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Garmin Vivoactive 3

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Pros

  • smart enough motion sensors to calculate running cadence
  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 performed extremely well
  • attractive

Cons

  • lack of phone-free music playback
  • there s no on-watch music playback
  • heavy and bulky to some

Key specs

  • 240, 240 px
  • yes
  • yes
  • LCD
  • Men's, Women's
  • Built-in
  • yes
  • yes

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 - Pros & Cons

Garmin Vivoactive 3

Pros

  • smart enough motion sensors to calculate running cadence
  • Garmin Vivoactive 3 performed extremely well
  • attractive
  • durable wearable
  • super flexible silicone strap makes for a very comfortable wear
  • Comfort score View more details
  • all three units track fairly similarly
  • it s a pretty solid all-around unit
  • These settings are accessible at the start of your training session
  • all excellent GPS sports performance watches and all come highly recommended
  • smartwatch features and the attractive design

Cons

  • lack of phone-free music playback
  • there s no on-watch music playback
  • heavy and bulky to some
  • More May feel heavy and bulky to some
  • Garmin Connect IQ app store
  • have the same extensive collection of third-party apps available for the Apple Watch
  • the tiniest bit thicker and heavier than I prefer
  • Expensive compared to other options on the market
  • Heart rate is not available in swim mode
  • No music included on the unit
  • Does not show onscreen workouts

Garmin Vivoactive 3 - Technical Overview

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5 m
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43 g

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 - Full Specifications

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Display
Screen resolution240 x 240 px
Touchscreenyes
Colour screenyes
Backlightyes
Display typeLCD
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Design
Colour of product
  • Black
  • Black,Silver
  • Blue
  • Rose Gold,White
  • Silver,White
  • White
Band materialSilicone
Protection features
  • Water resistant
  • Waterproof
Waterproof depth5
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Connectivity
Bluetoothyes
Bluetooth version4.0
GLONASSyes
GPSyes
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Dimensions
Gender
  • Men's
  • Women's
Width0.79 in
Depth0.46 in
Weight1.52 oz
Thickness0.46 in
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Features
Heart Rate MonitorBuilt-in
Distance meteryes
Calorie counteryes
ANT+yes
Alarmyes
Altimeteryes
Barometeryes
Compassyes
Date displayyes
Golf watchyes
Pedometeryes
Sleep readingyes
Speedometeryes
Stopwatchyes
Temperature sensoryes
Timeryes
Vibration alarmyes
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Power
Battery typeBuilt-in
Battery life (running)13.0 h
Battery life (standby mode)8.0 day

Garmin Vivoactive 3 - Q&A (25)

  • 0
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    Productz
    about 2 months ago
    Can my Garmin Vivoactive 3 get wet?
    arnold
    about 2 months ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 3 are equipped to be submerged in water of up to 50 meters deep.
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    Productz
    about 2 months ago
    What can I do with a Garmin Vivoactive 3?
    adam
    about 2 months ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 3 counts steps, stairs, sleep, heart rate, and night, calories burned.
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    Productz
    about 2 months ago
    Can a Garmin Vivoactive 3 send text messages?
    magan
    about 2 months ago
    Yes, you could receive a text message notification on your Garmin Vivoactive 3. You also can send a quick reply by selecting from a list of custom messages.
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    Productz
    about 2 months ago
    Is The Garmin Vivoactive 3 worth buying?
    chet.bode
    about 2 months ago
    Yes, Garmin Vivoactive 3 is comfortable to use, and comes with plenty of useful smartwatch features.
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    Productz
    about 2 months ago
    What is the difference between Garmin Vivoactive 3 and 3s?
    dylan
    about 2 months ago
    Vivomove 3s is a smaller watch face at 39mm. And The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is 44mm.
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    ahmad
    10 months ago
    Does The Garmin Vivoactive 3 have touch screen?
    wilburn
    9 months ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 3 comes with a 1.2-inch touchscreen color LCD display.
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  • 0
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    maximo
    11 months ago
    Is The Garmin Vivactive 3 good for swimming?
    zachariah
    9 months ago
    The Garmin Vivactive 3 is waterproof and safe to swim down to 50m.
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    dewitt.tillman
    10 months ago
    Is The Garmin Vivoactive 3 waterproof?
    lorenza.johnson
    9 months ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 3 has 5ATM water resistance, which means you can take it swimming to depths of around 50m.
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    Productz
    about 2 months ago
    Can you answer calls on Garmin Vivomove 3?
    francoise
    about 2 months ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 3 will allow you to accept a phone call on the watch.
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    lakeisha
    11 months ago
    Is The Garmin Vivoactive 3 good for cycling?
    moshe
    9 months ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 3 could well be the best watch for Strava users. It is the best-looking Garming cycling watch.
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    jovita_wehner
    10 months ago
    Does Garmin Vivoactive 3 automatically detect sleep?
    chet.bode
    9 months ago
    Yes, current activity trackers of Garmin Vivoactive 3 automatically detect when you have gone to sleep.
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    misti
    11 months ago
    Does The Garmin Vivoactive 3 use ANT+?
    nanci.klein
    9 months ago
    Yes, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 is ANT+ compatible, so you can pair heart rate chest straps.
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  • 0
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    yuonne_rippin
    10 months ago
    Can The Garmin Vivoactive 3 play Spotify?
    hien
    9 months ago
    Yes, if you're a Spotify Premium subscriber, you can listen to playlists on The Garmin Vivoactive 3.
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  • 0
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    raymond_ward
    10 months ago
    Does The Garmin Vivoactive 3 have music?
    cristen
    9 months ago
    Yes, Garmin Vivoactive 3 Smartwatch comes with Music Storage and Playback.
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  • 0
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    ailene
    11 months ago
    Does The Garmin Vivoactive 3 have GPS?
    jaime.leannon
    9 months ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 3 lets you track your position using GPS.
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    seth.auer
    10 months ago
    Is The Garmin Vivoactive 3 accurate?
    kyla
    9 months ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is accurate enough to use as your heart rate monitor during exercise.
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    vanesa.veum
    11 months ago
    Can you change the battery in a Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch?
    kent
    9 months ago
    No, The Garmin Vivoactive 3 watches use a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which is not user-replaceable.
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  • 0
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    roberto
    11 months ago
    Does The Garmin Vivoactive 3 have Bluetooth?
    elton.hauck
    9 months ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 3 comes with Bluetooth technology.
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    jacquelyne_gusikowski
    10 months ago
    Can Garmin Vivoactive 3 go in salt water?
    herbert.langosh
    9 months ago
    Yes, you can use Garmin Vivoactive 3 in salt water. Just clean the watch after with fresh water.
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  • 0
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    elizabet
    10 months ago
    Can Garmin Vivoactive 3 track sleep?
    bobbi
    9 months ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 3 automatically detects your sleep to monitors your movement during the normal sleep hours.
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  • 0
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    dannie
    10 months ago
    How tight should my Garmin Vivoactive 3 be?
    eda.keebler
    9 months ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 3 should be worn loosely enough, so that it can move back and forth on your wrist. It must be worn snug, but not too tight.
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    misti.ferry
    11 months ago
    Is Garmin Vivoactive 3 compatible with iPhone?
    karly.heidenreich
    9 months ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is compatible with an iPhone. It can pair with iOS devices.
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    chi_dubuque
    10 months ago
    Is The Garmin Vivoactive 3 good for golf?
    van.predovic
    9 months ago
    Yes, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 is an good choice for both the serious and casual golfer.
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    lindsey_hayes
    10 months ago
    Does The Garmin Vivoactive 3 work with iPhone 6S?
    bruno.okeefe
    9 months ago
    Yes, The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is compatible with an iPhone 6S.
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    donetta_bergstrom
    11 months ago
    Does the Garmin Vivoactive 3 have a barometric altimeter?
    chauncey
    9 months ago
    The Garmin Vivoactive 3 has no barometric altimeter for accurate altitude tracking in steep terrain.
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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin - Editorial Reviews (11)

