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Garmin Forerunner 265 Aqua Black | 46 mm

RRP €500.00
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Shop now for Garmin Forerunner 265 Aqua Black | 46 mm

Garmin Forerunner 265 Aqua Black | 46 mm

RRP €500.00
In Stock
Add Forerunner 265 Aqua Black | 46 mm to cart


Garmin Forerunner 265S Black Yellow
Small, 42 mm
Garmin Forerunner 265S Pink Grey
Small, 42 mm
Garmin Forerunner 265S White Green
Small, 42 mm
Garmin Forerunner 265 Black Aqua
46 mm
Garmin Forerunner 265 Black Grey
46 mm
Garmin Forerunner 265 White Blue
46 mm


30+ built-in activity profiles include running, triathlons, cycling, open-water swimming and more


  • Lightweight GPS running smartwatch with brilliant 1.3" AMOLED touchscreen display
  • 46 mm case size, suitable for wrists with a circumference of 130-205 mm
  • Morning report shows overview of sleep, recovery and training outlook, HRV status and weather
  • Battery life: up to 13 days in smartwatch mode, 20 hours in GPS mode
  • Plan your training strategy with race widget, personalised daily workouts and training readiness score
  • Adaptive daily suggested workouts matched to your performance and recovery
  • Over 30+ activity profiles for indoor and outdoor sports including triathlon and open-water swimming
  • Advanced training and recovery insights from training readiness score, training status, HRV status and more
  • Includes Garmin Coach: adaptive training plans to help you reach your goals
  • Running dynamics (accessories required) to measure running metrics such as cadence, stride, balance and more
  • Metrics tracked: performance condition, training status based on recent exercise history, training effect and load
  • Measures V02 max to indicate performance
  • Training Status metric evaluates your exercise history and performance indicators to let you know if you are on track
  • Training Effect metric shows hou your workouts infulence the development of endurance, speed and power
  • Acute Load compares the intensity of recent workouts to optimal range to help improve your fitness
  • Body battery energy monitoring, stress, hydration and respiration tracking, advanced sleep monitoring
  • Sensors: wrist-based heart rate, altimeter, compass, accelerometer, thermometer, Pulse OX
  • Multi-band GNSS support with SATIQ- GPS, GLONASS and Galileo - with multi-frequency positioning
  • Download songs and play lists for phone-free listening
  • Contactless payments
  • Smart notifications: texts, emails, alerts and social media
  • Customisable with downloadable apps, widgets, watch faces using Connect IQ store
  • Syncs with Garmin Connect, the online community for uploading, sharing and competing
  • Safety and tracking features to let others know where you are

Forerunner 265 differences to Forerunner 255 at a glance

  • Beautiful AMOLED display rather than MIP display
  • Screen resolutions significantly increased to 416 x 416 on Forerunner 265 and 360 x 360 on 265S
  • Touchscreen display
  • Garmin Training Readiness Score previously reserved for Garmin Fenix 7 and Epix 2 running watches
  • Small descrease in battery life due to AMOLED display
  • AMOLED display gives the watch a premium feel over the 255
  • Music download and Garmin Pay standard across all watches

Product Screen Shots

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Package Includes

  • Forerunner 265 Black with Aqua Case and Aqua/Black Band
  • USB-C Charging data cradle
  • Documentation

Technical Specification

Garmin Forerunner 265 Aqua Black | 46 mm Product Code: 010-02810-12


Lens materialCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Bezel materialFibre-reinforced polymer
Quick release bandsYes (22 mm, Industry standard)
Strap materialSilicone
Physical size46.1 x 46.1 x 12.9 (mm)
Fits wrists with a circumference of 135-205 mm
Colour displayyes
Display Size1.3 inch (32.5 mm) diameter
Display Resolution416 x 416 pixels
Display TypeAMOLED; optional always-on mode
Weight47 g
Water rating5 ATM
Battery lifeSmartwatch mode: Up to 13 days
GPS-Only GNSS mode: Up to 20 hours
SatIQ (AutoSelect) GNSS mode: Up to 16 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode + Multi-Band: Up to 14 hours
GPS-Only GNSS mode with music: Up to 7 hours
SatIQ (AutoSelect) GNSS mode with music: Up to 6.5 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode + Multi-Band with music: Up to 6 hours
See details
Charging methodGarmin proprietary plug charger
Memory/history8 GB

Clock features

GPS time syncyes
Automatic daylight saving timeyes
Alarm clockyes
Sunrise/sunset timesyes

Health monitoring

Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)yes
Daily Resting Heart Rateyes
Abnormal Heart Rate AlertsYes (high and low)
Respiration Rate (24x7)yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen SaturationYes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
Fitness Ageyes
Body Battery Energy Monitoryes
All-day Stressyes
Relaxation remindersyes
Relaxation Breathing Timeryes
SleepYes (Advanced)
Sleep Score and Insightsyes
HydrationYes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Women's HealthYes (in Garmin Connect and optional Connect IQ widget)
Health Snapshotyes


