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Garmin Test GPS watch Forerunner 165 Music black/slate

GPS watch Garmin Forerunner 165 Music
GPS watch Garmin Forerunner 165 Music
GPS watch Garmin Forerunner 165 Music
GPS watch Garmin Forerunner 165 Music
GPS watch Garmin Forerunner 165 Music
GPS watch Garmin Forerunner 165 Music
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Test GPS watch Forerunner 165 Music black/slate

Rental price:12€/day*see conditions

Product description

You don’t just run. You’ve moved beyond that. Which is why you need the Garmin Forerunner 165 Music  - the purpose-built GPS running smartwatch that helps you meet your goals with personalized adaptive training plans and a bright 1.2” colorful AMOLED display to light up your progress and touch-screen + buttons to make it super easy to handle with. It features the battery that lasts up to 11 days in smartwatch mode. It comes with the 25+ built-in GPS and indoor sports apps and also gives you all the training metrics you need and recovery insight. With the Forerunner 165 Music you can also download songs and playlists to your watch from your Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts for phone-free listening with your wireless headphones.


  • Touchscreen and buttons 
  • 1.2” colorful and bright AMOLED display (optional always-on mode)
  • 20mm quick-release band
  • Strap material: silicone
  • Lens material: chemically strengthened glass
  • Bezel material: fiber-reinforced polymer
  • Physical dimensions: 43 x 43 x 11.6 mm
  • Fits wrists with a circumference of 126-203 mm
  • Weight: 39g
  • Display size: 1.2" (30.4 mm) diameter
  • Display resolution (WxH): 390 x 390 pixels
  • Large font option on display
  • Battery life: Smartwatch mode: up to 11 days, Battery Saver Smartwatch mode: up to 20 days, GPS-Only GNSS mode: up to 19 hours, All-Systems GNSS mode: up to 17 hours, GPS-Only GNSS mode with music: up to 7 hours, All-Systems GNSS mode with music: Up to 6.5 hours
  • Charging method: Garmin proprietary plug charger
  • Memory/history: 4 GB
  • Sleep score and insights
  • Daily suggested workouts for 7 days
  • Pulse OX blood oxygen = Track your blood oxygen saturation while you’re awake or asleep (spot-check, during sleep, all day)
  • Built-in sport apps - Tap in to 25+ built-in activities, including cycling, open-water swimming, strength training and more.
  • Built-in GNSS - The built-in sensors connect to multiple satellite systems so you track where you run, and get accurate stats, including distance and pace.
  • Wrist-based running power - See how much power you’re applying to the trail or road so you can manage effort and fine-tune training.
  • Garmin Pay™ - Breeze through checkout lines or transit systems with participating providers.
  • Music storage - Download songs and playlists from your Spotify, Deezer or Amazon Music accounts for phone-free listening with your wireless headphones.
  • Safety and tracking - If your watch senses that an incident occurred, it will send a message with your live location. Or if you feel unsafe, you can do it manually.
  • LiveTrack feature - Friends and family can follow your real-time location and view preplanned courses.
  • Smart notifications - Receive emails, texts and alerts on your watch when paired with your iPhone® or Android™ smartphone.
  • Water rating: 5 ATM
  • In the box: Garmin Forerunner 165 Music running watch, USB-C charging/data cable, documentation

Clock features:

  • Time/date
  • GPS time sync
  • Automatic daylight saving time
  • Alarm
  • Sunrise/sunset times
  • Timer
  • Stopwatch

Health and wellness monitoring:

  • Wrist-based heart rate (constant, every second)
  • Daily resting heart rate
  • Abnormal heart rate alerts (high and low)
  • Respiration rate (24x7)
  • Fitness age - Estimate how fit you are compared to your actual age.
  • Body Battery Energy monitor - Track your body’s energy levels to find the best times for activity and rest1. Even get details and insights on how sleep, naps, activities and stress impact your energy.
  • All - day stress tracking - Find out if you’re having a calm, balanced or stressful day.
  • Relaxation reminders
  • Relaxation breathing timer 
  • Sleep score and insights - Understand how your body is recovering with sleep score, get a breakdown of your sleep stages, and gain detailed insights for improved sleep quality.
  • Nap detection - Automatically track or log your naps to see how they benefit your body and what their ideal time and duration should be.
  • Hydration
  • Women's health - Track and log your menstrual cycle or pregnancy, and get exercise and nutrition education.
  • Health snapshot


  • GPS
  • Galileo
  • Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate monitor
  • Pulse OX blood oxygen saturation monitor
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Thermometer
  • Ambient light sensor

Daily smart features:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth®, ANT+®, Wi-Fi®
  • Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
  • On-device connect IQ™ store - Add watch faces, data fields and apps to your paired watch.
  • Smart notifications
  • Text response/reject phone call with text (Android™ only)
  • Calendar
  • Weather forecasts
  • Realtime settings sync with Garmin Connect™ mobile
  • Battery saver (customisable low-power watch)
  • Controls smartphone music
  • Plays and controls watch music
  • Music storage
  • Find my phone
  • Find my watch
  • Smartphone compatibility: iPhone® and Android™
  • Pairs with Garmin Connect™ mobile app - See your health and fitness information, connect with friends, and more.

