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Garmin Vivoactive 3

Garmin Vivoactive 3
alaScore 88

299 reviews

Nov, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of Garmin Vivoactive 3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The size and design are also appreciated, whereas the image quality and battery get critical views.

usability, design, size, price, portability

battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vivoactive 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Lee Crane (

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review


A weak vibration alert cripples the otherwise powerful Garmin Vivoactive 3.

Connects to ANT+ sensors ; Smart Notifications ; Garmin Pay

Weak vibration alert ; Easy to miss notifications

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Jill Duffy (

Garmin Vivoactive 3


The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is an attractive, durable wearable that hits the sweet spot between fitness tracker and smartwatch functionality.

24/7 heart rate and stress monitoring. Great features for runners. Tracks wide range of activities. Supports contactless payments. Compact and fashionable.

May feel heavy and bulky to some. Charger is proprietary.

The Garmin Vivoactive 3 has just about every feature you'd want and expect from a fitness tracker, plus a few extras—stress readings, contactless payments, cadence measurements, ability to reply to texts when paired with Android—that make it more...

Feb, 2018

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: A solid mid-range GPS sports watch with wireless payment support


The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is the third version of the Vivoactive with a form factor now matching other Garmin GPS sports watches. It accurately and reliably captures workout data for a number of sports and is an excellent option at $300.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review: This Apple Watch Rival Wins on Fitness


Garmin takes aim at Apple and Fitbit with a smartwatch that can track advanced workouts.

But there's no denying that Garmin makes the best fitness trackers you can buy. If the company made the Vivoactive 3 a more well-rounded smartwatch with more popular apps, support for more cards in Garmin Pay and music storage, then the device would be...

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : David Wise Austin Palmer change comparison (

Garmin Vivoactive 3 Review


Replacing its rectangular predecessors, the round Vivoactive 3 by Garmin is a solid sports watch with a decent helping of smartwatch functionality. The...

The is a great product that just seems a little lost, toeing the line between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch. It's one of the smartest — and priciest fitness trackers that we have tested, but it still has some work to do to claim an award.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Garmin Vivoactive 3 In-Depth Review


It's been about 6 weeks since the new Vivoactive 3 GPS watch. This watch builds upon the Vivoactive HR by adding in more features including things like contactless payments with Garmin Pay, as well as structured workouts. It, of course, retains the...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Garmin Vivoactive 3: Everything you need to know


Garmin has dropped the price of the down to $349, making it one of the best Garmin tri watch deals out there for a relatively new unit. This is a good deal if you're looking for a tri watch and don't want to shell out for the more expensive or . You...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Becca Caddy (

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review


Garmin's smart and sporty new wearable combines fitness and lifestyle in a subtle design with mainstream appeal.

Subtle, circular, stylish design Good GPS and heart rate monitor Tracks a range of activities

Can't choose which apps get alerts iOS users can't respond to texts Base model can't support music playback

With smart notifications, GPS, sports tracking to rival high-end devices, an on-board payment system and a subtle, stylish design, Garmin has created a versatile wearable with true mainstream appeal.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: Serious multi-sport tracking at a sensible price point


The Garmin Vivoactive 3 is just as comfortable being a high-end activity tracker as it is being your daily fitness tracking wearable. In this regard,

Affordable ; Long-lasting battery life ; Lightweight design ; Versatile and capable of tracking multiple activities ; Degree of data detail

Garmin Pay isn't supported in the UK yet ; Some connectivity issues ; Screen less attractive than Apple/Fitbit competition

In the Vivoactive 3, Garmin has tried to build a device which is predominantly an everyday, normal persons', lifestyle-focused fitness watch. Think of this as more competition for your high-end Fitbit than a "serious running watch for serious runners".

Dec, 2017

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: The best-value multisport watch


A brilliant all-rounder, delivering multisport tracking, GPS and all-day heart-rate tracking in a slim lightweight package

Lightweight ; Great battery life ; 24/7 heart-rate monitoring

A little ugly ; On the pricey side

That it does all this while also packing in some degree of smartwatch capability is truly remarkable and, while it isn’t a beautiful device to look at, it achieves pretty much everything I’d want from a fitness-cum-smartwatch. The only major misfire is...

Aug, 2020

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