Even though the market is now full of smartwatches, not all of them can quite keep up with all the fitness features that the Garmin Vivoactive 3 is offering.
It is one of the very few fitness trackers in the market for which the price tag actually makes sense. In comparison, you are getting a lot for the money that you are paying.
With that being said, you would want to know about the watch before buying, right?
Well, you just stumbled upon the perfect source for the Garmin Vivoactive 3.
We are going to provide you an in-depth analysis of the watch. Alongside that, we are also going to let you know about the pros and cons of the smartwatch. With that being said, let us get right into it.
Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review in 2020
In comparison with the rival high-end devices, the features that the Garmin Vivoactive 3 is offering are quite worth the money.
Even though most of their previous smartwatches did not catch that much attention, this one made many people recognize the fitness company Garmin.
With that out of the way, let us look at the things that Garmin did right with this watch. They are:
Unlike some of the previous smartwatches that Garmin introduced to the market, this one comes with a circular design. Because of such a design, the smartwatch got the attention of most of the watch users.
This design makes it compete with most of the mainstream standard watches that are out there.
In fact, many are now replacing their regular watches with this one because it looks good on the hands.
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Keeping the tabs up with most of the watches that are out in the market, this one comes with a stainless steel body as well.
As the material is stainless steel, the weight is quite minimum too. It is just 43 grams.
However, it does feel heavy enough like the premium smartwatches that are out there.
The overall build quality is leaps ahead of the previous HR smartwatch that Garmin brought out in the market quite a while back.
That watch both felt and looked a bit cheap, but that is not the case with this one.
The ditching of the boxy and blocky looking exterior helped them a lot in the case of achieving premium outlooks.
Apart from that, the depth of the watch is at 11.7 millimeters. This thickness is not that much when compared to the other high-end smartwatches that are out in the market. The thickness also contributes to the durability of the watch.
As we mentioned above, the thickness of the watch is not that much when the other smartwatches are taken into consideration.
It will stay flush with your arm, and you will not even feel the metal that is on the underside of the watch.
This flush fit accompanied by the straps that it comes with will make the watch extremely comfortable to wear.
On the note of the straps, they are extremely flexible. It is very easy to wear and remove.
You will be able to make it securely stay on your hands without having to worry about it falling off. That means running and cycling while wearing it will not be an issue.
However, if you find the strap to be a bit uncomfortable, you will be able to get it replaced with the other 20 millimeter bands.
You can also install a regular band for the watch. The options that you have for the straps are relatively unlimited.
The screen that is in front of the watch is 1.2 inches in size, and the resolution is 240×240 pixels.
Suppose we were to compare the screen with the ones that the high-end watches have, we would say that it is quite close.
However, we would have loved an OLED screen on it. But considering the price tag that it has, wanting more does not seem that viable.
Other than that, the screen that it comes with is the transflective screen that surfaced in the market recently.
Sadly, the screen seemed a bit dark to us, but it might be intentional to make the screen more readable in direct sunlight.
The one part where this smartwatch shines the most is the overall fitness features that it comes packed with.
After all, the manufacturer Garmin is a fitness company that is getting smart features packed in their latest and the greatest offering.
With that being said, there is a plethora of fitness tracking mechanism in the watch.
You will be able to track most of your activity with this watch. From running to walking to cycling to swimming, it has it all.
The heart rate sensor that it comes with is extremely accurate in the testings that we did on ourselves.
In fact, it is probably better than the ones that high-end smartwatches have.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Garmin Vivoactive 3 waterproof?
It is not waterproof, but it does have a water resistance rating of 5 ATM.
That means you will be able to wear it while swimming in a pool that has a depth of about 50 meters.
Will I be able to answer calls on the Vivoactive 3?
Yes, you will be able to answer or decline a call with the Vivoactive 3.
However, it does not come with a built-in microphone, which means you will either have to use an earphone connected to your phone or talk directly using your phone.
Will I be able to connect the Garmin Vivoactive 3 with wifi?
Yes, Garmin Vivoactive 3 does come with a built-in wifi chip.
With that, you will be able to connect it with a wifi signal and get social media notifications directly on your watch.
Is there any music control support in Garmin Vivoactive 3?
There is a music control widget in the Vivoactive 3. You will be able to control the tracks that are playing on your phone with that.
However, you will have to keep your phone connected to the watch for that.
How accurate are the sleep measurement of the Garmin Vivoactive 3?
The smartwatch uses the optical heart rate sensor and the actigraphy sensor for monitoring the sleep.
It will be able to monitor and estimate the sleep stages of the user wearing the device with an accuracy of 70 percent.
This accuracy is quite up to par with the rest of the smartwatches that are out there.
All features that you are getting for the money makes the Garmin Vivoactive 3 worthy, according to us.
We really think you should at least keep this one into your consideration when you are out in the market looking for a smartwatch.
With that being said, we would like to concluder our Garmin Vivoactive 3 guide here by wishing you good luck and hoping that you can get the most out of the fitness watch that you plan to buy.