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Garmin Forerunner 165

Garmin Forerunner 165
alaScore 99

8 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Garmin Forerunner 165. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and portability are on the whole positive. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Forerunner 165 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Adrienne So (wired.com)

Garmin Forerunner 165

 

Who needs an AI coach when you can use Garmin's latest entry-level running watch?

Lots and lots of accurate data. Daily Morning Report is fun. Lightweight and durable. Decent battery life. Has multiple GPS systems, a blood oxygen sensor, and an altimeter.

Downloading one playlist at a time feels like it’s for the Medieval Ages.

Apr, 2024

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Garmin Forerunner 165 Review: The new default Garmin sports watch

 

At nearly half the price, the Garmin Forerunner 165 has a lot of the features of the more premium 265 model, including a gorgeous OLED screen, roughly 4-day battery life and excellent sports tracking...

Most affordable OLED Garmin sports watch ; Great battery life ; Five button navigation is handy ; Comfortable to wear 24/7

Some advanced metrics like Training Readiness missing ; Some workout types like Skiing missing ; No Triathlon mode

Mar, 2024

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

Garmin Forerunner 165 review: Barely a compromise

 

Our Garmin Forerunner 165 review shows why it's the best budget running watch, with the core features and GPS/ HR accuracy that serious runners need. Our Garmin Forerunner 165 review shows why it's the best budget running watch, with (almost) all of...

Apr, 2024

Expert review by : Kaitlyn Cimino (androidauthority.com)

Garmin Forerunner 165 review: Should you buy it?

 

There's a Forerunner available for every budget, thanks to the line's latest addition. Find out more in this Garmin Forerunner 165 review.

Vibrant, colorful AMOLED display ; Great value ; Reliable GPS sensor ; Accurate heart rate tracking

No triathlon support ; Does not support ECG app ; Extra cost for Music edition

Mar, 2024

Expert review by : Conor Allison (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Forerunner 165 Review

 

The Garmin Forerunner 165 delivers some excellent features for runners in a package that's easy to wear and long-lasting.

Superb AMOLED display and UI ; Reliable GPS and HR tracking ; Battery life is excellent

Separate edition for music support ; GPS lock-on is slow ; Rival watches are cheaper

The Garmin Forerunner 165 delivers some excellent features for runners in a package that’s easy to wear and long-lasting. With accurate heart rate monitoring and GPS in tow, too, it becomes a superb option for beginners and intermediates – even if...

Feb, 2024

Expert review by (t3.com)

Garmin Forerunner 165 review: the perfect fit for beginner runners

 

Get ahead in your running journey with Garmin's affordable Forerunner 165

Brilliant AMOLED touchscreen ; Affordable price point ; Uses the latest Elevate sensing platform ; Wrist-based running power and dynamics

Only single-band GPS ; Misses out on some of the performance features

The Garmin Forerunner 165 fills a gap between beginner running watches and entry-level multisport watches, offering an AMOLED touchscreen display, single-band GPS, and various training features for runners. Despite lacking some advanced functionality,...

Feb, 2024

Expert review by : Matt Evans (techradar.com)

Garmin Forerunner 165 review: A fantastic, more affordable Forerunner

 

The Garmin Forerunner 165 is a necessary running watch for Garmin

Retains many previously-premium training features ; Good-looking AMOLED touchscreen ; 13 days of battery life

Not cheap enough to replace the Forerunner 45 or 55 ; Music storage is extra

After a few weeks of testing, the Forerunner 165 will make a very good first running watch, but doesn't have enough features for old hands. I’m pleased to see Garmin skewing cheaper with the price point, the battery lasts ages, and the screen is lovely...

Feb, 2024

Expert review by : Mike Sawh (techadvisor.co.uk)

Garmin Forerunner 165 review

 

The Garmin Forerunner 165 is a new multisports watch that features a colour touchscreen display

Good mix of sports and smartwatch features ; Good battery life ; Includes breadcrumb navigation

Misses Training Readiness metric ; Lacks newer dual-band GPS ; Small case won’t be for everyone

The Forerunner 165 makes grabbing a Garmin running watch with an AMOLED more affordable, but you could pay a little extra for the Vivoactive 5 and get more in the way of smartwatch and wellness monitoring smarts.

Mar, 2024

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