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review
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PCMAG
Published: 22.02.2018
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review
4.5

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is an attractive, durable wearable that hits the sweet spot between fitness tracker and smartwatch functionality.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vívoactive 3 review
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Android Authority
Published: 01.05.2021
Garmin Vívoactive 3 review

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is a smart and great-looking fitness tracker, packed with features for casual users and fitness fanatics alike.

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Published: 02.04.2022
Garmin Vivoactive 3

Garmin Vivoactive 3 (Smart Watch / Fitness Tracker): 3.1 out of 5 stars from 59 genuine reviews on Australia's largest opinion site ProductReview.com.au.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vivoactive 3 review | Stuff
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This Vivoactive hits the sweet spot between sports and smarts...

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review: This Apple Watch Rival Wins on Fitness
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Tom's Guide
Published: 11.12.2019
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review: This Apple Watch Rival Wins on Fitness
3.5

Garmin takes aim at Apple and Fitbit with a smartwatch that can track advanced workouts.

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: The best-value multisport watch
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Expert Reviews
Published: 20.12.2017
Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: The best-value multisport watch
5.0

A brilliant all-rounder, delivering multisport tracking, GPS and all-day heart-rate tracking in a slim lightweight package

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vivoactive 3 review
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TechRadar
Published: 20.11.2019
Garmin Vivoactive 3 review
4.0

A subtle smartwatch built for life as well as fitness

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review
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Gadget Review
Published: 05.08.2020
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review
4.5

Table Of Contents_Why We Like It – Garmin Vivoactive 3 ReviewPerformanceDesignValueGarmin Vivoactive 3 Review Wrap Up Reader Rating0 Votes09Expert RatingAre you looking for a good smartwatch to measure all the fitness data you need, whilst also getting a bunch of other features? Something that is both easy to use and pretty durable? Well, the Garmin Vivoactive 3 is here with a number of upgrades from the previous model, a better looking design, waterproof resistance upto 50meters underwater and even numerous […]

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vivoactive 3 In-Depth Review
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DC Rainmaker
Published: 18.10.2017
Garmin Vivoactive 3 In-Depth Review

It’s been about 6 weeks since Garmin first announced the new Vivoactive 3 GPS watch.  This watch builds upon the Vivoactive HR by adding in more features including things like contactless payments with Garmin Pay, as well as structured workouts. 

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin Vivoactive 3 review
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Wareable
Published: 14.10.2017
Garmin Vivoactive 3 review
4.0

Check out our preview of the all-new Garmin Vivoactive 3, outlining features, specs and our initial impressions

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Garmin's Vívoactive 3 is a more well-rounded GPS smartwatch
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Published: 31.08.2017
Garmin's Vívoactive 3 is a more well-rounded GPS smartwatch

The third generation of Garmin's Vívoactive moves to a circular design and has more robust smartwatch capabilities, including Garmin Pay.

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