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Garmin Vivomove 3/3S/Luxe Full Specifications and Features (Pro and Cons)

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Last Updated on September 7, 2020 by Jude Simeone

The Garmin Vivomove Series consists of four hybrid smartwatches that are designed to track your active life and keep you connected to important updates. The Vivomove Series consists of Vivomove Luxe, Vivomove Style, Vivomove 3S, and Vivomove 3. Each of these models comes in a stylish and elegant design, built with durable materials, and has a very impressive long battery life. The Luxe model is a higher-end smartwatch built with 24K Carat gold stainless steel material, while the other models have cases made of fiber-polymer and stainless steel bezel.

Garmin Vivomove 3/3S/Luxe Full Specifications

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Device nameGarmin Vivomove 3Garmin Vivomove 3sGarmin Vivomove Luxe
Device typeFitness/Hybrid smartwatchFitness/Hybrid smartwatchFitness/Hybrid smartwatch
PredessesorGarmin Vivomove HRGarmin Vivomove HRGarmin Vivomove HR
Released dateSeptember, 2019September, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisexUnisex


Display typeMonochrome OLEDMonochrome OLEDAMOLED
Display size1.3 inches (full display)1.1 inches (full display)1.2 inches (full display)
Display resolution64 x 132 pixels64 x 132 pixels240 x 240 pixels
Pixel density------
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreenTouchscreen


Dimension44 x 44 x 11.3 mm39 x 39 x 10.9 mm42 x 42 x 11.9 mm
Weight46.1 grams38.6 grams44.5grams (excluding straps)
Casing materialFiber-reinforced polymerFiber-reinforced polymer24K Gold
18K Gold/titanium/PVD coating
Stainless steel
Strap/band materialSiliconeSiliconeLeather
Stainless steel
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steelStainless steel
Strap size20mm18mm20mm
Screen protectionChemically strengthened glassChemically strengthened glassDomed Sapphire Crystal
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Silver/granite blue
Silver/silver milanese
Rose-gold/light sand


Internal storage______
Memory card slotNoNoNo


BluetoothYes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+ Yes, and ANT+
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo
GPSConnected GPSConnected GPSConnected GPS




Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes


Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Floors climbedYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYesYes
Blood oxygenYesYesYes
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYesYes
Swim trackingYesYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingYesYesYes
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNoNo
Triathlon mode______
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYesYes
Safety trackingNoNoNo


Music streamingNoNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoNoNo


Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
Gyroscope ______
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Pulse OximeterYesYesYes
Other sensors------


Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OSProprietary OS


Type of battery______
Battery capacity ------
Battery lifeSmartwatch Mode: 5 Days
Watch Mode: 12 days
Smartwatch Mode: 5 Days
Watch Mode: 12 days
Smartwatch Mode: 5 Days
Watch Mode: 12 days
Charging typeCharging dockCharging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYesYes
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNoNo




Control cameraYesYesYes
Music controlYesYesYes
Find phoneYesYesYes
Text responseYesYesYes


Payment systemNoNoNo
Compatibility Android and iOS
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Companion appGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ storeGarmin connect IQ store
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 18mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandNoNoNo


Garmin Vivomove 3Garmin Vivomove 3SGarmin Vivomove Luxe
Charging cableCharging cableCharging cable
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Garmin Vivomove 3/3S/Luxe Features

  1. Stylish and Elegant Design
  2. The Vivomove Series are basically the same smartwatches except for the differences in the materials used to make these smartwatches. Vivomove Luxe is the most sophisticated and comes in two options; Vivomove Luxe and Style. The difference between the two is that Vivomove Style has case made of aluminum with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 covering the display, while Vivomove Luxe has a case made of 24K gold or 18K rose gold over titanium-based PVD coating with domed Sapphire Crystal covering the screen.

    On the other hand, Vivomove 3S and 3 have cases made of fiber-reinforced polymer, stainless steel bezel with chemically strengthened glass covering the screen.

    As for the straps, Vivomove Luxe comes with Italian leather or Milanese stainless steel mesh, while Vivomove Style comes with silicone or woven nylon straps. Vivomove 3S/3 comes with silicone straps.

