Garmin has announced its latest fitness and sports activity tracking smartwatch called Vivoactive 3. It has heart rate sensor for continuous heart rate tracking.
The smartwatch features in a Garmin Chroma high resolution display with always on technology. The dial is also customizable with thousands of watch faces to download / choose (free). One can download it at ConnectIQ store along with several other apps.
It comes pre-loaded with 15 applications which are pertaining to GPS and sports.It has ability to track your GPS location. The Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch is said to last up to 13 hoours on GPS mode while it should last you a week on smartwatch mode.
This Garmin smartwatch can show notifications, reject phone calls with texts (only in Androids) and sports features like Calendar, Weather, music controls, find my watch etc. It also supports Garmin Pay, which is similar to Samsung Pay or Apple Pay.
It has several activity tracking features like step counter, move bar (displays on device with periods of inactivity), Sleep monitor, Calories burned, Floors climbed, distance traveled etc. There are several preloaded Gym activity profiles and workouts.
The Garmin Vivoactivity 3 can also track several sport activities like Running, Golfing, Skiing, Snowboarding, XC skiing, Cycling, Biking, swimming etc.
Garmin Vivoactivity 3 specs
- Dimensions: 43.4 x 43.4 x 11.7 mm (Fits wrist with circumference of 127-204 mm) / Weight: 43 grams
- SWIM / 5TM Rating
- Stainless steel bezels
- 1.2-inch (30.4mm) diameter color display, Sunlight visible, Transreflective memory-in-pixel (MIP), 240 x 240 pixels resolution
- Battery life up to 7 days on smartphone mode, up to 13 hours on GPS mode
- Memory that can store 7 timed activities, 14 days of activity tracking
- GPS / GLONASS
- Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate monitor, Barometric altimeter, compass, accelerometer, thermometer
- Bluetooth Smart and ANT+, Connect IQ (to download watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)
- Garmin Pay support, music controls, find my phone, find my watch
- compatible with most iPhone and Android devices
The Garmin Vivoactivity 3 comes in three colors. The black with stainless steel bezel costs $299.99 while the black with Slate bezels costs $329. It is already up for pre-order.