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The new Garmin Vivoactive 3 music is a classic smartwatch with a huge list of fitness tracking features. It comes with a massive storage space and great aura of a design, fair battery life and preloaded with 15 sport modes. It was released in June 2018 and is the latest addition to the Garmin Vivoactive series. It runs on Garmin’s proprietary OS.

garmin vivoactive 3 music full specs and features
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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Full Specifications

 
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameGarmin Vivoactive 3 music
Device typeSporty/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin vivoactive
Successor
Released dateJune, 2018
Ideal forWomen (will look good too on men.)

DISPLAY

Display typeTransflective memory-in-display (MIP)
Display size1.2 inch
Screen resolution240 x 240 pixels
Input typeTouchscreen and 1 button

BODY

ShapeCircular
Dimension43.1 x 43.1 x 13.6 mm
Weight39 grams
Casing materialThermoplastic polymer
Strap materialSilicone
Bezel MaterialCeramics
Band size20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Black, gray

MEMORY

RAM--
Internal storage~ 3.5GB (Can save up to 500 music tracks)
Memory card slot--

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYes, Bluetooth v4.2, ANT+
Wi-FiYes
NFCYes
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology--
SIM slotNo
Band--

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Weather forecastYes
Facebook notifacationYes
Twitter notificationYes
Whatsapp notificationYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYes
Heart rate monitoringYes
Distance coveredYes
Steps climbedYes
CaloriesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYes
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneNo
CameraNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer Yes
Thermometer Yes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
BarometerYes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightYes

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS
Chipset
CPU--
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium ion
Battery capacity --
Battery life5 days+ on smartwatch mode , 4 hours+ with GPS and music on
ChargingUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemGarmin pay
Compatibility Android 4.4+ and iOS 8.0+
Companion appGarmin Connect app
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band Yes,20mm
Voice commandNo

BOX CONTENTS

Garmin Vivoactive 3 music
Strap
USB charging cable
User manual

PRICE

About $250

Germin Vivoactive 3 Music Features

Design

The design of the Vivoactive 3 music is quiet spectacular. The curves on the circular face makes it quiet outstanding in the design. It still same 1.2 inch screen size as seen in the previous versions. The display is powered by a Garmin chroma display supported by LED backlighting that makes the screen readable in all ambient conditions. Also is a transflective memory-in-pixel technology that makes the screen visibly clear even under intense sunlight.

The casing of the Vivoactive 3 music is made with a polymer, a silicon strap and a chemically strengthened glass for the screen protection. The straps are interchangeable with 20 mm sized straps which are available in different colors letting you customize it to your choice.

Battery

The battery of the Vivoactive music is quiet great and serves just fine. It lets you go longer on a single charge. On smartwatch mode expect a battery life of about 6 days +. With the GPS on expect about 10 hours+ battery life.

The battery can be charged with a USB charging cable that comes with the device. Its recommended that you use only Garmin chargers to charge the Vivoactive 3 Music.

Media

Unlike the previous Vivoactive versions, the new Vivoactive 3 music has a massive 16GB internal storage space which lets you store over 400 of your favorite tracks which you can listen to via a Bluetooth enabled earbud while working out, in the office or just recreating.

Water Resistance/Protection

The Vivoactive 3 music is waterproof and swim-proof as well. It has a water rating of 5ATM which means it can survive water depth up to 50 meters. So its okay to wear it under the rain, in the shower or even decide to track your swimming activities in a pool or ocean.

Activity/Fitness tracking

The Vivoactive 3 music comes with a whole lot of really sensitive sensors built-in to help track your active life better. It comes preloaded with about 15 different sporting modes for you to choose from. You can decide as well to create your own custom sport mode.

There is the VO2 max and fitness age feature which are very important factors of your fitness level. The heart rate monitor tracks your Heart rate variability (HRV) which is used to calculate your stress level overtime.

With the inbuilt GPS you can navigate on land, water ways easily as well track distances you covered, routes , locations and outdoor activities.

Notifications & Application

The Vivoactive 3 Music is also a great companion when it comes to is keeping you updated with latest notifications from your smartphone. When connected to a compatible device it notifies you on info such as;

  • It alerts you when there is an incoming call or missed calls.
  • It keeps you updated with it’s event reminder features.
  • It is capable of updating you with weather forecast data.
  • It notifies you when you have a new text message alert.
  • It also alerts you when there is a new email on your phone.
  • It alerts you instantly when there is a notification from different third-party applications such as Facebook alerts, Whatapp alert and Twitter alerts.

Vivoactive 3 music is customizable, you can customize the watch face simple by downloading your preferred choice from the Garmin connect IQ store. There are also different available straps that includes 20mm silicone materials which you can choose from to customize to your choice.

There are additional features that lets you turn on your lights at home with the Smartthings app or use the Accuweather Minutecast app to find out when the rain will start.

The Vivoactive 3 music is compatible with android 4.4 or later and iOS 10.0 or later devices. Check if your smartphone is compatible with the Vivoactive 3 music.

The Vivoactive 3 music also comes with an NFC chip that support the Garmin pay contactless payment system which allows you to make payments on the go.

Pros

  • Classic, elegant and stylish design.
  • Built to last with durable materials.
  • Its water resistant up to 50 meters.
  • It has support for a huge list of fitness and sporting activities that helps you stay fit and healthy.
  • The Straps and watch faces are customizable.
  • It is light weight.
  • It comes with VO2 max and fitness age feature.

Cons

  • There is neither loudspeaker nor microphone.

Editor’s Ratings

Here is our rating on Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music

Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

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