This could be the Garmin Vivoactive 3, the successor of the popular Vivoactive HR (link to the test below). The pictures show the software magazine wareable.com from a supposedly reliable source to play pictures and reveal the front and back of the Multisport GPS clock as well as various display views.
Vivoactive 3: design based on Fenix
Technical details are unfortunately not yet known, but obviously the design was changed a lot. It is no longer the same as its predecessor, but is based on the round design of the Fenix Multisport series. All in all, the Vivoactive 3 should get better, because a round design of the fitness clock is quite better to face and compared to the predecessor in the public show better, as we find.
In addition, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 pictures can already be seen. It can be seen that the menus also have a similarity to the Fenix model series. As only one button on the right side is visible, we also assume that the Vivoactive 3 is like a predecessor a colored touch display is used.
In addition, an altimeter will presumably be on board again, since the activity tracker also records high-altitude floors in addition to intensity minutes and steps. In addition, the Vivoactive 3, like most Garmin Tracker, should be waterproof and, of course, an integrated heart rate monitor for the wrist, as can be seen in the pictures.
Overall, the Vivoactive 3 is again aimed at sports-minded people who do not necessarily need the data and analysis depth of a Forerunner or Fenix model, but want to record and analyze different sports. As our test of the predecessor shows, this did not exactly save setting and recording options for each sport profile. Also for swimmers, golfers and snowboarders, for example, some options were available.
This is why a Vivoactive will make most sports fans happy. For those who need more navigation options, the Fenix models, which focus on outdoor enthusiasts, look more closely.
Presentation of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 to the IFA 2017?
Most likely, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 will be presented at this year’s IFA 2017, which will take place between September 1st and 6th. Then the Vivoactive 3 price as well as the availability date will be announced. As a direct competitor, if the schedule can be adhered to, Fitbit’s new fitness smartwatch is likely to be presented by the end of the year.