A new Garmin FCC Filing showed up recently (sorry, I was running up a mountain in Wales so a little late to the party on this one!).
What we know from the filing…
- The watch is round, like a Fenix 3
- There is a Ti and Stainless version, like the Fenix 3
- Confidentiality runs out in September
- Model number is AO2614/A02614 (Fenix 3 is AO2557/A02557)
The Os in the model numbers are O on the FCC but seem to be 0 when Garmin refer to them. Weird.
My tech ninja mind translates this on your behalf to a new Fenix 4 next week. Garmin rarely wait long after FCC filings so I’d expect something in the next couple of weeks at least. We were certainly expecting a Forerunner 930XT about this time, but the popularity of the Fenix 3 and the pressure from Polar M600 and Suunto Spartan Ultra might have changed some timelines for announcements. Delivery might be a different kettle of fish – we weren’t expecting Fenix 4 until CES in January so I for one would expect a half arsed shipping schedule from Garmin if they do fully release it this year. Anyone remember trying to buy a 920XT for the first…well until the Fenix 3 was announced frankly. There weren’t many about!