your watch.

PERFORM

STAMINA[1]

WRIST-BASED RUNNING POWER

See how much power you’re applying to the trail or road so you can manage effort and fine-tune training.

GPS_tracking[1] (2)

BUILT-IN GNSS

Our built-in sensors connect to multiple satellite systems so you track where you run, and get accurate stats, including distance and pace.

Dynamic_PacePro

PACEPRO FEATURE

Plan race-day strategy with GPS-based pace guidance for a selected course or distance.

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BUILT-IN SPORTS APPS

Tap in to 25+ built-in activities, including cycling, open-water swimming, strength training and more.

track-running[1]

TRACK RUNNING

Record accurate lap distances and see your distances in meters.

CONNECT

Music

MUSIC

Download songs and playlists from your Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts for phone-free listening with your wireless headphones.

safety-and-tracking-feature[1]

SAFETY AND TRACKING

If your watch senses that an incident occurred, it will send a message with your live location3. Or if you feel unsafe, you can do it manually.

Garmin_Pay

GARMIN PAY CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS

Breeze through checkout lines or transit systems with participating providers.

Smart_notifications

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

Receive emails, texts and alerts on your watch when paired with your iPhone® or Android smartphone.

live-tracking[1]

LIVETRACK FEATURE

Friends and family can follow your real-time location3 and view preplanned courses.

Garmin_Connect

GARMIN CONNECT APP

See your health and fitness information, connect with friends, and more.

Connect_IQ[1]

CONNECT IQ STORE

Add watch faces, data fields and apps to your paired watch.

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1Activity tracking accuracy
2This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.
3When paired with your compatible smartphone. For safety and tracking feature requirements and limitations, see Garmin.com/safety.
SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
Engineering enhancements are ongoing and may not be reflected in the pictures, videos and specifications.

Additional information

Color

Black/Slate Gray, Mist Gray/Whitestone, Turquoise/Aqua Music, Black/Slate Gray Music, Berry/Lilac Music, Mist Gray/Whitestone Music

