As part of Garmin’s celebration of 20 years of the Forerunner, they are launching the new Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965.
Forerunner for Runners
For the past 20 years, the Forerunner series has been providing runners with precise data analysis. It tracks a runner’s precise positioning while analyzing data including distance, speed, elevation gain, as well as heart rate, blood oxygen, and more.
“From the first time a Garmin engineer awkwardly strapped a GPS device to a wrist, the Forerunner series has evolved into a trusty companion for all runners around the world. We remain committed to achieving our personal best by delivering innovative technological breakthroughs to push users to their personal bests.” Mr. Scoppen Lin, Assistant General Manager, Garmin Asia
Empowering Runners with Running Science
Garmin is committed to expand its expertise in GPS navigation technology and combining it with industry leading smart technology. They have utilized Firstbeat Analytics for more than a decade before acquiring the industry-leading physiological analytics companies in the world.
Through the years, their developments have included Hear Rate Variability (HRV) sensor data. It provides 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.
This allowed Garmin to empower users with the most advanced and accurate health and performance data to make more efficient and data-driven decisions during training and recovery. And in conjunction to this celebration, Garmin has released their most powerful Forerunner yet: the Forerunner 265, and Forerunner 956.
The Forerunner 965 is equipped with a titanium bezel, a 1.4-inch AMOLED display, and an amazing battery life of up to 23 days. It currently holds the record for having the world’s longest battery life for a running watch with an AMOLED display. The series also comes equipped with the Stamina and Acute Chronic Workload Ration features. It tracks and help users manage their physical exertion throughout a run in order to prevent “bonking” by overexerting too early in a run. It also determine overall training load metrics for proper training scheduling respectively.
This smartwatch is designed for marathon and triathlon enthusiasts. They will benefit from its features like Wrist-Based Running Dynamics, where users can access detailed metric through on-wrist running dynamics. This include stride length, vertical oscillation directly from the watch in real-time.
The Forerunner 256 comes with a Ground Gorilla Glass 4 lens. You can have an option of a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a battery life of up to 13 days, or a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with a battery life of up to 15 days. The series also includes performance monitoring tools from Garmin Firstbeat Analytics like VO2 Max, performance condition, training effect, and more.
Price and Availability
The Forerunner 965 will retail for PHP 37,660, while the Forerunner 265 at PHP 28,250. The 965 will be available for purchase starting April, 2023.