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Garmin Vivomove Trend readies for release, also spotted IMDA

Following on from the leak early this year, we now have the second official mention of Garmin Vivomove Trend. A hybrid watch, it appeared a few days ago at IMDA – the regulatory body in Singapore. This follows a similar filing by the FCC.

Of course, there also Instinct Crossover which leaked on Garmin’s own website. This is another hybrid watch, the first in the Instinct range. It comes with traditional analog hands on top of a high-res smartwatch display. The name of the device leaked earlier this year along with Vivomove Trend. Both were mentioned in a local Garmin retailer listing we stumbled across by accident.

And while much is known about Instinct Crossover (aka Instinct Analog), there was no official mention until this month of Vivomove Trend. This has changed with this latest regulatory listing (via Advnture) and an FCC listing from a couple of days ago.

The filing goes under the moniker IPH-04224 and the name “Watch and Activity Monitor”. However, as first spotted by GoAndroid, if you flick through the various paperwork, one of the references makes a specific mention of “Garmin Vivomove Trend”.

An oversight, no doubt, it is confirmation that we will be getting another hybrid in the near future along with Instinct Crossover. All that remains now is a retailer leak or two, before that happens. We will certainly keep an eye out for that.

Garmin Vivomove Trend

What can be gathered from the US and Singapore filing is that Vivomove Trend will have both Bluetooth and NFC connectivity, but no WiFi. There will be a 87mAh battery on-board and a 0.57m USB cable for charging. This will be another circular timepiece, just like most of Garmin’s recent crop of watches.

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The Vivomove range consists of a number of hybrid devices. This includes vivomove Luxe, vivomove Style and vivomove sport. You can also pick up some older pieces in the line, such as vivomove HR, on certain retail websites.

It is anyone’s guess at the moment as to the design of vivomove Trend. The naming convention suggests this is a stylish timepiece, perhaps something designed for women. We shall know soon enough. Expect the timepiece to launch in the weeks ahead.

There is one remaining product that was mentioned in the retailer listing at the start of the year, which has not seen the light of day yet. It goes under the name Garmin Austin. What exactly this is remains a mystery. It is listed amongst outdoors watches, along with the Instinct, Fenix and Epix range.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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