specs

What You’ll Love

SLEEP SCORE AND INSIGHTS Yes
BATTERY LIFE (SMARTWATCH MODE) Up to 11 days
DAILY SUGGESTED WORKOUTS yes (7 days)
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN yes (spot-check, during sleep, all day)
GARMIN PAY Yes
MUSIC STORAGE Yes
DISPLAY TYPE AMOLED (optional always-on mode)
TOUCHSCREEN Yes
WATER RATING 5 ATM
General
LENS MATERIAL chemically strengthened glass
BEZEL MATERIAL fiber-reinforced polymer
QUICK RELEASE BANDS yes (20 mm, Industry standard)
STRAP MATERIAL silicone
PHYSICAL SIZE 43 x 43 x 11.6 mm
Fits wrists with a circumference of 126-203 mm
WEIGHT 39 g
DISPLAY SIZE 1.2″ (30.4 mm) diameter
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 390 x 390 pixels
COLOR DISPLAY Yes
LARGE FONT OPTION Yes
BATTERY LIFE Smartwatch mode: Up to 11 days
Battery Saver Smartwatch mode: Up to 20 days
GPS-Only GNSS mode: Up to 19 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode: Up to 17 hours
GPS-Only GNSS mode with music: Up to 7 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode with music: Up to 6.5 hours
CHARGING METHOD Garmin proprietary plug charger
MEMORY/HISTORY 4 GB
Clock Features
TIME/DATE Yes
GPS TIME SYNC Yes
AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME Yes
ALARM CLOCK Yes
TIMER Yes
STOPWATCH Yes
SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES Yes
Health & Wellness Monitoring
WRIST-BASED HEART RATE (CONSTANT, EVERY SECOND) Yes
DAILY RESTING HEART RATE Yes
ABNORMAL HEART RATE ALERTS yes (high and low)
RESPIRATION RATE (24X7) Yes
FITNESS AGE Yes
BODY BATTERY™ ENERGY MONITOR Yes
ALL-DAY STRESS Yes
RELAXATION REMINDERS Yes
RELAXATION BREATHING TIMER Yes
BREATHWORK Yes
SLEEP yes (advanced)
NAP DETECTION Yes
HYDRATION yes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
WOMEN’S HEALTH yes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
HEALTH SNAPSHOT Yes
Sensors
GPS Yes
GLONASS Yes
GALILEO Yes
GARMIN ELEVATE WRIST HEART RATE MONITOR Yes
PULSE OX BLOOD OXYGEN SATURATION MONITOR Yes
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER Yes
COMPASS Yes
ACCELEROMETER Yes
THERMOMETER Yes
AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR Yes
Daily Smart Features
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
CONNECT IQ (DOWNLOADABLE WATCH FACES, DATA FIELDS, WIDGETS AND APPS) Yes
ON-DEVICE CONNECT IQ STORE Yes
SMART NOTIFICATIONS Yes
TEXT RESPONSE/REJECT PHONE CALL WITH TEXT (ANDROID ONLY) Yes
VIEW IMAGES FROM NOTIFICATIONS ON WATCH (ANDROID ONLY) Yes
MORNING REPORT Yes
CALENDAR Yes
WEATHER FORECASTS Yes
REALTIME SETTINGS SYNC WITH GARMIN CONNECT MOBILE Yes
BATTERY SAVER (CUSTOMIZABLE LOW POWER WATCH) Yes
CONTROLS SMARTPHONE MUSIC Yes
PLAYS AND CONTROLS WATCH MUSIC Yes
FIND MY PHONE Yes
FIND MY WATCH Yes
PAIRS WITH GARMIN CONNECT MOBILE Yes
SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY iPhone®, Android
Activity Profiles
GYM Strength, HIIT, Cardio, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing
WELLNESS Walking, Pilates, Yoga
INDOOR RUNNING Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Virtual Running
OUTDOOR RUNNING Running, Outdoor Track Running, Trail Running, Ultra Running
OUTDOOR RECREATION Hiking
CYCLING Biking, Indoor Biking
SWIM Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
RACKET SPORTS Tennis, Pickleball, Padel
Safety and Tracking Features
INCIDENT DETECTION DURING SELECT ACTIVITIES Yes
INCIDENT DETECTION ALERT ON PHONE FOR WEARABLES Yes
ASSISTANCE Yes
LIVETRACK Yes
LIVE EVENT SHARING Android Only
Activity Tracking Features
STEP COUNTER Yes
MOVE ALERTS (DISPLAYS ON DEVICE AFTER A PERIOD OF INACTIVITY) Yes
AUTO GOAL (LEARNS YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL AND ASSIGNS A DAILY STEP GOAL) Yes
CALORIES BURNED Yes
FLOORS CLIMBED Yes
DISTANCE TRAVELED Yes
INTENSITY MINUTES Yes
TRUEUP Yes
MOVE IQ Yes
GARMIN CONNECT CHALLENGES APP yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Gym & Fitness Equipment
CARDIO WORKOUTS Yes
STRENGTH WORKOUTS Yes
HIIT WORKOUTS Yes
YOGA WORKOUTS Yes
PILATES WORKOUTS Yes
AUTOMATIC REP COUNTING Yes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
CUSTOMIZABLE DATA PAGES Yes
DOWNLOADABLE TRAINING PLANS Yes
