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Garmin is making an Android streaming stick for your dumb TV

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Garmin Vivohub 2

Thanks to devices like the Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast dongles, streaming sticks are a hot property and Garmin, it seems,is sniffing an opportunity.

The GPS and wearables-focused company is looking to invade your living room and smarten up your dumb TV with an Android-based device called Vivohub 2.

According to an FCC filing sported by Liliputing (via Engadget), it runs the old Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

Apparently it’ll have a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a ARM Mali-400 graphics and support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

If you’re wondering about the Vivohub 1, well it was a hub designed for corporate wellness programs that collected data from a host of Vivofit activity trackers.

If Garmin plans on bringing this to the masses, it’s possible the idea is to sync that fitness data to the living room TV set.

Perhaps it’s designed as a hub for all the family’s trackers to enable an entire household’s data to be displayed on the television?

See also: Chromecast 2 vs Chromecast Audio: What's the difference?

If that’s not the case, and it’s designed to bring the likes of Netflix to the TV set, then Garmin’s bandwagon-jumping enters it into densely populated market.

Do you think Garmin could bring anything original to the streaming stick landscape? Share your thoughts below.

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