    Each model of the Vivomove Series has a small digital display that shows fitness stats and notifications. However, the display types differ. Vivomove Luxe and Style have AMOLED display which is richer in color compared to the monochrome OLED display of Vivomove 3/3S.

    As per navigation, each of these smartwatches has a screen that’s touch-sensitive. Each of the models is also lightweight and can comfortably be worn all day.

  3. Comprehensive Fitness Tracker
  4. Despite being hybrid smartwatches, all models of the Vivomove series will track your daily activities comprehensively. Each of these will track your heart rate continuously, sleep, stress, calories, blood oxygen, fitness level, menstrual cycle, hydration as well as preloaded sport modes for you to choose from. These smartwatches can also connect to your phone GPS to enable you to track your outdoor activities which you can view from the Garmin Connect app.

  5. Notifications
  6. Furthermore, every model of the Vivomove Series is designed to help you stay connected to all that matters to you. In other words, you get alerts when you receive notifications from both native and third-party apps on your phone. You can also reject or respond to calls with texts but this only works with Android phones.

    The Vivomove Luxe and Style feature Garmin Pay which allows you to make payment directly from these two, but not available on Vivomove 3/3S.

  7. Battery Life

Each of these hybrid smartwatches also has a very long battery life that allows you to go long from a single charge. With any of these, you can expect to get up to 5 days long battery life with smartwatch mode and up to 15 days with watch mode.

Garmin Vivomove 3/3S/Luxe – Features List

Activity Tracking FeaturesGarmin Vivomove Luxe/3/3s
Smart Features
Connect IQ (Downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps)No
Text response/reject phone calls with text (Android only)Yes
Battery saver - customizable low power watchNo
Controls smartphone musicYes
Find my phoneYes
Find my watchYes
Virb remoteYes
Health Monitoring Features
Heart Rate trackingYes
Daily resting heart rateYes
Abnormal heart rate alertYes
Blood oxygen monitoringYes
VO2 Max.Yes (in app)
Battery energy monitorYes
Stress trackingYes
Relaxation remindersYes
Relaxation breathing timerYes
Sleep monitoringYes
Advanced sleep trackingYes
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Hydration trackingYes
Safety and Tracking Features
Group LivetrackNo
Live event sharingNo
Incident detection during select activitiesNo
Tactical Features
Stealth modeNo
Night vision modeNo
Dual Grid CoordinatesNo
Kill switchNo
Activity Tracking Features
Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)Yes
Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)Yes
Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)Yes
Calories burnedYes
Floors climbedYes
Distance travelledYes
Intensity minutesYes
Move IQ