COURSE GUIDANCE Yes
HR ZONES Yes
HR ALERTS Yes
HR CALORIES Yes
% HR MAX Yes
% HRR Yes
RECOVERY TIME Yes
AUTO MAX HR Yes
RACE GLANCE/WIDGET Yes
HRV STATUS Yes
HR BROADCAST (BROADCASTS HR DATA OVER ANT+® TO PAIRED DEVICES) Yes
RESPIRATION RATE (DURING EXERCISE) Yoga and Breathwork only
GPS SPEED AND DISTANCE Yes
CUSTOMIZABLE ACTIVITY PROFILES Yes
AUTO PAUSE® Yes
INTERVAL TRAINING Yes
ADVANCED WORKOUTS Yes
HRM RUNNING PACE AND DISTANCE Yes
AUTO LAP® Yes
MANUAL LAP Yes
REST TIMER Yes
CONFIGURABLE LAP ALERTS Yes
VO2 MAX (RUN) Yes
VO2 MAX (TRAIL RUN) Yes
TRAINING EFFECT Yes
TRAINING EFFECT (ANAEROBIC) Yes
PRIMARY BENEFIT (TRAINING EFFECT LABELS) Yes
AUDIO PROMPTS Yes
FINISH TIME Yes
TOUCH AND/OR BUTTON LOCK Yes
ACTIVITY HISTORY ON WATCH Yes
PHYSIO TRUEUP Yes
Running Features
GPS-BASED DISTANCE, TIME AND PACE Yes
RUNNING DYNAMICS Yes
VERTICAL OSCILLATION AND RATIO Yes
GROUND CONTACT TIME AND BALANCE yes (but not balance)
STRIDE LENGTH (REAL TIME) Yes
CADENCE (PROVIDES REAL-TIME NUMBER OF STEPS PER MINUTE) Yes
RUNNING POWER Yes
PACEPRO™ PACING STRATEGIES Yes
RUN WORKOUTS Yes
RACE PREDICTOR Yes
COURSE- AND WEATHER-SPECIFIC RACE PREDICTOR Yes
FOOT POD CAPABLE Yes
RUN/WALK/STAND DETECTION Yes
Outdoor Recreation
POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATION Yes
BREAD CRUMB TRAIL IN REAL TIME Yes
BACK TO START Yes
TRACBACK® Yes
ULTRATRAC MODE Yes
ELEVATION PROFILE Yes
DISTANCE TO DESTINATION Yes
TOTAL ASCENT/DESCENT Yes
REST TIMER (ULTRA RUN ONLY) Yes
AUTO REST Yes
FUTURE ELEVATION PLOT Yes
AREA CALCULATION yes (via Connect IQ)
FISH FORECAST yes (via Connect IQ)
SUN AND MOON INFORMATION yes (via Connect IQ)
Cycling Features
COURSES Yes
ALERTS (TRIGGERS ALARM WHEN YOU REACH GOALS INCLUDING TIME, DISTANCE, HEART RATE OR CALORIES) Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA RADAR (REAR-FACING RADAR) Yes
COMPATIBLE WITH VARIA LIGHTS Yes
SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR SUPPORT (W/SENSOR) Yes
Swimming Features
OPEN-WATER SWIM METRICS (DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT/RATE, STROKE DISTANCE, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES) Yes
POOL SWIM METRICS (LENGTHS, DISTANCE, PACE, STROKE COUNT, SWIM EFFICIENCY (SWOLF), CALORIES) Yes
STROKE TYPE DETECTION (FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE, BUTTERFLY) (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
DRILL LOGGING (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
BASIC REST TIMER (UP FROM 0) (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
“REPEAT ON” REST TIMER (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
AUTO REST (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
TIME AND DISTANCE ALERTS Yes
COUNTDOWN START (POOL SWIM ONLY) Yes
UNDERWATER WRIST-BASED HEART RATE Yes
Kid Activity Tracking Features
TOE-TO-TOE CHALLENGES APP yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe Challenges app)

In The Box

  • Forerunner 165 running watch
  • USB-C charging/data cable
  • Documentation

accessories

Garmin Connect™ App

Garmin Connect App

Garmin Connect IQ™ Store

Garmin Connect IQ Store

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Blush Pink Woven Nylon with Light Gold Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Blush Pink Woven Nylon with Light Gold Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Black Pepper Woven Nylon with Slate Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Black Pepper Woven Nylon with Slate Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Black Embossed Italian Leather with 24K Gold PVD Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Black Embossed Italian Leather with 24K Gold PVD Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Dark Brown Leather with Slate Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Dark Brown Leather with Slate Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Black/Slate Gray Band

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Black/Slate Gray Band

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Nylon Band with Black Hardware

Quick Release Bands (20 mm), Nylon Band with Black Hardware

Compatible Devices