Garmin is in on a race to catch up with the Forerunner 645 Music watch (which cost $450), by manufacturing their own Vivoactive 3 Music watch. The “Music” found in the name of both watches is as a result of their built-in storage for 500 songs which users can play on a run, with no phone needed. Let me show you some of the features of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch and the price you can buy it from the market.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch Features
Just like I said earlier, the key features of the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch is its ability to store up to 500 songs. Users of this watch can simply transfer the music files from their computer or download them from iHeartRadio (Deezer support is coming soon). To enjoy the songs on the go, you need to pair some sweat-proof headphones and head out.
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch has a built-in GPS receiver which tracks users exercises with GPS tracking and music playing. The battery of the watch can last for 5 hours in the smartwatch mode, while it can go up to 7 days on normal mode.
The manufacturer, pre-loaded the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch with 15 tracking apps, which ranges from yoga to strength training. You can also check AccuWeather to know the weather condition of your area before you leave your home, and also track when your Lyft and Uber ride arrives. When you are in an eatery, you can use Garmin Pay to buy coffee and snacks. At home, yu can also use the SmartThings integration to control your smart devices at home.
As for the Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch itself, it has a 43.1mm polymer case and weighs 39g. It uses 20mm bands, official ones cost about $30. The Vivoactive 3 Music Watch is rated for swimming (5 ATM) and has a heart rate sensor plus VO2 max tracking. Other sensors you will find in the watch include; altimeter, thermometer, compass, gyro and accelerometer.
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch does not run on Android Wear, but instead it uses a proprietary Garmin platform. You can check notifications from your phone and control the company’s VIRB action cameras.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch Price
The Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music Watch price goes for just $300, and it is available in Black Stainless steel only. The non-music Vivpactive 3 watch cost just $250.