Gym & Fitness Equipment
Available gym activity profilesStrength training, cardio training, elliptical training, stair stepping, yoga
Cardio workoutsNo
Strength workoutsNo
Yoga workoutsNo
Pilates workoutsNo
On-screen workout animationsNo
Automatic rep countingYes
Training, Planning and Analysis Features
GPS speed and distanceNo
Customizable data pagesYes
Customizable activity profilesYes
Auto PauseNo
Interval trainingYes
Advanced workoutsNo
Downloadable training plansNo
Power modes - customizable in-activity battery settingsNo
Auto lapYes
Manual lapNo
Configurable lap alertsNo
Heat and altitude acclimationNo
VO2 Max. (Run)Yes
VO2 Max. (Trail run)No
Training status (lets you see if you're training effectively by tracking your training history and fitness level trend.)No
Training load (your total training load for the last 7 days calculated from estimated epoc)No
Training load focusNo
Training effect (aerobic)No
Training effect (anaerobic)No
Primary Benefit (training effect labels)No
Custom alertsYes
Audio promptsNo
Finish timeNo
Virtual partnerNo
Race an activityNo
Auto multisport activitiesNo
Manual multisport activitiesNo
Course guidanceNo
Garmin Live SegmentsNo
Strava Live SegmentsNo
Round-Trip course creator (running/cycling)No
Trendline Popularity RoutingNo
Touch and/or button lockNo
Hot keysNo
Auto scrollNo
Activity history on watchNo
Physio TrueupNo
Heart Rate Features
HR zonesYes
HR alertsYes
HR caloriesYes
% HR max.Yes
Recovery timeNo
Auto max HRNo
HRV stress test (measures your heart rate variability while standing still, for 3 minutes, to provide you with an estimated stress level; the scale of this is 1 to 100; low scores indicate lower stress levels)No
HR broadcast (broadcasts hr data over ant+™ to paired devices)Yes
Respiration rate (during exercise)Yes (yoga only)
Respiration rate (all-day and in sleep)No
Running Features
Available run profilesRunning
GPS-based distance, time and paceYes
Running dynamicsNo
Vertical oscillation and ratio (the degree of 'bounce' in your running motion and the cost-benefit ratio with stride length)No
Ground contact time and balance (shows how much time, in the running motion, your foot is on the ground rather than in flight and lets you check your running symmetry)No
Stride length (real time)No
Cadence (provides real-time number of steps per minute)Yes
Performance condition (after running 20 minutes, compares your real-time condition to your average fitness level)No
Lactate threshold (through analysis of your pace and heart rate, estimates the point where your muscles start to rapidly fatigue)No
PacePro pacing strategiesNo
Run workoutsNo
Race predictorNo
Foot Pod CapableNo
Golf Features
Preloaded with 41,000 courses worldwideNo
Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)No
Yardage to layups/doglegsNo
Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)No
Digital ScorecardNo
Custom targetsNo
Stat tracking (strokes, putts per round, greens and fairways hit)No
Garmin AutoshotNo
Full vector mapNo
Auto Courseview updatesNo
Green view with manual pin positionNo
Hazards and course targetsNo
Playslike distanceNo
Handicap scoringNo
Truswing compatibleNo
Round timer/odometerNo
Automatic club tracking compatible (requires accessory)No
Outdoor Recreation
Available outdoor recreation profilesNo
Point-to-Point navigationNo
Bread crumb trail in real timeNo
Back to startNo
Ultratrac ModeNo
Around me modeNo
Elevation profileNo
Distance to destinationNo
Barometric trend indicator with storm alertNo
ClimbPro ascent plannerNo
Trail run auto climbNo
Vertical speedNo
Total ascent/descentNo
Future elevation plotNo
Preloaded Topographical mapsNo
Preloaded Ski resort mapsNo
Downloadable cartography supportNo
Compatible with BasecampNo
GPS coordinatesNo
Sight 'N GONo
Area calculationNo
Hunt/fish calendarNo
Projected waypointNo
Sun and moon informationNo
Xero locationsNo
Expedition GPS activityNo
Cycling Features
Alerts (triggers alarm when you reach goals including time, distance, heart rate or calories)Yes
MTB Grit & FlowNo
Cycle map (routable cycling-specific street map)No
Available cycling profilesBiking
Bike lap and lap maximum power (with power sensor)No
Race an activityNo
FTP (Functional Threshold Power)No
Compatible with Vector (Power Meter)No
Power Meter compatibleNo
Compatible with Varia Vision (head-mounted display)No
Compatible with Varia Radar (Rear-Facing Radar)No
Compatible with Varia™ LightsNo
Speed and cadence sensor support (with sensor)No
Swimming Features
Available swim profilesPool swimming (basic)
Open-water swim metrics (distance, pace, stroke count/rate, stroke distance, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)No
Pool swim metrics (lengths, distance, pace, stroke count, swim efficiency (SWOLF), calories)No
Stroke type detection (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly) (pool swim only)No
Drill logging (pool swim only)No
Basic rest timer (up from 0) (pool swim only)No
Countdown start (pool swim only)No
Pool swim workoutsNo
Time and distance alertsNo
Underwater wrist-based heart rateYes
Heart rate from external HRM (real-time during rests, interval and session stats during rests, and automatic heart rate download post-swim)No


  • Stylish and elegant design.
  • Comprehsnive fitness trackers.
  • Long battery life.


  • Flawed connection with iPhone

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