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Garmin vívosmart 3

Garmin vívosmart 3
alaScore 97

188 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Garmin vívosmart 3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Garmin vívosmart 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review

 

Garmin's Vivosmart 3 activity tracker may not have HR in its naming scheme like its predecessors -- the Vivosmart HR and GPS-enabled Vivosmart HR+ -- but it does include a heart-monitor with 24-7 monitoring and adds new, smarter features while...

The Garmin Vivosmart 3 is slim, very comfortable to wear, has a built-in heart-rate monitor and is fully waterproof. It's loaded with extra features, including stress-level measurements, VO2 Max readings, and a rep counter. It shows notifications from...

Some of the features are a little difficult to access on the watch; the display isn't as sharp as some competing models' displays.

Although it's not so intuitive to navigate, the slim and comfortable Vivosmart 3 is a very good activity tracker that's waterproof and feature-packed.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 3

 

Garmin's Vivosmart 3 fitness tracker delivers plenty of accurate, useful health metrics in a ho-hum design.

Comprehensive fitness tracking, including heart rate. Good battery life. Safe for swimming. Comfortable.

Cloudy screen. Hard to read in direct sunlight. Finicky interface. No GPS. No interchangeable bands.

If you're a data nerd or an athlete with a casual interest in stats, the Vivosmart 3 is a solid choice. For $140, you get comprehensive metrics, lots of notification options, and good battery life. The downsides are a cloudy display, a lack of...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: David Wise (techgearlab.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 3 Review

 

Garmin's attempt at making a model to match the Fitbit Charge 2 fell a little short of the mark

Waterproof, accurate step count, comfortable

Bland design, online community isn’t as interactive as it could be

The fell decently short in our testing process overall, with there being many other options that are much better and less expensive for typical, day-to-day fitness tracking. This might be an alright pick if you absolutely have to have a Garmin model...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review: Shots fired at Fitbit, but some don’t hit

 

Rep counting in a $140 device is great, but that's not the whole story.

Easy-to-wear design ; Good new rep-counting feature ; Auto-recording feature and on-device activity menu ; New estimated VO2 max and fitness age scores

Cannot change out bands ; Heart rate monitor is inconsistent at high BPMs ; Sleep tracking isn't as comprehensive as that of the Alta HR ; Limited on-band music controls

The Vivosmart 3 doesn't feel as well thought out as past Garmin devices. The most thoughtful new feature in the device is rep counting, and I appreciate that Garmin developed it to be as accurate as it is. That alone sets it apart from most other...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 3 Activity Tracker In-Depth Review

 

Today Garmin introduced an updated version of its Vivosmart lineup, the Vivosmart 3. This essentially takes the that we saw last year (aka Vivosmart Gen2) and shrinks it down. Then they layered in a bunch of new heart rate variability metrics to...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (techradar.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review

 

Smarter, fitter, younger

Rep counting ; Auto activity tracking ; Smart notifications

No GPS ; Hit and miss wake movement sensing ; Plain design

The Garmin Vivosmart 3 might not look like much but it's packed full of fitness tracking features, from rep counts to a fitness age. It's good value too, but more aimed at gym-goers than runners.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review

 

Garmin's Vivosmart 3 activity tracker may not have HR in its naming scheme like its predecessors -- the Vivosmart HR and GPS-enabled Vivosmart HR+ -- but it does include a heart-monitor with 24-7 monitoring and adds new, smarter features while...

The Garmin Vivosmart 3 is slim, very comfortable to wear, has a built-in heart-rate monitor and is fully waterproof. It's loaded with extra features, including stress-level measurements, VO2 Max readings, and a rep counter. It shows notifications from...

Some of the features are a little difficult to access on the watch; the display isn't as sharp as some competing models' displays.

Although it's not so intuitive to navigate, the slim and comfortable Vivosmart 3 is a very good activity tracker that's waterproof and feature-packed.

Aug, 2017

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Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Garmin Vivosmart 3

 

Garmin's latest iteration of the Vivosmart can largely be thought of as a rival to the Fitbit Charge 2. It sports a similar design and feature set to the Charge 2, making it a good all-round fitness tracker for those not wanting the added expense of GPS.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Garmin Vivosmart 3 review

 

If you don't need GPS, this is one of the best all-round fitness bands out there

Good battery life ; Plain and simple design ; Smartwatch-style notifications ; Rich collection of metrics

HR sensor struggles with high-intensity workouts ; Not an always-on screen ; Fiddly, not-that-responsive interface ; Garmin Connect app is dull

It could be more fun and less fiddly, but the Vivosmart 3 is one of the most useful fitness bands around

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Big73 (johnlewis.com)

Will be useful when given at Christmas

 

Bought as xmas present not used yet so have to wait and see

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Blue / Purple
Band material:Silicone
Band size:M / S/M
Color of product:Black / Blue / Purple
Device type:Armband activity tracker / Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Silicone
Maximum strap length:7.4
Minimum strap length:4.8
Waterproof:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5
Wrist size range:4.8 - 7.4

Display

Display Resolution:64 x 128
Display Type:OLED
Touchscreen:N / Y

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 50

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual:Y
Number of bands included:1

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Active minutes:Y
Alarm clock:Y
Altimeter:Y
Calories burned:Y
Distance traveled:Y
Eat & drink:N
Floors climbed:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Hours slept:Y
Memory capacity:14
Pedometer:N / Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Stairs climbed:N
Stopwatch:Y
Timer:Y
Workout tracking:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wi-Fi:N

Power

Battery Life:5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging source:USB

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Mobile, iOS / Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.386 / 7.76
Thickness:0.386
Weight:0.72
Width:0.728