Unveiling Garmin Forerunner 165 and 165 Music: Your Ultimate GPS Running Partners!

Unveiling Garmin Forerunner 165 and 165 Music: Your Ultimate GPS Running Partners!

Recently launched in the Vietnamese market on March 25th, the Garmin Forerunner 165 and 165 Music are truly standout contenders in the smart GPS running watch segment, priced at just under 7 million VND! Let's delve into some in-depth reviews below to gain a clearer insight into this optimal watch for beginners in running!


1. The Design and Display Quality

The first standout feature of the Garmin Forerunner 165 is its vibrant AMOLED display, a rarity in the affordable price segment! It's the most budget-friendly Garmin watch to boast this advanced screen technology. Equipped with a 1.2-inch AMOLED display and a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels, the Garmin Forerunner 165 delivers bright visuals suitable for outdoor use under strong sunlight without compromising battery life.

Garmin Forerunner 165 boasts a vibrant AMOLED display

Maintaining its silicone strap and polymer-reinforced fiber casing, the Garmin Forerunner 165 offers utmost comfort during wear and movement. The incorporation of five physical buttons on both sides provides convenient operation post-workout, eliminating the struggle with touchscreens due to sweaty hands.

Garmin Forerunner 165 features stylish and vibrant colors

The fashionably colored straps exude both style and athleticism, seamlessly blending with any daily attire. Additionally, this smartwatch comes in a single size of 43 x 43 x 11.6 mm with a unisex design, catering to a wide range of users.

2. Running Features

Even in the affordable price range, the Garmin Forerunner 165 is packed with essential features to kickstart your running journey, including VO2 Max measurement and body recovery time tracking, along with features like Race Widget, Garmin Coach, and Daily Suggestion to support daily training. Notably, the Running Dynamics feature, often found only in high-end Garmin models, is integrated right into the Forerunner 165.

Garmin Forerunner 165 comes with fully basic running features

Moreover, this watch not only provides basic features but also integrates advanced functions to serve professional runners, such as:

  • Adaptive speed training programs: Garmin automatically adjusts workouts based on your running pace, helping you progress effectively.
  • Race outcome prediction: Based on training data, the Forerunner 165 can predict your performance in upcoming races, assisting you in building a suitable racing strategy.
  • Wrist-based running dynamics measurement: The device analyzes metrics like stride length, ground contact time, and cadence, providing insights into your running style and technique improvement.

3. Other Smart Health Tracking Features

Garmin Forerunner 165 also provides essential health features

In addition to the Forerunner 165 Music version supporting music storage and playback, both versions of the Forerunner 165 boast smart health tracking, sleep monitoring, and similar smart features, including over 25 integrated sports modes and other prominent smart functions such as:

  • Heart rate and HRV monitoring: Assessing cardiovascular health and stress levels.
  • Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen measurement: Evaluating overall health and detecting respiratory issues.
  • VO2 Max calculation: Assessing running ability and fitness level.
  • Sleep tracking: Enhancing sleep quality and body recovery.
  • Body Battery monitoring: Optimizing workout efficiency.
  • Women's health tracking: Monitoring menstrual cycles and pregnancy.

4. Battery Life, GPS, and Other Smart Features

The GPS performance of the Forerunner 165 is stellar, on par with the Epix Pro Gen 2, providing standard frequency with high accuracy. While GPS activation takes about 5 minutes, the data provided is extremely precise.

Moreover, despite featuring an AMOLED display, the battery life of the Forerunner 165 remains impressively long, lasting up to 11 days in smartwatch mode and 19 hours in GPS mode. In real-world usage conditions, the battery holds up for approximately 7 days with maximum brightness and other basic functions enabled. 

Garmin Forerunner 165 still offers an incredibly impressive battery life

The Forerunner 165 also integrates many convenient features such as LiveTrack, safety features, receiving smart notifications from your phone, as well as the convenient contactless payment feature - Garmin Pay.

In the midst of an increasingly vibrant market for smart running watches, the debut of Garmin Forerunner 165 and 165 Music in Vietnam on March 25 promises to bring an enticing option for users with affordability and comprehensive features. The official price in the Vietnamese market for the Garmin Forerunner 165 is 6,690,000 VND for the standard version and 7,990,000 VND for the music version.

Integrating advanced technologies such as AMOLED display, deep running features, and smart health tracking, these two models are not only strong contenders in their segment but also ideal choices for beginners or those looking to enhance their experience. The combination of performance, design, and reasonable pricing will make Garmin Forerunner 165 and 165 Music the perfect destination for anyone seeking a worthwhile smart running watch!

Visit Garmin Brand Stores to experience these smartwatches:

Hanoi Branch: 135 Thai Ha Street, Trung Liet Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City Branch: 163 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Or message us via our fanpage for more advice:

Hanoi Branch: Cửa hàng Garmin 135 Thái Hà - Hà Nội - 0388.641.280 - 024.3201.3859
Ho Chi Minh City Branch: Cửa hàng Garmin Quận 1 - Hồ Chí Minh - 0902.633.394 - 028.3925.0050

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