Garmin Smart Band – What is it?
As well as the very recent confirmation of the Fenix 7X, it looks like Garmin is also releasing a ‘smart band’.
‘Smart Band’ could be a specific name for a new product or a generic name that covers a new Garmin Vivosmart (Vivosmart 5), or similar. I’ve heard zero intel on this, so I’m purely speculating here – unlike the F7 which is as near to a fact as you’ll get!
If it’s a Vivosmart 5 then I have close to zero interest in that as a product. Whatever it is, it was planned for a Christmas 2021 launch, which would make sense for that kind of product but if announced at the same time as the top-end Fenix 7 then it might, just might, herald a Garmin move toward a product that’s similar to Whoop 4. ie a standalone sleep and recovery band which would be GREAT for many people, even athletes who just don’t want to wear a watch in bed.
A GAROOP (hmmm) product would do well but as I tentatively predict in this article…it won’t happen. Although now I have to admit I’m significantly less certain 🙂