Safety and tracking features

  • Incident detection during select activities
  • Incident detection alert on phone for wearables
  • Assistance
  • LiveTrack
  • Live Event sharing

Activity profiles: 

  • Gym: Strength, HIIT, Cardio, Elliptical Training, Stair Stepping, Floor Climbing
  • Wellness: Walking, Pilates, Yoga
  • Indoor running: Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Virtual Running
  • Outdoor running: Running, Outdoor Track Running, Trail Running, Ultra Running
  • Outdoor recreation: Hiking
  • Cycling: Biking, Indoor Biking
  • Swim: Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
  • Racket sports: Tennis, Pickleball, Padel

Activity tracking features: 

  • Step counter
  • Move alerts (displays on the device after a period of inactivity)
  • Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
  • Calories burned
  • Floors climbed
  • Distance traveled
  • Intensity minutes  - Track your moderate and vigorous activity minutes to help meet your goals.
  • Move IQ™
  • Garmin Connect™ challenges app (optional connect IQ app)

Gym and fitness equipment:

  • Browse the Garmin Connect app for dozens of free HIIT, strength, cardio, yoga and Pilates workouts. You can even build your own in the app and send them to your watch.
  • Cardio workouts
  • Strength workouts
  • HIIT workouts
  • Yoga workouts
  • Pilates workouts
  • Automatic rep counting

Training, planning and analysis features:

  • Customizable data pages
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Course guidance
  • HR zones
  • HR alerts
  • HR calories
  • % HR max
  • % HRR
  • Recovery time - Know how long to recover before your next high-effort workout based on your latest training as well as overall stress, sleep and daily activities outside of workouts.
  • Auto max HR
  • Race glance/widget
  • HRV status - Gain a deeper understanding of your overall health, training and recovery through heart rate variability.
  • HR broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices)
  • Respiration rate (during exercise)- yoga and breathwork only
  • GPS speed and distance
  • Customisable activity profiles
  • Auto pause®
  • Interval training
  • Advanced workouts
  • HRM running pace and distance
  • Auto lap®
  • Manual lap
  • Rest timer
  • Configurable lap alerts
  • Vo2 max (run) - See your current fitness level, and track changes over time to set goals, evaluate progress and more.
  • Vo2 max (trail run)
  • Training effect
  • Training effect (anaerobic)
  • Primary benefit (training effect labels)
  • Audio prompts - Get alerts to know how you’re performing and even be guided through workouts.
  • Finish time
  • Touch and/or button lock
  • Activity history on watch
  • Physio TRUEUP

Running features:

  • Available run profiles: Treadmill Running, Indoor Track Running, Virtual Running, Running, Outdoor Track Running, Trail Running, Ultra Running
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Running dynamics
  • Vertical oscillation and ratio
  • Ground contact time
  • Stride length (real-time)
  • Cadence (provides a real-time number of steps per minute)
  • Running power
  • Pacepro™ pacing strategies - Plan race-day strategy with GPS-based pace guidance for a selected course or distance.
  • Run workouts
  • Trail run auto climb
  • Race predictor - Get an estimate of what your pace could be for a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and even a marathon.
  • Course- and weather-specific race predictor
  • Foot pod capable
  • Run/walk/stand detection

Outdoor recreation features:

  • Available outdoor recreation profiles: Hiking
  • Point-to-point navigation
  • Breadcrumb trail in real-time
  • Back to start
  • Tracback®
  • Ultratrac mode
  • Elevation profile
  • Distance to destination
  • Total ascent/descent
  • Rest timer (ultra run only)
  • Auto rest
  • Future elevation plot
  • Area calculation via Connect IQ
  • Fish forecast via Connect IQ
  • Sun and moon information via Connect IQ

Cycling features:

  • Available cycling profiles: Biking, Indoor Biking
  • Courses - Create or find existing courses in the Garmin Connect app and from favorite third-party platforms, and sync directly to your watch.
  • Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)
  • Compatible with Varia™ radar (rear-facing radar)
  • Compatible with Varia™ lights
  • Speed and cadence sensor support (w/Sensor)

Swimming features:

