Garmin Vivomove Trend: Unreleased smartwatch leaks with a round display and NFC capabilities
Garmin has had a busy year, with numerous smartwatches under its belt. Most recently, the company introduced the Marq Gen 2 series, covered separately. However, earlier leaks suggested that even more smartwatches could be afoot, such as the Vivomove Trend. Subsequently, GoAndroid has discovered that Garmin has certified this with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a sure sign that Garmin is preparing to add to its already burgeoning roster of smartwatches.
As the images below show, Garmin has assigned the smartwatch a model number of A04224, which does not reveal anything about the device. Surprisingly, Garmin or the FCC has published a document containing the name Vivomove Trend, presumably the device's marketing name. Additionally, a different document confirms that the Vivomove Trend has a round display, rather than a squircle one like the Venu Sq 2 series.
Unsurprisingly, the Vivomove Trend supports modern connectivity standards, such as ANT+, Bluetooth and NFC. For reference, the inclusion of the latter implies that the Vivomove Trend will support Garmin Pay. Incidentally, the FCC outlines the device's battery as having a mere 87 mAh capacity, which would be too small for a typical smartwatch. Instead, it seems as though the Vivomove Trend will be another hybrid smartwatch that relies on a small LCD panel within a typical watch face. Unfortunately, a release date has not leaked yet, nor has a launch price.