Garmin Forerunner 165 Series GPS running watches launched in India

Garmin has announced the launch of the Forerunner 165 Series in India on Global Running Day. This GPS-running smartwatch features a vibrant AMOLED touchscreen display and is designed to be easy to use.

Designed for professional runners and athletes, it combines advanced training modules and tracking capabilities. The Forerunner 165 Series is sleek and lightweight, with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display, 43mm case and colorful, dual-shot bands.

It allows users to listen to music on the go without a phone by downloading playlists directly from Spotify or Amazon Music to the watch and using wireless headphones.

The smartwatch offers adaptive training plans and personalized daily workouts, along with built-in GPS for precise pace and distance tracking, and a wrist-based heart rate monitor.

Key Features of the Forerunner 165 Series:
  • Wrist-Based Running Power and Dynamics: View real-time power and measure key running metrics.
  • Training Effect: Understand the impact of workouts on fitness.
  • Courses: Create or find courses in the Garmin Connect app and sync them to the watch.
  • Additional Activity Profiles and Workouts: Over 25 activity profiles, including trail running, open water swimming, pickleball, and tennis.
  • Morning Report: Customizable daily overview including sleep, training outlook, HRV status, and weather.
  • Pulse Ox: Track blood oxygen levels while awake or asleep.
  • Sleep Monitoring and Sleep Score: Receive a personalized sleep score every morning.
  • Nap Detection: Automatically track naps and their benefits.
  • Audio Prompts: Follow guided workouts and performance alerts with wireless headphones (available on Forerunner 165 Music).

The smartwatch offers 11 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and up to 19 hours in GPS mode. It includes a Pulse Ox blood oxygen saturation monitor, barometric altimeter, floor climb feature, compass, and new-generation ambient light sensors.

The Forerunner 165 Series supports diverse adaptive training plans for race preparation. Athletes can enter race details into Garmin Connect for tailored plans or use free Garmin Coach plans for 5K, 10K, and half-marathons.

It offers 24/7 tracking of heart rate, sleep, and stress to help optimize overall well-being and activity. Additionally, it includes women’s health tracking for menstrual cycle and pregnancy monitoring, along with exercise and nutrition guidance.

Quick specifications: Garmin Forerunner 165 Series

Pricing and Availability

The Garmin Forerunner 165 Series is priced at Rs. 33,490 and comes with a two-year warranty. It is available in four colors: Turquoise/Aqua, Black/Slate Grey, Mist Grey/Whitestone, and Berry/Lilac.

The smartwatch can be purchased at select premium brand stores starting today.

Commenting on the launch, Dan Bartel, Vice President of Global Consumer Sales at Garmin, said,

At Garmin, we strive to provide our customers with a luxurious experience paired with premium quality, innovation, and exceptional reliability. The Forerunner 165 Series is designed specifically for professional runners and athletes who aim to enhance their performance daily. By closely analyzing their training through monitoring pace, distance, wrist-based heart rate, VO2 max, and more, the Forerunner 165 Series equips runners with the tools they need to break their personal records.