  • Available swim profiles: Pool Swimming, Open Water Swimming
  • Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (swolf), calories)
  • Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (swolf), calories)
  • Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)
  • Drill logging (pool swim only)
  • Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)
  • “Repeat on” rest timer (pool swim only)
  • Auto rest (pool swim only)
  • Time and distance alerts
  • Countdown start (pool swim only)
  • Underwater wrist-based heart rate

Kid activity tracking features:

  • Toe-To-Toe™ Challenges App (optional Connect IQ Toe-to-Toe™ Challenges app)
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Terms & prices*


  • BIKE (full suspension) 1 DAY......48,00 €
  • BIKE (hardtail, road, trekking) 1 DAY......42,00 €
  • E-BIKE (full suspension) 1 DAY......64,00 €
  • E-BIKE (hardtail, road, trekking) 1 DAY......48,00 €
  • ADDITIONAL BATTERIES (e-bike) 1 day......18,00 €
  • TEST BIKE SEAT 1 day.......9,00 €
  • RENT OF A THULE BIKE BAG 1 day......9,00 €

  • THULE ROOFTOP TENT 1 day.......28,00 €
  • THULE ROOFBOX 1 day......12,00 €
  • THULE ROOF BIKE CARRIER 1 day......9,00 €
  • THULE TOWBAR BIKE CARRIERS 1 day......9,00 € 

  • SKIS 1 day......28,00 €
  • SPLITBOARD 1 day......28,00 €
  • SKIING OR SNB SHOES 1 day......9,00 €
  • SKI POLES 1 day......5,00 €
  • SNOWSHOE 1 day......6,00 €
  • ABS BACKPACK 1 day......6,00 €
  • LAVA TRIPLET  (RESCUE SET) (avalanche transreceiver, shovel, probe) 1 day......6,00 €
  • CRAMPONS 1 day......6,00 € 
  • WATCH 1 day......12,00 €


  • 2 - days or weekend rent ...... 20% discount
  • 3-7 days rent ....30% discount
  • 8 - or more days rent .... 35% discount


In the case of the purchase of a new product of the rent category within 6 months of the rent, the paid amount for the rent is refunded* to the client as follows:

  • for a bicycle seat up to an amount of 30 €
  • for skis and snowboards up to the amount of 50 €
  • for a bicycle up to an amount of 150 €
  • for a rooftop tent up to an amount of 30 €
  • for a watch up to an amount of 20 €

*only with attached original invoice


1. It is not possible to complete the rent on Saturday or the last day before the holiday.
2. In the case of renting for Saturday, the Sunday is counted in each case and vice versa.
3. In the case of a rent on the last working day before the holiday, the amount of the rent, until inclusive the last holiday day, is always charged.
4. It is not possible to rent and return items for rent on Sunday and during holidays.
5. Rent of the item is, with the exception of the beginning of the rent on Monday or the first day after the holiday, possible the day before the first day of the paid rent after 5 p.m.
6. In the case of a rent on Monday or on the first day after the holiday, the item can be taken on the day of the rent after 9.00 am.
7. The return of the item must be made no later than 12:00 am, after the day for which the rent was paid, otherwise an additional day of rent is charged.
8. The client must submit a personal document for rent.
9. The item can be booked at the office with advance payment of the rent (the number of days of rent is paid).
10. For a rent, the client must pay with a credit card.
11. To make an online reservation, you need to make an online purchase with a credit card in the amount of 20€ for all items. The amount is refunded to the customer's account after payment of the rent by picking up the item in the shop.
12. Cancellation of the rented equipment and refund of the advance payment is possible no later than 72 hours before the booked date of the rent. 
13. The use of the rented item is at your own risk!
14. An additional two days are charged for each day of delay of the return of the item.
15. If the customer is late with the return of the item for more than five days, PR, d.o.o. can charge the personal account and credit card of the client and reports the alienation of the article to the police authorities.
16. In the case that the customer returns the item damaged and the damage is not a consequence of normal use, the customer is charged with the repair of the item according to the valid price list of the PR, d.o.o. service.
17. In the case of damage or loss of the bicycle / equipment rented, the user is liable for damages up to a maximum of 80% of the retail price of the rented item. The User explicitly agrees that his personal account is charged through a credit card up to the amount of the cost of damage, estimated by the borrower.
18. A deposit is returned to the customer when an undamaged item is returned.
19. Reserved item can be picked up in Extreme Vital shop Škofja Loka, Ljubljana or Radovljica.


Service provider: PR, sport and trade, d.o.o., Puštal 101, 4220 Škofja Loka
All prices are valid from 25.3.2019. The price includes 22% VAT. Prices are in EUR.

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