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Garmin Forerunner 965

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Review by Matt B.

YES. Excellent Battery, Perfect Multisport Smart Watch
by Matt B.
Competitive Racer
Boise, ID
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I'd been eyeing the Epix for a long time but kept balking at the price... then the Forerunner 965 was released. Excellent Screen, Excellent functionality, (nearly) every sport you could participate in, Stupendous Battery life, and several hundred less expensive than the Epix. Had to grab it and glad I did.

Yes, I still use a head-unit -- they do serve different purposes. A head unit lets you keep your hands on the controls while cycling, but a head unit doesn't record heart rate, nor work while on a paddle board or swimming for example. I've come to enjoy the smartwatch integration -- notifications and info on my wrist.

The Forerunner seemlessly connects with all my other Garmin products and offers insights that I did not expect to be useful. Like Sleep monitoring -- I thought it would be hokey, until I was able to use it to see the impact of my activities (exercise, meals, drinking, stretching) and the timing of those activities on my sleep. And while everyone syncs to Strava these days (and this certainly works flawlessly) I've come to prefer the training load functionality in the Garmin Environment.

Battery life is stupendous. Once, maybe twice per week I plug it in while I'm in the shower. It can record activities for /days/ longer than my Garmin head unit. GPS accuracy is also stupendous -- I can see where I crossed the street, and where I went off the trail. Haven't tried it in any urban jungles (I avoid them) but reviews imply the GPS accuracy is excellent there as well.

Reviewed 6/16/2023
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Review by DT_Engineer

Light with Top Specs
by DT_Engineer
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Well, I switched to 965 from Fenix 6/7X and I would say that I'm not feeling it on my wrist. So light, so comfortable. The screen is crisp and internals are the same with Fenix 7/7X pro big brothers. The silicon band is so cozy than it was before. My friend also changed his F6 to 965 and he do play tennis, so he also doesnt feel it on a wrist. Data recording and other body parameter are in top, no issues here. I hardly recommend to switch to this model. By the way, when you sleep and your hand under a pillow, you will not feel that bump on a pillow )))

Reviewed 9/6/2023
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Review by ddelu7408

Another outstanding watch from Garmin
by ddelu7408
Casual Cyclist
South Florida
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I have been a regular Garmin user for a number of years. Bikesdirect has been the best source for me for Garmin watches. I recenty purchased the new Forerunner 965 primarily for it's new OLED screen. What an improvement that made to their watch line. I gave up a Garmin Fenix, which I loved, to go with the Forerunner because of the new color screen. It's an awesome watch and unbelievably lasts quite a few days on a single charge. Perfect for my run days. No negatives to report so far.

Reviewed 8/11/2023
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Review by DT

One of the best, but already old )
by DT
Mars :)~
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

965 is a top notch model with all features that garmin can offer. But with latest ecg, skin temp and other amazing innovation, this model looks like outdated (it doesnt have elevate 5 hr sensor). So if you are not tech geek that uses every feature every, this model right option for you. Besides, it has less weight vs epix and fenix models which have the same feats, but in metallic frames.

Reviewed 12/11/2023
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Review by Anonymous

Big upgrade
by Anonymous

Uodated OLED screen is fantastic. Battery life is above expectations.

Reviewed 2/23/2024
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Review by stockman99

Great Watch display stats functionality
by stockman99
Casual Cyclist
Merchantville, NJ

I like that it has an OLED always ready display, works with STYRD Unit

Reviewed 7/3/2023
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Review by Anonymous

Love all running statistics and navigation
by Anonymous
new york

Happy with on-watch navigation that I am using while cycling. Great screen, battery holds about a week with always-on-display. Love running data and overall well-being data

Reviewed 6/2/2023
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