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Garmin Vivoactive 3

Garmin Vivoactive 3
alaScore 98

165 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 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: 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: (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: 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

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3 In-Depth Review

 

It's been about 6 weeks since 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. It, of course, retains the...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivoactive 3: Everything you need to know

 

Garmin has dropped the price of the down to $349, making it one of the best Garmin tri watch deals out there for a relatively new unit. This is a good deal if you're looking for a tri watch and don't want to shell out for the more expensive or . You...

Aug, 2017