Forerunner 265S

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Forerunner 265S
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Technical Specifications


Lens Material Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Bezel Material Fiber-Reinforced Polymer
Quick Release Bands Yes (18 mm, Industry standard)
Strap Material Silicone
Physical Size 41.7 x 41.7 x 12.9 (mm)

Fits wrists with a circumference of 115-178 mm
Touchscreen Yes
Color Display Yes
Display Size 1.1" (28.1 mm) diameter
Display Resolution 360 x 360 pixels
Display Type AMOLED Optional Always-On Mode
Weight 39 g
Water Rating 5 ATM
Battery Life Smartwatch mode: Up to 15 days
GPS-Only GNSS mode: Up to 24 hours
SatIQ (AutoSelect) GNSS mode: Up to 18 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode + Multi-Band: Up to 15 hours
GPS-Only GNSS mode with music: Up to 7.5 hours
SatIQ (AutoSelect) GNSS mode with music: Up to 7 hours
All-Systems GNSS mode + Multi-Band with music: Up to 6 hours
*Battery life will vary depending upon usage and selected performance mode.
Charging Method Garmin Proprietary Plug Charger
Memory/History 8 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 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
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Yes (spot-check, and optional all-day acclimation and in sleep)
Fitness Age Yes
Body Battery Energy Monitor Yes
All-day Stress Yes
Relaxation Reminders Yes
Relaxation Breathing Timer Yes
Sleep Yes (advanced)
Sleep Score and Insights 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


Galileo Yes
Multi-frequency Positioning Yes
SatIQ Technology Yes
Garmin Elevate Wrist Heart Rate Monitor Yes
Barometric Altimeter Yes
Compass Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Thermometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor 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
Calendar Yes
Weather 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
Music Storage Yes
Find My Phone Yes
Find My Watch Yes
VIRB® Remote Yes
Smartphone Compatibility iPhone® and Android
Pairs with Garmin Connect Mobile Yes
Stocks Yes (optional Connect IQ app)
Garmin Pay Yes

Safety and Tracking Features

LiveTrack Yes
Spectator messaging Yes (with compatible smartphone)
Live Event Sharing Android Only
Incident Detection during select activities Yes
Incident detection alert on phone for wearables Yes
Assistance Yes

Activity Tracking Features

Step counter Yes
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 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

Automatic rep counting Yes
Cardio workouts Yes
Available gym activity profiles Strength, HIIT, Cardio and Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing, Indoor Rowing, Pilates, Yoga, Breathwork
Strength workouts Yes
HIIT workouts Yes
Yoga workouts Yes
Pilates workouts Yes
On-screen workout animations Yes
On-screen workout muscle maps Yes

Training, Planning and Analysis Features

HR zones Yes
HR alerts Yes
HR calories Yes
% HR max Yes
% HRR Yes
Recovery time Yes
Auto max HR Yes
Morning report Yes
Race glance/widget Yes
HRV status Yes
Training readiness Yes
HR broadcast (broadcasts HR data over ANT+ to paired devices) Yes
Respiration rate (during exercise) Yes (with compatible accessory)
GPS speed and distance Yes
Customizable data pages Yes
Customizable activity profiles Yes
Auto Pause ® Yes
Interval training Yes
Improved interval (includes open repeats, intervals data page, rest screen and auto detection) Yes
Advanced workouts Yes
Downloadable training plans 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 status Yes (improved)
Training load Yes
Training load focus Yes
Training effect Yes
Training effect (anaerobic) Yes
Primary benefit (Training Effect labels) Yes
Improved recovery time Yes
Daily suggested workouts Yes (7 days)
Custom alerts Yes
Audio prompts Yes
Finish time Yes
Virtual Partner Yes
Race an Activity Yes
Auto multisport activities Yes
Manual multisport activities Yes
Course guidance Yes
Touch and/or button lock Yes
Hot keys Yes
Auto scroll Yes
Activity history on watch Yes
Physio TrueUp Yes
Unified training status Yes

Running Features

Available run profiles Running, Outdoor Track Running, Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Trail Running, Virtual Running, Ultra Running
GPS-based distance, time and pace Yes
Running dynamics Yes
Vertical oscillation and ratio Yes
Ground contact time and balance Yes (with compatible accessory)
Stride length (real time) Yes
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute) Yes
Running power Yes
Grade-adjusted pace Yes
Performance condition Yes
Lactate threshold Yes (with compatible accessory)
PacePro Pacing Strategies Yes
Run workouts Yes
Trail run auto climb Yes
Race predictor Yes
Course- and weather-specific race predictor Yes
Foot pod capable Yes
Run/Walk/Stand detection Yes

Outdoor Recreation

Available outdoor recreation profiles Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC Classic Skiing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rowing
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Bread crumb trail in real time Yes
Back to start Yes
TracBack® Yes
UltraTrac mode Yes
Up Ahead Yes
Elevation profile Yes
Distance to destination Yes
Barometric trend indicator with Storm Alert Yes
Vertical speed Yes
Total ascent/descent Yes
Future elevation plot Yes
Projected waypoint Yes
Sun and moon information Yes

Cycling Features

Available cycling profiles Biking, Indoor Biking, Mountain Biking, eBiking, eMountain Biking
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories) Yes
Courses Yes
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor) Yes
Race an activity Yes
FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Yes (with compatible accessory)
Power curve and % FTP workouts Yes
Compatible with Vector and Rally (power meters) Yes
Power meter compatible Yes
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display) Yes
Compatible with Varia radar (rear-facing radar) Yes
Compatible with Varia lights Yes
Speed and cadence sensor support (w/sensor) Yes

Swimming Features

Available swim profiles Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
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
Pacing alerts (pool swim only) Yes
Countdown start (pool swim only) Yes
Pool swim workouts Yes
Critical Swim Speed Yes
Underwater Wrist-based Heart Rate Yes
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 app Yes (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe Challenges app)


Smart Trainer Control Yes

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