It appears that Garmin is going to announce a new smartwatch in the near future. Several images of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 have been leaked online. It’s a fitness watch. The images reveal that Garmin is going with a new design for its Vivoactive line. One of the biggest differences is that the design is noticeably different compared to its predecessor.
Wearable reports that this is going to be the first Vivoactive smartwatch from Garmin to feature a circular screen and the change really suits the device. The optical heart rate sensor is onboard so it’s going to not lose one of its primary fitness-related credentials with this redesign.
Not only is the design inspired by Garmin’s Fenix series, the user interface is reportedly inspired by the Fenix UI as well. Users will be able to reply to notifications from the smartwatch itself and all of Garmin’s standard fitness tracking features will be onboard.
The Vivoactive 3 is reportedly waterproof just like its predecessor so that’s a good thing. There’s no word on the technical specifications of this smartwatch as yet but they should be out soon as Garmin is expected to make the official announcement in the near future.
It’s unclear how much the company is going to charge for this smartwatch.