3x new Garmin Watches – get closer to the FCC
Listings at regulatory authorities in the UAE and Singapore show some inbound Garmin multisport watches.
These could be announced as soon as this week, although CES in January isn’t usually the time for a Forerunner multisport watch.
There is only limited new intel. Here are some thoughts on what these newly listed products might be
Garmin’s latest running watch, the Forerunner 255, was technically a multisport watch. So the multisport moniker could mean a high-end running watch like the 255 or another watch added to the ‘proper’ multisport stable that already includes the Forerunner 955.
Notice that the Garmin manufacturer number codes listed above are A04452, A04453 and A04578. Two of those numbers are consecutive and that usually means two closely related products like, say, a regular-size model and a small-size model. More numerically different codes might mean two completely different watches, an LTE version, a music version….or something else.
The watches are listed as having WiFi, Bluetooth and ANT+. The last two are not significant but the former, WiFi, might indicate a music-enabled model. This would be consistent with a non-budget Garmin sports watch or, in this case, THREE music-enabled watches.
The Forerunner 265s (AMOLED) has already been leaked (below) and it’s not a leap of faith to assume that comes alongside a regular-sized FR265 (AMOLED). These are AMOLED versions of the existing FR255. Perhaps these correspond to A04452 and A04453?
But then what might the A04578 be? Perhaps a Forerunner 265 LTE? or Forerunner 965 AMOLED? or 955 LTE?
Other plausible options for the 3 watches might be a 265/265s and a 765. The latter would be a smaller format 955, non-pro triathlon watch using the current naming convention.
My guess: 3x AMOLED versions of the 255 (FR265, FR265s) and 955 (FR965) announced at CES
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