It would appear a new Garmin fitness watch is on the horizon based on recent FCC leaks and speculation is pointing towards it being either a Vivoactive 3 Plus, Fenix 6 or the rumoured Garmin WearOS
The leak was first reported by the The5KRunner on his website and based on his own analysis it could be a Vivoactive 3 Plus, but given the Vivoactive 3 Music was only launched in June this year it would appear to be too early.
But Could it be a Fenix 6? I doubt it, or could it be the Garmin WearOS I wrote about today? I am not sure. Well to be blunt about it, it’s all very much of a surprise and I need to do some more digging around, but below is what is known so far.
Garmin leak details
Here are the details about what the FCC filing says
- Body-worn transmitter
- States its a watch with a touchscreen
- one manual button on the right side
- Possible support for NFC & BLE frequencies as they have been tested
The biggest clue in all of the information in the FCC filing is the ‘Short Term Confidentiality Letter” In this letter Garmin asks that the following is withheld from public listing
- External photos
- Internal photos
- Test Setup Photos
- User Manual