The Garmin Forerunner 965 and Garmin Epix Pro are two of the top sports watches available, with both packing in all of Garmin’s best features and sporting bright AMOLED displays. The Epix Pro is a lot more expensive than the 965 though, which is mostly down to design differences. In this video Jane, Mike and Nick talk through the pros and cons of each watch and say which they’d pick. Check out our multi-tester reviews of both watches: Garmin Epix Pro Review: 🤍youtu.be/p2fIhBpOdk8 Garmin Forerunner 965 Review: 🤍youtu.be/mKVHWusskfs JUMP STRAIGHT IN: 00:00 - Intro 00:17 - Design & Key Specs 04:03 - The Run Test 21:08 - Verdict Subscribe to The Run Testers for more running gear reviews: 🤍🤍youtube.com/c/TheRunTesters?sub_confirmation=1 Garmin Fenix 7 Pro Review: 🤍youtu.be/owAgqPAqfRM Garmin Epix Pro vs Epix 2: 🤍youtu.be/yCxU87AAb8g Garmin Epix 2 Review After 8 Months: 🤍youtu.be/yCxU87AAb8g Garmin Fenix 7 vs Epix 2: 🤍youtu.be/v04w45PHMgI
I have been saying it's been harder to choose a Garmin than any houses I ever bought😂! But finally thanks to your video: Forerunner 965 !! yipppeeee!!!
I upgraded from a Fenix 6 Pro Sapphire to Forerunner 965. Really like it so far.
I tried Epix Pro 47 mm and 51 mm because I like the Sapphire screen durability. But it felt way too bulky and heavy compared to the FR965. I put a TPU screen protector on the FR965 and don’t even think about it.
If the difference would be just 100 usd (as it's right now in the US), would you still recomend the Forerunner?
Just wanted to say thanks for including a woman's opinion, especially considering the smaller size epix vs the larger 965! This was super helpful!
Wait, did she say it got “a little bit rapey” coming out of canary wharf?
The only thing that I keep hearing and needs to be corrected.. is that the quickfit straps ARE compatible on the 955 / 965. You just need to pop the spring bar out once, and remove the stock strap and then pop the bar back in and you can use any of the 22mm quickfit straps ;-)
why you need a puny flashlight? i bet you always run with your phone. you need light, turn on your phone torch.
There is a middle ground if you can't decide on the look between the epix and the 965. The 955 fills that space with the mip screen. Same features.
The best or nothing.
Epix 2 Pro is the one for me.
965 is no brainer in that case 👌
So happy i got the 965 (for 2 weeks now) . Still discovering settings and whatnot :D
Awesome video. Makes me want to get the 965 again😢 I returned it because i was pretty scared of getting it scratched up at a gym or around the house (I wear watches 24/7 and taking it off only when i shower) ended up getting Instinct 2x solar since my old instinct still looked new after 2 years i knew the 2x should have similar durability, and while it has been great (battery life is insanely good - today after 6hr bike ride the battery went down only 5% haha!! But i do miss the beautiful display of the 965. And have been considering the 47mm epix.
I would love an answer if I do NOT want to wear a sport or smartwatch all day but use it to track my runs/walks/hikes which sports device should I get? I do not want to spend £400+ just for something I am only using wearing once or twice a day.
while I agree 100% with everything you said ... there is one more key point you did NOT make, which might lead other runners (like me) to choose Epix Pro over the 965. Garmin's metrics for recovery, body battery, training readiness, etc . aren't perfect BUT they are absolutely good enough to help me plan today's workout accordingly. This only works if I wear the watch 24x7. And although the 965 is (for all the reasons you stated) a better choice WHILE RUNNING, for me the 965 simply does not work as a 24x7 timepiece ... too much plastic, too cheap looking, the watch faces are absolutely cartoonish. Again this is all subjective, but BECAUSE the training metrics demand 24x7 wear, the Epix Pro now beats 965. With a fancy band and analog watch face, my Epix Pro looks (almost) just like a MARQ.
Great video as always, I went for the 965 after having the Fenix 6.
Just a note, the 965 does have golf courses, range and scoring function.
Also it's very easy to put a quick fit band on the 965.
Most people that buy Epix/Fenix/Enduro want a heavy big watch. I want a slim small light watch to wear 24/7 for all my sports (swim bike run). So imho it is essential that it must be slim and light. I therefore stay wirh my 245 maybe sometimes upgrade to the 265S
Appreciate the review and comparison.
One piece of feedback, in the narrative there is a lot of usage of the phrase “kind of” to describe features, e.g. the 965 kind of has a titanium bezel surrounding the screen. It does.
Suggest being more conscious of these descriptions as it can be confusing. Keep up the great work!