Why I'm genuinely excited about Garmin's latest smartwatch

Garmin Vívomove Trend charging
(Image credit: Garmin)

Smartwatches are often smart in the technological sense, but not so much in the sartorial sense. With the emphasis on the various health tracking features and durability, they can be either big and bulky or conspicuously techy. Garmin's been changing that with its 'hybrid' watches, and I think its latest is its best yet.

The smartwatch maker started moving away from the fitness niche some time ago with watches that combine the tech of a smartwatch with the more elegant look of a traditional analogue timepiece, complete with ticking hands – a feature that's lacking on most of the best Apple Watch alternatives. Its latest model, the Garmin Vívomove Trend, adds another fairly novel feature wireless charging with Qi-certified charging pads rather than a proprietary solution.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.

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