Garmin Forerunner 165 Series Hits Malaysia: Affordable Luxury Starts at RM1,290

Garmin International has officially expanded its presence in the Malaysian market with the launch of its latest fitness smartwatches, the Garmin Forerunner 165 and the Forerunner 165 Music.

Catering to fitness enthusiasts and casual users alike, these models blend sophisticated design with cutting-edge technology, setting a new benchmark for affordable luxury in fitness wearables.

garmin forerunner 165 app back design
garmin forerunner 165 app back design

Garmin Specs

SpecificationGarmin Forerunner 165Garmin Forerunner 165 Music
Display1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen
Resolution390 x 390 pixels390 x 390 pixels
Glass TypeReinforced glassReinforced glass
Case MaterialFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymer
Water Resistance5ATM5ATM
Strap MaterialSiliconeSilicone
Strap Width20mm20mm
Color OptionsBlack/Slate Gray, Mist Gray/WhitestoneBlack/Slate Gray, Mist Gray/Whitestone, Turquoise/Aqua, Berry/Lilac
StorageNot applicableYes (Music storage and WiFi support)
Health MonitoringHeart rate, Blood oxygen, Sleep, StressHeart rate, Blood oxygen, Sleep, Stress
Fitness FeaturesOver 25 workout profiles, Wrist-based running power, Multi-satellite positioning (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO)Over 25 workout profiles, Wrist-based running power, Multi-satellite positioning (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO)
Smart NotificationsYesYes
Battery Life (Smartwatch Mode)Up to 11 daysUp to 11 days
Battery Life (Battery Saver Mode)Up to 20 daysUp to 20 days
GPS Modes Battery LifeUp to 19 hours (GPS-Only), Up to 17 hours (All-Systems GNSS)Up to 7 hours (GPS-Only with music), Up to 6.5 hours (All-Systems GNSS with music)
Charging TypeProprietary plugProprietary plug
Price (Malaysia)RM1,290RM1,550
AvailabilityGarmin official stores, Shopee, Lazada, AECO e-storeGarmin official stores, Shopee, Lazada, AECO e-store

Priced competitively, the Forerunner 165 starts at RM1,290, offering a robust set of features that cater to a wide array of fitness and health tracking needs.

Meanwhile, the Forerunner 165 Music, available for RM1,550, ups the ante with additional storage and WiFi capabilities, allowing users to store and stream music directly from their wrist, eliminating the need for a phone during workouts.

garmin forerunner 165 app front design
garmin forerunner 165 app front design

Both versions boast a 1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, providing crisp and vibrant visuals in a compact form factor. The display, protected by reinforced glass, is housed within a durable, fiber-reinforced polymer case, designed to withstand the rigors of daily use and intense training sessions.

The smartwatches come equipped with an array of sensors to monitor heart rate, sleep patterns, stress levels, and blood oxygen saturation, ensuring a comprehensive overview of the wearer’s health and wellness.

Garmin’s commitment to durability and functionality is evident in the 5ATM water resistance rating and the inclusion of 20mm silicone straps that offer comfort and versatility. The Forerunner 165 Music adds a touch of personalization with exclusive color options, including Turquoise/Aqua and Berry/Lilac, catering to individual styles and preferences.

garmin forerunner 165 app
garmin forerunner 165 app

Beyond aesthetics, the Forerunner 165 series is engineered to support over 25 workout profiles, providing users with detailed insights into their training sessions and performance metrics.

With the inclusion of wrist-based running power and dynamics calculations, alongside multi-satellite positioning support, these smartwatches are indispensable tools for runners, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts.

Battery life is a standout feature, with the smartwatches capable of lasting up to 11 days in smartwatch mode, extending up to 20 days in Battery Saver Mode.

For those on the move, the GPS-Only mode and All-Systems GNSS modes offer precision tracking, with the Music model providing up to 7 hours of playback in GPS-Only mode, ensuring the music keeps playing as you push your limits.

garmin forerunner 165 color
garmin forerunner 165 color

Available now through Garmin’s official brand stores and online platforms including Shopee, Lazada, and the AECO e-store, the Forerunner 165 series is set to redefine expectations for what a fitness smartwatch can offer at an accessible price point.

As Garmin continues to innovate and expand its product lineup, the Forerunner 165 series represents a significant milestone in making advanced fitness tracking and health monitoring technologies available to a wider audience in Malaysia.

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just beginning your fitness journey, the Garmin Forerunner 165 and 165 Music offer unparalleled value, blending functionality, durability, and style into a package that motivates and empowers users to achieve their health and fitness goals.

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