new Garmins in 2020 | Forerunner, Edge, Air, more

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645 Shown – did I do any of those times? Err., no.

Garmin will undoubtedly announce some new tech goodies either this week at CES2020 or VERY soon after once the marketing hype from other companies has died down – ie I would be amazed if there is no January announcement (Edit: queue amazement!!)

I have no direct Garmin-intel for exactly what they will release this month. it would be reasonable to expect a couple of these three/four likely options COMING NEXT:

 

  • Garmin Index Scale 2 and
  • Garmin Forerunner 655 and
  • Garmin HRM-PRO (maybe also the new running pod).
  • Then, possibly, Garmin Instinct Solar (Instinct 2)
  • And possibly a Vivoactive 4/Venu variant such as LTE/cellular
  • A new (minor) Fenix 6 variation like LTE or solar-trickledown – but I don’t think so.
  • Probably non-sporty stuff too

 

 

Then in Q2/q3, I think we will see these

  • Garmin Forerunner 745 (tri watch) and/or
  • Garmin Forerunner 955 plus 955 LTE (tri watch – COULD BE AS LATE AS 2021) and
  • Garmin Quatix 6 (Fenix 6 variant)

And these in Q3/Q4

Here are the full set of leaks:

 

*INCOMING NEW* Garmin 955, 745, LTE, SOLAR, Vector AIR and more

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stripeyhorse

So, what’s the model differentiation between the 7xx and 9xx range of Tri-watches? I kind of thought the 9 series had superseded the 7 series

inSyt

Size difference perhaps?

Fred

I only want a new Bluetooth foot pod from them. Imminently!

Elizabeth

Same!! My husband swiped my foot pod while I was injured (he travels for work regularly and does lots of treadmill runs). Now that I’m recovered from knee surgery, I’d like one for home treadmill runs!

ALEXANDRE GUILHEN

I wish a new foot pod with running metrics as precise as a Stryd but without power to cost half of the Stryd.
And that Hrm-pro have a detachable sensor with Bluetooth and ant+.

fl33tStA

Garmin Index Scale 2 looks good soon, because Garmin Moderators are deleting 1 month old Threads in the official Garmin Forum about the scale 2 rumours, anyway my Thread was critical too, because the Scale 1 have big measurement bugs, the know it, but don’t fix it 😀

Roberto

I had a Garmin scale and it was working fine, then after an update it just went bazinga e gave me 5% body fat, not even my toes have 5% body fat. I tried to send it to repair, but I could not find the receipt so no warranty, such a terrible experience at the end.
When I got it it was synching all together with my forerunner and MyFitnessPal and it was great, I wonder what happened there and why Garmin just stopped ignoring the problems of the scale.

Oskars

Do you think Polar are going to revela anyhting?

Roberto

I’m starting to wonder if the 655 really exists. The 245 is a solid watch and the 935 is full features, with a 745 incoming I wonder what a 655 could give. If it had barometric altimeter, power and a oled screen it could differentiate enough, but I see Garmin doing small increments, not big changes…

nekaj

Any hint of new Fenix 6 /6X models coming out after or on CES?

Fabio

Disappointing!!!

Why?

A lot of sites announced index Smart 2!!!

Christoph

I decided to get a Fenix 6 Sapphire Titan – would you say it makes sense to buy or to wait.. what’s your feeling?
I don’t want to miss a solar option or a darker titan version …

patrick

Christoph – a nearly top of the line watch – why this vs the 5 plus for the $? I ask because I am considering one too. I really wish we would see a Fenix 7 line announced just so the prices on the 6 could start coming down.

Why Garmin includes Golf on a watch for outdoors/sports enthusiasts beats me. I bet 98% of the folks that own a Fenix never use the golf features.

Anyone else looking at Garmin Fenix line and have something better (primary use case is running, hiking, backpacking (several day), mt. climbs, and skiing). This watch is nearly perfect other than that aforementioned useless golf option.

christoph

how do you mean those two? I meant that if there will be a 6 titanium solar version, I’d wait. If the lineup stays like this, I’ll buy the 6 sapphire titanium… 🙂

christoph blank

Thank you.. difficult decision 🙂

Patrick

so we expect product announcements in march from Garmin? Knowing the timeframe for product announcements is actually the most helpful thing for my buying decision.

Patrick

thanks for the insight. Just knowing they announce this time of year rather than summer or fall is helpful. That’s all. I’m training for a big event this summer and I can wait a month or two to pull the trigger but really need Fenix capabilities once spring rolls around.

Fred

Garmin has suddenly scrubbed its site from any references to their foot pod. It can no longer be viewed or bought. Something must be imminent?! A replacement dual BLE/ANT+ foot pod?

Genny

Something nice to expect for the forerunner 655 ??!!

Matt

Did Garmin announce any new wearables or wearable accessories at CES 2020??? I cant seem to find a consolidated list of all Garmin announcements from the event.

Nicholas

Is there any more recent news on Garmin watches for 2020. I am looking to update my FR620 and I’m struggling to choose what to go for. A 735XT, FR245, FR935 or do I wait.

tfk, the5krunner

i’d go for the 935 (three)
it’s solid. i regret selling mine.
i’d definitely miss out on the 735xt, it’s had its day
not sure the 245 would wow you.
http://geni.us/garminforerunner935

John Kissane

Are we still expecting to see some new Garmin toys this month? The further we get from the xmas spending, the less likely I’ll be able to resist!

John Kissane
John Kissane

Another new one for all the golfers (presumably non-black ops version?)

Approach S62

https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/647267

tfk, the5krunner

i must be getting old…i missed that one. ty
i don’t ‘do’ golf watches tho.
(golf …january…why?)

inca

News of the 655 or 955??

tfk, the5krunner

nope.
i think the 955 will be much later. but i would expect 655 or 745xt next

updates will either be a separate post and/or here (for minor informational updates): https://the5krunner.com/2019/12/01/december-2019-sports-watch-update/

Fran

February and without news of FR655… :S

John Kissane

Imagine the shutdown of factories in China will delay any upcoming launches due to component shortages. Think the bulk of Garmin;s factories are in Taiwan.

tfk, the5krunner

ah yes, the advantage of good, old-fashioned STOCK. rather than JIT.
tho I suppose whilst there might be parts-stock to meet the initial launch orders there would be a delay on subsequent batches, so I imagine it’s a nightmare planning the whole year.

H1N1 was, what?, 11/12 years ago? That lasted for more than a year. oh dear.