Multi-frequency Positioningyes
SatIQ Technologyyes
Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitoryes
Barometric altimeteryes
Ambient light sensoryes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitoryes

Daily smart features

ConnectivityBluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi
Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)yes
On-device Connect IQ Storeyes
Smart Notificationsyes
Text response/reject phone call with text (Android only) yes
Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect mobileyes
Battery Saver - customisable low power watchyes
Controls smartphone musicyes
Plays and controls watch musicyes
Music storageyes
Find my phoneyes
Find my watchyes
VIRB camera remoteyes
Smartphone compatibilityiPhone and Android
Compatible with Garmin Connect Mobileyes
StocksYes (optional Connect IQ app)
Garmin Payyes

Safety and tracking features

Spectator messagingyes (with compatible smartphone)
Live Event SharingAndroid Only
Incident Detection during select activitiesyes
Incident detection alert on phone for wearablesyes

Activity tracking features

Step counteryes
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)yes
Calories Burnedyes
Floors climbedyes
Distance travelledyes
Intensity minutesyes
Move IQyes
Garmin Connect Challenges appYes (optional Connect IQ app)

Fitness equipment/gym

Automatic rep countingyes
Cardio workoutsyes
Strength workoutsyes
HIIT workoutsyes
Yoga workoutsyes
Pilates workoutsyes
On-screen workout animationsyes
On-Screen Workout Muscle Mapyes

Training, planning and analysis features

HR Zonesyes
HR Alertsyes
HR Caloriesyes
HR Maxyes
Recovery Timeyes
Auto Max HRyes
Morning reportyes
Race glance/widgetyes
HRV Statusyes
Training Readinessyes
HR Broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices)yes
Respiration Rate (During Exercise)Yes (with compatible accessory)
GPS speed and distanceyes
Customisable screen(s)yes
Customisable activity profilesyes
Auto Pauseyes
Interval trainingyes
Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection)yes
Advanced workoutsyes
Downloadable training plansyes
HRM running pace and distanceyes
Auto Lapyes
Manual lapyes
Rest timeryes
Configurable lap alertsyes
VO2 Max (Run)yes
VO2 Max (Trail Run)yes
Training StatusImproved
Training Loadyes
Training load focusyes
Training Effectyes
Training Effect (Anaerobic)yes
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels)yes
Improved Recovery Timeyes
Daily Suggested WorkoutsYes (7 days)
Customisable alertsyes
Audio promptsyes
Finish timeyes
Virtual partneryes
Race an activityyes
Auto multisport activitiesyes
Course guidanceyes
Touch and/or button lockyes
Hot keysyes
Auto scrollyes
Activity history on watchyes
>Physio TrueUpyes
Unified Training Statusyes

Running features

Available run profilesRunning, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
GPS-based distance, time and paceyes
Running dynamicsyes
Vertical oscillation and ratioyes
Ground contact time and balanceYes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time)yes
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)yes
Running poweryes
Grade-adjusted paceyes
Performance conditionyes
Lactate thresholdYes (with compatible accessory)
PacePro Pacing Strategiesyes
Run workoutsyes
Trail run auto climbyes
Race predictoryes
Course- and weather-specific race predictoryes
Foot pod capableyes
Run/Walk/Stand detectionyes

Outdoor recreation

Available outdoor recreation profilesHiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
Point-to-point navigationyes
Bread crumbtrail in real timeyes
Back to startyes
UltraTrac modeyes
Up Aheadyes
Elevation profile yes
Distance to destinationyes
Barometric trend indicator with storm alertyes
Vertical speedyes
Total ascent/descentyes
Future elevation plotyes
Projected waypointyes
Sun and moon informationyes

Cycling features

Available cycling profilesBike, Bike Indoor, Mountain Bike, eBike, eMountain Biking
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)yes
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)yes
Race an activityyes
FTP (Functional threshold power)Yes (with compatible accessory)
Power curve and FTP workoutsyes
Compatible with Vector and Rally (power meters)yes
Power meter compatibleyes
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display)yes
Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar)yes
Compatible with Varia lightsyes
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor)yes

Swimming features

Available swim profilesPool Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Swimming/Running
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 Restyes
Time and distance alertsyes
Pacing alerts (pool swim only) yes
Countdown startyes
Pool swim workoutsyes
Critical swim speedyes
Underwater wrist-based heart rateyes
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)Yes (with HRM-Swim, HRM-Pro or HRM-Pro Plus)

Kid activity tracking features

Toe-to-Toe Challenges appYes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe Challenges app)


Smart trainer controlyes

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews for the Garmin Forerunner 265 Aqua Black | 46 mm.

Our Comment

If you can afford it, go for the Forerunner 265. The AMOLED display gives the 265 a premium feel and makes it feel like a proper upgrade on the Forerunner 255.  The Garmin Training Readiness Score is also a big plus.

There is a very comprehensive guide on the watch from DC Rainmaker which you can find here, Garmin Forerunner 265 review by DC Rainmaker.