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Garmin vívofit 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 reviews of Garmin vívofit 3. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and price are overall positive. The design and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the durability. Some have doubts about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin vívofit 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Garmin vívofit 3 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

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This summary is based on the products: Garmin vivofit 3 Activity Tracker, Regular fit - BlackGarmin vivofit 3 Activity Tracker, Regular fit - Black

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by: Lee Crane (

Garmin Vivofit 3 review


The Vivofit 3 is a solid, simple fitness band that tracks your steps well at a good price.

One year battery life ; ANT+ Heart rate monitor compatible ; Swappable bands ; Water resistant to 5 ATM ; Can be placed in belt clip

No vibration alerts ; Unable to set alarm on smartphone app ; Only one button

The Vivofit 3 is a solid, simple fitness tracker that does the basics well. After wearing a GPS powered do-everything watch for the past year, it was refreshing to return to a small, light fitness band that wasn’t continually interrupting us with...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (

Garmin Vivofit 3


Garmin's Vivofit 3 does a fine job monitoring basic activities, but there are better fitness trackers out there for the price.

Comfortable. Tracks calories, distance, intensity, sleep, and steps. Waterproof. Long battery life.

Cheap-looking design. Small, dim screen. Slow to automatically register activity. Doesn't count stairs climbed. Drab and cluttered app.

Conclusions The Garmin Vivofit 3 is a straightforward fitness tracker that doesn't do much to stand out. It's fine for keeping tabs on basic stats, but the display is disappointing, the app isn't great, and the overall look isn't all that attractive....

May, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Eastwood (

Garmin Vivofit 3 Review


The Garmin Vivofit 3 occupies an interesting place among entry-level fitness trackers. It tracks more information than the Misfit Shine 2 or the Misfit Shine 2 , and it's easier to view this information on the Vivofit 3 than on similar devices. But...

Long battery life ; Simple interface ; Garmin Connect app

Uncomfortable band ; Not as accurate when tracking running

The Vivofit 3, the latest version of Garmin's low-end fitness tracker, stacks up well against the competition.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

Garmin Vivofit 3 review


A tracker you don't have to charge

Super-long battery life ; Always-on display ; Functions as a watch

Software not as fun as Fitbit/Jawbone ; No phone notifications ; Not as pretty as alternatives

Low on style and a little low on substance, but year-long battery life and a highly customizable interface make the Garmin Vivofit 3 a good low-maintenance tracker.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (

Garmin Vivofit 3 can automatically detect exercises, last an entire year (hands-on)


Garmin's new entry-level fitness tracker builds on the success of previous models. The $99/AU$159 Vivofit 3 features a slight redesign and added features, such as automatic exercise detection and intensity tracking. It'll be around £90 in the UK.

Feb, 2016

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Garmin Vivofit 3 review

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The Garmin Vivofit 3 was announced in February 2016, and is a wrist-based fitness tracker with an LED display screen and a variety of activity tracking options. We liked the Vivofit and Vivofit 2, but they struggled with accuracy during some fitness...

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: Rita (

GARMIN Vivofit 3 - Black, Regular


There is no need for me to bother to wear a watch now - it's neat, light and accurate

I don't seem to be getting 'up dates' from you - which is most disappointing for me

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Rita (

Garmin Vivofit 3


There is no need for me to bother to wear a watch now - it's neat, light and accurate

I don't seem to be getting 'up dates' from you - which is most disappointing for me

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Vizog (

Walking well


This exercise and time tracker works well, does not need regular recharging (battery said to last a year) and offers more information than I use but may be important to others. Only difficulty was in understanding its use - no hand book or instructions...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: pinky (

not fit for my needs


If you want a heart rate monitor rather than just a pedometer, then this product is not for you. You need to purchase an add on to get a heart rate reading.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Band color:Black / White
Band material:Silicone
Band size:XL
Color of product:Black / Black, White
Control Type:Buttons
Device type:Wristband / Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Plastic
Maximum strap length:8.86
Minimum strap length:6.5
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:1968.5


Display Resolution:64 x 64
Display Type:LCD
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Type:CR1632

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60

Packaging Content

User guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Alarm clock: Yes
Brand compatibility:Garmin
Calories burned:Y
Display:10 x 10 mm
Distance traveled:Y
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Hours slept:Y
Motion sensor: Yes
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Timer: Yes
Water resistance:5

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wireless technologies:Wireless


Battery Life:365
Battery Type:CR1632

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, Windows Mobile, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.917 / 0.988