Garmin Forerunner 165 vs Forerunner 165 Music

Garmin Forerunner 165 and 165 Music edition smartwatches were released on 20 February 2024. We look at the primary differences between Forerunner 165 and Forerunner 165 Music edition smartwatches.

  • Forerunner 165 Music supports full music functionality. Forerunner 165 does not have music.
  • Forerunner 165 Music has music storage while the Forerunner 165 lacks space for music storage.
  • Forerunner 165 Music supports Wi-Fi wireless connectivity in addition to Bluetooth and ANT+. Forerunner 165 only supports Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless connectivity.
  • Forerunner 165 Music costs $299.99 and Forerunner 165 costs $249.99.

All other capabilities of Forerunner 165 Music and Forerunner 165 are identical. We look at the main differences in detail below.

Garmin Forerunner 165 Music smartwatches

Forerunner 165 Music supports full music functionality. This means a Forerunner 165 Music edition smartwatch supports the following music features:

  • You can control and play music on the paired smartphone using Forerunner 165 Music.
  • You can store personal audio content on the Forerunner 165 Music smartwatch. This helps in offline music listening.
  • You can download music streaming apps like Spotify and Deezer from the Connect IQ store. You could play the custom playlists directly through the smartwatch.

Forerunner 165 and Forerunner 165 Music come with 4 GB internal storage. However, the Forerunner 165 basic edition cannot store any music or audio files on the internal storage of the smartwatch.

Forerunner 165 Music can easily store music content or personal audio content on the internal storage of the smartwatch.

Forerunner 165 only supports Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless connectivity.

Forerunner 165 Music supports Bluetooth, ANT+, and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.

The Wi-Fi wireless connectivity is used for streaming music through apps like Spotify and Deezer. Additionally, the Wi-Fi wireless connectivity helps in downloading firmware updates released by Garmin periodically.

Garmin Forerunner 165 Standard edition smartwatches

You will be spending $50 more on the Forerunner 165 Music edition smartwatch than the Forerunner 165 basic or standard edition smartwatch.

  • Forerunner 165 costs $249.99
  • Forerunner 165 Music costs $299.99

For the additional $50 spent in getting Forerunner 165 Music, you gain:

  • Full music functionality
  • Wi-Fi wireless connectivity

All other core features, properties, attributes, and functions of Forerunner 165 and Forerunner 165 Music edition smartwatches.

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