Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music
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Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Review
The 3-Minute Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Review
Music and More in A Rugged Form Factor
By Graeme Messina | January 27, 2019
Features & Design: 3/5 ● Performance: 4/5 ● Value: 3/5 ● Sound Quality 4/5
This is the third iteration of the Garmin Vivoactive watch, and there are some pretty good changes that have been made with this version. For starters, the touch screen is as responsive as ever, and is the display is generally visible in all lighting conditions. The glass cover has been made a little bigger as well, stretching from edge to edge which is also really nice.
The only real downside to this watch is the slightly bigger size that it is packed as. That’s not to say that it is bulky though, in fact it is very lightweight considering all of the features that have been shoe-horned into the device.
Is it for you?
If you are into fitness, and don’t want to take your smartphone with you when you go out for a run or head down to the gym, then this is a compelling option. This latest version allows you to play music directly from the watch via blue tooth, which means that having to carry a bulky smartphone with you is a thing of the past.
Meet the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music
If you couldn’t already tell by the name of this device, music is a pretty important feature. It has enough storage to carry up to 500 songs and is equipped with not only Bluetooth for your wireless headset, but it also has GPS and Wi-Fi as well. This means that if you have all features blazing at the same time then you can expect to squeeze about 5 hours of battery life from the device. If used in normal mode it can last for as long as 78 days between charges.
What we like
We really like the screen’s detail and accurate touch interface, which makes operating it really simple while you are out on a jog or down at the gym. The software is as easy to use as ever, and it syncs very well with the Garmin software on your smartphone or PC.
The build quality is as good as ever, and has a distinctly robust and rugged feel to it. There are accessories such as straps that can be purchased separately, and will make this device a bit more versatile in the styling department.
The Garmin pay solution also works really well, allowing you to pay for items where ever the card-less payment solutions are offered.
What we don’t like
As far as fitness watches go, this is a very capable product and does very well as a rugged sports oriented watch. Where it starts to fall a little flat is in the size and style department, not everyone will be satisfied with the overall fitness inspired aesthetic. It is also a little bulky, so those with smaller wrists might be aware of the watch during the course of the day. The watch is also not the cheapest one that you will find in this category, so that is also worth thinking about.
Should you buy it?
If you are trying to decide which watch is best for you in the smart device scheme of things, then this could be a great choice if you are active and enjoy exercising. It works really well and has GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it highly compatible with most active lifestyles.
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- The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music is manufactured by Garmin and was added in November 2018 in the Smartwatch section
- This product has a rating of 3.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music in New Zealand is $389.00 at Kogan.com
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- In New Zealand this product is available in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch
- You can find this product at Kogan.com