Garmin is reportedly gearing up to launch its highly anticipated Vivoactive 5 smartwatch, which will serve as a replacement for the popular Vivoactive 4 series. This comes after more than four years since the release of the previous edition. The new Vivoactive 5 is expected to hit the market this week, with a price tag of under €300, making it an attractive option for tech enthusiasts on a budget.
One notable aspect of the upcoming smartwatch is its compact size. The Vivoactive 5 will only be available in a single 42 mm case size, catering to those who prefer smaller wearable devices. This is in contrast to the trend of larger-sized smartwatches dominating the market in recent years.
The specifications of the Vivoactive 5 have been leaked by two reliable sources, providing eager consumers with a glimpse of what to expect. Garmin, known for its dedication to creating high-quality smartwatches, has apparently paid attention to the design aesthetics of the Vivoactive 5. It will feature thinner display bezels, offering users a more immersive viewing experience.
In terms of display, the Vivoactive 5 will boast a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 390 x 390 pixels. The smartwatch will incorporate a two-button layout and a circular display, combining aluminum and plastic materials for a sleek and durable build. To protect the display, Garmin has opted for Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Additionally, the Vivoactive 5 will be water-resistant up to 5 ATM, making it suitable for swimming or water-related activities.
Despite Garmin’s shift in focus towards other smartwatch models, the Vivoactive 5 aims to retain the successful design elements of its predecessor. With a weight of only 36 g (excluding the silicone watch band), it promises to be a lightweight and comfortable option for daily wear.
As Garmin lovers eagerly await the official release of the Vivoactive 5, the upcoming smartwatch seems to offer a compelling combination of affordability, compactness, and an array of impressive features. Stay tuned for more updates on this highly anticipated device.