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Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3
alaScore 89

274 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 274 reviews of Garmin Vivosmart 3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and price. The design and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the image quality and battery.

usability, size, design, price, performance

battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Garmin Vivosmart 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Victoria Song (

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 : Adam Sinicki (

Garmin vívosmart 3 review


The vívosmart 3 is a little strange and awkward but should be commended for trying new things. For the right user, this will be a tempting option with unique benefits.

Stress/heart rate variance feature is unique and useful ; Accurate VO2 max estimates ; Advanced features for weight lifters ; Great activity tracking ; Waterproof

No option to sync with GPS on a phone ; Awkward UI ; Uninspiring design ; Not all features work perfectly (weightlifting in particular)

May, 2017

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (

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 (

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 (

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.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Garmin Vívosmart 3 packs a lot into a slim activity tracker


Garmin's next-generation Vívosmart activity tracker has a built-in heart-rate monitor and new fitness monitoring tools, including VO2 max and all-day stress tracking.

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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The Garmin Vivosmart 3 activity tracker is the latest device in the Vivosmart range. It packs in plenty of features, including a built-in heart-rate monitor and all-day stress tracking. You can even get an estimate of your oxygen consumption. But does...

Nov, 2017

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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

Expert review by : Brett Williams (

Garmin's vívosmart 3 finally takes fitness tracking to the gym


Garmin's wearables hit the weight room.

Good for 24/7 wear ; Rep counting for the weight room ; VO2 max and stress control tools

Navigating on wrist is difficult ; Garmin Connect app is messy ; Inaccurate activity tracking

The vívosmart 3 boasts killer features for fitness fans looking to expand their activity tracking, but it doesn't deliver on its potential.

May, 2017

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Perfect gift!


I bought this gift for Christmas for a family member who wanted a fitness tracker - they were very pleased! Easy to use and has some great features!

Dec, 2018

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