We Review The New Garmin Forerunner 965 With AMOLED

This article originally appeared on Triathlete

Rather than bury the lede, I'll just leave it up top that the only new features with the 965 include the (very nice) AMOLED color touchscreen, a quasi-nebulous (but actually useful) short-term and mid-term load ratio, and more battery life (kind of). We'll talk about all of that below, but for the most part the rest of the watch pretty much mirrors the $500 Forerunner 955. Basically, if you don't care about a bright touchscreen, save some $$, and get the 955. With that in mind, there are a lot of features and functions in both the 955 and the 965 (which, in my opinion, is more like a 955.5 or 960 or something like that). Read on for the most important features and functions on both watches, as well as some surprisingly excellent execution on the new 965.

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