Swimming retailer SwimOutlet is the latest retailer to leak details of the upcoming Garmin Forerunner 965. The set of high-res images reveal a snazzy AMOLED display and, most impressively, the possibility of maps on the new watch. Here’s what you should know.
SwimOutlet leaks details of the Garmin Forerunner 965
We’ve had a number of leaks on the upcoming Garmin Forerunner 965 over the past few weeks and these have been widely reported on by various media outlets. Now we can add SwimOutlet to this list of online retailers who have jumped the gun.
They accidentally gave away details of the watch’s new and improved AMOLED display, and exciting prospect of maps on the device. Fitness enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the launch of this watch. It is expected to make its debut alongside its smaller sibling, the Forerunner 265, mostly likely in early March.
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There are no detailed specs on the SwimOutlet’s product page. But from previous info we now know that the Garmin Forerunner 965 will feature a 1.4 inch AMOLED display (418 x 418 pixel resolution), and wrist-based running performance metrics.
The high-res images on SwimOutlet’s site show the watch from various angles. They reveal a sleek and stylish design that’s bound to appeal to wearable tech lovers everywhere.
The listing was first revealed in a Twitter post by Flo from Fitness Tracker Test.
Why we’re excited about the Garmin Forerunner 965
Judging by the high-res images on SwimOutlet, navigation should be much easier with the Forerunner 965. The updated AMOLED display will be able to show more text without sacrificing clarity. The watch will be able to highlight parks and areas of grassland to make it easier to find your way. Turn-by-turn directions on the Forerunner 965 will also take up less space, giving your map more room to breathe.
As far as other features, we are not expecting the device to go much beyond what is already available on the 955. As mentioned, wrist-based running performance metrics are expected to make the cut. But they will probably trickle down to earlier generation devices. One would hope so.
It is still not clear whether or not the 965 will have the ability to measure ECG – it appears not. Having said that, the top right button is much larger than previously. There’s always a chance that it could be an ECG sensor in disguise!
When will the Garmin Forerunner 965 be available?
The Garmin Forerunner 965 is expected to retail around the $599 price point when it launches. It will be available in black, yellow, and white colour-ways.
But there’s some confusion about exactly when it will see the light of day. While some retailers suggest a date of March 2nd, others mention March 14th. Regardless of the exact launch date, the Forerunner 965 is expected to be made available alongside the Forerunner 265 in the weeks ahead.
While Garmin is yet to make an official announcement about the Forerunner 965, SwimOutlet’s leaked product page has given us an exciting glimpse into what we can expect from this highly anticipated watch. With an updated AMOLED display, the prospect of maps on the device, and more – the Forerunner 965 is shaping up to be a must-have for fitness enthusiasts everywhere. Keep an eye out for its official launch.
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