New details of the upcoming Garmin smartwatch, Forerunner of the 965have been revealed by another rush online retailer, giving us our first look at the device in high definition.
The images are from SwimOutlet swimming retailer (opens in a new tab) showing the device in two different colors: metallic black and light green/yellow. At first glance, it seems that the bezel around the watch face is smaller compared to Forerunner of the 955. The extra space is likely dedicated to the new 1.4-inch AMOLED screen that the upcoming watch is reported to have. Other shots show what the system UI will look like on the device, such as more information displayed simultaneously on the home screen. The map function has also been refreshed. This time around, turn-by-turn directions take up less space on the Forerunner 965’s display, making it easier to see where you’re going using the map.
Other than that, little else has been revealed on SwimOutlet’s listing. It is not known what other features, whether new or returning, such as ECG app, it will be on the Forerunner 965. However, there is a price tag for the smartwatch: $599.99, which makes it cheaper than initial guesses. The release date remains a mystery, although a screenshot from iRun.Fr website (opens in a new tab), a French online retailer of fitness equipment, points to the launch on March 2, which is less than a week away. But even that date is debatable as others have claimed it is actually March 14.
Garmin Forerunner 265 leaked
In addition to the Forerunner 965, some new marketing photos of the upcoming one The Forerunner 265 and 265s duos have also leaked (opens in a new tab). Not much has been revealed other than the wide range of colors that both devices will have. The Forerunner 265 will be available in black/grey, turquoise and white, while the smaller 265s model will be available in a striking combination of black and yellow, light pink and brighter white.
It’s worth noting that both watches will launch with what appears to be an AMOLED screen. Earlier leaks confirm this, but without official confirmation it’s hard to say for sure. As for the specs, nothing else has leaked that hasn’t already been discussed. Earlier rumors said the Forerunner 265 had a battery life of “up to 13 days in smartwatch mode” [or] 20 hours in GPS mode” and will cost between $449 and $499 depending on the region.
Of course, take everything here with a grain of salt. You can always change something at the last minute. However, given the frequency of these leaks over the past month, we probably won’t have to wait long for Garmin to announce something.
Be sure to check out TechRadar’s recently updated list best garmin watches for 2023 if you don’t feel like waiting for new watches. Includes both previous models: the Forerunner 955 and the less expensive Forerunner 255.