Garmin Vivoactive 3

Garmin Vivoactive 3

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: specs and price

Garmin Vivoactive 3
Garmin Vivoactive 3

Why is Garmin Vivoactive 3 better than the average?

  • Battery life
    7 daysvs6.84 days
  • Pixel density
  • Thickness
  • Weight
  • Waterproofing maximum depth
  • Height
  • Volume

Top specs and features


1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.has branded damage resistant glass
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Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

4.has a touch screen
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You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

5.pixel density



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1.has GPS
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GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a heart rate monitor
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A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

4.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

5.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

3.Tracks steps taken
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It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.

4.Provides activity reports
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Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

6.Tracks your sleep
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It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.


1.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Is compatible with Android
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It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

3.Has Bluetooth
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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Automatically syncs
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The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

5.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

6.Supports ANT+
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ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.


1.battery life

7 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.


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2.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.battery life with GPS on


There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.


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1.Has notifications
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If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

2.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

3.Has call control
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The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.

4.Has a stopwatch
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With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

5.Locates your phone
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The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.

6.Has vibrating alerts
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Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.


1.Free app
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You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.


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