New Garmin multisport watches with GPS and Wi-Fi leak via IMDA
New Garmin smartwatches appear to be on the way. Gadgets and Wearables recently spotted three new listings on the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) website, a regulatory body in Singapore. The low-power devices are all described as “Multisport GPS Smartwatch (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+)”, common features for a Garmin wearable, thus giving little information about the new gadgets.
The exact names of the watches are not provided; instead, they are listed as A04452, A04453 and A04578. The closeness of the first two model numbers could suggest that they are two versions of the same smartwatch, like the Fenix 7 and Fenix 7 Solar, with the third model number relating to a secondary device. A release date for any of these new gadgets is unclear.
It is unlikely that any of the listed devices are the new Vivomove Trend watch, which is expected to launch shortly. The hybrid smartwatch has already received FCC certification in the US and could also be listed under model name A04224 with the IMDA in Singapore. This device is also expected to support Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity. Rumors suggest that the smartwatch could also have NFC for contactless payments and a round display. The exact launch date of the Vivomove trend has yet to be discovered.