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Garmin Vivoactive 3

Garmin Vivoactive 3
alaScore 98

176 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Garmin Vivoactive 3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Garmin Vivoactive 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Becca Caddy (techradar.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review

 

A subtle smartwatch built for life as well as fitness

Subtle, circular, stylish design ; Good GPS and heart rate monitor ; Tracks a range of activities

Can't choose which apps get alerts ; iOS users can't respond to texts ; Garmin Pay not available in UK yet

With smart notifications, GPS, sports tracking to rival high-end devices, an on-board payment system and a subtle, stylish design, Garmin has created a versatile wearable with true mainstream appeal.

Dec, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Serious multi-sport tracking at a sensible price point

 

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is just as comfortable being a high-end activity tracker as it is being your daily fitness tracking wearable. In this regard,

Affordable ; Long-lasting battery life ; Lightweight design ; Versatile and capable of tracking multiple activities ; Degree of data detail

Garmin Pay isn't supported in the UK yet ; Some connectivity issues ; Screen less attractive than Apple/Fitbit competition

In the Vivoactive 3, Garmin has tried to build a device which is predominantly an everyday, normal persons', lifestyle-focused fitness watch. Think of this as more competition for your high-end Fitbit than a "serious running watch for serious runners".

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3

 

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Garmin's sports watch has great battery life, excellent tracking and has some smartwatch functionality to sweeten the deal.

Easy-to-read display ; Accurate distance tracking ; Good heart rate monitor ; Long battery life

Feels a little plasticky ; Limited coaching elements ; Garmin Pay isn't widely available ; No onboard music storage

A well-featured sports watch with just enough smartwatch functionality.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review

 

This Vivoactive hits the sweet spot between sports and smarts...

Great exercise tracking ; Very good battery life ; Contender for smartest Garmin watch yet

Software not as slick as Wear or Watch OS ; Garmin Pay not ready yet ; No standalone music playback

If you're into sports rather than all-round fitness tracking, then this is the smartwatch for you

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review

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The Garmin Vivoactive 3 promises a lot. It's a smartwatch with built-in 'Sports Apps', GPS and a wrist-based heart-rate monitor. The latest version features a round screen, and it's the first Garmin wearable that's Garmin Pay ready. Is the Vivoactive 3...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Edward Munn (alphr.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: The perfect sports-orientated smartwatch?

 

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is light, comfy and packed with features — what's not to like?

It might sound stupid but one of my favourite things about the Vivoactive 3 is just how comfortable and discreet it is. Despite being packed with all the great features you’d expect from a top-level multisport watch, it doesn’t have the substantial...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Lee Crane (digitaltrends.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review

 

A weak vibration alert cripples the otherwise powerful Garmin Vivoactive 3.

Connects to ANT+ sensors ; Smart Notifications ; Garmin Pay

Weak vibration alert ; Easy to miss notifications

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: A solid mid-range GPS sports watch with wireless payment support

 

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is the third version of the Vivoactive with a form factor now matching other Garmin GPS sports watches. It accurately and reliably captures workout data for a number of sports and is an excellent option at $300.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review: This Apple Watch Rival Wins on Fitness

 

Garmin's Vivoactive 3 is an extremely fitness-focused smartwatch, much more so than the Fitbit Ionic or Apple Watch Series 3 . That makes this device perfect for extremely fitness-focused people. The watch also looks better on the wrist than the Fitbit...

Always-on watch face ; Round design ; Advanced workout-tracking

Garmin Pay supports few cards at launch ; Inaccurate sleep-tracking ; No onboard music storage

The Vivoactive 3 is one of the best fitness-focused smartwatches available, but the Fitbit Ionic has music storage and the Apple Watch Series 3 has more apps.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review

 

This Vivoactive hits the sweet spot between sports and smarts...

Great exercise tracking ; Very good battery life ; Contender for smartest Garmin watch yet

Software not as slick as Wear or Watch OS ; Garmin Pay not ready yet ; No standalone music playback

If you're into sports rather than all-round fitness tracking, then this is the smartwatch for you

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver, White / White
Housing material:Polymer, Stainless steel
Lens material:Glass
Protection features:Water Resistant
Water resistance:5
Waterproof:Y

Display

Display diameter:3.04
Display Resolution:240 x 240
Touchscreen:Y

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Packaging Content

Chest strap:N
Manual:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Activity monitoring:Y
Advanced workouts:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Automatic pause:Y
Barometric altimeter:Y
Built-in distance meter:N / Y
Calendar:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance travelled:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Find my phone function:Y
Foot pod:Y
Heart rate data transfer:ANT+
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate-based calorie computation:Y
Integrated timer:Y
Music control:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Recommended activity:Cycling, Golf, Rowing, Running, Skiing, Swimming
Smart notifications:Y
Stopwatch:Y
Thermometer:Y
Time/distance alert:Y
Weather forecast:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y

Power

Battery life (GPS mode):13
Battery life (max):1

Software

Sports activity apps:Connect IQ

Technical Details

Strap material:Silicone

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:43.4
Height :11.7
Weight:43
Width:43.4