Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Jude Simeone
The new Garmin Vivoactive 3 music is a classic smartwatch with a huge list of fitness tracking features. It comes with massive storage space and a 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 Specifications
|Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music|
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|Device name||Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music|
|Device type||Sporty/Fitness smartwatch|
|Successor||Garmin Vivoactive 4|
|Released date||June, 2018|
(Also a great choice for men)
|Display type||Transflective memory-in-display (MIP)|
|Display size||1.2 inch|
|Display resolution||240 x 240 pixels|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus 1 physical button|
|Dimension||43.1 x 43.1 x 13.6 mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass 3|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 5ATM|
|Memory card slot||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart, ANT+|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||Yes|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-ion battery|
|Battery life||Smartwatch mode: Up to 7 days
GPS mode with music: Up to 5 hours
GPS mode without music: Up to 13 hours
|Charging type||USB charging cable|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No|
|Payment system||Garmin pay|
|Compatibility||Android and iOS
Check if your device is compatible
|Companion app||Garmin connect IQ store|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 20mm|
|Garmin Vivoactive 3 music|
|USB charging cable|
|Quick start guide|
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Germin Vivoactive 3 Music Features
- Water Resistance/Protection
- Activity/Fitness tracking
- Notifications & Application
The design of the Vivoactive 3 music is quite spectacular. The curves on the circular face makes it quite outstanding in the design. It still the 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 silicone 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.
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.
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.
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 it’s okay to wear it under the rain, in the shower or even decide to track your swimming activities in a pool or ocean.
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 over time.
With the inbuilt GPS, you can navigate on land, waterways easily as well as track distances you covered, routes, locations, and outdoor activities.
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 its 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 include 20mm silicone materials which you can choose from to customize to your choice.
There are additional features that let 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.
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